Building, Collaborating and Scaling Drupal Distributions for Federated Organizations

The promise of open source technology has always been the ability to collaborate, customize and scale. Drupal distributions perfectly exemplify this value prop: building and bundling Drupal functionalities to create sites that share specialized needs.

In this session, we’ll discuss our work with one of the largest federated non-profit organization in the world, the YMCA. We will focus specifically on a community driven initiative, Open Y - a Drupal distribution custom built for YMCAs everywhere.

Some specific topics we will go over include:

  • Leveraging open source software to foster sharing and collaboration.
  • Developing a communication strategy focused on key benefits of Drupal and open source, such as cost and speed of innovation.
  • Creating a sustainable model in a federated organization from small to large YMCAs.
Watch the recorded webinar

occurred on

Thursday, June 1, 2017


1:00 PM EDT



John Kennedy

John Kennedy

Former Product Leader, Platform Services Acquia

John Kennedy is a former product leader for platform services for Acquia.