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Behind the scenes at

on Fri, 03/02/2012 - 22:36

We really wanted to share with you some of the cool things we’re doing behind the scenes of the site we nominated for Blue Drop Awards (vote here). But we felt that the field on the site submission was just not big enough to contain all the awesomeness. So we decided to shamelessly self promote and make it into a blog post.

Development Process

We have a great development environment and process, but like with anything else we're always working to improve it. We manage our source code through git, and our configuration is always done with features and stored in code.

Badges? We ain't got no badges!...oh, wait. There they are.

on Thu, 03/01/2012 - 00:09

There is an old old Humphrey Bogart movie, where a gang of bandits claiming to be the Mexican police demand that he "hand over the gold or die". Dobbs, the main character played by Bogie, asks for their badges and, in one of the funniest lines in the Golden Age of Movies, the leader yells, "Badges? We ain't got no badges. We don't need no badges! I don't have to show you any stinking badges!!!" pulls his gun and starts one of the classic gunfight scenes of all time. (A scene that was later spoofed by Weird Al in his 2009 comedy UHF.)

Well, up until today, we were a lot like those bandits.

YOU can blog on, too!

on Tue, 02/28/2012 - 01:50

If you have been verified as a community member then you'll notice that you have access to the create blog option. That's right, YOU can blog on this website, too. Go ahead. Talk about your nominee. Talk about the lack of Marketing materials for Drupal. Small core. Omega theme.

Discuss your cats.

It's ok. We're family.

All blogs can be viewed at /blog.

Whirlwind week

on Mon, 02/27/2012 - 22:40

One week has gone by since we first launched to the world. It's been an incredible week! On Friday, I was featured on the Lullabot podcast. I also had a great conversation with Jacob Redding at the Drupal Association. It was great to hear that the DA was interested and excited about the program. In the future, I believe that we'll have a close relationship with them. 

Updates to website: as you can probably tell, this website is a work in progress. We've been adding and changing things very quickly as they are needed.


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.


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