Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire

Community Affairs Manager
Acquia, Inc.

Acquia Open Source Evangelist Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire, has a longstanding passion for the Drupal project and its community. This has led to him being active at the intersection between open source software, business, and culture. Increasingly in demand as a speaker, he is regularly featured at events around the world, talking about open source, digital disruption, Drupal and more. This helps satisfy his inner diva, which he also feeds with performances as a storyteller and musician.

Selection of recent speaking engagements

  • 06.12 Drupal Camp Oxford
  • 08.12 DrupalCon Munich
  • 09.12 PHP Poland conference
  • 10.10 Drupal Camp Israel - Keynote (video here)
  • 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 here)
  • 04.13 Drupal Camp Alpe-Adria - Keynote
  • 04.13 Drupal Camp Glasgow
  • 05.13 CMS Congres Netherlands - Keynote
  • 05.13 DrupalCon Portland
  • 06.13 Figaro Digital eCommerce seminar
  • 09.13 DrupalCon Prague - Opening Session "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"
  • 11.13 Drupal Camp Vienna - Closing Keynote, "Drupal 8 ftw!"
  • 01.14 Digital and Social Marketing Masterclass on Tour - "The Great Open Source Digital Experience: Delivering the Interactions that Become Transactions"

Recent blog posts

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 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...