Tom Grandy on Backdrop, Drupal, and Education

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13
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Summary

In this episode, Matthew Tift talks with Tom Grandy, who oversees websites for 23 school districts. Tom describes himself as a journalist, a teacher, and a non-coder who helps out with documentation and marketing for Backdrop. He describes his experiences using proprietary software, finding Drupal, his involvement with Backdrop, and the challenges of using free software in K-12 education. Tom shares why people working in schools make decisions about technology most often based on cost, but that he believes we should also considers software licenses, communities, and other more philosophical factors.

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The theme music used in this episode comes from the Open Goldberg Variations.

This episode is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.