Notes: Many Indian companies stay competitive w/ drupal
3 groups who should be convinced to use drupal. A: Vietnamese companies who get overseas customers. B: Anyone in Vietnam needing to develop websites. C=Small, simple websites without content that changes often
Addressing some common concerns. Open source doesn’t mean your custom code must be open source. Less IP is developed to be stolen
Jumping right in… More about ‘never roll your own’ later. Vietnamese must become cognizant of word of mouth, future. Competent means professional.
I am an example.The time for Drupal is now!
Ruby on Rails. If .Net use ASP.Net MVC not WebForms
I see too many people not using a framework. Form handling, validation, URLs. Details.
Will WP address your future needs? Lack of WP community here
Business Case for Drupal in Vietnam
The Business Casefor Drupalin Vietnam Tomo Huynh Twitter: @tomosaigon http://www.saigonist.com
Supply and Demand Outsourcing clients Increasing demand Limited supply of Drupal guys LinkedIn skills for Drupal growing 25% High demand + low supply = ?
Target Audience A. Outsourcing houses - demand How to attract customers Addressing customers’ main concerns B. In-house development, independent devs Choosing your web technology stack Website quality Supply + Technical reasons C. Others: Single brochure site, one-offs Available resources vs. core competency
A. Overseas client concerns Security, Maturity, Scalability – Built into Drupal Be vendor agnostic Be there in the future, be ready for the future Drupal is a brand name Professional, enterprise services are available Acquia partners – trusted Drupal brand Murky source vs open source *All Drupal modules are freely licensed, no worries about pirated modules
A. Outsource: Selling to clients Speak a language your customers understand and want – Drupal Never ever roll your own CMS (t.b.c.) Clients refer clients – or not Appear more competent to clients Drupal much more in-demand overseas Don’t just think Vietnam’s market! Stand out from the crowd Drupal projects are priced higher Move up value chain More money for your company
B. For in-house development Developer-friendly Free, open source, licensing Time-efficient Can build more sites, more quickly Easy to find LAMP developers More possibilities than WordPress Advantages over Joomla
Drupal Training Any developer can learn Drupal Drupal takes advantage of WAMP knowledge Well-documented code that makes sense Free online training material Books, blogs, forums, drupal.org Drupal training finally available in Vietnam! DrupalVietnam.org On Facebook:goo.gl/Fsrdw
Why a PHP framework? Nobody knows RoR Python is also hard to find Everyone knows .Net and/or PHP PHP runs on developer’s Windows laptop and Linux server Books in Vietnamese All 3 major CMSs are PHP
Why use a CMS (or CMF)? Why use a framework? Joomla knowledge is widespread More features, faster Re-inventing the wheel Community lacks enough knowledge to implement new technology alone: mobile, HTML5, REST, single sign-on
Why choose Drupal? Localization: Drupal is translated into Vietnamese already Local community – DrupalVietnam.org Tons of modules means features Tested for you Performance is well understood* Any good developer can learn Drupal Developers become more valuable
Never roll your own CMS No community No support No “free” updates and bug fixes Nearly no documentation Dependence on a few developers Developer turnover too high It’s crazy. Just don’t do it.
C. Drupal means business Web development is your core business If not, outsource to a web shop *Efficiency of your web developers is important Not (necessarily) for companies without a dedicated web developer If WordPress can build your site, use it WordPress community in Vietnam?
Conclusion Helps you get more overseas customers Meet demand for Drupal Addresses common client concerns Get better, bigger projects Helps you build more sites, more features, faster Get more out of developer time Existing developers easily trained Focus on your strengths
Thanks! I am Tomo Huynh CTO at VEO Media (Alehap.vn) Twitter: @tomosaigon Blog: http://www.saigonist.com