Consulting and Business

A group for consultants and businesses that work with Drupal. You are encourage to also join the consulting mailing list on Drupal.org.

For consultants: project manager, consultant, or developer -- you use Drupal to solve business requirements.

For businesses: you've built your business using the Drupal framework, be it hosting, a social networking website, a newspaper, or a fantastic new Web 2.0 app.

gusaus's picture

The value of distribution profiles

This (somewhat old) post from Zacker does a great job summing up a catch-22 that comes along with an open source community like Drupal (allow me to excerpt):

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  • most of the value created by the Drupal community that vendors and consultants rely on to sell as services to customers come from unpaid core contributions
  • many of the seasoned Drupal core hackers are getting job offers left and right to come and do Drupal consulting full time.
  • This is creating a scenario in which while many more people are paying their bills through Drupal hacking and more and more business are built around business value created by the Drupal community, it is not getting any easier to make sure the heavy lifting on core work is getting done.

What can we do now to make sure that some of the money coming into the community over the next year is put back in to supporting the core work that we as a community are relying on?

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Paul Resnick's picture

Seeking mentors for student projects

I’m a Professor at the University of Michigan School of Information. From January-April, I’ll be teaching a project-based course where student teams work on behalf of non-profit/non-governmental organizations. Each team of four master’s degree students will design, build, document, and hand off a web-based content/community management system.

I'm hoping that some of you might want to be mentors for student teams.

I've posted a more complete request on the drupal forums, http://drupal.org/node/97826
More info on the course at http://www.si.umich.edu/~presnick/courses/winter07/SI631/

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GregoryHeller's picture

Drupal Shop talk as "podcast"

If anyone is interested in working with me to edit the drupal shop talks into podcasts, please let me know. My editing skills are sub par, and I think that alot of interesting bits come out of the calls, and would be helpful for folks if they were edited and highlighted.

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laura s's picture

OG Multisite: Groups living on subdomains?

Has anyone successfully implemented og where each group lives on its own subdomain, but on a shared code base? We are looking at this as an alternative to a multi-site (separarate dbs w/ shared users) implementation. The wrinkle on this project is that the site could grow to a couple hundred subdomains. They don't need to be added on-the-fly via admin interface.

Any suggested approaches to this?

Is there a roadmap anyone might suggest for feature enhancements or supporting module development we might consider for the og module package itself?

(If 5.0 beta proceeds well, we'll likely be wanting to build this in 5.0 as well.)

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GregoryHeller's picture

Drupal Shop Talk Conference Call (DEC)

Start: 
2006-12-19 10:00 - 11:30 US/Pacific

This is a call for Drupal Consultants and Programmers to talk about the work they are doing, new sites they have launch, modules they are working on, opportunities for collaboration, etc...

These calls will happen every 5 weeks, the time of the call will change to ensure that those with particular scheduling conflicts will have opportunity to participate.

Proposed Agenda
1) Introductions (name, firm, last site you or you firm launched, favorite module lately)
2) Setting / Review of agenda (you can post agenda items as comments to this thread, please post any supporting materials that might be helpful to others)

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GregoryHeller's picture

Drupal Shop Talk Conference Call (NOV)

Start: 
2006-11-14 11:00 - 12:30 US/Pacific

This is a call for Drupal Consultants and Programmers to talk about the work they are doing, new sites they have launch, modules they are working on, opportunities for collaboration, etc...

These calls will happen every 5 weeks, the time of the call will change to ensure that those with particular scheduling conflicts will have opportunity to participate.

Proposed Agenda
1) Introductions (name, firm, last site you or you firm launched, favorite module lately)
2) Setting / Review of agenda (you can post agenda items as comments to this thread, please post any supporting materials that might be helpful to others)

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GregoryHeller's picture

Drupal Shop Talk Conference Call

Start: 
2006-10-10 12:00 US/Pacific

A few months ago we had a few calls where representatives of Drupal
shops and independent developers got together to.... talk shop.

Well, after a summer hiatus (and maybe spring too actually), we are
going to try it again.

Come one, come all
12 noon Pacific Time
Tuesday October 10
(641) 297-4600
776614 #

_The call will be recorded and the recording will be posted for all to
listen to.

As in the past, the call is informal and will last 60 to 90 minutes. We
will try to take an agenda (via this email list) before the call starts.

Suggested agenda topics include:
module development, drupal developer training strategies, big project

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Fintan's picture

Drupal Release Cycle is challenging for large sites/clients

For us (an end user who occasionaly develops for others) the concept of a six monthly update that does not have backward compatiblity is one of the biggest worries in using Drupal. While I understand the ideal and applaud it, it does bring up the issue of leverage in regard to the financial investment made.

We want to see a return on any investment we make so having to start an upgrade cycle every six months if going to be very hard to justify especially as the size of our sites mean that we are going to be constantly programming to stay still. Our most recent project has had over 400 man days in development and uses a huge number of contributed modules to update to V5 is going to be a major task.

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Tresler's picture

Where to advertise classes, Class models, etc.

