Business http://business.demo.weebpal.com/rss.xml en DrupalCon Wants YOU (As A Sponsor!) http://business.demo.weebpal.com/blog/drupalcon-wants-you-sponsor <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">DrupalCon Wants YOU (As A Sponsor!)</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">admin</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:42</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/field/image/demo-15_1_0.jpg" width="1170" height="760" alt="DrupalCon Wants YOU (As A Sponsor!)" title="DrupalCon Wants YOU (As A Sponsor!)" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>DrupalCon Austin is right around the corner, and opportunities abound for enterprising companies wanting to get their brand out in front of some of the best Drupal companies and talent in the world. There are many creative ways to sponsor. For example, the weather is probably going to be sunny with a temperature in the high 90s, which means that people are going to be drinking lots and lots of water. Why not encourage attendees to “drink in” your brand by sponsoring DrupalCon reusable water bottles? When you support DrupalCon, you aren’t just showing your commitment to Drupal: you’re getting noticed. Every company that sponsors DrupalCon gets opportunities to:</p> <ul><li>Get the word out about your company to the largest gathering of the Drupal community in North America</li> <li>Strike up partnerships with similar companies and meet potential clients</li> <li>Recruit talent and network with developers in the community.</li> </ul><p>For interested companies, a variety of sponsorship opportunities are still available. From distributing reusable water bottles with your logo on it to sponsoring a hackathon, or even providing lunch and coffee, there are a variety of opportunities remaining for companies who want to support the Drupal community and get noticed in the process. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, visit our sponsorship page or contact our team with any questions you may have. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and helping you promote your company (and the Drupal community) at DrupalCon Austin!</p> <p>From: Assoc.drupal.org. <a href="https://assoc.drupal.org/content/drupalcon-wants-you-sponsor">Click to see the full content.</a></p></div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:42:44 +0000 admin 53 at http://business.demo.weebpal.com http://business.demo.weebpal.com/blog/drupalcon-wants-you-sponsor#comments Submit Your Design Proposals for DrupalCon Latin America! http://business.demo.weebpal.com/blog/submit-your-design-proposals-drupalcon-latin-america <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden"> Submit Your Design Proposals for DrupalCon Latin America!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">admin</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:41</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/field/image/demo-5_3_0.jpg" width="1170" height="760" alt=" Submit Your Design Proposals for DrupalCon Latin America!" title=" Submit Your Design Proposals for DrupalCon Latin America!" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Though DrupalCon Latin America - Bogotá, Colombia is just under a year away, we’re already getting the ball rolling on planning and organization— and we need your help!</p> <p>We’re issuing a formal RFP asking all interested parties to participate. As with every other DrupalCon, we’re seeking visually striking designs that showcase the Bogotá community, as well as the Drupal Community.</p> <p>You’ll be able to add all sorts of impressive material to your portfolio, including the conference logo, splash page, site theme, web badges, social media icons and badges, newsletter banners, venue signage and banners, program book, and more.</p> <p>To respond, read the RFP— you’ll find more detailed instructions inside. If you have questions or comments, respond below or in the announcement on Groups.Drupal.Org.</p> <p>Thank you!</p> <p>From: Assoc.drupal.org. <a href="https://assoc.drupal.org/blog/leighc/submit-your-design-proposals-drupalcon-latin-america">Click to see the full content</a>.</p></div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:41:57 +0000 admin 52 at http://business.demo.weebpal.com http://business.demo.weebpal.com/blog/submit-your-design-proposals-drupalcon-latin-america#comments Drupal Association Board Meeting Summary http://business.demo.weebpal.com/blog/drupal-association-board-meeting-summary <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Drupal Association Board Meeting Summary</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">admin</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:39</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/field/image/demo-23_1_1_0.jpg" width="1165" height="760" alt="Drupal Association Board Meeting Summary" title="Drupal Association Board Meeting Summary" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Preparing the materials for the monthly board meeting is a lot of work, but