On this day, back in March 22nd, 2007, the Open Source CMS Summit that I helped organize was taking place in Sunnyvale at the Yahoo campus. While we had some participation from other communities, the core of it was the Drupal community I was part of.
me with crazy hair and @jlambert
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This was a tough time for me. I had a lot of different things going on. I didn’t do a good job of delegating or asking for help, and organizing this event pretty much burnt me out. I never really recovered, and I think it was the last Drupal event I organized.
Acquia was founded at OSCMS:
In March of 2007, I flew from Belgium to California to attend Yahoo’s Open Source CMS Summit, where I also helped host DrupalCon Sunnyvale. It was at DrupalCon Sunnyvale where Jay first introduced himself to me. He explained that he was interested in building a company that could provide enterprise organizations supplementary services and support for a number of open source projects, including Drupal and Apache Solr. Initially, I was hesitant to meet with Jay. I was focused on getting Drupal 5 released, and I wasn’t ready to start a company until I finished my PhD. Eventually I agreed to breakfast. Acquia’s First Decade Founding Story
Walkah was there and gave a talk on OpenID. Apparently we were calling this part of the Identity 2.0 movement.
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