As some of you might already know we have been holding classes in our office to teach our new guys the ins and outs of Drupal. After a short time we had reached a crossroad of sorts though - and a decision needed to be made.
Yesterday was spent moving an old client's Lotus Notes based intranet (I use that term loosely) over to Drupal. Actually the entire last 2 weeks have been focused on this to some extent, but yesterday was spent primarily bringing across a significant part of the old data.
Drupal has won the Packt Publishing 2008 Open Source CMS Award, Overall and in the PHP category!
Drupal has won the Overall award two years in a row, and The Worx Company is excited to be working with it. The attraction to Drupal from our perspective, is that it is not only a great content management system for clients who need the basic functionality to manage their own sites, but it is an excellent development platform.
One of the really amazing advantages to being in Oklahoma is the fact that we get to learn everything about building a Drupal Community for ourselves. Of course, that's also one of the bad things about being in Oklahoma, but I'm feeling "glass half full" today. One of our basic principles as a company is "education". There's a lot of really important points to make here, but the two I'm going to focus in on are the facts that:
Kris has been busier last week than any other week I can remember in the recent past. The Worx Company has been involved in the Oklahoma State Chamber of Commerce this past year, working with them to get several websites up in Drupal. There are several branches of the Chamber, I've learned, and we are working on two branches and the main Chamber of Commerce website. Ultimately, the goal is to get their web manager fully trained in Drupal, so they will be self sufficient, and will be able to manage all of their websites.