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This year I've been to Denver, Colorado and Portland, Oregon. Next week I'm heading off to Munich, Bavaria to speak at DrupalCon Munich. Later in the year I'll be heading to San Francisco for the final face to face board meeting of the Drupal Association for the year.

That's me, Donna Benjamin, Drupal Association director at Large, international woman of mystery! Ok, perhaps not that mysterious. Perhaps I should explain?

I was seriously excited when I found out Mary Gardiner was going to keynote Wikimania in Washington DC this year. Well, that keynote happened on Friday morning. Desperate for news on how it went I plunged into the twitter stream to see the reaction. Here it is courtesy of storify! Well done Mary.

Late last year, the board of the Drupal Association put six things on the agenda for 2012.

One of those was to coordinate Global Training Days to get more people to start learning Drupal and help address the world wide talent famine for skilled drupalistas.

The next one is happening on Friday 22 June. That's this week.

The dates for follow up Global Training Days are 14 September and 14 December.

See drupal.org/learn-drupal for all the details

 

But how did we get here?

The grievances of those who have got power, the influence of those who have got power commands a great deal of attention; but the wrongs and the grievances of those people who have no power at all are apt to be absolutely ignored. That is the history of humanity right from the beginning.

Emmeline Pankhurst, Freedom or Death a speech delivered in Hartford, Connecticut, USA 13 Nov 1913

Back in early February I got myself elected to the Drupal Association (DA) board. Last week, I attended my first board meeting in Denver at DrupalCon. It made me feel a whole lot better about this new role, because until then, I'd not really had a chance to do anything. Other than agree the DA should open a bank account in Europe so we can better deal with European currencies and events.

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