There’s a full house on the podcast this week as Andrew, Ryan, and Mike are joined by Dave Terry (Mediacurrent), John Hannah (Friendly Machine), and Glenn Hilton (ImageX Media) to discuss the Drupal community’s less-than-stellar effort of marketing our beloved software to people outside the community. Both Dave and John have written thought-provoking blog posts on this topic in the past few months while Glenn has been a leader in organizing and evangelizing Drupal business summits. We also managed to discuss the Drupal Association’s recent at-large elections, Coworking Fridays, Acquia’s recent code contributions, recent usability studies, as well as our picks of the week!
- The Marketing of Drupal - Dave Terry’s A Drupal Crisis Point: Losing the Marketing War, John Hannah’s The Marketing of Drupal, DrupalSummit.com
- First-ever community-elected Board Members announced by the Drupal Association
- Drupal Coworking Friday Followup
- Drupal Gardens adds content access control, image tools, bulk operations, and more!
- Drupal Usability Study
Picks of the Week
- Mike - Module (and theme) Roulette by Dave Reid (Dave Reid on drupal.org) - randomly adds modules and themes to your site.
- Andrew - Commerce Product Bundle by Thomas Hunziker (Hunziker on drupal.org) allows Drupal Commerce products to actually be the product of multiple products.
- Ryan - Accepted Limits by Victor Kareh (vkareh on drupal.org) - allows you to set accepted limits for CCK number fields with custom validation messages, but the form still validates.
Site of the Week
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The sector of space where a tiny blue marble called Earth is located.
Well, at least I knew it was a sector of space!
superb ideas about the marketing strategies in the Drupalsphere, from the DrupalEasy cast.
WordPress fans should listen to this episode, and chime in their thoughts (+ / -) here as well. #LetMePickYourBrain