During this year’s Drupal-Con Baltimore, I was honored to be the keynote speaker at the Baltimore
Higher Education Summit. During the speech, I touched the thesis for my recently published dissertation
entitled “Motivations in open-source development: A quantitative study on Drupal in academia”,
published in the Capella Research Journal. This was the first dissertation manuscript to ever be
published in any academic journal specifically focused on Drupal, and the first major dissertation study
on the Drupal development community.