DrupalCamp London Business Day

Held at City University London the DrupalCamp London Business Day attracted a diverse range of attendees from small charities and SME's to local government representatives and entreprise.

A series of highly informative presentations were given from a cross section of organisations having achieved digital success with Drupal.


Mark Taylor of Sirius, one of UK's largest open source software providers, explained how we in the UK are uniquely positioned to get high levels of open source software adoption into public sector and government.

The UK is uniquely positioned in having an Open Source Open Standards policy

Mark pointed out that "The UK is uniquely positioned in having an Open Source Open Standards policy". Government have worked hard to form policy which paves the way for open source to be adopted by the public sector. He stressed the importance of open source businesses collaborating, marketing smart and work together.

His advice was for as many open source businesses to engage with The UK Government's G-Cloud Programme which is the first in a series of initatives to upadte the procurement process to better fit with the open source business model.

Watch his presentation


Ever since 2006 MTVUK have used Drupal as a foundation for their web platform. Paul Reeves provided a potted history of how they adopted Drupal early and that it has been integral to their web and mobile strategy.


Joe Baker is a strong advocate of Drupal, his first slide boldly stated "Oxfam Loves Drupal". He explained how "a CMS can change the world". Specifically Drupal has enabled Oxfam to roll deploy a standard platform across their organisations many projects. This has afforded significant efficiencies, introduced brand consistency and enabled Oxfam to be agile in their business strategies.


Flying in from Cologne Jeffrey "Jam" McGuire passionately explained open source has the power to "provide the best possible solutions with efficiency". His presentation gave an top level overview of the benefits of open source and how the seismic shifts have occurred in the way open source is now viewed. Within a decade business like Microsoft have gone from ridiculing to bending over backwards to ensure platforms like Drupal work with their technologies.


If that wasn't enough, meanwhile Lullabot delivered training to 40+ individuals new to Drupal.

A highly successful day, many thanks to The DrupalCamp London team for a well executed event which undoubtedly will lead to increased Drupal adoption in The UK.

Celebrating The Oscars with a world's first for Drupal


Those heading for The North West Drupal User Group will are in for a treat. What better timing to launch a Drupal film than Oscars week? Well actually, that's just a coincidence, the real reason is to celebrate DrupalCamp London and cheer up anyone who couldn't make this sold out event.

Rolling out the red carpet

Yes, we're having Drupal's first film première, live at NWDUG March 6th. Late last year we organised DrupalCamp North West. During the Business Day and the camp itself we captured footage for 2 short films "What is a DrupalCamp" and "Drupal Means Business". The films were made possible thanks to the generosity of DrupalCamp NW sponsors and a Drupal Association community cultivation grant.

Want to be the first to see these professionally produced short films? Want to see Mike Bell in a 90's ill fitting suit? Better head to Madlab next week. Bring the red carpet.

Introduction to Drupal Commerce

If that's not enough to tempt you along, Mark West CTI's Drupal Lead, will be giving a fast track introduction to Drupal Commerce. Enjoy a whistle stop tour of the features which make Drupal Commerce (and Commerce KickStart) such a significant leap forward for Drupal. With considerable experience working with Commerce Mark will share some of his learnings and welcome questions regarding your upcoming projects.


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