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 - Prenote "The ABCs of Drupal(Con)"
  • 09.12 PHP Poland conference
  • 10.12 Drupal Camp Israel - Keynote (video)
  • 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)
  • 04.13 Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria - Keynote (video)
  • 04.13 Drupal Camp Glasgow
  • 05.13 CMS Congres Netherlands - Keynote, "The Road to *-X-M ("star-ex-em")" (slides)
    • "Drupal in a Nutshell" – filmed at CMS Congres Netherlands 2013 (video)
  • 05.13 DrupalCon Portland - Prenote "The Drupal Gameshow Extravaganza"
  • 06.13 Figaro Digital eCommerce seminar
  • 09.13 DrupalCon Prague - Prenote "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" (video)
    • "My Druplicon" – Drupal Camp Vienna 2013 (video)
  • 11.13 Drupal Camp Vienna - Closing Keynote (with live simulcast to Drupal Camp NW, Manchester), "Drupal 8 ftw!" (video)
  • 01.14 Digital and Social Marketing Masterclass on Tour - "The Great Open Source Digital Experience: Delivering the Interactions that Become Transactions" (slides)
  • 02.14 Drupal South Wellington, New Zealand - Opening ceremony call to action "#dosomethingaboutit"
  • 02.14 Drupal South Wellington, New Zealand - Keynote "Drupal, Unlikely Superhero" (video)
  • 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"
    • "Warum Open Source und Wirtschaft perfekt zusammenpassen" interview with T3N at re:publica 2014 Berlin (video)
  • 05.14 CMS Breakfast + DrupalCamp Scotland, Edinburgh
  • 05.14 DrupalCamp Wrocław, Poland – "Selling the benefits of Drupal, not the **** features" (video)
  • 06.14 DrupalCon Austin - Prenote "Calling all Drupal Superheroes"
  • 08.14 Drupal Gov Days, Canberra Australia – Keynote
  • 09.14 Government ICT 2.0, London
  • 09.14 DrupalCon Amsterdam Prenote
  • 10.14 Northern Ireland Civil Service ICT Conference
  • 10.14 Drupal Camp Bulgaria - Keynote
  • 11.14 php|world 2014, Washington, D.C. – Keynote
  • 11.14 DrupalCamp Gothenburg – Keynote
  • 12.14 Channel Shift in Public Sector - Birmingham UK

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 Douglass, 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 Gameshow Extravaganza 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 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...
Posted on Friday, May 11, 2012 - 08:32
Chris Porter talks about the satisfaction of helping people solve the hard problems that will let them run their Drupal installations and their businesses better. He says he feels like a hero sometimes, because he's welcomed by people who have More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 07:17
I am privileged to be part of the extraordinary Drupal community and to have a job that focuses on growing and helping it. I'd like you to meet some of the amazing people I work with at Acquia and learn more about who they are and what they do. More...
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2012 - 13:27
I just got back from a fantastic weekend with a couple hundred members of the Bulgarian Drupal community at Drupal Camp Sofia 2012. There was a lot of Drupal going on all weekend; some great sessions, lots of hallway track and an evening with the More...
Posted on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 11:43
More than a million served! It’s been just over a decade since Drupal’s inception as an online message board in founder, Dries Buytaert’s student dorm in Antwerp, Belgium. It is now developed and supported by a vibrant, collaborative, More...
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 - 12:00
Drupal is a huge software project by any measure, with thousands of developers writing code for it and deploying websites and applications on it. It is one of the largest open source projects in the world, alongside Linux, Apache, and Mozilla. More...
Posted on Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 06:24
Dries Buytaert, co-founder/CTO of Acquia was interviewed recently. This is nothing new, of course, as the Drupal project lead, one of the world's largest and most active open source developer communities, he's in the limelight a lot. The More...
Posted on Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 07:43
Misplaced priorities hampering UK government uptake of open source According to a computing.co.uk article entitled Open Source: The government's commitment so far, most of the IT technology used in the UK government is still proprietary and More...
Posted on Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 12:15
The best part of my job At Acquia, I get to help make Drupal Camps and other Drupal community events successful, with financial sponsorships and other, material support. I'm proud to work for a company that truly puts its money where its More...
Posted on Thursday, March 24, 2011 - 13:04
Every few months it seems, a proprietary vendor from the closed source world decides that they can take on open source software. Maybe they think it's an easy target; maybe they're worried about losing more and more deals to free software; maybe More...
Posted on Monday, October 4, 2010 - 08:10
The very best session I attended at DrupalCon Copenhagen was "WordPress is better than Drupal: developers take note" by Jennifer Lea Lampton. While I disagree with the premise - comparing a purpose-built product (WP) to a framework More...
Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2009 - 12:32
Why the Acquia Drupal Stack is now the Drupal development stack of choice. Drupal On-ramp - Personal experiences at Drupal events in recent months and reports from friends and colleagues indicate that the Acquia Drupal Stack More...
Posted on Monday, June 8, 2009 - 06:48
Watch these videos to see how to install Acquia Drupal from the Subversion repository and then how simple it is to do clean and fast updates to your SVN-enabled Drupal website. More information on installation and use of the Acquia More...
Posted on Sunday, June 7, 2009 - 10:52
Acquia Documentation Survey - Results - The Way Forward Many thanks to all who provided feedback in the recent survey about Acquia’s documentation. Here are the results of the survey’s multiple choice questions and some of the conclusions we More...
Posted on Monday, May 18, 2009 - 08:03
Click on the video below to see how simple it is to install multiple, local Acquia Drupal websites, Apache 2, PHP5, and MySQL with the Acquia Drupal stack installer. Deutsche Version: Multisite Acquia Drupal Stack Installer screencast Versione More...
Posted on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 - 07:48
Acquia's documentation team would like to do all we can to help make your Drupal experience a success. We currently provide online documentation and downloadable PDFs. Take this survey and help us improve our existing documentation and meet your More...

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