Drupal Association Update For Its Partners

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Companies partner with the Drupal Association to help fund this year's $1.4M Drupal.org improvements and they gain several benefits in exchange - including quarterly Drupal Association updates from Holly Ross, Executive Director. This is the Q1 2014 update. Learn more about becoming a partner here: https://association.drupal.org/content/find-partnership-thats-right-you

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Drupal Association Update For Its Partners

  1. 1. Supporters Call Q1 2014 Holly Ross Executive Director
  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
  3. 3. Agenda ● Opening ● Meet the new Drupal.org CTO ● Drupal.org Redesign - User Research ● Drupal Job Board ● Drupal 8 Marketing ● Getting Ready for DrupalCon ● Closing
  4. 4. Coming Up May 30, 2014. https://drupal.org/learn-drupal WEBINARS 3/27: Microsoft - Windows Azure 5/13 - How to Hire Drupal Talent https://association.drupal.org/webinars
  5. 5. Meet Our New CTO Josh Mitchell Current role: IT Applications Manager - Enterprise, Web and Multnomah County Library Starts: 31 March Joshua@association.drupal.org Skype: joshua_io twitter.com/joshua_io Drupal.org username joshuami
  6. 6. ● Drupal.org Content Work Group - strategic direction ● Content, IA, and policies ● Serve All Personas ● Starts with User Research - RFQ now open ● Followed by Content Strategist ● 2015 Implementation Drupal.org User Research
  7. 7. About ● Replacing groups.drupal.org/jobs ○ Free with little features, poor maintenance ● Professional Drupal-niche board ○ Search for job seekers ○ Feature listings, advertising, company page ○ Free postings remain ● Partner with Cheeky Monkey ● Launch - Before DrupalCon Austin ● Located on Association.Drupal.org Drupal Job Board
  8. 8. Cultivate Success D8 Marketing ● Phase I: Pre-release ● Phase II: Release timeframe ● Phase III: Post-release Marketing Drupal 8
  9. 9. Building Buzz
  10. 10. Web Presence & Materials drupal.org/drupal-8.0
  11. 11. Web Presence & Materials In development: Overview video Paper Presentation
  12. 12. Let’s Finish the Release
  13. 13. D8 Marketing: Phase 2 Phase II: RC and & release timeframe Drupal Association-led activities ● PR ● Press kit (fact sheet, FAQ, quote sheet, images) ● Advertising ● Promoting new content ● Social Media, promoting momentum ● Webinar Series
  14. 14. Plan Your Release Party Release Parties! Paul Johnson and Baris Wanschers are driving
  15. 15. D8 Marketing: Phase 3 Phase III: Post release timeframe Demonstrating momentum ● PR ● Case studies ● Advertising ● Social Media, promoting momentum
  16. 16. Now ● Host or attend sprints ● Upgrade modules ● Let staff contribute during work ● Go here Launch Timeframe ● Help with PR in your Region ● Share Drupal 8 content with clients ● Spread the word via your “owned” communications channels https://drupal.org/contribute How Can I Help?
  17. 17. Branding: Logo placement ● On main stage presentation ● In Executive Director’s, Associate Director’s presentation ● At Drupal Association booth Sponsoring ● Discount ● “I’m a partner” sign at booth VIP network event ● Wednesday, June 4th 5:30pm-7:30pm Partner Benefits @ DrupalCon
  18. 18. Attendee Profile ● https://austin2014.drupal.org/community Network ● Opening Reception - Monday ● VIP Happy Hour - Wednesday ● Birds of a Feather ● Exhibit Hall ● After parties Social Media ● Promote your sessions ● Share thoughts about sessions Pro-Tip: DrupalCon
  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

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