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Acquia

The support we have received from Acquia has been very good, fast, and efficient. They are always adding new services and tools, so what you purchase is not static and continues to grow in value. With only three people running our web technology department, Acquia has enabled us to accomplish a lot more with Drupal than would have otherwise been possible.

Acquia retrospective 2011

It's that time of year again! In good tradition, here is my retrospective on Acquia's accomplishments for 2011. (You can also read my 2009 and 2010 retrospectives.)

uTest and Acquia Partner Up

Forbes writer, Tom Taulli, wrote: “Drupal is a powerful force in the tech world.” With more than two million downloads since its inception, we whole heartedly agree. Partnering with Acquia not only gives us the great opportunity to reach web developers all over the world, but it also offers us the chance to share our respective best practices and lessons learned in building world-class communities.

Drupal + India = opportunity

Given that there live one billion people in India, many of which great engineers, one can only imagine what would happen if Drupal gained serious traction in India. To that extend, I decided to make a trip to India, and spent last week in India with Jacob Singh and Ron Pruett from Acquia. The purpose of the trip was to increase awareness of Drupal in India that in 3 ways:

    Acquia U

    Due to Drupal's remarkable growth, the demand for Drupal talent continues to exceed the supply. Every Drupal company I talk to -- and I talk to many of them all around the world -- has a difficult time attracting enough qualified Drupal talent. The same is true for Acquia.

    To help address that problem we are launching Acquia U, a program to employ and train recent and upcoming college graduates in Drupal. We will enroll these candidates in an intensive 6 month paid training program.

    Movember 2011

    It is that time of the year again: Movember!

    During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. One in two men will be diagnosed with cancer in his lifetime, and one out of six with prostate cancer.

    Sitecore FUD

    Recently Sitecore, a vendor of a proprietary CMS, published a white paper called "The Siren Song of Open Source CMS". It has some good old Open Source FUD.

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