it's a great chance to reflect each month on the momentum of the Association and the community. Looking back, March 2014 was particularly exciting as the community and staff are pushing forward in several directions at once with considerable momentum. So let's get down to it and share some of the highlights:</p> <h4>Program Updates</h4> <p>Each month we review the metrics outlined in our 2014 Leadership Plan and share updates from the teams. We're pleased to say that most of our metrics are in the green (within 95% of goal). Particularly exciting is the news about DrupalCon Austin. Numbers looked very solid at the end of March (the end of our reporting period for this meeting), but we are also able to share that early-bird pricing ended just a few days after this dashboard closed and we beat our estimates, meaning that we are more than on-track to have a 4,000 person event this June - another biggest DrupalCon ever!</p> <p>We are also really pleased with the momentum around the Drupal.org metrics. This is still our area of greatest concern - we have more red metrics here than anywhere else. However, March brought some tremendous gains that, if sustained, will move our metrics quickly towards green. In particular, we focused discussion on:</p> <ul><li><strong>Page Response Time: </strong>Our goal is 3.07 seconds. Our current average for the year is 3.93 seconds (This number is pulled from our Pingdom account). Part of the reason that we're so far from goal is that we had some serious issues in January that pushed the numbers way up. Our hardware improvements (thanks to the DIWG and <a href="https://drupal.org/user/373733">Rudy</a>) have helped speed this up, and the upcoming CDN deployment will bring this number down even further, especially for individuals accessing the site outside of the US. </li> <li><strong>Testbot performance:</strong> Goal is 70 minutes, but actual average for the year is about 138 minutes. This actual is also very inflated by lots of issues we had in January that pushed the total testbot time much higher. Thanks to work done at <a href="http://szeged2014.drupaldays.org/">Drupal Dev Days</a> in Szeged by <a href="https://drupal.org/user/148199">Jeremy Thorson</a> and <a href="https://drupal.org/user/666176">Ricardo Amaro</a>, along with some changes to D8 core, the actual tesbot run time average in March was just 47 minutes!</li> <li><strong>Home Page Bounce Rate: </strong>This metric is one of the central motivations for the User Research that the DCWG has begun as part of a larger <a href="https://association.drupal.org/content/reinventing-drupalorg">Drupal.org reinvention</a>. We have also begun to put tools like Optimizely in place that will allow us to run tests and experiments based on our research, which should help us address bounce rate, time on site, and other engagement metrics for our various audiences. We likely won's see shifts here for some months, but we are definitely thinking about these metrics and working to put the foundation for a solution in place. </li> </ul><h4>Procurement Policy</h4> <p>At the Association, we work hard to ensure that our actions are in line with the Drupal community values. This is, of course, particularly important when money is part of the equation. To that end, the Association has a Financial Policies document that is reviewed annually by the board Finance Committee and sets rules for transparently and openly making decisions for how Association money gets spent. Until now, one element that was lacking was a Procurement Policy to govern when we pay for a service (vs. work with a volunteer) and how and when we can take in-kind donations. Back in February, we looked for feedback from the community, and incorporated a lot of the suggestions into a final policy, which was approved by the board in the meeting.</p> <p>I would like to add that this policy, though approved by the board, is just a starting place. There is so much nuance that we will encounter as we put the policy into practice. During our annual review of policies, we will have the opportunity to revisit and refine this language. In particular, we want to ensure that we are supporting and growing the volunteers who contribute to the project and not hiring contractors at the expense of the health of our community.</p> <h4>At-Large Elections/Terms</h4> <p>In the March Board meeting, we updated At-Large term length and shifted the election cycle. The goal is to give our At-Large Directors a better board experience by giving them time to integrate into the board and really work on their agendas. With this change, the community will elect one At-Large Director each year to a two-year term. For this to work, we need to stagger the terms of our existing At-Large Directors, Morten DK and Matthew Saunders. Since Morten is serving his second one-year term currently, the board voted in this meeting to extend the terms of Matthew Saunders 1 year. So, in our next election (in February 2015), we will elect a new At-Large Director to fill Morten's seat for two years and Matthew will have one year left in his term.