The mission of the Drupal Community Working Group (CWG) is to uphold the Drupal Code of Conduct and maintain a friendly and welcoming community for the Drupal project. In this session, CWG members George DeMet (gdemet) and Michael Anello (ultimike) will provide an update on some of the CWG's recent activities and what the group is working on in 2019, as well as answer audience questions.
George DeMetFounder and CEO @ Palantir.net
George DeMet is the founder and co-owner of Chicago-based Web design, development, and strategy firm Palantir.net. For over two decades he's helped high-profile corporate, educational, cultural, and nonprofit clients develop effective online strategies.
George is currently the chair of the Drupal Community Working Group, whose mission is to maintain a friendly and welcoming community for Drupal, one of the world's largest open source projects. In this role, he has dealt with numerous issues related to open source contributor frustration and burnout. He has also helped deal with incidents of harassment and abuse. George has also helped write codes of conduct for open source community events, including DrupalCon, and has provided consultation and guidance to organizations and groups who are looking to adopt codes of conduct for themselves
Michael AnelloDrupal trainer and developer @ DrupalEasy
Michael Anello (@ultimike) is co-founder and vice president of DrupalEasy, a Drupal training and consulting firm based in Central Florida. Mike has been one of the main organizers of the Florida Drupal Users' Group and Florida DrupalCamps for over ten years, is a member of the Drupal Community Working Group, and also helps manage the Drupal Association's Community Cultivation Grants program.
Michael has been developing Drupal sites for over 12 years specializing in module development, theming, and general site-building with a strong focus on best practices and sustainable development. Michael is also the lead trainer and curriculum developer for DrupalEasy's intensive, 12-week Drupal Career Online.
He can be heard interviewing fellow Drupal community members, talking about current Drupal news, and highlighting new and upcoming modules on the twice-monthly DrupalEasy Podcast. He is an Acquia Certified Developer and a Drupal 8 core contributor.