Drupal Association Quarterly Updates for Supporters

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Each quarter, the Drupal Association shares their updates with its Supporters, Drupal shops, software companies, and hosting companies, who help fund Drupal.org improvements.

If you want to help us crowdsource funds for Drupal.org improvements and gain visibility and discounts, then check out the Supporter Program that's right for you: https://assoc.drupal.org/advertising

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Drupal Association Quarterly Updates for Supporters

  1. 1. Supporters Call Q2 2014 Megan Sanicki - Associate Director Josh Mitchell - CTO
  2. 2. HouseKeeping ● Welcome! ● If you are listening from your computer ○ Select the mic and speaker audio option ○ Wear a headset ● Please remain muted during the call ● Ask Questions in the Q&A window ○ We aren’t using chat today ● Tweet @DrupalAssoc
  3. 3. Coming Up August 29, 2014 https://drupal.org/learn-drupal
  4. 4. Agenda ● Supporter Benefits Update ● Meet Rachel ● Drupal.org Updates
  5. 5. PREMIUM SUPPORTING PARTNERS
  6. 6. SUPPORTING PARTNERS
  7. 7. SUPPORTING PARTNERS
  8. 8. PREMIUM TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTERS
  9. 9. TECHNOLOGY SUPPORTERS
  10. 10. HOSTING SUPPORTER PROGRAM
  11. 11. Supporter Program Updates ● Aligning Supporting Partner & Tech Supporter Benefits ● Drupal.org Web Ad Benefits ○ Premium Supporters - 1 month free web ad ○ Premium & Supporters - Web Ad discount ● Further segmenting the Supporter Program ○ Hosting Supporter Program ○ Offers a security test ● Job Board ○ Free job posting ● Early announcements ○ DrupalCon Latin America & Los Angeles Sponsorships ○ DrupalCon Europe 2016 coming soon
  12. 12. Meet Rachel Friesen Account Fulfillment Coordinator
  13. 13. Investing in Drupal.org $1.2 Million Drupal.org investment
  14. 14. Hiring our Drupal.org team ● Since January we have added: ○ CTO ○ Infrastructure Manager ○ Software Engineer ○ Dev Ops Engineer ○ Content writer ○ .5 Support Specialist ● Hiring soon… ○ Web designer ○ QA Engineer ○ Software engineer
  15. 15. New features and improvements ● User paths for all our users - drupal.org/u/joshuami ● CDN deployment - better delivery and page load speeds around the world ● Removing blockers to Drupal 8 - semantic versioning to allow us to release 8.0.x (e.g. 8.0.1) ● Modernization of our infrastructure for better performance and scalability
  16. 16. Reimagining of Drupal.org ● Workshop with Whitney Hess during DrupalCon Austin ● User research interviews - over 30 people will help us build out personas for helping us improve features on Drupal.org ● Working to improve our content and marketing materials for you to use in highlighting Drupal with prospective customers.
  17. 17. Drupal Jobs ● A professional job board to help our community grow ● Free for job seekers ● Affordable options for posting jobs and branded company pages to highlight your organization ● Powerful search tools for job seekers ● Elegant tools for employers to find out what posts are getting viewed
  18. 18. Questions?
  19. 19. Tell Us What You Need association.drupal.org ● Blogs ● Newsletter ● Board meetings ○ 2nd Wed each month - noon PST, 19:00 GMT @DrupalAssoc Account Managers ● Don@association.drupal.org ● Johanna@association.drupal.org
  20. 20. Coming Up August 29, 2014 https://drupal.org/learn-drupal

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