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Thursday, August 2, 2012 - 2:30pm

If you had a chance to read my last post, you should now have a good basic understanding of the importance of Features programmatically. However, you ask, what’s the business case for spending the extra time to have your development company build a site using Features? Glad you asked!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 4:44pm

At the end of this month on September 30th, Mediacurrent is helping organize the first-ever Atlanta Drupal Business Summit. To my knowledge, this is the only time an event tailored to non-developers (i.e. the “suits”) has been held in direct conjunction with a regional Drupalcamp. Let me be blunt, I think Drupal has a serious problem that it needs to address soon, very soon. 

Monday, August 1, 2011 - 1:33pm

Mediacurrent is proud to announce registration is now open for the Atlanta Drupal Business Summit. The free event, which aims to demonstrate how non-technical professionals can use Drupal to achieve their online business goals, will be held Friday, Sept. 30, 2011, at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI).

Sunday, February 27, 2011 - 10:36am

This blog post is part of a series on Drupal distributions.

If you stay up-to-date in the world of Drupal news, you've probably read that Phase2 Technology has recently acquired Development Seed's Drupal distributions, OpenAtrium and Managing News.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 - 3:13pm

The famous Greek philosopher Aristotle stated, “Excellence is an art won by training and habituation.”  Aristotle's dialogues have been used to teach an array of subjects  from physics to poetry.  Mediacurrent has heeded Aristotle's words and has recently stood up a new training division.    As countless Drupal sites are launched daily across the web the demand for sound Drupal specific training has exploded.    The increased number of  Drupal books published over the last several years mirror the Drupal community’s desire for increased training.

Sunday, January 16, 2011 - 3:44pm

This blog post is part of a series on Drupal distributions. The first post discussed the difference between distributions, installation profiles, and Features.

Drupal distributions are the foundation of what I like to call "Drupal as a product." Distributions are like pre-packaged websites: where Drupal core can be turned into any kind of website by configuring it and adding modules, distributions come pre-configured and with the modules needed for a certain type of website.

Friday, December 17, 2010 - 12:15am

In the beginning of the year, Mediacurrent announced an alliance with Open Source Training. For the past few months, the partnership remained largely dormant as we found it difficult to balance the demands of Drupal site-building, while expanding our training services. Ultimately, we decided that we needed a dedicated resource to exclusively focus on Drupal training initiatives. With that said, we are pleased to announce Jordan Schmitt as Mediacurrent’s new Director of Drupal Training.

Friday, August 27, 2010 - 9:00am

This summer I was a mentor for the Google Summer of Code program for Drupal. I maintain the Facebook-style Statuses module, which allows users to have a stream of “status updates” on their user profiles and to write messages on other users’ profiles, like Facebook.

Thursday, August 19, 2010 - 9:00am

Drupal Commons is a Drupal distribution billed as “social business software.” That means that Acquia is distributing Drupal bundled with some other modules preconfigured to work as a company’s interactive user-facing website. Drupal Commons 1.0 was released on August 5th.

The Purpose of Drupal Commons

Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 1:30am represents a new approach to buying cars online. Traditional online car buying guides users to shop for automobiles by selecting a make, model or year as the first step of the buying process. decided to take lessons learned from shoppers at brick-and-mortar auto dealerships and apply them to an online car buying experience.