Open Y: One Digital Platform for all YMCAs [November 30, 2016]

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The YMCA faces the same challenges as most organizations with decentralized and fragmented digital ecosystems. To streamline resources and deliver on its philanthropic goals, the YMCA Twin Cities partnered with FFW—a digital agency and Acquia Preferred Partner - to build OpenY.

Open Y is an open source initiative to bring digital transformation and unity to the YMCA. Based on the philosophy that collaboration drives innovation and impact, Open Y brings together a community of YMCAs and digital partners to provide a common digital vision for the 160-year-old YMCA brand.

Join the project’s innovators—from both YMCA Twin Cities and FFW—to learn about:
• How OpenY aligns talents, saves money and delivers better experiences for YMCAs across the US and internationally
• Why YMCA Twin Cities chose Drupal 8 to be the foundation for OpenY
• The future vision for and what it means for other organizations that want to implement similar platforms


Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as Drupal developer at Symetris.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.