The Boston Drupal Community Celebrates Drupal 8
by Reena Leone
After four years of hard work and dedication from the Drupal community, Drupal 8 became a reality. D8 becoming GA was truly a reason to celebrate...or rather, celebr8. The Boston Drupal community came together at Howl at the Moon in Downtown Boston to cut loose and enjoy this major Drupal milestone.
Acquia and Isovera generously provided food and beverages (that included a custom blue martini, the IsoveryThirsty!) to a packed house.
Moshe Weitzman and Jeannie Finks, co-organizers of the Boston Drupal Meetup Group kicked off the speeches and thank yous. Jay Batson, who co-founded Acquia with current CTO and creator of Drupal Dries Buytaert, took a moment to reflect on how far Drupal has come, and to congratulate Dries and the community on its success.
Dries echoed some of Jay’s thoughts when it was his turn on the mic; Drupal has come a long way from when he first began developing it in his college dorm room. He acknowledged that the release of D8 was both exciting and a little nerve wracking, but truly a group effort and a great accomplishment for the entire community.
And the release of D8 shares November 19th with another important day; Dries’ birthday! It wouldn’t be a party without cake, right?!
Special thanks to the Boston Drupal Meetup Group, Isovera, and everyone who made this fun- filled evening possible.