Certified to Rock's Drupal Groupies - August 2011
With the recent acquisition of GVS by Acquia many people are curious what will happen to Certified to Rock. Acquia has long been thinking about certifications and how to do them well in the Drupal community. But there was a clear sense by those involved in Certified to Rock that CTR would best be served by remaining an independent project. You may have noticed that the site design changed a little bit. We removed all GVS branding from the site and are instituting a program of "Groupies" to support the site.
Our philosophy is strong: the entire Drupal community is rock-stars and the folks working on this site are your groupies. At the same time as providing a means of certification, this site is meant to encourage and promote the best elements of the Drupal community.
So, who are these groupies?
Currently they are:
The oath of the groupies
All groupies agree that they will:
- Keep the secret part secret for the rest of your life—the secrecy is a feature, not a bug. If you ask a groupie about the CTR secrets, they will try not to reveal information. If you catch them revealing teh secrets, let us know. That'll earn them bus-bathroom-cleaning duty for a month!
- Improve CTR in ways that support and improve the Drupal project.
- Once a groupie, always a groupie - even if their interest (and vote, it's a do-ocracy after all) diminishes folks remain CTR groupies forever.
Seeking additional groupies
The current set of groupies has a mix of development, design, certification, and of course, Drupal community experience. We need more of that. In particular, if you want to work on building an embeddable widget, expanding the algorithm to be more accurate, work on scalable scraping and data processing, and you are willing to agree to the oath then let us know.
New groupies will be admitted based on very important scientific process that mixes tea leaf analysis, Turkish coffee readings, and propensity towards getting shit done.
Do you want to become a CTR groupie? Are you familiar with the Drupal community, issues around certification, and have some free time to contribute? Contact us.