At Drupalcamp North West it hit me that we don't actually see other Drupal companies as much we should outside of a Drupalcon/camp, so I decided to do something about it.
The first Drupal Social event was Drupal Karting, which saw a few Northern Drupal companies get together on a weekend away from work.
The guys from Livelink were a few seconds a lap quicker than the rest of us, with Jonny Glancy and Richard Lyon leading joint first into the final with Chris Cohen from Tigerfish 3rd and myself and Ashley Wright ending up 4th and 5th.
Are you driven to learn and help people solve problems? Do you enjoy working with others? We are looking for a creative problem solver to join our Drupal support team. The role involves working with a large and diverse portfolio of Drupal clients helping us to deliver exceptional service.
You will be working directly with many of our clients, responding to support tickets and helping them with their web based issues. It's essential you are confident and skilled in working with people both face to face and over the phone, as this role is driven by problem solving, but the essence of it lies in customer service.
We have agreed and completed an acquisition of fellow UK North West based Drupal agency Leafish.
This latest move marks the culmination of a significant 12 months for Ixis, which has been appointed to the UK government’s G-Cloud I and II procurement programmes and secured significant contracts with the British Council and charities VSO and International Alert.
The deal will see Leafish directors Paul Byrne and Dylan Sides join the company as part of the acquisition to expand our Drupal hosting & development skillset with their combined experience of over 16 years dedicated to Drupal.
Following the successful launch of our public sector open source campaign back in September, we have since been involved in a range of events and activities to build confidence in open source.
We exhibited at Think G Cloud in October, which featured a jam packed day of keynote, workshops and interactive sessions shining the spotlight on the G Cloud procurement framework. Peter Edwards, Digital Manager at the British Council spoke on the Q & A Panel for suppliers and buyers, sharing his experiences of procurement via the G Cloud framework.
Ixis are delighted to be sponsoring the forthcoming DrupalCamp North West, which is being held at Salford University’s business school at MediaCity UK.
The event is the brainchild of the North West Drupal User Group, bringing together developers, themers and those using, or interested in, Drupal and will be held on 23-25 November.
Friday is entitled Drupal Means Business - giving delegates and businesses the opportunity to network with potential partners and learn from enthusiasts in the digital industry. The business day is aimed at Digital Managers, Marketing Managers and IT Procurement Managers.