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The Boston Drupal Community Celebrates Drupal 8

Drupal 8 celebration 53 State Street

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.

Drupal 8 party

Acquia and Isovera generously provided food and beverages (that included a custom blue martini, the IsoveryThirsty!) to a packed house.

D8 Party

Moshe and Jeannie

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.

Jay and Dries, co-founders of Acquia

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?!

Happy Birthday Dries

Special thanks to the Boston Drupal Meetup Group, Isovera, and everyone who made this fun- filled evening possible.

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