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on Wed, 02/22/2012 - 04:19

I'm so excited that we launched Blue Drop Awards today! This is an idea that has been floating around the Drupal community for many years but never seemed to coalesque into an actual event. I'm proud to put this event on and even prouder to get the chance to shout to the world about Drupal!

There are so many great things that could come out of an awards event for the Drupal community. Press, publicity, increasing Drupal's profile in the media, showcasing really great Drupal sites. But, most of all, I think it's our opportunity to show the non-Drupal world that this is something special. The Drupal community, and the companies and individuals that make it up, are making the web work better.

Ever wonder about the power of Drupal? Well, here's the proof: This event and website, from "let's do it" to launch, took less than 2 weeks. It only took 11 days, actually. And most of that was spent writing the content. Oh, and I'm not a developer, designer, coder, themer, graphic artist, architect, or whatever. I'm a marketing guy.

And, no, the site is not perfect - or even completely. I still need to create the views of the nominees and some reports to show which nominees need to be evaluated. And set up the volunteers. And sponsors. And...well you get the point. I sure could have used another week! I'm sure as you navigate the site, you'll find this little thing broken, or that phrase doesn't read just right. Let me know and I'll do my best to fix it.

While it was hastily done, I hope you'll agree that it was well done and with great love and hope for Drupal.

Thanks for participating.