Drupal Association Launches New Partner Program

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Technology partner program aims to advance Drupal integration with ISV, tools & services ecosystem.

Today at DrupalCon Prague the Drupal Association, the nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the Drupal open source project flourish, announced the launch of its new Technology Partner Program. The program is designed for software, tools and service providers who wish to engage the Drupal community and provide education about capabilities, integrations, and potential collaboration opportunities. In turn, Drupal developers, site builders, shops and agencies can extend their skills and web development knowledge base.

"Many of our customers run Drupal sites and everybody wins when the Drupal content management system, our CRM software and other software and tools all work together seamlessly," said John Mertic, Community Manager at Sugar CRM, which is a launch partner for the new program. "Drupal is one of the most robust, widely-used and feature-rich content management systems available and we’re very excited to engage with this great community."

In addition to Sugar CRM, inaugural Technology Partners include Cloud Troopers, Janrain, JetBrains, LingoTek, Microsoft and Verbatim Solutions. Fees from the program financially support the Drupal.org Tech Team, which is working to make significant improvements to the Drupal.org site. Drupal.org is the "community home" for the Project and is hosted and maintained by the Drupal Association.

Technology Partner Program benefits are designed to help partners engage the community in ways that are educational and supportive. Through the program, partners will interact with the community on Drupal.org, at DrupalCons, and through Drupal Association community communications like the newsletter and webinar program.

"Many Drupal websites today involve entire ecosystems of software, services and tools that come from various vendors and organizations," said Megan Sanicki, Associate Director of the Drupal Association. "The more pre-built integrations that exist throughout these ecosystems, the simpler it will be to develop, build and deploy Drupal sites to meet any requirement."

For more information about the Drupal Association and the Technology Partner Program, please visit: https://association.drupal.org/technology-partners.

About The Drupal Association

The Drupal Association is dedicated to helping the open source Drupal CMS project flourish. Drupal powers millions of websites and software applications, from personal blogs to the largest enterprises, media publishers, universites and government agencies, including The Economist, Examiner.com and White House websites. Drupal is constantly being improved by a community of people in 228 countries, speaking 181 languages. The Drupal Association provides the support, infrastructure and funding to grow the Drupal community, help with online collaboration at http://drupal.org, and produce and host DrupalCon events and other events around the world. Funds to support these programs come from memberships, sponsorships and donations. To learn more about the Drupal Association, the Drupal Project, and how to get involved and contribute, visit https://association.drupal.org/.

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