by Brian Skowron

Paying It Forward: Drupal 8 Accelerate

Have you heard about the Drupal 8 Accelerate fund? The Drupal Association is collaborating with Drupal 8 branch maintainers to provide grants for those actively working on Drupal 8, with the goal of accelerating its release.

Here at Lullabot, we can’t imagine a more worthy effort, and we’ve been chipping in to get D8 shipped for quite some time now. Along with community contributions from bots like Dave Reid, Matthew Tift, and Marc Drummond; we’ve also been investing quite a bit to spread the D8 message through Drupalize.Me’s Drupal 8 video tutorials. We even highlighted the D8 Accelerate fund on the Drupalize.Me podcast last December.

Still, we didn’t feel this was enough, so Lullabot, along with Drupalize.Me, just contributed $5,000 to Drupal 8 Accelerate as an anchor donor! We couldn’t be more excited. This money will directly fund grants to the community, and help pay directly those who are working to get Drupal 8 out the door.

These grants have already started being awarded, and we’re eager to see continued impact. At Lullabot, we’re thankful for everyone who’s contributing to Drupal 8, and we’d like to encourage people to donate to Drupal 8 Accelerate however they can here.

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