I'm starting up a Website Construction Class in New York City that will encompass drupal as the CMS that is taught. The goal of the class isn't to teach all things inter-web, rather to teach one way that works for small business & where to find more information about other ways. More details at http://www.treslerdesigns.com/class

A few questions to the list/group here:

1) Do you feel the prices are fair for what is being offered? This is the first time doing this, and I know value is relative, I'm just looking for opinions on this. I'm basing the class price off my normal site development hourly (each student will take away a functional, live website from the class), and others in the drupal/website education field.

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Fintan's picture

Business of Drupal: Welcome Note

[Edit: this group is being merged with consulting, to cover businesses being run on Drupal, as the needs and discussion have very close overlap]

This group is designed to help people who are reliant on Drupal for their business.
Ideas for topics:

Starting up a new business
Joint Ventures / Partnerships
Supplier discussions - Good / Bad / Cheap / Reliable ?
Funding a company / Looking for Venture Capital
Operational issues for businesses
Financial and commerial issues for business
Co-operative Marketing & or advertising
Exchange of Services or facilites e.g. I can give you hosting if you can do some coding

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jdj-gdo's picture

DC PHP Conference, October 19th-20th

http://www.dcphpconference.com/

Speakers include:

  • Rasmus Lerdorf
    Rasmus Lerdorf is known for having gotten the PHP project off the
    ground in 1995, the mod_info Apache module and he can be blamed for the
    ANSI92 SQL-defying LIMIT clause in mSQL 1.x which has now, at least
    conceptually, crept into both MySQL and PostgreSQL. Prior to joining
    Yahoo! as an infrastructure engineer in 2002, he was at a string of
    companies including Linuxcare, IBM, and Bell Canada working on Internet
    technologies.
    Presentation: Getting Rich with PHP 5

  • Chris Shiflett

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Boris Mann's picture

Tips on preventing and managing RSI

This is re-posted with permission from the Consulting mailing list, posted by Benjamin Maurice of Agaric Design.

First, to everybody out there: once you get RSI, the first thing you learn is the best way to get rid of it is to not get it in the first place . Follow proper typing practices (good posture, hands more or less at a right angle, get an ergonomic keyboard and mouse now). Some people go so far as to say that once you have RSI all you can do is manage it, not cure it, and while I'm not sure of that, preventing it is definitely the best idea.

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laura s's picture

Boulder/Denver Drupal Developer and Designer Positions Available

pingVision is hiring a Graphic Designer and two more Developers. (Links lead to full descriptions.) We've hired 2 people so far, and have some exciting projects in the pipeline.

Thanks!

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greggles's picture

two more jobs posted on Craigslist

There have recently been two jobs posted on Craigslist for the Colorado Front Range area:

One for Outfoxed and this job for a combination of people led by DeProduction (which stands for [denverevolution] Production Group).

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rickvug's picture

Vancouver Drupal Web Developer Position Available

Vancouver seems to be the place to be if you are looking to work with Drupal. Posted below is the web developer job description for Image X Media. (full disclosure: I am an Image X employee)

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Harry Slaughter's picture

BarCamp San Diego

If you're interested in a San Diego BarCamp, please indicate so here:

http://barcamp.org/BarCampSanDiego

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kbahey's picture

Staging Content to Production Servers

There is a discussion on the development list about some clients wanting to "push" content from a staging server to the production server.

One way to do this for content is using John VanDyk's publish and subscribe.

Another is Node Import/Export which is being written by Jeremy Epstein as part of SoC.

Those can be taking further with users and roles too being migrated from staging to production, and that can be a truly federated environment.

You can see the original discussion in this thread.

Th

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Boris Mann's picture

Premium or certified modules overview

This is a cross-post from the development list. Share your own list of install profiles and/or modules you can't live without.

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zacker's picture

Planning DrupalCamp Code Sprint near Portland July 19th-23rd

Update: We are still planning on holding this code sprint, but at different dates. We are actively working on lining up funding currently.

After talking with a lead Plone developer the other day who told me that code sprints are by and large hugely productive events for the Plone community I've decided to throw my hat in the ring to help organize one for Drupal.

Itinerary

The rough plan is to get a dozen or so serious Drupal hackers together for 3-5 days. Attendees should show up with a pretty good idea of what they want to work on and hopefully will be tackling problems that are best solved collaboratively. Every night we will go around and demo what's been accomplished during the day. If Drumm can come we'll have him help cook pancakes and big hippy/vegan dinners. We'll also make sure to have some fun outdoors.

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jjeff's picture

Theming Drupal Workshop - Washington, DC - Aug 9th and 10th

Start: 
2006-08-09 00:00 - 2006-08-10 17:00 America/New_York

Lullabot will be running a two workshop sessions in Washington, DC. The second is Theming Drupal and discusses how to get control over your themes. Drupal’s architecture allows extensive control over how pages are presented, yet this is still a bit of a “dark art” to many Drupal professionals. Bring in your designs and we’ll shed some light.

Find more information about this workshop here. Information about other Lullabot workshops is here.

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