Robert Douglass

Job title: 
Open Source Software Specialist and Strategist
Robert Douglass

Robert has worked with Drupal, full-time, since 2004. He wrote the first book that was published about Drupal ("Building Online Communities with Drupal, phpBB and Wordpress"), has been the technical editor of all three editions of "Pro Drupal Development", was a contributing author to “The Definitive Guide to Drupal 7”, and contributed to "Building e-commerce Sites with Drupal Commerce Cookbook".

Robert was one of the first members of the Drupal Association General Assembly, a position he held from 2006 to 2011. In 2008 he co-founded the Drupal-Initiative, Germany's non-profit for the promotion of Drupal. After 2-year tenure as the Vice President of that organization, he helped coordinate the election of a new Board and handed over control in 2010.

As a developer he is best known for his contributions to the Memcache and Solr modules.

Session title: 
Identify and sieze the next Drupal opportunities
Session summary: 

The Drop is always moving, which means that the people who use Drupal for fun and profit need to keep moving too. The skills that make you a superstar today may not be relevant tomorrow, and your current business strategy might be on the way out. This session will focus on identifying the big opportunities that Drupal offers.

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