The Power of the Users Group (and open source software)

James Michael-Hill, Web/Database Manager for the Utilities Telecom Council, posted a note to the Avectra Users Group, explaining how he has built a utility for allowing Avectra's netForum to communicate with Drupal, an open source content management system.

This is very cool for a couple of reasons:

  1. Because James is part of the Avectra users group, he let the group know he had built these tools.
  2. Because Drupal is an open source CMS, he posted the tools to the Drupal website so that users can download the code that he wrote.

Kudos to James for sharing this. It's what makes Users Group and open source software so powerful.

Full disclosure: EDM is an independent third-party consulting firm. This means we have no financial relationship with any of the vendors mentioned in this blog. We provide unbiased opinions on what we see.

About Wes Trochlil

For over 30 years, Wes has worked in and with dozens of associations and membership organizations throughout the US, ranging in size from zero staff (all-volunteer) to over 700. In that time Wes has provided a range of consulting services, from general consulting on data management issues to full-scale, association-wide selection and implementation of association management systems.

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