Umbraco Gold Partner - What it means to us
It was the end of November 2010, and the days were cold and
dark, work was piling up and we were about to be buried under one
of the worst snow storms for years.
Well what could bring us out of this gloom and despair...
Well, A nice shiny email from the founder of Umbraco, Niels
Hartvig...all glistening in the cold morning gloom...and what, you
may ask, was the email about?
The title certainly woke us up...'Partner News: Introducing the
Gold Partner Program'.&; It got us interested :)
Umbraco Gold Partner I here you say, what's that all
Well admittedly, it sounds a bit 'blingy' (if you're not from the
UK, then this may not mean anything, so think Cristal Champagne, 50
Cent, BA Baracus and Goldfinger rolled into one)
This isn't to say that everyone at the CogWorks has started
wearing open shirts and Gold medallions.&; Far from it.&;
We are all very reserved I think you'll agree :)
But it does mean we can now offer a range of features, services
and support to anyone and everyone who would like to use Umbraco as
their chosen CMS, and lets face it, why wouldn't you?
The Gold Partner program includes access to the Umbraco Complete
package including Courier, Concierge and Contour and a guaranteed
24 hour response time allowing us to escalate issues to the core
However not only can we offer these excellent features, but we
are now, with our licence fee, helping to make Umbraco better for
everybody who uses it.
The fee goes directly to paying for development and bug fixing
of the software itself, so whilst we are always looking to improve
Umbraco with our own code submits to the source, we are now
directly supporting development of the software itself.
So not only do we now create and host the Umbraco UK
Festival, the regular monthly Umbraco
London Meetup, organised and hosted the Umbraco 5th
Birthday celebrations and created the new Umbraco installer
process, we now are directly funding development of the
Not a bad demonstration of our commitment to Umbraco and our aim
to become the number 1 provider of Umbraco design, development,
integration and other related services in the UK and beyond.
So as you can see...even the darkest, coldest days have a nice
goldy shimmery light at the end of the tunnel :)