Registration is now open for an upcoming virtual ICG hack/doc, which will focus on metadata and migration out of Islandora 7. The goal at this hack/doc is to create useful documentation for ICG members and other members of the Islandora community as we face the task of migrating out of Islandora 7x.
Our first general open meeting for Islandora 8, held on November 17th, went great! We didn't have a moment of down time in four hours, and we ended up covering everything from basic introductory demos to detailed looks under the hood of Islandora 8 sites in production.
Drupal 9 has been out for a while, and it's about time we made the switch. Unlike the move from 7 to 8, the upgrade to 9 will be fairly smooth. It's more of a code cleanup task as opposed to the herculean migration between versions that we're used to. And there's already been some good community efforts around identifying the scope of what needs to be done. There's even a pull request for the main islandora module! But there's still a bit more to do and many hands can make light work of this.