Partners

Companies and organizations we’ve partnered with to provide comprehensive products and services.

Drupal.org

When it comes to our place in the Drupal community, the language we speak is contribution (which includes code as well as collaboration), and we’re proud to be an organizational member of the Drupal Association.

We’re involved on a lot of levels of the Drupal organization, from serving on the international Drupal Association Board of Directors and the local Downtown Drupal and LA Drupal Association to various volunteer positions on the Drupal.org documentation team and the webmaster teams for Drupal.org and groups.drupal.org.

Our other contributions include helping organize local Drupal user group meetings and regional Drupal conferences to being core contributors to the Drupal software project itself. The number of contributed projects on Drupal.org that we maintain or otherwise to contribute are numerous and counting.

RightScale

RightScale is a cloud computing management platform for managing cloud infrastructure and deployments. Some of the biggest names in the business are managed using RightScale’s tools, including American Girl, PBS and Zynga.

Exaltation of Larks is working with RightScale to make Drupal highly available and scalable on Amazon, Rackspace, Eucalyptus and CloudStack infrastructure. We’re dedicated to high performance Drupal and highly repeatable change management practices and are proud to be a RightScale technology partner.

Droplabs

Droplabs Los Angeles Although much of our team is in and around Los Angeles, Exaltation of Larks is a virtual company due to the geographical challenges unique to Los Angeles. When we do get together, you’ll often find us at Droplabs working, whiteboarding and problem-solving, offering our public Drupal classes, and teaching and learning from the larger Los Angeles Drupal community during Drupal meetups and other events.

Droplabs is a collaborative Drupal event and coworking space in Downtown Los Angeles. Created in 2011 by LA Drupal members for the LA Drupal community, we are focused on serving the greater LA Drupal community, enriching the Drupal skills and lives of its members, and bringing joy to our Drupal practice. Our founders represent several local area businesses that have deep roots in the Drupal and open source communities.

We’ve been open to the public since May, 2011, and the use of our equipment and facilities, including conference room, tables and chairs, is free until our official launch. See http://groups.drupal.org/node/145934 for more details about our open beta period and http://droplabs.net/prices for our list of free amenities and member perks, including our high-speed WiFi, an espresso machine, printer and scanner services, and more.

Droplabs is the host of the monthly Downtown LA Drupal meetups, LA Drupal’s weekly Pro Drupal 7 Development book study group and special events including the Varnish 3 Release Party, a Leave GoDaddy Day workshop and LA Drupal’s job fairs. To learn more about Droplabs, follow @Droplabs on Twitter, sign up at Meetup.com/Droplabs or like DroplabsLA on Facebook!

In simplest terms, Droplabs is home to to our Los Angeles office and training center and is our favorite Drupal community hangout.

Build a Module.com

Build a Module.com For our mentored training program, we’ve partnered with Build a Module.com as registered mentoring trainers and use Build a Module’s extensive video library of high quality Drupal training videos.

Our mentored trainings are provided both online and in-person at our training locations throughout the United States.

Commerce Guys

Commerce Guys is a leading e-commerce company working with Drupal, the powerful web framework and content management system that we use for the majority of our projects.

I worked with Christefano and Exaltation of Larks on a large Drupal deployment for a kid oriented social gaming website. The project was a monumental effort that really paid off and benefited from their planning, their ability to pull in the right development partners, and their attention to detail.

I’d work with them again and to this day refer people to them needing a company with domain experience in websites for children or with other sensitive privacy needs.”

Ryan Szrama, Commerce Guy and Drupal Commerce Project Lead (May 22, 2010)

Exaltation of Larks has been a Commerce Guys partner since 2010.

Chapter Three

Chapter Three, the Drupal experts in San Francisco, California, is known for producing world-class websites, trainings and events.



We’ve partnered with Chapter Three and offer their classroom-tested curriculum for the trainings we provide, including Drupal in a Day, Site Building with Drupal, Drupal Module Development and Development Best Practices.

Acquia

Acquia is a commercial open source software company that specializes in services, products and technical support for Drupal.

We offer integration consulting with Acquia’s services, including Drupal Gardens, Acquia Commons, Managed Cloud, Acquia Dev Cloud and Acquia Search.

Christefano is one of the most talented web developers I know. I have attended many Drupal meet-ups that Christefano either organized or presented at, and he has a knack for answering the toughest questions and is consistently the smartest person in the room. In addition, Christefano is very personable and has the ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to audiences with varying technical backgrounds.

I had the unique opportunity of building on top of an application that Christefano’s team engineered, and I was both amazed and humbled by the technological accomplishments of the software. Specifically, his team integrated a biometrics login system into Drupal in an elegant and stable manner thus proving his ability to push web technologies to new levels. In addition to his technical know-how, Christefano’s track record shows him to be a talented systems architect with great vision to accomplish the goals of a project.

When selecting a developer to build an application, it is difficult to find someone who not only has technical expertise but also the ability to view a project from a high level and effectively communicate direction and ideas. Because Christefano possesses this unique set of qualities, I strongly recommend him for work on any web development project.”

Chris Pliakas, Solutions Engineer at Acquia (June 13, 2010)

Exaltation of Larks has been working with Acquia and Acquia clients since 2010.

Virtualmin, Inc.

Virtualmin is a domain hosting and website control panel that enables the creation and management of domains and servers.



Exaltation of Larks is an active Virtualmin supporter and has been offering free workshops and presentations on Virtualmin since 2009. We are currently working with Virtualmin, inc. to develop tools for Drupal development and deployment.