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What does BlackMesh do and how do you work with Drupal?

BlackMesh ( is a Managed Hosting Provider so we work alongside Drupal.  We provide robust infrastructure, scalability, and optimization to our customers so they can focus only on their Drupal code and we take care of everything else.

Founded in 2003 and headquartered in Herndon, Va., BlackMesh is an award-winning provider of information technology solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. BlackMesh specializes in the design, deployment, and administration of robust, innovative managed hosting and managed services in both off-site and on-site locations. Combining powerful, high-performance technologies with world-class service and support, BlackMesh provides its customers with the tools they need to lower costs, accelerate growth, increase agility and improve efficiency. For more information, visit

How did you first get involved in Drupal development?

Over two years ago we had some new clients struggling with Drupal performance so we started to investigate Drupal.  We were able to solve the performance, and in the process of learning about Drupal we very impressed with both the platform and the community.  At that time, we moved all of our corporate sites to Drupal, started referring clients to Drupal, and joined the Drupal community.

Being local to DC, what advice do you have for other Drupalers coming to the city?

Washington DC is a unique city and I would recommend everyone take a few moments while you are here to see what makes our nation’s capital special—the monuments, the museums, the Capital and the White House, the history.

What are you most looking forward to at DrupalCon DC?

Meeting new people and learning what people are accomplishing with Drupal.  Conferences like DrupalCon always reenergize me, and I hope others will leave DrupalCon DC with news ideas and energy to accomplish their goals.