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Why We're Excited for DrupalCon and Drupal's Future

Hey, Nice Nodes!We've been DrupalCon participants for a while now, going back to our first participation at DrupalCon Washington DC in 2009. Since then, Drupal's growth and the growth of this event have been exciting to watch, and we're thrilled to have our biggest participation ever in the event this year.

We'll have 13 of our web developers and senior strategists attending. We're a Platinum Sponsor – and perhaps most importantly – we'll be debuting new, freshly minted "Nice Nodes" T-shirts along with "Nice Nodes" stickers.

As Drupal has grown in maturity and capability, it's become a permanent fixture around the web. Over 150 government websites are now using the platform. The developer community is arguably the largest and most active open-source publishing project out there, and Drupal adoption is growing faster than the likes of Joomla and Plone. And I think things are just warming up.

As I look forward to DrupalCon next week, I'm particularly optimistic for Drupal's future because it's a system that isn't just a collaborative publishing and management system. It's a platform that unifies communications, content, and people across enterprises and across the web. I look at the HTML 5, Services, and Mobile Initiatives in the works for Drupal 8, and believe that Drupal is well positioned to keep its leadership position as we move into the mobile, cloud-based world of tomorrow's information systems.

So if you're going to be in Denver next week, please stop by and see us at our booth. And come hear what we're up to with mobile and Drupal during Thursday's "Drupal Means Business Event," where Senior Programmer Aaron Zinck and I will be presenting "Drupal on the Go: 3 Keys to Low-Cost Mobile."

Let us know if you are coming, and we'll save a Nice Nodes t-shirt or sticker sheet for you. See you in Denver!