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Community ROI: how (& why) to get your development shop leveraging Drupal

Boris Mann 4 July 2010
Type:  Not planned session

One of the advantages of the Drupal ecosystem is that there is a strong attitude of giving back and contributing. As Drupal gets more popular, many new shops aren't necessarily understanding how this can benefit them and their clients. How do we initiate them in the power of the Force rather than have them slip into the Dark Side?

The light side: being fully engaged in the community as part of your business strategy
The dark side: making money by deploying Drupal without ever participating in the community

I will be holding an open discussion on how & why to contribute to Drupal, both on a contrib basis as well as to Drupal core.

Here are some of the questions that will be explored:
* how do you schedule contributions?
* do you charge clients for contributions? should you?
* how do you promote your community ethos to clients?
* will doing community contributions lead to more work for you?

Panel: Managing a Drupal consulting firm

Todd Nienkerk 25 June 2010
Type:  Session in official program

Running a Drupal consulting firm requires much more than Drupal development or design skills. You need excellent customer service, sales, project management, operations, accounting, recruiting, human resources — the list is huge! So how do successful Drupal firms make it all work?

We'll look past Drupal for an hour and focus on what it takes to run a successful consulting firm. We've assembled a top-notch panel of Drupal firm owners and managers to discuss what works for them and why. Addison Berry of Lullabot will moderate the discussion, and the floor will be open for questions.