Here you'll find posts about both the software and the Backdrop community.

Help wanted - finalizing Backdrop CMS 1.21.0

Backdrop CMS is about 45 days away from our 22nd on-time release, version 1.21.0. Every 4 months, we release a new version which brings with it new improvements and features to Backdrop CMS. Feature freeze is scheduled for January 1, 2022 and the release will be on Jan 15th. In the final weeks of each release cycle, there is a frenzy of activity and we try to get new improvements finalized and approved. 

Change in Meeting Schedule

We've made a change in how we schedule our weekly development, outreach, and design/ux meetings to better accommodate our international participants. Participants in the southern hemisphere were experiencing 4 time changes per year due to daylight savings with a total swing of 2 hours, while participants in the USA experienced consistent start times all year. 

Life as a Backdrop CMS core committer

Man on lounge with laptop

When I was first approached about being a Backdrop CMS core committer, I was both humbled and more than a little scared. I'm extremely grateful to the PMC for having the confidence in me to offer me this role in the community, but the amount of responsibility they were handing over made me a bit hesitant. Could I do this? What if I made mistakes? What did they expect of me time-wise? This article aims to pull back the curtain and show how easy (and rewarding) it is to be a Backdrop core committer.

An engaging and interactive Backdrop LIVE

screenshot of mural board set up for Backdrop LIVE

We have been experimenting with the use of a Mural Board for the upcoming Backdrop LIVE.

MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration, where everyone can do their best work together.

In other words, a Mural Board is a fancy virtual white board that can be used for collaboration and facilitating virtual meetings. 

Backdrop LIVE is March 12-13 (or 14th in some places)