To say I've spent a lot of time working on Drupal 8 over the last 21 months would be a bit of an understatement.
In early February a gathering of developers came together in Acquia’s offices to decide the fate of the Drupal 8 initiative known as WSCCI (Web Services and Core Context Initiative).
You may have noticed the nice little g+ icon on the site, I've started using a Google+ Page to deliver and organize information about the Contextual Administration module I maintain.
For the past 2 seasons of camps and cons, I've been proposing some material that has taken a lot of its cues from page_manager and ctools.
Page Manager (and family... i.e. Panels) is starting to get some more traction within our community. New users are finding it, using it, and asking awesome questions about it every day.
Recently, there has a been a LOT of discussion about the future of drupal core and some of its rather "legacy" modules.
Contextual Administration on Google+