Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire

Community Affairs Manager
Acquia, Inc.

Acquia Open Source Evangelist Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire, has a longstanding passion for the Drupal project and its community. This has led to him being active at the intersection between open source software, business, and culture. Increasingly in demand as a speaker, he is regularly featured at events around the world, talking about open source, digital disruption, Drupal and more. This helps satisfy his inner diva, which he also feeds with performances as a storyteller and musician.

Selection of recent speaking engagements

  • 06.12 Drupal Camp Oxford
  • 08.12 DrupalCon Munich
  • 09.12 PHP Poland conference
  • 10.10 Drupal Camp Israel - Keynote (video here)
  • 11.12 BAD Camp
  • 11.12 Dot Project NGO seminar Brussels
  • 11.12 Chicago Drupal Camp - Keynote
  • 03.13 Disrupt Amsterdam - panelist (Cloud Disruption + Digital Marketing)
  • 03.13 Drupal Camp London Business day (video here)
  • 04.13 Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria - Keynote
  • 04.13 Drupal Camp Glasgow
  • 05.13 CMS Congres Netherlands - Keynote
  • 05.13 DrupalCon Portland
  • 06.13 Figaro Digital eCommerce seminar
  • 09.13 DrupalCon Prague - Opening Session "Tutti fan Drupal, a Drupal Opera"
  • 11.13 Drupalhagen, Copenhagen Denmark - "Talking Open Source to the Suits"
  • 11.13 Drupal Camp Vienna - Opening Keynote, "Connecting Open Minds"
  • 11.13 Drupal Camp Vienna - Closing Keynote, "Drupal 8 ftw!"
  • 01.14 Digital and Social Marketing Masterclass on Tour - "The Great Open Source Digital Experience: Delivering the Interactions that Become Transactions"

Recent blog posts

Posted on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 08:49
I spoke with Kevin Miller, lead web developer at Cal State Monterey Bay. He's been working with Drupal for more than six years and is making great contributions, especially in the area of accessibility. On Drupal and Open Source My More...
Posted on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 13:33
I recently spoke with the Managing Director of Deeson Online, Tim Deeson about how choosing and using Drupal has given his agency the tools it needs to provide great, large scale digital experiences for large, multinational organizations. The More...
Posted on Wednesday, August 21, 2013 - 13:25
On Thursday, August 22nd, I will be talking with Drupal core contributors Larry Garfield and Kris Vanderwater in a live, recorded Hangout on Air. We will cover "Getting off the Island" and learning from other projects and technologies, the More...
Posted on Wednesday, August 14, 2013 - 12:13
I had the tables turned on me at DrupalCon Portland and got interviewed by Ray Saltini from Blink Reaction. He asked me some great questions about Drupal, and especially why you should come to Drupal community events like DrupalCon. Take six More...
Posted on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 12:22
Acquia Cloud Engineer, Tim Hilliard, and I sat down at Acquia headquarters this spring to talk about ... what else? Drupal and helping people succeed with it. I find Tim's job interesting. He is part of the client advisory team at Acquia, but More...
Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 09:52
Kevin Hankens, Acquia Engineer, discovered Drupal 5 when he was looking to build a highly personalized eCommerce visitor experience for his then-employer's website. I was fascinated to hear an origin story of the very beginnings of the sorts of More...
Posted on Thursday, July 25, 2013 - 12:33
In our first "video podcast", I recently spoke with prominent PHP developer Michelangelo van Dam (aka @DragonBe) about PHP, its history, current trends toward convergence and compatibility, use in the enterprise, and where Drupal fits in the More...
Posted on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 - 17:46
Jeff Beeman, Acquia Professional Services consultant, talks about how far Drupal has come in the last 8 years, what it's like to be on a team of people specialised in joining other teams, and the satisfaction of making Drupal really sing when it More...
Posted on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 - 16:33
This is the second part of a two-part conversation with Acquia's Chief Marketing Officer Tom Wentworth. In it we discuss Tom's understanding of data-driven marketing, the rise of the "Chief Digital Officer", You can listen to part one, in More...
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2013 - 11:58
Acquia's Chief Marketing Officer Tom Wentworth is a great fit for a technology company. He has a computer science background and has been working with web content management since it was a concept. Tom wasn't interested in marketing until a few More...
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 16:05
In this interview from the Oregon Convention Center, where both DrupalCon and Symfony Live were taking place, Juozas "people call me Joe" Kaziukėnas talks about PHP's unique combination of ease of implementation, speed, and scalability. Data More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 - 08:51
Balazs Dianiska, Acquia Professional Services Consultant, has a lot of insight about the needs of enterprise businesses. Whenever he can, he shares that insight with the Drupal community at events and meet-ups. Balazs, aka snufkin on Drupal. More...
Posted on Thursday, June 13, 2013 - 12:04
It's the DrupalCon Portland Floor Show! I went around the exhibitors' area and through the halls of the Oregon Convention Center asking two vital questions to our community: What is your favorite thing about Drupal? Why should other More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 07:17
Short, but sweet this week in the Acquia podcast: Drupal 8 Accessibility Maintainer Mike Gifford, and accessibility contributor Vincenzo Rubano talk about DrupalCon Portland and say thanks for all the help that allowed Vincenzo to attend More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 15:41
Gaelan Steele was the youngest delegate at DrupalCon Portland. Since I had had the pleasure of speaking with him and his father Douglas Urner while leading the Drupal Association scholarship committee earlier this year, I really wanted to meet More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 15:31
Here is one more conversation I had at Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria in April, 2013. Ranko Marinic is from Croatia and has some great perspectives. He works as an IT consultant with a wide range of technologies and with Drupal "by night". He is studying More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 20:03
Here are the highlights from a few of the conversations I had with attendees of the 2013 Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria, held in April in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The camp was a wild success and attracted a large, international crowd. I'll post a couple more More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 13:36
This week's podcast features two Drupal Scots: Duncan Davidson (recorded live in a back alley right after Drupal Camp Scotland 2013) and Brian Ward (recorded via Skype, post-event). Duncan is the Scottish regional manager and UK Professional More...
Posted on Thursday, May 2, 2013 - 12:38
Shannon Vettes is the Partner Manager at Commerce Guys in Paris; the company leading the way in making Drupal the platform of choice for eCommerce. Among other things, she has the rewarding job of coordinating adding modules and services to the More...
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 - 11:54
In this episode – "Meet Angie Byron, Part 2: The Return of the Webchick" – we cover how Angie got into the Drupal project, how to hide under blankets, and how to break other people's modules. In part one of this conversation, we talked about More...

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