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Drupal for Your Country

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, November 25 2009

Here's an intriguing job opening. Rock Creek Strategic Marketing is the web firm that the Obama White House has been working with to, when the need arises, supplement its new media team that consists of eight or so political appointees. The firm, according to Dow Jones, is currently working with the White House to build out certain areas of the Obama Administration's core capabilities, like generating a Spanish-language version of WhiteHouse.gov. But more than that, what catches the eye is that Rock Creek also happens right now to be in the market for a programmer who has both (a) considerable Drupal chops and (b) a clean enough nose to qualify for U.S. government security clearance:

Rock Creek Strategic Marketing...seeks a website developer to perform ongoing development and integration tasks for an on-site position in the DC metro area. In this position, you will work directly with the client to gather information, requirements, and enhance the website. Work will primarily focus on the Drupal CMS ranging from module development to front-end coding and posting of content. The position will also involve interaction with the open source community.

Or, in other words, there's a very good chance that what we're looking at here is an open call for someone to serve in the capacity of first ever Drupaler of the United States.