Birds of a Feather Sessions are Open and We are Hosting Three!

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Birds of a Feather Sessions are Open and We are Hosting Three!

Edit: We have three BOFs! See the change below.

In our previous posts on DrupalCon, we announced we were attending and the Five Places to Visit While at Drupal Los Angeles, now we’d like to announce the we have signed up to host three “BOF (Birds of a Feather) Sessions”.  

If you’ve never heard of Birds of a Feather Sessions or are new to the Drupal community, DrupalCon describes it as:

Birds of a Feather sessions (or BOFs) are informal gatherings of like-minded individuals who wish to discuss a certain topic without a pre-planned agenda. BOFs allow groups to meet and discuss issues relating to regular conference sessions and talk out common problems facing the community.

Join us for our two three BOFs. Descriptions below with time and locations:

Drupal as a marketing platform

Day:  Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Room: 505 - Chromatic

Are you using Drupal as a marketing platform? Is Drupal a good solutions for marketers needing to generate well-qualified leads? Acquia, LevelTen and some others think so. Join me and let's discuss Drupal as a marketing system and discuss how Drupal can become more suited for the needs of marketing departments.

Topics might include:

  • Which modules are best suited for inbound marketing
  • How does Drupal compete against other marketing systems
  • How can Drupal improve our marketing efforts
  • Why should we care

If you're a marketer or organization that uses, or is thinking about using Drupal for marketing, this will be a great discussion. Let's work together to improve upon Drupal's marketing modules.

Growing your contractor/freelance Drupal business

Day: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 

Time: 2:15pm-3:15pm

Room: 506 -Ashday

Transitioning from Drupal contract work to an agency requires solid web development skills. It also requires legal contracts, sales processes, knowledge of accounting and many, many more facets of business that most contractors take for granted. Join us as we discuss ways to overcome these challenges, as well as:

  • ways to increase hourly rate
  • value-based selling
  • retaining customers to decrease downtime
  • and much more!

Let's have an open discussion and learn ways to improve our businesses together.


Drupal analytics and personalization

Day: Thursday, May 14, 2015

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm

Room: 505 - Chromatic

We live in a data driven world where making decisions based upon quantifiable data can be the difference between success and failure. This BoF is intended to be an open discussion on gathering data from Drupal, integrating with analytics platforms and determining ways to improve how we measure results.

Discussion topics might include:

  • How deeply Drupal can integrate with Google Analytics
  • Where should data that we capture reside
  • How can we collect data that is meaningful and that provides actionable insights
  • How does Drupal 8 change the data collection/display landscape

If you're interested in analytics and looking for better ways to collect and organize valuable user data then this BoF is for you!

Hope to see everyone at our BOFs and ready for a discussion with like minded peers! Let us know in the comments if you're attending DrupalCon this upcoming May.

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