SOURCE: MediaFirst PR

MediaFirst PR

September 14, 2011 18:13 ET

Atlanta Drupal Business Summit Brings Business Executives to Meet With Peers to Discuss Benefits of the Drupal CMS

Sponsors Include Mediacurrent, Volacci, Phase2 Technologies, Acquia, Treehouse Agency & Achieve Internet

ATLANTA, GA--(Marketwire - Sep 14, 2011) - Numerous Drupal service providers across the country are bringing to Atlanta the first ever Atlanta Drupal Business Summit. This free conference on Sept. 30, 2011, will demonstrate to business executives and non-technical professionals the benefits of the Drupal Content Management System (CMS) and how it can help them achieve their online business goals.

"The Atlanta Drupal Business Summit offers value for those considering open-source based solutions, evaluating content management system options, or who are in the process of standardizing part of or all their web properties to Drupal," said Dave Terry, Partner, VP Client Services at Mediacurrent, an Atlanta, GA based interactive firm.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for C-level executives to interface with other C-level business professionals who have real-world Drupal experience and can share their lessons learned and best practices," said Ben Finklea, CEO of Volacci, the search engine marketing company that leverages Drupal CMS technologies to create customers from Web visitors.

The Atlanta Drupal Business Summit will bring together business executives to network and learn about the benefits of working with Drupal from actual Atlanta use cases of Drupal implementations. Attendees will be treated to a moderated panel discussion, top-notch speakers, and a reception afterwards. The agenda includes:

  • "How Drupal is Transforming the United States Government" - Jeff Walpole, CEO, Phase2 Technology
  • Morning Keynote: The Drupal Revolution, Keiran Lal: Acquia, Drupal Adventure Guide
  • Considering Drupal and Open Source Software (OSS) - What You Need to Know - Keiran Lal: Acquia, Drupal Adventure Guide
  • Case Study: Proving the Concept and Setting the Standards: Piloting Drupal at TheStreet - Nicole Lind, SVP, Operations - Treehouse Agency and Justin Hoffman, Vice President of Development at TheStreet
  • Drupal in the Enterprise: Panel Discussion

Moderator: Kent Lester, Atlanta Drupal User Group (ADUG) Co-founder & Author
Panel: Taylor Davis: Turner Broadcasting Systems Inc, Director of Technology - NBA.com,
Stacey Martin: Emory University Library, Web Strategist and Beverly McDonald: Manhattan Associates, Sr. Director of Corporate Marketing

MediaFirst PR - Atlanta is the media sponsor for the Atlanta Drupal Business Summit.

The Summit takes place on Friday, September 30, 2011 at GTRI, from 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM. Lunch is included, along with cocktails and light refreshments at 4:45 PM in the hallway outside of the GTRI auditorium. The Summit runs in conjunction with the Southeast's largest Drupalcamp - Drupalcamp Atlanta 2011, which will be held the next day on Saturday, Oct. 1, also at GTRI. The GTRI Conference Center is located at 250 14th Street in Atlanta.

About The Atlanta Drupal Business Summit
The Atlanta Drupal Business Summit is a volunteer led initiative and relies on the generous support of sponsors to offset expenses. While regional Drupalcamps have traditionally been targeted towards designers or more "technical" professionals, the Summit will provide a platform for those on the "business" side of Drupal. The Atlanta Drupal Business Summit will provide a showcase for those evaluating content management systems and open source software in general. For additional information or to receive a sponsor benefits package please contact Kathy Sommerfeldt at 1-866-507-0005 ext. 212 or kathy (dot) Sommerfeldt (at) mediacurrent.com.

Contact Information

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    Jim Caruso
    404.788.0188
    Jim [at] MediaFirst [dot] net

    Becky Boyd
    770.642.2080 x 214
    Becky [at] MediaFirst [dot] net