Drupal is Open Source software for building really powerful websites, from informational "brochure" sites to e-commerce to engaging social applications (make your own Facebook!).
Drupal is used by...
- Small businesses
- Government (see whitehouse.gov!)
- Large enterprises
What's the Drupal "community"?
Unlike similar "closed source" software, Drupal has a community side which is made up of the people who build Drupal, talk about it, teach others about it, and more.
We are those people in Southeastern Wisconsin :-)
What do we do at Drupal414?
For the most part, we get together once a month for a Meetup. At our meetups, there's usually a presentation and there's always amazing food! Besides the presentation, there's the opportunity to be social, network and get help solving problems.
We also frequently have a "co-working" session before the meetup where we sit at a table together and work on Drupal stuff, so we can ask for more in-depth help or just see what other people are working on.
And relatively infrequently we'll get together for a few hours on the weekend to do a more in-depth project called a "sprint" where we collaborate to improve some part of Drupal or Drupal-related technology.