The Backdrop CMS community uses a handful of tools for communication.

Live Chat

Backdrop has an official public Gitter channel that pairs nicely with the issue queue. Drop in and say hi at https://gitter.im/backdrop/backdrop-issues.

Backdrop also has an unofficial Slack channel. Use this link to join.
Backdrop also has an unofficial IRC channel on irc.freenode.net at #backdrop.

Office Hours (tentative)

If you want to work on Backdrop core issues, or need help with Backdrop coding, several experts will try to be available in Gitter to help you on Wednesdays from 1pm - 4pm PT

Backdrop Forum

Discuss with the Backdrop community at the Backdrop CMS Community Forum.

Monthly Newsletter

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Issue Queue: Github

The primary means of communication is the Backdrop Issue Queue, which is where all discussion happens around adding new features or fixing bugs. Backdrop also has a handful of other repositories and queues.

Developer Documentation

The API Website contains our list of public functions, hooks, and sub-system documentation. It also contains all the change records documenting differences between Drupal 7 and Backdrop.

Community Meetings

Backdrop has several recurring meetings on Thursdays. These are open meetings that anyone can join:

  • Core Developer meeting: weekly, at 1pm Pacific Time
  • Design meeting: fortnightly, at 12noon Pacific Time
  • Outreach meeting: fortnightly, at 12noon Pacific Time

(the Design and the Outreach meetings alternate between each other each week)

See our Google calendar for the schedule, or follow us on Twitter for links to the meting agendas, and information on how to join in.

We also organize Virtual User Group meetings as often as possible, to discuss topics that are of interest to the community. These do not have a specific schedule, but are announced well ahead of time in the events section.

Video archives: YouTube

All weekly meetings are recorded and published to our YouTube channel. This channel is also home to tutorial videos on contributing to and using Backdrop CMS. Here are a few categories of videos that may be useful:

Twitter

Backdrop has an official Twitter account at @backdropcms.

Facebook

Backdrop has an official Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/backdropcms.

LinkedIn

Backdrop has an official LinkedIn group at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/6930143.

Books

“Beginning Backdrop CMS”
by Todd Tomlinson
“Migrating from Drupal to Backdrop”
by Todd Tomlinson

Two great books by Todd Tomlinson, author of “Pro Drupal 7 Development”