DrupalSouth Steering Committee Minutes - May 7, 2020

Thursday 14th May

Attendees: Pamela Barone, Chris Skene, Thom Toogood, Nicole Kirsch

DrupalGov Canberra

  • The event will be virtual
  • Dates to be confirmed 

DrupalSouth Wellington

  • Contract for March 2020 is signed
  • Alex is currently looking for more organisers and track chairs 
    • Open call to the community
  • A quote for video recording has been received 
  • Covid-19 cancellation policy: 
    • The event can be postponed up to 12 months 
    • The call for ‘Go or No Go’ will be made in September
    • Sponsorship packages will be send out after the call was made


  • It appears March was a record month for a lot of companies in the community and Covid-19 didn’t have a huge negative impact on most
  • An outreach was made to organisation leaders and a Slack channel created for org-leaders to support each other, raise issues, share resources etc. 
  • Areas negatively affected: 
    • Face-to-face training sessions 
    • Community events


  • Virtual Meetups are well organised and attendance has been great


  • The call for proposal for the next DrupalSouth conference will go out in September


  • Calls for volunteers coming up at the end of the year
  • Owen to organise community outreach

Career pathways

  • Ticking along 

  • Right now is the right time to reach out to the community due to Covid related unemployment rates

D9 launch

  • On track to be launched at end of June
  • Committee to brainstorm marketing ideas

DA updates

  • A supporting partner model is being developed to drive revenue, contributions and recognition 


  • Drupal.org.au was regained