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Drupal - The Invdev Story

The history of Invdev is intricately intertwined with the evolution of Drupal, a powerful open-source content management system that has transformed the way websites are built and managed. Invdev’s remarkable journey in the Drupal ecosystem began in 2006 and has been marked by significant contributions, pivotal moments, and a commitment to excellence.

In 2007, the world of Drupal was a far cry from what it is today. Invdev took its first steps into the Drupal community by attending one of the inaugural DrupalCon events in Barcelona. At that time, the event was attended by just 430 enthusiasts, a huge contrast to the thousands who flock to DrupalCon today. It was here that Invdev’s dedication to Drupal began, setting the stage for the years to come.

In 2007, Invdev sponsored the first-ever Quality Assurance (QA) server for the Drupal Association. This pivotal contribution laid the groundwork for ensuring the quality and reliability of Drupal, a system that has since become a cornerstone for countless websites around the world.

Fast forward to 2009, at DrupalCon in Paris, where Inv Groups CEO, Fintan Galvin and senior Drupal architect and developer, John Morahan, played a pivotal role in convincing none other than Drupal’s founder, Dries Buytaert, and other senior Drupal leaders to incorporate RDFa into Drupal. This marked a significant step in the evolution of Drupal.

Pictured from left to right:

Google and’s Dan Brickley
Inv Group CEO Fin Galvin
Invdev senior developer John Morahan
Acquia’s Stephane Corlosquet
Drupal & Acquia founder Dries Buytaert
📸 by Invdev CTO Jonnie Russell

The teams at Invdev have continued to be at the forefront of Drupal development, leading the sponsorship and maintenance of several well-known Drupal projects and functional enhancements that have not only benefited Invdev but have also enriched the entire Drupal community.

Can you spot Inv Groups CEO, Fintan Galvin, and the senior Drupal architect and developer, John Morahan in the 2007 DrupalCon meetup in Barcelona?
DrupalCon 2009, Paris. At this meeting, the group pictured here decided to put RDFa into Drupal. (from left to right: Google and's Dan Brickley, Inv Group CEO Fin Galvin, Invdev senior developer John Morahan, unknown, Acquia's Stephane Corlosquet, Drupal & Acquia founder Dries Buytaert)
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Invdev’s commitment to innovation extends beyond code and into the realm of social responsibility. The company has been actively collaborating with Invuse and the LocalGov Drupal initiative to deliver cost-effective web development solutions for local authorities across the UK. A recent highlight of this collaboration was with Elmbridge Borough Council, where Invdev’s expertise and Drupal solutions have paved the way for more accessible and efficient digital services for the local community.

As we look to the future, it’s clear that Invdev’s journey with Drupal is far from over. Their dedication, innovation, and contributions have not only shaped their own success but have also left an indelible mark on the broader Drupal community.

From humble beginnings in Barcelona to influencing key decisions in Drupal’s development, Invdev’s story is one of continuous growth and excellence.

In the world of Drupal, Invdev’s story is a testament to the power of commitment, innovation, and collaboration. It’s a story that continues to evolve, with new chapters waiting to be written as Invdev remains dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in the Drupal ecosystem.

Up next - Invdev and Amazon Web Services (AWS)

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