Which countries have contributed most to Drupal 8?


For some time I have been using official Drupal social media channels to champion individuals and communities in countries beyond USA and Europe. To recognise that Drupal is a truly global community, where all are welcome and do take part. Now I have some interesting and fascinating evidence that this is true, read on.

During DrupalCamp London I spoke with Vijayachandran Mani (vijaycs85) on this topic and how interesting it would be to see a visualisation of contributors to Drupal 8 based on country. I speculated that it might paint a rather unexpected picture.

Using Lauri Eskola's DrupalCores.com it is now possible to track people with core commit mentions by country. Following the groundswell in interest for my Drupal 8 tagcloud at DrupalCon Barcelona, I could not resist producing one by country and I think it reveals some unexpected statistics.

The top 10 countries are currently United States, India, United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Australia, France, Ukraine. There are many countries teetering on the top 10 including Switzerland, Hungary, Finland, Denmark, Russian Federation so it's all to play for!

I plan to release one final tag cloud on the day that Drupal 8 is released, listing the top 1000 personal contributors. So there's never been a better time to get some more commits to core, get your name down on this historic document. If you want advice on how to start contributing to core visit the Core contribution mentoring area of Drupal.org

Thanks to Lauri Eskola (lauriii), Lewis Nyman and Vijay for curating and making these stats available and Eric J. Duran as original creator of DrupalCores.


Are the stats for how many people per country are registered on d.o available; or how many sites per country. Might be even more interesting those 'using' Drupal instead of just the total population?

I've spoken to The Drupal Association about the topic of statistics in recent past but they must be justified where they invest resources. Currently this is very much towards getting Drupal 8 out the door. It would be fascinating but maybe not right now.

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