</p> <h4>First Quarter Financials and Annual Audit</h4> <p>In Executive Session, the board reviewed the financials for the first quarter of 2014 and received a presentation of the 2013 Audit report from the Association's auditor. All materials were previously reviewed by the Finance Committee (which meets monthly to review the most recent financial reports), and the Finance Committee recommended approving both the financials and the audit. The audit documents are now being produced as final versions (we presented draft documents to the board) and will be shared with the community at the June public board meeting at DrupalCon Austin. If you're ready to dive into some numbers before then, you can review the first quarter financials now:</p> <ul><li><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/association.drupal.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsgZDNT4xrvZdEZLS0JpMXRmZjV6MHBURjk5d0V3UEE#gid=0">January 2014 Financials</a></li> <li><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/association.drupal.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsgZDNT4xrvZdDhYRVUzWUlzX0VPQk50akRZSGluS1E#gid=0">February 2014 Financials</a></li> <li><a href="https://docs.google.com/a/association.drupal.org/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AsgZDNT4xrvZdGQtX1l6SW04UGF0a0VGRHhzMWlaaWc#gid=0">March 2014 Financials</a></li> </ul><p>Lots more happened at this board meeting, and if you're interested, don't forget that you can read the minutes, or watch the recording. And as always, let me know if you have questions.</p> <p>From: Assoc.drupal.org. <a href="https://assoc.drupal.org/blog/hollyrossdrupal/drupal-association-board-meeting-summary-16-april-2014">Click to see the full content.</a></p></div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> </section> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:39:11 +0000 admin 49 at http://business.demo.weebpal.com http://business.demo.weebpal.com/blog/drupal-association-board-meeting-summary#comments Great to meet you, Drupal Community! http://business.demo.weebpal.com/blog/great-meet-you-drupal-community <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Great to meet you, Drupal Community!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">admin</a></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/27/2015 - 10:20</span> <div class="field field--name-field-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img src="/sites/default/files/field/image/demo-30_0_0.jpg" width="1170" height="778" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </div> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>My name is Leigh Carver (leighc), and I’m the new Content Writer for the Drupal Association. It’s going to be my job to help make sure our communications are consistent, interesting and valuable, and to help populate Drupal.org and our social media channels with informative content that helps Drupalers at every point in their Drupal journey.</p> <p>I’ll also be promoting the awesomeness that is the Drupal community by reaching out, researching, and compiling creative content that illuminates how Drupal is changing the world and improving lives. (Shameless plug: If you’ve got a great story that you think I should tell about how Drupal and the Drupal Community did something awesome for you or someone you know, ping me! I’d love to talk with you about it.)</p> <p>Prior to hopping on the Drupal Association boat, I worked in Drupal marketing at Volacci in my hometown of Austin, Texas, where I was continually impressed by the cohesion and character of the Drupal community. I grew up in the tech world, and in college I did my upper level coursework on the way that technology facilitates new kinds of communities (like the Drupal world!). I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to put this knowledge to work at the Drupal Association.</p> <p>I’ve worked a variety of jobs up until now: from peddling romance novels to teaching English in Korea and even interning with a hospice, I’ve consistently found myself focusing on the human needs at the heart of every position I’ve found myself in. I can’t wait to dive in to the Drupal community and get started writing about what it is that really makes Drupal and the Drupal community such a pleasure to work and play with.</p> <p>In my free time, I get up to all manner of mischief: for fun, I work some evenings on the pep squad for the Texas Stars minor league hockey team, I volunteer with an Austin organization that takes food to the homeless and very poor, and I knit, play video games, read, write, and hang out with friends. Hobbies extend to the care and keeping of a foul-tempered cat and an insecure dog, both of whom I spend an inordinate amount of time photographing.