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Creating a Culture of Giving Back

by Dave Terry
September 2, 2020

DrupalCon Global 2020 

In this session from DrupalCon Global 2020, hear about Mediacurrent’s journey around creating a culture of giving back to support the future sustainability of Drupal. You’ll learn actionable ways to “pay it forward” as an organization and as an individual.

Why Give Back?

Most would agree that the open source software movement has “won” and continues to advance at unprecedented levels. Recently, Drupal has been on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Drupal powers a number of international nonprofits and government agencies including organizations in Mediacurrent’s home state of Georgia: the CDC National Prevention Information Network, Georgia.gov, and Habitat for Humanity. Organizations like these are seeing the benefits of contributing to open source software:

  • Higher quality software
  • Recruiting
  • Free training for employees 
  • Brand equity/marketing 
  • Freedom from stress over IP and Licensing 
  • Innovation 

How Organizations Can Give Back 

People who are involved in open source have the ability to make an impact in the world.

Open source contributions start with an internal champion or small group of people who take time to evangelize the benefits of getting involved with Drupal or open source projects. By providing dedicated time and recognition to promote contribution efforts, giving back naturally becomes a part of your company culture. 

Creating a Culture of Giving Back: Session Recording and Slides 

Meet team member, Dave Terry

Dave Terry is a Co-Founder and partner of Mediacurrent. In his role, he leverages a wide acumen of business and entrepreneurial experience to execute operational objectives. Dave plays a key role in forging strategic partnerships, developing efficient processes, recruiting top talent, and the acquisition and management of enterprise-level accounts. His most important responsibility is ensuring that Mediacurrent always exceeds client expectations.

Dave is passionate about open-source software, work culture, leadership, sales, and marketing. He can  often be found presenting on these topics at web technology conferences nationwide. A prominent member of the Atlanta Drupal community, Dave has led and supported numerous events including the Atlanta Drupal User Group (ADUG), Drupalcamp Atlanta, and the inaugural Atlanta Drupal Business Summit.

Dave is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC). He earned his BA with honors from Valdosta State University and later attended graduate school at the University of Georgia. Prior to Mediacurrent, Dave was Co-founder and President of Invesearch, an Atlanta based financial staffing firm. Under Dave’s guidance he organically grew Invesearch, and oversaw the successful acquisition of the company. He was one of the youngest sellers of a multi-million dollar staffing firm in the history of Georgia.

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