Heather James

Manager of Learning Services
Acquia, Inc.

I've worked with Acquia for several years, creating learning content. I earned my Masters of Science focusing on learning and technology to support learning. I work with partners as well as the Learning Services team in delivering the training program across the globe.

When Dries asked at DrupalCon San Francisco: "Has Drupal changed your life?" I was one of the people who stood up. It's an amazing experience, and feel I'm participating in a larger cultural shift which shows the benefits of collaboration and working together. This gives me hope that the world is getting better.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 13:36
After you’ve worked hard on defining your requirements and writing your job description, the next thing you want to do is get that posted in as many places as possible where it can be seen by your job seeker. In this series, we're outlining a 5- More...
Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2013 - 10:21
In our previous blog post, we focused on defining your requirements  to help you prepare your job description. To attract the right candidate, you’ll also include the qualifications you require and find ways to portray your company More...
Posted on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 08:10
In order to find candidates to grow your Drupal team, you need to define your requirements. How many people do you need on your team? What skills should each have? How much experience does each need? Read my previous post to lay the foundation for More...
Posted on Friday, November 15, 2013 - 06:53
In order to successfully create a great digital experience with Drupal, you need a great Drupal team. Building a great team requires some thoughtful planning and possibly widening your net a bit. In this blog series, we'll be looking at the 5 Steps More...
Posted on Monday, October 21, 2013 - 06:35
There are some excellent improvements to modeling data in Drupal 8, including a number of new fields. This is going to make it easier to model content in Drupal. Let’s look at the image handling in Drupal 8 and what changes are in store. In this More...
Posted on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 06:51
Sitebuilders will be able to do much more with Drupal 8 right out of the box. There are many excellent enhancements you'll want to know more about. Because new Drupal adopters will have the essential functionality of the most popular contributed More...
Posted on Monday, October 7, 2013 - 08:09
(updated Oct 8- went from 14 contrib modules you don't need to 32! thanks to larowlan, klausi, webchick, swentel, gabor and wim leers for heads-up!) Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll dig into the main Drupal 8 site building tasks and how they’ve More...
Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 06:18
Much of the community is focusing on the improvements to Drupal 8 under the hood. Now, based on modern PHP practices, a standardized framework, and an improved theming system, Drupal 8 brings many enhancements for developers and designers. However, More...
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 06:46
Often community managers are moving between a variety of fractured systems. They might have a community discussion in a forum application, but they need to edit content in a CMS. Recently we completed two live tutorials showing community managers More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 12:42
Today we held Part 3 of our Drupal for Project Manager's course with Amye Scarvada @amye. We focused entirely on issues around launching. This is the project manager's opportunity to stave off any potential disasters at the point of going live. It's More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:03
Today we held part 2 of our Drupal for Project Managers mini-course. Here are the questions Jakub addressed in our interview today. If you missed the session you will be able to watch the recording (recording link coming soon!). Ask your questions More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 13:00
Today we held part 1 of our Drupal for Project Managers mini-course. Here are the questions Adam addressed in our interview today. If you missed the session you will be able to watch the recording (recording link coming soon!). Ask your questions More...
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:09
Are you a project manager working for a company adopting Drupal? Are you new to managing Drupal projects? This course is the right one for you! This course follows the life cycle of a Drupal project from start to finish and back again and is based More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:45
Here are notes from the 2nd class in our Views mini-course. Watch the recording Views Mini-Course, Part II: Creating Flexible Views with Drupal 7. Review the notes and recording from last week. Sign up to Views Mini-Course, Part III: How to More...
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 09:05
I'm delighted to announce that I'm getting my own show at Acquia! *doing tap dance with jazz hands* OK, not a show, more like a virtual classroom! Each Wednesday, I'll be talking you through tutorials to learn Drupal. These will be recorded of More...
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2013 - 08:00
As part 1 of our 3 part mini-course on Views, I've written up the notes for today's session. Update: here is the recording To get the most out of this mini-course, you need to know the following: How to customize content types (add fields); and add More...
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 13:15
We work hard with partners to keep a steady flow of Drupal training events in our calendar to bring Drupal training as close to you as possible. However DrupalCon poses a great opportunity for you to get training on a variety of speciality topics. More...
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 16:37
By Heather James If you're responsible for building and skilling up a team to develop Drupal sites, I'm going to introduce you to three inspiring internship programs you should know about. I'm also going to show you what is working in those programs More...
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 07:26
In my first blog post, I outlined the main sources for fresh news and info about Drupal. In this post, I’ll round up the best blog sources for tutorials in the Drupal community. Great Beginner Blogs Round-up There’s such a large volume of great More...
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 - 05:36
If you’re new to Drupal you maybe haven’t noticed yet. Things more fast in Drupal. One of the mottos is: “The Drop is always moving”. It can be hard to find out what new tools and methods are becoming popular and where the action is. Good thing is, More...

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