Glad to meet you.
by Jeff Noyes
Until recently, I was working for Fidelity Investments designing interactions, themes and conducting usability tests. Fidelity was a great place for designers interested in user centered design. In fact, I wasn’t sure I was ready to leave. If I were to leave, it had to be for a great opportunity. None-the-less, I had been there for 5 years, and wanted a change - so I was open to ideas.
Then, I see a job posting for Acquia. I hadn’t heard of Acquia, but the position sounded like a good fit, so we talked. But before doing so, I downloaded Drupal to prepare myself. I hadn’t heard of it either, but I started it up and went to work.
I can’t even begin to express how impressed I was with Drupal. All I could see was opportunity for the community of designers and business types around me. I recall thinking, "there are so many people that are not in the know, that could immediately take advantage of Drupal."
Needless to say, I took the job. But before doing so, I talked to Dries Buytaert and Jay Batson about Acquia’s and Drupal’s goals. They, like me, expressed interest in helping Drupal become easy enough to use to empower anyone interested — regardless of technical knowledge. That was all I needed to hear.
I’m looking forward to working with this community and being part of this phenomenon that is Drupal.