Product managing an open source distribution
Dave Greenberg is a core developer of the CiviCRM project, which is a free and open source Constituent Relationship Management solution for Drupal & Joomla. He talks about some of the main features of CiviCRM such as:
Online fundraising and donor management Case management for clients and constituents Online event registration and participant tracking Online signup and membership management Personalized email blasts and newsletters Report generation and template management
Greenberg also talks about CiviCRM’s integration with Drupal and how it can expose events, contributions and membership to the Drupal front-end as well as how it’s possible to pass the user’s activity on the Drupal website back into the CiviCRM database. He also talks about some of the most common use cases and types of organizations are using CiviCRM, as well as how he first got involved with the project.
Moshe Weizman is Acquia’s Director of Research and Development in the Office of the CTO. Over the years, he’s built many of the development tools that have been instrumental in Drupal’s growth and success. Now, alongside his ongoing contributions to Drupal itself, he works with Acquia’s product teams from conception, through architecture and prototyping, to helping coordinate ongoing development.
Moshe is Drupal.org user number 23 and submitted his first patch to the Drupal project in October 2001, about nine months after it had been open sourced. He’s taken his Drupal activities from a hobby, to a "nights and weekends" secondary income, to a full time occupation since 2007. Moshe joined Acquia in 2011. This interview was recorded in 2012.