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.

Derniers billets

Posted on mardi, le 15 avril 2014, 11h31 EDT
Drupal est l’un des systèmes de gestion de contenu les plus flexibles qui existe. Dans cette série de post, je vais revenir en détail sur 5 erreurs à éviter sur votre site Web Drupal qui incluent: l’architecture, la sécurité, la performance, l’ Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 14 avril 2014, 08h31 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 Plus...
Posted on jeudi, le 10 avril 2014, 10h02 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 Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 9 avril 2014, 09h38 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 24 mars 2014, 15h01 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 10 mars 2014, 09h12 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 3 mars 2014, 07h20 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 24 février 2014, 08h35 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 17 février 2014, 07h57 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. Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 10 février 2014, 13h27 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 20 janvier 2014, 05h48 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 Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 10 janvier 2014, 12h11 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 9 decembre 2013, 11h06 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- Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 2 decembre 2013, 13h36 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- Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 27 novembre 2013, 10h21 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 Plus...
Posted on mardi, le 19 novembre 2013, 08h10 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 Plus...
Posted on vendredi, le 15 novembre 2013, 06h53 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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 21 octobre 2013, 06h35 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 Plus...
Posted on mercredi, le 16 octobre 2013, 06h51 EDT
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 Plus...
Posted on lundi, le 7 octobre 2013, 08h09 EDT
(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 Plus...

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