At Engage New Orleans, our team had the pleasure of celebrating the best examples of our customers' and partners' work through the Acquia Engage Awards. We’ve shared stories of how ambitious brands are closing the CX gap, integrating content and commerce, and increasing donor engagement.
In 2019, we also introduced a new category to pay homage to our open source roots, and to showcase the organizations contributing back to Drupal. The Open Source Giants category recognizes the strongest contributions to the Drupal ecosystem, whether it be through code contributions, event sponsorship, community mentorship or technical excellence.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving and giving back, we want to commemorate our 2019 winner and finalists in the inaugural Engage Awards Open Source Giants category.
Mediacurrent is an open source development and digital marketing agency that partners with enterprise, nonprofit, higher ed and government organizations. They believe in open source principles and adding value back into the community that allows others to improve. Each week, their staff dedicates time to contribute code, maintain modules and add to their repository of open source resources so that others can learn from their work. Some of their ongoing notable contributions include blogs, code, presentations, event planning, case studies and sponsorships.
Some of the significant ways Mediacurrent has worked to propel the momentum of Drupal forward include:
- 500+ content assets on the Mediacurrent Blog and Resource Center, covering the latest Drupal developments and best practices for digital strategy, UX and design.
- 30+ Drupal case studies sharing lessons learned with the community.
- 75+ Drupal events organized, as well as participation at camps, cons and user groups across the nation.
In 2019, the Mediacurrent development team created Rain: an enterprise-grade Drupal 8 installation profile. Rain provides free, out-of-the-box editorial, administrative and media enhancements to the core Drupal 8 installation. For two years, Mediacurrent conducted audits of the websites they built and identified the common modules, components and needs to create a successful Drupal 8 website. They gathered all their learnings and aligned this toolset in one place to share with the community along with the training resources, so that everyone can leverage Rain.