Here we have the obligatory last post of 2008. The lists of things that changed this year could fill volumes. Waiting for the fireworks last year, in a house with no blinds on the windows, we were just getting started on the new adventure. Quite an adventure it has been too.
Starting a new Drupal consultancy at the beginning of the year. Getting more involved in the Drupal community and wrapping up the winter with a visit to Boston for my first Drupalcon. Even a few months in Drupalcon was a chance to renew friendships and make many new friends.
After a winter of travel and coming home to Idaho we came home and got down to work. Several projects cranked out and lots of Drupaling later it came time for a summer of travel. From Oregon to Maryland the trips were great. Once again it seemed everywhere I landed the topic of conversation was Drupal. One of the highlights was spending hours manning the Drupal booth at OSCON with Kieran, who would soon become a colleague at Acquia though that wasn't to come till a little later.
The week at OSCON happened to coincide with getting my first look at the Acquia Network. Sitting in the gazebo at the hotel on wireless and Skype I ran through the Acquia Network and definitely liked what I saw. What none of us knew at the time was a little over a month later I'd sign the offer letter joining the Acquia team. Joining a high functioning startup filled with bright folks is like jumping on a treadmill cranked up to full speed. From there the speed only increased.