I work for Acquia, allow me to introduce myself
by Kevin Hankens
I'm still a little surprised to tell people that I work for Acquia. My fascination with Drupal started in late 2007 and quickly turned into an addiction. While building my first large project, I spent countless hours on drupal.org meeting cool people and getting advice from the Drupal community. Then in February, I found out about Acquia and kept a close eye on them as they filled up their roster with some amazing talent. At the time, I was living in Boulder, Colorado, hard at work on VeloNews.com. Acquia seemed like a dream job, but it also seemed to be a world away.
Fast forward to October. After a lot of consideration, an application and a series of phone interviews, I found myself traveling to Andover, Massachusetts for a face to face interview. Before I left, I was warned that there wouldn't be anyone at the front desk to greet me, and that I should call upon arrival. When I reached the office, before I was even able to dial the number, Dries himself walked out of a conference room to see if I needed help. This is a great example of what Acquia is all about. Much like the Drupal community, everybody from the top down is nothing but friendly and eager to help.
Needless to say, I passed the test and hit the ground running. A very short three weeks after accepting the job, I was in a car with my fiancée, our two cats and our bunny heading to Massachusetts.
With so much interest in Acquia, I've already been quite busy helping customers to plan and scope their migrations to Drupal. My job with the professional services team as Senior Technical Consultant will find me helping a lot of people work out the technical details when migrating to Drupal. I will also be traveling on-site to help clients learn more about Drupal with our JumpStart program. It's going to be an exciting ride, but for now it's an honor just to be part of such a great group of people.