The upstreamable way

The more you give the more you have

Rodrigo Aguilera

How do we advance as a community?

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Focus on quality, development processes and sustainable workflow.




  • The upstreamable way
  • There is (almost) a module for that
  • There is no module for that
  • Developing in the open
  • Examples

The upstreamable way

Cine împarte, parte își face

The myth of the Drupal rockstar

Develop solutions and share them with the community.

There is (almost) a module for that


Have an account on github, gitlab,, stackoverflow, etc.

Get comfortable with Pull requests, patches, forks, rebases...

Everything starts with a search

Solution found!


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Be bold, participate!


Finding and trying patches

Patch applied and working

Merge request as patches


Creating your own patches.

Not everything is patches

Composer as the tool-of-choice

There is no module for that

The gates are open

Before creating a new folder on /modules/custom

If you want tofu for breakfast, don’t build a soy farm.

Create small generic solutions

A menu with icons

Modules created for a menu with icons

  • Menu item content fields
  • Font awesome fields
  • Libraries provider fontawesome
  • Link field display mode formatter

The composer flow

    "repositories": [
            "type": "path",
            "url": "local-packages/*"
    "require": {
        "drupal/mypackage": "*"

Contribution must be easy or is not going to happen

Code is not like a good wine.

To fork or not to fork

Abandoned projects

New approach

Our use case is just a different configuration

Developing in the open

Be kind to the upstream

Get your name out there

Be aware of what you take

Little changes compound to big gains


Bulma, Libraries provider and JsDelivr API


Libraries provider

JsDelivr API

Hook event dispatcher


Common projects for use by various command line / console tools.

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Leverage the free software ecosystem

Contribute your own solutions

Play nice with other contributors


Join us for contribution

Rodrigo Aguilera