Michelle Sanver has written up a qucik post on the Liip blog sharing a few things she thinks we can all learn from the Drupal community.
I started hearing about Drupal 8 back in 2014, how this CMS would start using Symfony components, an idea I as a PHP and Symfony developer found very cool.
That is when I got involved with Drupal, not the CMS, but the community.
I got invited to my first DrupalCon back in 2015. That was the biggest conference I have ever been to, thousands of people were there. When I entered the conference building I saw several things, one of them was that the code of conduct was very visible and printed. I also got a t-shirt that fit me really well – A rarity at most tech conferences I go to. The gender and racial diversity also seemed fairly high, I immediately felt comfortable and like I belonged – Super cool first impression.
She goes on to talk about more of her experiences at the conference, both in how it was run and about her fellow attendees. She ultimately shares the main message of the post:
[...] Embrace our differences, and each other, and accept that we do different things and we are different people and it doesn’t matter because that is what makes community work, that is what makes us awesome. Diversity matters, Drupal got this.