Small Scale Drupal

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Freelancer? Contractor? SME?

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Small Scale Drupal ('SSD') is an initiative to support the building of networks of value between the community at large in order to produce collaborative support, products and services based around the Drupal platform and the community who builds it. An open an inviting community, supportive, educational and sustainable growth opportunity for Drupal as a Free/Libre Open Source Software project. {feel free to suggest changes to this wording, it's just a start!}

The creation of this follows up on Dries' answer to a question from the audience during DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014 Q&A with Dries session where he said:

“Large Scale Drupal doesn’t have to be the only solution, I definitely encourage others to start their own - maybe there’s a need for a Small Drupal Initiative or some things like that.”
~ Dries Buytaert, DrupalCon Amsterdam 2014 Q&A with Dries

How to use this group

The Small Scale Drupal Group has categories for content. In order to categorise your content so it can be seen by the correct audience (some may subscribe via RSS feeds), please type a relevant tag or three into the relevant vocabulary when posting:

  • SSD Lobby - for topics relevant to the whole group
  • SME Salon - for SMEs
  • Contractors Chat - for contractors
  • Freelancers Forum - for freelancers
  • End User Round Table - for end users

If you have ideas for other names for these, or more sub-group ideas please post your suggestions, don't keep them in your head!

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Latest posts

Freelancers BoF at Drupalcon Barcelona

Freelancers of all types had a BoF session at Drupalcon Barcelona: below are the rough notes.

(Originally on this Google doc.)

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Freelancer presence at Drupalcon Amsterdam

I blogged about the two freelancer BoF sessions held at Drupalcon Amsterdam and what it means for small-scale Drupalers of all stripes, especially with a view to Drupal wanting to credit organizations more (and what that means when you're basically an organization of one.)

I thought it might be of interest to people here. SSD even gets a mention ;)

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Contract work in Boulder

I'm hoping to find a contractor who is looking for a short assignment in Boulder. 2-4weeks.
It's for a project who's data source for this site and APIs will be all Salesforce. However, the front facing needs to be built on Drupal.

If anyone is interested, please let me know.
Thank you in advance.
Julia@vertiba.com

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fmizzell's picture

What is the effect of small scale Drupal to the sustainability and future relevance of the product?

It is hard to answer this question without a clear set of hypotheses of current issues that could/can affect the sustainability and relevance of Drupal in the future of the web, but I think that those interested in small scale Drupal (SSD) probably have some of these hypotheses in their head already and see SSD as the solution. I would love to hear those perspectives.

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Anonymous's picture

How could a Small Scale Drupal club work?

In The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the Future Through Virtual Enterprise Networks the author Ken Thompson outlines the following working groups. What do you think of this approach? How could they be implemented? Is paid-subscription the only way to discourage freeloading and enable private conversations? Discuss!

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Anonymous's picture

Resourcing as a Drupal end user - where to start?

You use Drupal, but where did you start? In-house? Agency? Freelancer? What experiences did you have good & bad? How do you think the process could be improved?

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Anonymous's picture

Six key network roles - which one(s) best describe you?

Following is an excerpt from The Networked Enterprise: Competing for the Future Through Virtual Enterprise Networks. What role(s) resonate most with you? I guess I resonate most with tech support with a bit of brokering & exec leadership roles although, with regards to the latter, I tend to be best at getting things going and when things need delivering, I generally look to others to manage the ongoing ;)

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How to use this group

The Small Scale Drupal Group has categories for content. In order to categorise your content so it can be seen by the correct audience (some may subscribe via RSS feeds), please type a relevant tag or three into the relevant vocabulary when posting:

  • SSD Lobby - for topics relevant to the whole group
  • SME Salon - for SMEs
  • Contractors Chat - for contractors
  • Freelancers Forum - for freelancers
  • End User Round Table - for end users
Read more
Anonymous's picture

Growing pains?

Growing a business is not easy even in the Drupal world where there is reportedly a shortage in supply of good Drupal talent out there. What are or were your organisation's growth pain points? What can be done to improve these?

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Anonymous's picture

Contractor challenges?

As a Drupal contractor, what challenges do you face? What experiences can you pass on to anyone who is considering taking on a Drupal contract?

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