Building, Collaborating and Scaling Drupal Distributions for Federated Organizations

Alexander Schedrov, Team Lead, Software Architect at FFW
Craig Paulnock, Assoc. VP of Digital Product, YMCA of the Greater TwinCities

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.
Thursday, June 01, 2017 11:00 AM EDT
Duration: 
60 min
Speakers: 
Alexander Schedrov, Team Lead, Software Architect at FFW - Craig Paulnock, Assoc. VP of Digital Product, YMCA of the Greater TwinCities - John Kennedy, Product Manager, Acquia