Photo from DrupalCon Barcelona by Laura Scott
Once again Citilab Barcelona will host a significant Drupal event. Hosting DrupalCon in 2007 and Drupal Developer Days 2011 this superb location will see chief executive officers (CxO's) from many of the largest Drupal businesses gather for the 2013 European Executive Meetup.
On 11 and 12 April 2013 we are organizing the next Drupal executives meetup (CXO) in Barcelona. This meetup aims to facilitate peer-to-peer learning about business processes between leadership of Drupal shops. What are the best practices? What kind of processes do you need? How do you grow from an entrepreneur centered culture to a process driven culture?
It is remarkable to think that in just over 5 years Drupal has grown so much that this venue, once used for a DrupalCon, is now filled with CxO's.
Last week the official Drupal Facebook page silently passed through a significant milestone - 40,000 fans. Holly Ross, Executive Director - Drupal Association celebrated this milestone however most people in the community didn't even notice. Perhaps it doesn't matter? Actually I know it does.
Like many people I discovered Drupal by pure accident. Back in 2005 serendipity played its' part, I stumbled across a post on Google. That moment defined my career. In 2013 the growth of Drupal shouldn't depend on coincidences like mine, but it does.
We the Drupal community exist in a bubble, one where we all speak to each other all the time but not often outside the echo chamber. In the wider world the majority of people don't know what Drupal is. If we all share an occasional post from Drupal's Facebook, it's more likely people discover it for themselves. You can help create happy coincidences just like mine, and thousands of others.