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Acquia MVP Award Winners 2014

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The purpose of the MVP program is to recognize outstanding contributions from our partners that highlight, embed, and extend Acquia products. We believe the 2014 cohort reflects the technical strength of our partners across a broad range of Acquia products and focus areas.

Project submissions were reviewed by a team of judges and finalists across one of these 3 categories:

  • Extending Acquia product functionality through contributed modules, plugins, and connectors. For example: Acquia Lift context plugins
  • Embedding Acquia Cloud, Acquia Network, or Acquia Cloud Site Factory into the partner delivery model. For example: Acquia Cloud/client ticketing integration
  • Highlighting technical leadership by adopting Drupal 8 modules

Becoming an Acquia MVP Award Winner has many benefits:

  • Recognition: Receive a digital badge to promote your elite status as well as an award and special status in Partner Finder to drive increased inbound demand.
  • Resources: Gain access to Acquia technical resources
  • Promotion Opportunities: Promote your status as a thought leader through blogs, webcasts and podcasts

And, now for the winners...

Lucas Nascimento Arruda, Ci&T

Lucas was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work as a sensei at a Drupal 8 Hackathon, demonstrating Drupal technical leadership. Lucas’ team ported the Comment RSS which enables readers to subscribe to comments for a blog post, article, or forum topic.

Ricardo Arteta, Globant

Ricardo was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work in extending Acquia platform functionality as an early adopter and contributor to the Acquia Commerce Cloud. Ricardo was instrumental as Globant integrated the Drupal content management system with the Demandware Commerce Platform on the Acquia Commerce Cloud, delivering on the promise of content and commerce for PUMA.

Justin Emond, Third and Grove

Justin was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work in embedding the Acquia platform into the delivery process. Through the use of Acquia Cloud hooks (documented in this blog post), Justin automated site development/CI by creating a dashboard for releases. Custom Drush commands and hook bash scripts reset environments and automatically run the release script for the next release, benefitting developers, QA and PMs on projects.

Seth Gregory, NavigationArts

Seth was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work in extending Acquia Platform functionality. In a project that was one of the largest corporate intranets ever undertaken with Acquia, Seth tackled that challenges of performance for a large 100% authenticated user base, including among other innovations selective content synchronization between discrete Drupal installations with custom Services and a RabbitMQ messaging transport.

Richard Jones, i-KOS

Richard was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work in embedding the Acquia Platform into the delivery process. On a complex multiple location site with presence in UK, ten EU countries, Japan and Brazil, Richard created a governance model with Acquia Insight to keep track of key metrics of sites being managed by other Drupal partners. Acquia Cloud hooks were also used during development to trigger rebuild and automated tests of the site on new tag deployment.

Byron Kam, Janrain

Byron was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work in extending Acquia Platform functionality by integrating Janrain’s website registration and federated single sign on service with Acquia Lift personalization capabilities. Centralized identity for registered users is fed in the Acquia Platform to enable behavioral and segmentation targeting across across multiple websites and mobile properties.

Karl Kedrovsky, VML

Karl was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work in embedding the Acquia Platform into the delivery process as an internal Acquia Cloud Site Factory champion. Karl worked to create an internal Cloud Site Factory practice, drove adoption within WPP for multi-site solutions, and spearheaded identifying requirements for the Campaign Cloud product extension for agencies in WPP and beyond.

Leonid Makarov, Blink Reaction

Leonid was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work in embedding the Acquia Platform into the delivery process for a templated site platform that enables clients to self-provision site instances. Leveraging Acquia Cloud APIs and custom Drush commands, site instances provisioned to their own docroot with Jenkins and site configurations are maintained in a Git repo in a YAML file.

Mike Miles, Genuine Interactive

Mike was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work in embedding the Acquia Platform into an embedded governance model for a platform that manages 800+ global sites. The platform delivers the capability to control standards and best practices across all sites, submit improvements that can be pushed out to other sites, and takes into account compliance, regulatory, localization, and security requirements for the platform.

Oleg Ciubotaru, Propeople

Oleg was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work in embedding the Acquia Platform with a complex search system that leverages Acquia Search API. The search functionality filters products through a robust content tagging system which ensures an impressive level of relevancy and accuracy to surface products, as well as an advanced color matching algorithm that extracts colors from uploaded images to match products.

Jean Kemparski Ribeiro, Ci&T

Jean was awarded the Acquia MVP 2014 for his work as a sensei at a Drupal 8 Hackathon, demonstrating Drupal technical leadership. Jean’s team ported modules that are part of the aGov and Demo Framework distributions, including Login Security and Purr Messages.