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DMF10 Krimson : Drupal In Belgium

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Explaining the High demand of Drupal professionals, showing the exisitng ecosystem of companier providing Drupal Services and finally Explaining that the offer is NOT enough to hold on in 2011.

Krimson has set the goal to DOUBLE the number of Drupal Specialts in Belgium by end 2011

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  • A real world problem. A 'static' brochure site with low interaction with end-users (webform submissions) Editors prepare for new version of site containing altered content, menu structure, blocks etc... Multiple Scheduled publishing events Tomorrow and 2 weeks from now when webmaster on holiday What started as a simple task resulted in a (too) complex setup and custom module. A first step towards an easier staging, live environment for Drupal.
  • A real world problem. A 'static' brochure site with low interaction with end-users (webform submissions) Editors prepare for new version of site containing altered content, menu structure, blocks etc... Multiple Scheduled publishing events Tomorrow and 2 weeks from now when webmaster on holiday What started as a simple task resulted in a (too) complex setup and custom module. A first step towards an easier staging, live environment for Drupal.
  • A real world problem. A 'static' brochure site with low interaction with end-users (webform submissions) Editors prepare for new version of site containing altered content, menu structure, blocks etc... Multiple Scheduled publishing events Tomorrow and 2 weeks from now when webmaster on holiday What started as a simple task resulted in a (too) complex setup and custom module. A first step towards an easier staging, live environment for Drupal.
  • A real world problem. A 'static' brochure site with low interaction with end-users (webform submissions) Editors prepare for new version of site containing altered content, menu structure, blocks etc... Multiple Scheduled publishing events Tomorrow and 2 weeks from now when webmaster on holiday What started as a simple task resulted in a (too) complex setup and custom module. A first step towards an easier staging, live environment for Drupal.

DMF10 Krimson : Drupal In Belgium DMF10 Krimson : Drupal In Belgium Presentation Transcript

  • THE DRUPAL ECO-SYSTEM IN BELGIUM Roel De Meester
  • Overview
    • Open Source
    • Drupal
    • The Eco System
    • Challenges
    • State in Belgium
  • Open Source
  • Open Source
    • Freedom to
      • Use
      • Examine
      • Redistribute
      • Modify
    • Not allowed to deny these freedoms to anybody else
  • Open Source : Licences
  • Open Source : Business Imperatives
    • The open source and proprietary/closed source ecosystems are increasingly converging
    • Open source is now much more about open communities and implementing open standards
    • Integration and interoperability
  • Open Source : Why?
    • Lower TCO
    • Big testing farm
    • Early access to new techonology
    • Freedom from vendor lock-in
    • Greater Security
  • Open Source : Why?
  • Open Source : How ? “ We have reached a critical inflection point for open source. With everyone from Qualcomm to UBS to Microsoft embracing open source in one shape or another, the question is no longer "why" to use open source, but rather "how" . by Matt Asay Read more: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13505_3-10383730-16.html
  • Drupal
  • Drupal
    • Open Source CMS
    • Active community
  • Sites in Drupal
  • It's the community
  • CXO http://cxo.drupaldays.org/participants
  • What about Belgium ?
  • Huge demand
  • Growing offer http://drupal.be/support?land[be]=be
  • That's NOT enough !
    • Not even100 KNOWN developers in companies
      • Known = in community
    • Around double # Freelancers throughout BE
      • 40 off them at Krimson Office yesterday
    • Quality is variable
      • PHP developer is NOT Drupal developer
    • No certification existing
      • But we (Acquia) are working on it
  • TRAINING !!
    • Some training initiatives exist
    • MORE training is needed
    • Krimson's Goal
      • In 2011 DOUBLE the number of Drupal developers
      • Custom training in house
      • Training our concullega's