Kelly Albrecht: We Sold Drupal to the World, Now We Must Support It
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Drupal, over the past several years, has largely been a technology solution that almost sells itself. From huge organizations (like NYSE, NBC, Sony, Pfizer) to entire governments to well established educational institutions (such as Yale, MIT, UMASS), much of the world has standardized on Drupal as their solution for millions of websites.
As an open source community, we've built an amazing solution. The world has adopted it, and now we must support it.
This presentation discusses some reasons this has become the case, as well as the issues we now face due to our success with Drupal, and what we must do to preserve the vision and sustain the success that got us here.
Original blog post here: https://lastcallmedia.com/we-sold-drupal-world
As a Web Developer, Project Manager, Product Owner and Certified ScrumMaster, Kelly has been implementing web-based IT solutions for over a decade and has extensive experience in all aspects of information design and development. He is a regular consultant for the Fortune 100 and top EDUs and NGOs, including MassMutual, Yale, Rainforest Alliance, as well as all of the Five Colleges.
Kelly has contributed to Open Source in both code and community capacities. In addition to occasional international appearances, he is a regular presenter at Meet-ups, Camps and Conferences, usually speaking on Project and Business Strategy and Management topics. Kelly also stays involved in his local IT industry as the Executive Director of NERDs, a New England based non-profit for the inclusion and advancement of computer science and development in its region.
Kelly graduated Summa Cum Laude with departmental honors in Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts.