Holla! I’m really excited and somewhat perplexed that no Drupalista started a group to focus on Drupal for State and Federal agencies / Government. Now that this group has been approved, I’m super excited to meet fellow Drup’s who are deploying Drupal at the State and Federal level!
First and foremost, if you are looking to deploy Drupal at a local / municipal level, you should check out http://groups.drupal.org/local-government .
Otherwise, let me provide a bit of background on why I decided to form this group. After three years, I once again find myself at the New York State Senate. Unlike last time, I now work for the Senate Majority Leader Malcom A. Smith and in the office of the CIO (aka Andrew Hoppin of Civicspace and Trellon fame). My first task, as the office’s inhouse technologist/druaplista, is it to work with an outside vendor to convert our preexisting site into Drupal. As we are less than a month from deployment, I wanted to find other Drupalistas who are working within State / Federal organizations to discuss best practices, collaborative development and shared resources.
When you join this group, please state why you’re here and introduce yourself to the rest of the community.
Btw, what do you think of the hash/tag #Drupal4gov?
ps – please don’t judge me for also being a tumblr user. can’t we all just get along?