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October 4, 2012 No Comments


ATLANTA, GA — (Marketwire) — 09/27/12 — The Atlanta Drupal Business Summit, to be held October 26, will be discussing how to unlock mobile for online success. The Atlanta Drupal Business Summit takes place at the Cobb Galleria on Friday, October 26, from 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM. This event brings together business leaders and technology strategists to discuss business solutions built with Drupal and sharing real-world examples, lessons learned and best practices. Among the featured examples is, the first state portal in the country to be powered by Drupal, which runs websites for both the White House and US House of Representatives and will save about $4.6 million.

The conference will also feature afternoon Peer-to-Peer Networking Breakout Sessions and a Cocktail Reception immediately after the event. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. To register for this free conference, visit:

“Drupal is the leading open source content management platform for business benefits, rapid technology advancement and long-term ROI,” says Jim Caruso, CEO of MediaFirst and an avid Drupal Association member. “Attending this event is an easy, local way to learn the value of Drupal as a go-to platform for business.”

Josh Clark is a popular speaker, mobile web designer and author of numerous books on mobile apps. He even created a very popular running program, “Couch-to-5K,” (C25K) that helped millions of people take up jogging. Josh’s talk, titled, “The Seven Deadly Myths of Mobile,” will explain the difficult craft of designing simple interfaces for complex mobile apps, and will share techniques for future-friendly mobile efforts while debunking seven stubborn mobile myths. Attendees will learn why smart approaches to content management systems and publishing tools are the key to unlocking multi-device magic and how to overcome the challenges of mobile for content workflow, storage, and transport.

Other speakers and their topics at the Atlanta Drupal Business Summit include:

  • Adam Rosenkoetter, CTO, LifeAlly & Principal, SolDesign Company: A Custom Application for Better Living
  • Tim Bertrand, VP, Worldwide Sales, Acquia: Conquering the Giants: How Drupal Is Prevailing Across the Global 2000
  • Nikhil Deshpande, Director, GeorgiaGov Interactive: The GeorgiaGov Story
  • Brian Danin, Digital Media Group: Using Drupal at Georgia Tech to Power Multi-media Communications

The website infrastructure supports more than 115 state agencies and now features friendlier navigation, greater usability and more robust search functionality. Web traffic averages 1.2 million page views a month. Citizens gain consistency in layout, designs, and user experience while State agencies can implement brand customization.

About MediaFirst
MediaFirst is a full-service, marketing services firm that grows your business via inbound marketing, PR, social media, and websites for lead generation. The staff excels at understanding, and communicating your value proposition, for even the most complex sale. Account teams write in the authentic language of the customer. Experienced staff provide great marketing strategy, brand positioning, public relations, etc. that convert directly to your success. The firm’s record includes increasing company valuation; empowering venture funding; generating leads; and expanding targeted audiences of prospects, customers, analysts, employees, allies, investors, and the media. Clients often combine services for high-visibility speaking opportunities, industry analyst praise, great media coverage, and notable industry awards. For more information, visit us on the web at

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