</p> <p>In the coming weeks, months, and years, you’ll probably see me down in the trenches quite a bit, and I’m looking forward to meeting and befriending many of you. If you see me in IRC, don’t hesitate to say hi and introduce yourself! If you’ve got questions or just want to chat, think someone should be nominated for the community spotlight, or have a great story idea that you’d like to share with me, please feel free to email me or ping me on twitter at @leighacarver. I’m looking forward to meeting you and working with you all to raise awareness of how Drupal is great, and the Drupal community is the best place to be.</p></div> <section class="field field--name-comment field--type-comment field--label-above comment-wrapper"> <h2 class="title">Comments</h2> <a id="comment-1"></a> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="1" about="/comment/1" typeof="schema:Comment" class="comment js-comment by-node-author clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1448849886"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1" class="profile"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/user/1"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/picture-27-1398149232_0.jpg?itok=ApOsuuR9" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user admin" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-thumbnail" /> </a> </div> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">admin</a></span> </p> <p class="comment__time">Mon, 11/30/2015 - 03:18 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2015-11-30T02:18:06+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/1#comment-1" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/1#comment-1" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Drupal Association</a></h3> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I’m the new Content Writer for the Drupal Association. It’s going to be my job to help make sure our communications are consistent, interesting and valuable.</p></div> <nav><drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=1&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="f2l6E3exSxFDxa_4V_oxZaC4lhbUjGxcEMIVDS7iiXI"></drupal-render-placeholder></nav> </div> </article> <div class="indented"><a id="comment-2"></a> <article role="article" data-comment-user-id="1" about="/comment/2" typeof="schema:Comment" class="comment js-comment by-node-author clearfix"> <span class="hidden" data-comment-timestamp="1448849954"></span> <footer class="comment__meta"> <article typeof="schema:Person" about="/user/1" class="profile"> <div class="field field--name-user-picture field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <a href="/user/1"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/thumbnail/public/pictures/picture-27-1398149232_0.jpg?itok=ApOsuuR9" width="100" height="100" alt="Profile picture for user admin" typeof="foaf:Image" class="image-style-thumbnail" /> </a> </div> </article> <p class="comment__author"><span rel="schema:author"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">admin</a></span> </p> <p class="comment__time">Mon, 11/30/2015 - 03:19 <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2015-11-30T02:19:14+00:00" class="rdf-meta hidden"></span> </p> <p class="comment__permalink"><a href="/comment/2#comment-2" hreflang="en">Permalink</a></p> <p class="visually-hidden">In reply to <a href="/comment/1#comment-1" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">Drupal Association</a> by <a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">admin</a></p> </footer> <div class="comment__content"> <h3 property="schema:name" datatype=""><a href="/comment/2#comment-2" class="permalink" rel="bookmark" hreflang="en">DRUPAL ASSOCIATION</a></h3> <div property="schema:text" class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-comment-body field--type-text-long field--label-hidden field__item"><p>I grew up in the tech world, and in college I did my upper level coursework on the way that technology facilitates new kinds of communities (like the Drupal world!). I’m thrilled that I’ll be able to put this knowledge to work at the Drupal Association.</p></div> <nav><drupal-render-placeholder callback="comment.lazy_builders:renderLinks" arguments="0=2&amp;1=default&amp;2=en&amp;3=" token="8HyszN_uZaobqtd30DdLSRD9p71vJt7YwSHUzjLPUDo"></drupal-render-placeholder></nav> </div> </article> </div> </section> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:20:36 +0000 admin 40 at http://business.demo.weebpal.com http://business.demo.weebpal.com/blog/great-meet-you-drupal-community#comments The Double-Breasted Suit Is Back For Spring http://business.demo.weebpal.com/article/double-breasted-suit-back-spring <span property="schema:name" class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Double-Breasted Suit Is Back For Spring</span> <span rel="schema:author" class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><a title="View user profile." href="/user/1" lang="" about="/user/1" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" class="username">admin</a></span> <span property="schema:dateCreated" content="2015-11-27T09:05:14+00:00" class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 11/27/2015 - 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