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Drupal Business Owners Summit


Thursday, Nov 1st: 9:00am - 5:00pm


Hotel Shattuck Plaza Crystal ballroom
2086 Allston Way
Berkeley, CA 94707
(510) 292-4353


At the Drupal Business Owners Summit, you'll learn how to start and grow a business centered around Drupal. If you're new to Drupal and don't know whether it's right for your business, you'll hear case studies of how Drupal measures up to other CMS platforms, and how it can help to reduce operating costs without sacrificing usability.

We've got a great program scheduled that's full of tips, techniques and best practices from some executives at of the most successful Drupal businesses here in the Bay Area and elsewhere (complete list of speakers to come).

We'll also teach you how to incorporate your business, hire and fire employees and contractors, and how to manage the process of attracting and satisfying customers.

We look forward to hearing your feedback and what you'd like to see and learn at the business summit. Please click on this link to let us know your suggestions for the BADCamp Business Owners Summit.

For more information please contact Anne Stefanyk



Coffee with your Drupal Business Owners Network

9:15 - 10:00
Law & Drupal

Abraham Mertens, Redroom.com

Learn everything you need to know to found, grow, and manage your Drupal business from Abraham Mertens, General Counsel of redroom.com. Bring your legal questions and Abe will answer them on stage or after the presentation.

10:00 - 10:45
How to Recruit and Retain Top Talent

Glenn Hilton, CEO, ImageX Media

For Drupal business owners resourcing has become increasingly difficult and retaining key personnel is even more critical.

Questions answered by this session:

  • Where do you source top Drupal talent?
  • How do you build a successful company culture?
  • How do you effectively manage onsite or remote workers?
  • What strategies can one implement to retain key Drupal personnel?
  • What tools are available to assist you with both recruiting & retention?

10:45 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 12:00
Have a Happier Drupal Life: Building Your Drupal Brand for Fun & Profit

Ben Finklea, Volacci

12:00 - 1:00

Eat your lunch at one of the many lovely places in Berkeley, California.

1:00 - 2:00
Sales Comedy - $@!!& my clients say!

John Faber, Chapter Three

2:00 - 3:00
Making a Business from Open Source Drupal

Jeff Walpole, CEO, Phase2 Technology talks about how to work with, around, and in concert with open source licensing to make a profit.

Here are a few items that will be discussed:

  • Services models
  • OSS models
  • Distributions
  • Intellectual property
  • Non-OSS biz model compliments

3:00 - 5:00

Networking at the Hotel Shattuck Lounge, FIVE