"My job is to make Drupal awesome": meet Angie Byron - part 1

I recently sat down at Acquia HQ with my friend and colleague, Angela "webchick" Byron. She is a Drupal core co-maintainer, book author, Drupal Association board member, public speaker, equality advocate, and all-around powerhouse contributor. Angie works with Drupal Lead, Dries Buyteart, in the Acquia Office of the CTO (OCTO): "My job is to make Drupal awesome. We figure out together what's the biggest thing holding Drupal back right now, and whatever it is, we just tackle it."

This is part one of a two-part conversation. Here, we discuss the state of Drupal 8 as of spring 2013, what's gone into it so far, and what we can expect from the next major point release of Drupal.

We touch on many of the improvements and initiatives that are going to make Drupal 8 great: