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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.

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Posted on Mittwoch, 25. Juni 2014, 07:36 Uhr EDT
This post is part of a series: A Beginner’s Guide to Distributions: A fast-track to Drupal development. I want to apologize to my loyal blog readers, I love you so! I had a bit of a personal hiccup, which meant a few weeks of my life were shuffled Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 6. Mai 2014, 08:39 Uhr EDT
In our monthly training newsletter I’ll present you with news and helpful links to Drupal tutorials. I keep on finding great tutorials I want to share, and tell you about all that’s going on with the training program. So please do Sign up to our Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 1. Mai 2014, 07:28 Uhr EDT
In the next few weeks we’ll be featuring distributions which can give you a fast track to developing with Drupal. We’ll be introducing a new distribution each week until our webinar on May 28th, where my colleague Jakub Suchy will answer all your Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 14. April 2014, 08:31 Uhr EDT
Our training is hands-on, but what that means has changed through the years we’ve run Drupal training. Now you’re just as likely to see learners drawing on paper, collaborating with someone, giving a quick demo, or of course, working hard on their Mehr...
Posted on Donnerstag, 10. April 2014, 10:02 Uhr EDT
The Acquia team is getting ready for DrupalCon Austin. We're excited about the official announcement of training at DrupalCon which is held on the Monday before the conference on Monday, June 2. We have two courses on offer which we think you'll Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 9. April 2014, 09:38 Uhr EDT
Our old training site was looking a bit long in the tooth. It was not only Drupal 6, but also had an old Acquia design several versions behind the current main site. It was time for a major update. Step by step tutorials Dave Myburgh, Lead Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 24. März 2014, 15:01 Uhr EDT
Right after we launched our first certification last week, two questions stood out. First, why is Acquia doing the certification? And why did it take them so long? I saw these as two sides of the same coin. I wanted to reflect a bit on the history Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 10. März 2014, 09:12 Uhr EDT
In the previous articles in this series, we've focused on aspects of architecture, security and performance and the choice of infrastructure. All of that work will come to little without a reliable maintenance plan. It's likely that even soon after Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 3. März 2014, 07:20 Uhr EST
In previous articles in this series, we’ve covered the areas of architecture, security and performance. All of these aspects are affected by your infrastructure from the time of development to deployment.  Infrastructure covers the stack your Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 24. Februar 2014, 08:35 Uhr EST
Performance is crucial for providing a great user experience. If the site is slow or balky, even great functionality won’t keep the site visitor engaged. Photo: The Bad place by NeilsPhotography (CC BY 2.0) Best Practices The first action for Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 17. Februar 2014, 07:57 Uhr EST
Good security practices protect your site from hacker attacks. In this article we'll look at some methods for reducing security risks on your site.  Drupal Security Best Practices Drupal has good security built in if used correctly. Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 10. Februar 2014, 13:27 Uhr EST
Drupal is one of the most flexible content management systems in existence. In this blog series, I'll go over five mistakes to avoid on your Drupal website which include: architecture, security, performance, infrastructure, and website lifecycle Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 20. Januar 2014, 05:48 Uhr EST
In our structured Drupal training program, we teach the "right way" to do things. We listen to our support team of client advisors who see all the permutations of "you're doing it wrong" in Drupal, and make sure we're leading learners in the right Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 10. Januar 2014, 12:11 Uhr EST
There are many great positions available for people who build Drupal sites. For anyone who knows PHP, Drupal is a great extension to your tool chain. Drupal’s unique site building model also allows for non-coding web development. Right now, the Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 9. December 2013, 11:06 Uhr EST
Entire books have been written about hiring practices, and methods for evaluating candidates. At the end of the day, there are some core steps key to building a great team. This post focuses on the the fifth and final step: evaluating the Drupal- Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 2. December 2013, 13:36 Uhr EST
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- Mehr...
Posted on Mittwoch, 27. November 2013, 10:21 Uhr EST
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 Mehr...
Posted on Dienstag, 19. November 2013, 08:10 Uhr EST
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 Mehr...
Posted on Freitag, 15. November 2013, 06:53 Uhr EST
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 Mehr...
Posted on Montag, 21. Oktober 2013, 06:35 Uhr EDT
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 Mehr...

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