Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire

Former Acquia Open Source Evangelist

Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire, a former 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.

When words that developers use – clear, precise, technical and process terms – are appropriated by everyone else, it can lead to frustration, misunderstandings, and sometimes even a little comic relief.

I want to draw on my experience, successes, and failures to give you a few tips and tricks on surviving (and being effective!) as a remote and making yourself a valuable resource to your organization.