On January 1st, 2006, Matt Westgate and I announced our new company by launching a website at Lullabot.com. That was 10 years ago today.
Over the past 10 years, we've worked with a long list of amazing clients on a long list of amazing projects. We've run workshops, and we've recorded podcasts and training videos. We've run conferences. We've written books. We've written and contributed a lot of Drupal code, modules, and themes. We printed up a ton of Lullabot t-shirts, stickers, and temporary tattoos (which people promptly affixed to their children). We've had legendary parties. We've met lots of great people. We've trained thousands of Drupal developers. We launched Drupalize.Me and grew it into its own company. We've delved deeply into decoupled Drupal sites and built expertise in React, Node.js, and mobile and connected-television development. We received the highest rating on Clutch's worldwide list of development companies. We created a video delivery platform called Videola (which kind of flopped… but we learned a lot!). We created a cool business-card app called Shoot. More recently, we've launched a new product for website testing called Tugboat.
Most importantly: we've built an amazing team of talented developers, designers, project managers, management, and admin staff. We've grown to over 60 people and we still feel like we've got much of the culture, participation, and collaborative spirit that marked our early years. Our team is dedicated, happy, hardworking, and they encourage each other to grow and become the best of themselves. I am so grateful to these people for helping us to build Lullabot. We feel a tremendous responsibility to our team and we are dedicated to be as good to them as they've been to us.
Over the next few weeks, we'll be posting a series of articles talking about Lullabot's conception and growth over the past 10 years, the technological changes that we've seen, changes in Drupal and the web/mobile, and what it's been like to work as a distributed company.
We'll keep this post short today though, because we know you're probably tired and/or hung-over from ringing in the new year. But check back on Monday as The Lullabot Anniversary Series begins.