by kvantomme / 29 March, 2012

In January we held the 2012 Drupal Process CXO meetup in Microsoft's new Amsterdam office (event photos). The feedback from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, several people said it was for them one of the most useful Drupal events in recent past. The meetup provided an opportunity for peer-to-peer learning about the business processes used in large European Drupal shops, the tools and services they use, sharing best practices, and discovering how Drupal companies can grow from an entrepreneur centered culture to a process driven one. The Drupal community is still characterized by a large number of fast growing businesses. All of these companies are experimenting with different processes to solve similar problems. So there was a lot to learn from each other, and based on the... Read more

by kvantomme / 29 March, 2012

Many business leaders in the Drupal community see products as a means to diversify away from a pure service business. Most of us however don’t have prior experience with product business models and definitely not with models that are GPL compatible. Given that Drupal products by definition are built with open source software, we believed there is a real need for an exchange of best practices and ideas.

We organized the Drupal products meetup in the Microsoft HQ of Rome, on 24-26 February, 2012 (see: event photos). The meetup aimed to facilitate peer-to-peer learning about product strategies and business models between product managers and the leadership of Drupal shops in general. The Drupal products meetup was organized as an Open Space Technology meetup: no slideshow... Read more