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.
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.
Oklahoma is a pretty small environment in which to run a Web Design & Development shop. Having been around in some form for the last 25 years gives us an edge in that department as we have lots of history, and track record to fall back upon, but that doesn't mean that some of our competitors don't do equally well. The difference, I think, is how we go about keeping our customers.