Baddy, our CEO wrote about this in detail in this blogpost, where she did the math for us.
At the end of the calculation it turned out we spent 7.5% of our budget in 2018 on contribution and this makes us both proud and determined to continue doing more and better every year.
This year at DrupalCon Amsterdam we are sponsoring the Contribution Day on Thursday. This comes very natural to us. Most of our teammates have contributed to Drupal in one way or another, and especially because we built our business on an open source software, we feel that it’s important to give back to where it all comes from.
When preparing for DrupalCon Amsterdam we had big discussions about what to give the attendees. Last year we wanted to giveaway something useful, so we gave everyone a bamboo toothbrush that have hopefully biodegraded by now. But this year we got inspired by our friends at Dropsolid who are contributing 15 minutes to Drupal for every sign up to their survey at their booth during the Con.
We thought this was an awesome approach and sparked an idea for us to do something similar.
It’s often shyness and the fear of lack of enough knowledge that keep people away from starting to contribute, and almost everyone who has ever attended such an event had that feeling in the beginning.
Therefore we wanted to make this first step a bit easier. How could we help people to start?
So 1xINTERNET is offering five types of free trainings that everyone can sign up for during the Con on our website:
- How to become a code contributor to Drupal
- How to become a non-code contributor to Drupal
- Migration training
- React basics training
- Patternlab + component based integration
The training will take place online after the DrupalCon, but everyone who registers will be notified in advance.
But we are not going to stop here, because for every registration 1x will contribute 15 minutes to Drupal, and by signing up for a free training you are also encouraging us to do more contribution.
So we invite you to join us on this journey of contribution on Thursday 31st of October in Amsterdam - every bit matters.
See you in a couple of weeks!