Posted on Sunday, August 28, 2011 - 11:28
By Heather James
Confession: I'm not a coder, and I love code sprints. Previously, I wrote about how Awesome BoFs are, but really, the best part of DrupalCon is: The Code Sprint. And London's was a great example. Here's why: the context, the space
Posted on Monday, July 18, 2011 - 17:13
By Heather James
Thursday, July 21st, Jacob Singh is hosting two call-in webinars at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. EDT with special guests from the Drupal community with backgrounds from Java to front-end development. You can listen as this panel of experienced
Posted on Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 11:30
Drupal is powerful, it's undeniable. What's worrying is that you can get pretty far without understanding much about web development. This poses some challenges for novice web developers.
By simply installing the Acquia Dev Desktop you can
Posted on Friday, March 25, 2011 - 12:25
Author: Heather James @learningdrupal
This is the first in a series of podcasts where I'll be talking to people who have converted to using Drupal. I've chosen to name it to 'Drupal Adapter' to extend the notion of plugging into Drupal from another
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 07:00
Drupal is growing!
At Acquia, we're very proud of Drupal's growth, however, it does mean that companies and organizations are challenged to build their teams. We're excited that we can offer such great news to those who are anxious about finding
Posted on Monday, January 31, 2011 - 11:26
Do you have a site which is 2 years old, and you’re not sure if your site is ready to upgrade? We can help. Our team will deliver a course on upgrading Drupal, the day before DrupalCon. In the day long course, you’ll get expert advice and feedback
Posted on Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 13:25
Lynda.com has just announced three new training courses...
Drupal Gardens Essential Training course, Drupal 7 Essential Training Course, and Drupal 7 New Features.
You can have a peek yourself using this Free 24 hour pass to lynda.com. It's great
Posted on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 - 07:24
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Wanna come to a BoF about BoFs?
Birds of a Feather, has such a nice ring to it. This way of self-organizing allows people of like minds to flock together in their motley way spontaneously sprung from the
Posted on Friday, December 10, 2010 - 06:10
I wanted to show how so-called "non-coders" can make significant contributions to the Drupal project. Probably the quickest way to make friends with a module maintainer is to help out in the issue queue. You can also help out with triage on some of
Posted on Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 05:36
Drupal 7 RC 1 needs testers. And now more than ever, your favorite modules need testing too. As Moshe wrote yesterday, they're here to collect on the D7CX pledge. This is a great way that a new Drupal user can make a significant contribution, and
Posted on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 - 11:45
We had 226 respondents to a survey about roles in the Drupal community. Though we pilot tested the survey and honed down the questions, the findings were inconclusive, though we could draw one result. Apparently we use terms like "themer" or "module
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2010 - 07:55
Yesterday, I listened as Tom gave a quick introduction of the suite of modules maintained by LevelTen. I left like I was watching some mad ninja SEO tricks. I got educated!
Maybe you all already knew about this stuff. To me, this is like magic. I
Posted on Monday, October 11, 2010 - 09:53
Though it's not always a linear process, hopefully with training, we can make the learning process a bit smoother for you, by connecting you to development expertise.
Especially for those who are new to it, learning Drupal is also a series of
Posted on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 - 08:33
At DrupalCon, Barry Madore & Allie Micka from Advantage Labs organized a BoF: Drupal x10 inspired by Dries’s keynote. There were some interesting examples given.
Growing the community is really a learning gap. At Acquia, we’re working with
Posted on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 - 08:16
Would you like to help make Drupal documentation more visual? Communicating Drupal visually will be a chance to create some good contributions to Drupal.org and the community.
We need a few good people on the day of DrupalCon in Copenhagen to help
Posted on Monday, August 9, 2010 - 08:03
Jacob Redding has a great book, a cool interview and a training with us next week! Sign up here.
Beginning Drupal is a new book out by Jacob Redding, of Chapter Three. The Wrox site has some samples from the book. Jacob is an experienced instructor
Posted on Friday, August 6, 2010 - 07:56
What's so wrong with saying "Drupal has a steep learning curve?" Well, it's not the most helpful analogy. And it's one of my pet peeves. I agree, it is a myth. Yes it is.
We have to keep in mind that the curve is not the path, and the initial
Posted on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 - 09:03
Budding Drupal developers will be glad to see: there are more contributions are springing out of the Examples project. Examples is a great resource for teaching experienced PHP programmers the capability of Drupal- from how to define a page, to
Posted on Tuesday, August 3, 2010 - 06:48
Are you connected to Groups.Drupal.org yet? (Affectionately called g.d.o in the community.)
Did you know on there are 317 geographical Drupal groups? (That's not including language groups.) Of those, 205 are city, regional or provincial groups:
Posted on Monday, August 2, 2010 - 07:09
I was on Skype when my jaw dropped. This wasn't the first time that an acquaintance asked me to take some time so he could "pick my brain" about Drupal. And it wasn't the first time that I realized someone had somehow broke in to Drupal via some