Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire

Open Source Evangelist
Acquia, Inc.

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire, Open Source Evangelist at Acquia, has a longstanding passion for the Drupal project and its community and is involved at the intersection of open source software, business, and culture. A memorable and charismatic communicator, he receives enthusiastic responses from audiences at events around the world, where he talks about open source technology and community, digital disruption, Drupal and more. This helps satisfy his inner diva, which he also feeds with performances as a storyteller and musician.

Selection of speaking engagements

  • 06.12 Drupal Camp Oxford
  • 08.12 DrupalCon Munich
  • 09.12 PHP Poland conference
  • 10.12 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 (with live simulcast to Drupal Camp NW, Manchester), "Drupal 8 ftw!"
  • 01.14 Digital and Social Marketing Masterclass on Tour - "The Great Open Source Digital Experience: Delivering the Interactions that Become Transactions"
  • 02.14 Drupal South Wellington, New Zealand - Opening ceremony call to action "#dosomethingaboutit"
  • 02.14 Drupal South Wellington, New Zealand - Keynote "Drupal, Unlikely Superhero"
  • 02.14 Drupal Camp London CxO - "Selling the benefits of Drupal, not the *** features."
  • 03.14 Drupal Dev Days Szeged, Hungary - Keynote "Drupal 8 ftw!"
  • 04.14 NYC Camp, United Nations HQ, New York City - Opening ceremony call to action "#dosomethingaboutit"
  • 04.14 NYC Camp, United Nations HQ, New York City - "Drupal, Unlikely Superhero"
  • 05.14 re:publica Berlin, Germany - "It Works in the Wild: Open Source + Business"
  • 05.14 CMS Breakfast + DrupalCamp Scotland, Edinburgh
  • 05.14 DrupalCamp Poland
  • 06.14 DrupalCon Austin
  • 08.14 Drupal Gov Days, Canberra Australia – Keynote
  • 09.14 Government ICT 2.0, London
  • 09.14 DrupalCon Amsterdam
  • 11.14 php[world] 2014, Washington, D.C. – Keynote
  • 11.14 DrupalCamp Gothenburg – Keynote

DrupalCon "prenote" opening sessions

  • 2010 San Francisco – MC of group presentation
  • 2010 Copenhagen – Welcome to Drupal(Con) w/ Robert Douglass
  • 2011 Chicago – The Sound of Drupal w/ Robert Douglass
  • 2011 London – A DrupalCon Carol w/ Robert Douglass, Károly Négyesi, Kenny Silanskas, Brand Bowman, Dries Buytaert, et al.
  • 2012 Denver – Leave your phone on, an interactive presentation w/ Robert Douglass, Steven Merrill, Joe Bachana, et al.
  • 2012 Munich – The ABC's of Drupal(Con) w/ Robert Dougalss, Josef Ecker, Megan Sanicki, Anna Lang, Karen Borchert, Karsten Frohwein, Dania Gerhardt, Ramona Fischer, Candace Chapman, Emma Mäkinen, and many, many others.
  • 2013 Portland – The Drupal Game Show w/ Robert Douglass, Campbell Vertesi, Karl Scheirer, Dustin Boeger, Brian Lewis, Doug Vann, et al.
  • 2013 Prague – Tutti fan' Drupal, a Drupal Opera w/ Robert Douglass, Nancy Beers, Gábor Hojtsy, Campbell Vertesi, and the audience chorus.
  • 2014 Austin – Calling all Drupal Super Heroes w/ Robert Douglass, Larry Garfield, Campbell Vertesi, Adam Juran, Scott Hooker, Dries Buytaert, Ben Finklea, Kris Vanderwater, Angie Byron, Megan Sanicki, John Kennedy, Doug Green, Doug Vann, and a cast of super heroes.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Friday, December 21, 2012 - 13:05
Chris Pliakas is a solutions architect at Acquia. He works closely with the Acquia sales representatives and potential clients "to help people who might not know about Drupal or might be considering a proprietary solution see how Drupal can help More...
Posted on Saturday, December 15, 2012 - 12:26
Michael Hofmockel is a technical consultant at Acquia, based in Ames Iowa. Like many Drupalists, Michael's background wasn't in computer science, but led him to Drupal nonetheless. As he puts it, "Drupal's great because you can come at it from More...
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...

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