not dead yet

The "rock star" meme in the drupal community drives me insane, but I seem to be in the minority on that. To me, rock stars (in the music world) tend to be the least talented, they tend to be splashy and lack substance, but if anyone in the drupal community deserves start staus, webchick is certainly among them.

Tonight was the NYC stop on webchick's world tour. Webchick, aka Angie Byron, is the lead on the 7.x release of Drupal. The leadership she's shown in the drupal community is really impressive. She's traveling around doing training sessions and some folks in the community used her NYC visit as an excuse to have a party.

It's really nice to be able to debate, even strongly disagree, with people in the NYC Drupal community one day and then the next night be able to be able to sit around with many of those folks, have a beer and have the discussions be full of respect and finding common ground.

I'm still concerned about some of the changes in drupal and the community, but I'm happy to say it's not dead yet.

today's photo is of an entrance to one of NYC's oldest subway stations which also now is home to a subway sandwich shop.

Whenever people talk about

Whenever people talk about rockstars as a tech metaphor, I find myself imagining some dude in black leather pants, reclining on a chaise lounge complaining about the volume of bubbles in his mineral water. I also picture sinks piled with encrusted dishes.