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 Friday, December 7, 2012 - 14:20
Sam Lerner is an Acquia Client Advisor with something of a specialty in search technologies; he is the co-maintainer of the Google Search Appliance and Apache Solr Drupal projects. His job is to use his own knowledge and take advantage of Acquia' More...
Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 06:40
Hernâni Borges de Freitas, a Technical Consultant at Acquia, specialises in "Doing lots of things with Drupal at scale: training and helping people go the right direction in Drupal. Acquia is bringing Drupal to different markets and perspectives More...
Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 - 12:52
Giving thanks, giving mo. With 5 days to go in Movember, I'm bothering you for nearly-the-last-time about donating to help the fight against testicular- and prostate cancer. See this mo? Does it look good? Don’t answer ... As my wife More...
Posted on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 06:01
I am pleased to be able to announce that Acquia is a core sponsor of this year's Bay Area Drupal Camp. We've been part of BAD Camp and sponsored before, but it's a privilege to be part of making Drupal's largest and best free, annual event a More...
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2012 - 09:04
"Here's how Drupal can do that." As Senior Director of Solutions Architecture at Acquia, Christian Yates makes sure that Drupal is able to compete head-to-head with any and all competing technologies. He translates organizations' business More...
Posted on Friday, September 14, 2012 - 09:20
Kent Gale, Senior Director of the Client Advisory Team is on the front lines of keeping Acquia's clients happy and productive: "Every day is a pretty intensive exercise in making customers successful ... one way or the other ... either helping More...
Posted on Monday, September 10, 2012 - 14:35
On fire for Drupal Kenny Silanskas, Acquia's Tier 1 Team Manager, has a passion for getting Drupal right that rubs off on his team – Acquia's crew of frontline Client Advisers. They are in the happy position of being able to train client- More...
Posted on Friday, September 7, 2012 - 07:03
In 2004, Peter Wolanin, then a full-time scientist, discovered Drupal while volunteering on a political campaign and building its website. As he puts it, the road to becoming a full-time software engineer at Acquia started when he discovered that More...
Posted on Monday, July 16, 2012 - 10:32
Michael Cooper, Engineering Director for the Acquia Network ("If it's broken, it's probably my fault."), brought a vision with him when he came to Acquia: a tool to manage, optimize, and secure large numbers of Drupal websites easily. This has More...
Posted on Wednesday, July 11, 2012 - 03:05
Those of us getting really excited that it is almost time for DrupalCon again sometimes need to explain to our friends, colleagues, or family members what all the fuss is about. Explaining DrupalCon Have you ever had trouble putting it into More...
Posted on Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 09:14
The technical marketer Katelyn Fogarty, Manager of Online Marketing at Acquia, is a great example of the kind of Acquian who brings a variety of skills and experience to the table – in her case Drupal development and configuration, online More...
Posted on Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 13:18
Alex Bronstein talks at DrupalCon Denver about how his job in the Acquia OCTO (Office of the CTO) lets him make a difference to the development and ongoing improvement of Drupal 8. From Kitten Killer to Core Contributor Alex describes his More...
Posted on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 12:48
The Finnish national broadcasting company, YLE, must be one of the earliest institutional adopters of Drupal. They go all the way back to 2004 and Drupal 4.3! At the time, the YLE wanted community websites and commissioned Carl-Magnus Dumell, More...
Posted on Thursday, June 21, 2012 - 14:05
Before Drupal, Chris Strahl had a successful career running his own company, doing multi-million dollar implementations with proprietary software, but he always had a private fascination with open source. Finding himself unwilling to sell an " More...
Posted on Monday, June 18, 2012 - 11:35
Ezra Barnett Gildesgame is the Technical Lead of Acquia's Distribution Team. He is in charge of maintaining and developing Acquia's two distributions, COD (Conference Organizing Distribution) and Commons, the social business and collaboration More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 08:55
Closing the Drupal talent gap 2 ... with Addison Berry, Director of Education at Lullabot. Addison is also the Product Manager of Drupalize.me, a video training portal that offers training resources for helping folks improve their Drupal. Some More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 08:53
DrupalCon Munich, "Open up! Connecting Systems and People." You still haven’t gotten your ticket to one of the largest web-developer conferences in Europe this year? It's going to be so amazing, I've got eleven reasons you should want to be More...
Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2012 - 15:03
Erich Ludwig, Acquia's Director of Learning Services talks about his road to Acquia and Drupal, community building and the importance of hiring and training new Drupalists. "We can't just hire enough people. We have to find great potential More...
Posted on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:13
At the European Drupal Business Days 2012 in Vienna, I spoke with Josef Dabernig (dasjo), Nico Grienauer (grienauer), Christian Ziegler (criz), and Wolfgang Ziegler (fago). These good people are part of the team running the Drupal Austria Road More...
Posted on Friday, May 18, 2012 - 10:56
Drupal is a major presence at Stanford University, one of the world's premiere educational and research institutions. Since the creation of Stanford Web Services and its in-house Drupal hosting platform in 2011, the number of Stanford Drupal More...

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