My name is John Doyle (_doyle_) and I run my life, and my career following 3 core principles: #OwnIt , #GiveBack and #BuildItBetter. I am passionate about open-source technologies and believe in the future of open platforms. My career, community, and company is focused heavily around Drupal and I am very passionate about continuing to see the technology, the community, and the platform evolve.Why are you running for a board seat at the Drupal Association? (mission/motivation)
I am running for a board seat at the Drupal Association because I believe that Drupal has a future in the industry and I have a passion for making sure this belief becomes a reality. Drupal has enormous power as a content management system and an amazing community of people working on it.
At a macro level, Drupal is losing talent market share to other technologies, notably new JS based frameworks. I believe this is something the community can (and is starting to) embrace as we continue to innovate Drupal’s API ecosystem to leverage the heart of Drupal’s CMS capabilities with the rapidly evolving client-side frameworks to build better, faster, stronger, more scalable applications.
This opportunity is another way for me to give back to a community that has given so much to me. I am excited to get more involved with the Drupal Association and extend my contributions to the community.Why should members vote for you? (qualifications)
I run a successful development agency focused on building and maintaining Drupal applications for organizations large and small. I have been active in the Drupal community for over 10 years and have experience with a wide range of roles in the community including developer, architecture, technology buyer, speaker and business leader. This experience combined with the wide range of Drupal consulting engagements has given me a unique ability to understand the needs of various user personas leveraging Drupal today.
As an active member of the board, I will be able to channel my passion for Drupal into action to help drive the future of Drupal.
Serving a term as a board member of the Drupal Association is an opportunity to give back and support a community that has been such a big part of my life. If elected as a community at-large board member, I would dedicate time and energy into expanding the influence of the Drupal project and growing the community.The legal responsibilities of a Drupal Association board member are: Duty of Care, of Loyalty, and of Obedience. Can you speak to how you would uphold these duties if you were elected?
As a Drupal Association board member, I would be able to step into a new role and dedicate a portion of my time and energy to furthering the mission of both the Drupal Association and the Drupal Project. As a member, I would step out of my current role and fully embrace my responsibilities as a board member and uphold my legal responsibilities of Duty of Care, Duty of Loyalty, Deputy of Obedience.
I would uphold these responsibilities the same way I uphold my obligation to clients and customers to have their best interests in mind when making unbiased decisions and recommendations. I do this by following a simple 2 step process for decision making:
Gain a full understanding of the Drupal Associations goals, values and mission.
Ask the question: “Does this decision further the goals, mission and values of the association and does it have the community's best interests at heart?”
My network in the Drupal community is large and extends around the globe. This helps me understand the needs of the community from a number of different perspectives and gives me a large feedback and communication channel to better understand how we are doing in the eyes of the community.What do you hope to achieve within your term limit (2 years)?
During my 2 year term, I hope to give back to the community that has given me so much by continuing to enable the growth and development of community members. I would like to help the organization spread the word about the capabilities of Drupal and extend the footprint. Drupal has been losing some steam to newer, "cooler" front-end frameworks and one of the big opportunities I see over the next 2 years is to continue sharing the story of the power of Drupal as a headless CMS and extend our footprint beyond the traditional CMS market as a partner to these new platforms, not competition.What’s a fact about yourself that no one would guess?
One fact about myself that no one would guess is that I am an avid electronic dance music and heavy metal fan. Growing up, my preferred venues for music were OzzFest and Electric Daisy Carnival. I really enjoy the freedom that music provides and the power that it has to bring people together.
Voting Opens for the 2022 board election on 21 September at 00:00 UTC for 1 open at-large board seat. Your Drupal Association membership must be active a full 24 hours before voting opens to be eligible. Learn more.