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FFW: Our New Digital Agency

May 11, 2015 at 6:18am

Today, I am excited to introduce you to our new digital agency: FFW. Over the past several months, we have been working at Blink Reaction and Propeople to bring the two agencies together under a single unified brand. Through the process, we have reflected on the great successes achieved by the individual agencies throughout our histories. But more importantly, we have come together to define the core vision that will drive our new joint agency into the future.

FFW is a global digital agency built on technology, driven by data, and focused on user experience. We bring together 420 people working across 19 offices in 11 countries, to form a new agency that is a part of the Intellecta Group (listed on the NASDAQ OMX).

We find ourselves in a unique position in the digital agency marketplace as recognized technology experts that also excel in data-driven digital strategy and creative work.

No other agency understands the intersection of technology, strategy and creativity as well as we do.

We are excited to begin a whole new chapter together as FFW. It is a bittersweet moment, as the individual stories of Blink Reaction and Propeople come to an end, but I absolutely can’t wait to see what the future holds for our new agency.


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Blink Reaction and Propeople at Drupalcon Los Angeles

May 7, 2015 at 5:13pm

Drupalcon Los Angeles

Next week, Drupal enthusiasts from around the world will gather in Los Angeles for what is sure to be another fantastic DrupalCon, which we're proud to be supporting as a Diamond sponsor. This year’s conference is especially important to us for a few different reasons. Last month, we announced the opening of our new office in the LA area. We’re very excited to be in beautiful southern California, especially as LA hosts the Drupal community. This also the first major Drupal event since we announced that we are joining forces with Blink Reaction to form the largest Drupal agency in the world.

At DrupalCon, we will reveal to the community our new name and new identity. We look forward to sharing our vision with you, so please stop by booth 300 to say hello. We will have information on our expanded service offerings and chances for you to win some great swag and prizes. You can even sign up early for an entry in our Drupalcon Barcelona sweepstakes. We look forward to seeing all our familiar friends in the Drupal community and making new ones.

In addition to our name reveal, we are excited for our staff members who will be leading DrupalCon trainings and summits, as well as those who will be presenting sessions throughout the week:

Data-Driven Marketing

On Tuesday, May 12, at 10:45am our Chief Strategy & Insights Officer, Gus Murray, will present Enough With The Pretty Brochures, Let’s Start Building Better Business Tools: The Art of Data-Driven Marketing. Gus’s talk will cover how digital insights and personalization are transforming the way organizations can create value from their websites. This session is a must for anyone working with digital marketing or business development.

Symfony2 and Drupal 8 Training

On Monday, May 11 we will have a team leading the training Introduction to Symfony2: Getting Ready for D8. This is an introduction to Symfony2 and will help experienced and new PHP developers understand the power and flexibility of Drupal 8’s new development framework. Space for the training is limited, so make sure to sign up for a spot! This training will also serve as preview of the upcoming free trainings we will offer throughout the rest of the year.

Drupal Business Summit

Also on May 11, Blink Reaction’s Director of Talent Development, John DeSalvo, will be leading the Drupal Business Summit. This one-day event is aimed at business leaders who provide Drupal services. Attendees can participate in peer discussion and networking with other Drupal business executives.

Drupal Sessions

We are proud that five of our sessions  were accepted for DrupalCon LA, ranging in topics and skill level. On Wednesday, May 13th, Yuriy Gerasimov and Andrii Podanenko will hold a session on Multidimensional Testing Workflow Before Merge to Master that will demonstrate the building of an actual site based on the changes of pull request (installation profile vs. pulling live database workflow), running automated phpunit, simpletest, behat tests and much more!

Also on May 13th, Matt Korostoff, will present  I Survived Drupalgeddon: How Hackers Took Over My Site, What I Did About It, And How You Can Stay Safe. This session will be a post-mortem of the Drupalgeddon SQL injection bug  Matt experienced on his personal site. He’ll show you how hackers invaded and how you can defeat a similar attack on your website.

On Thursday, May 14th, we will also present a session on Speeding Up Drupal 8 Development Using the Drupal Console. The Drupal Console is a suite of tools that run on a command line interface (CLI) to generate boilerplate code and interact with a Drupal 8 installation. Jesus Manuel Olivas has been the lead on this project and will be sharing his insights and the latest developments during this session. You don’t want to miss it.

Tess Flynn will present two sessions: Fighting Core FUD: We Need a Contrib Champion on Tuesday, May 12 , where she will discuss the need for a Contrib Champion and how Example Module’s rewrite exposed the need for a new category and initiative to support contrib developers through the dramatic changes coming in Drupal 8. Her other session will be on Capture the (D8) Flag, on Thursday,  May 14, where she’ll discuss tasks, challenges and choices that you’ll encounter when porting your module to Drupal 8.  

We Want to Meet You!

If you’re attending DrupalCon and want to schedule some time to talk to us one-on-one, make sure to drop us a line. We’ll be showcasing the services of our new agency as well as looking to add to our already incredible pool of Drupal talent. See you soon!

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