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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.

Recente blogs

Posted on woensdag, 31 oktober 2012, 08:53
In the landscape of web development, working and learning are converging. I think about this quite a bit at Acquia as we keep tuning our courses and training program. We often focus on the technical benefits of adopting Drupal. However, it occurred Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 25 september 2012, 05:44
Are you based in Costa Rica? Know someone who'd like to find out about Drupal? Send them to the free "Hello Drupal" at the end of this month in Costa Rica with Anexus IT. And keep an eye on our Drupal training calendar for events in your area. Un Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 17 augustus 2012, 10:12
Starting in September, I’ll be teaching a 10 week long course at Queen's University Belfast in their Open Learning Program. Register now for this course £110.00. Acquia has been working closely with colleges to deliver Free student Drupal training Meer...
Posted on maandag, 23 juli 2012, 07:24
In a recent blog post, I introduced some of Acquia's training partners, as a follow up, I wanted to introduce the trainers. One of the things I do in my job is meet all of the new trainers who join up through our Training Partner program. I Meer...
Posted on maandag, 2 juli 2012, 09:28
By Heather I'm going to be blogging about our training partners and their trainers this summer, because they are awesome, and I'm very proud of what they're doing. All of our training partners are really busy. For example, Doug Vann is traveling Meer...
Posted on maandag, 7 mei 2012, 15:15
by Heather It's the Drupal t-skirt! You have a pile of Drupal t-shirts, you can knit some Drupal socks (by Emma Jane Hogbin), and now you can complete your outfit with a skirt. Today was a day off in the UK. (Yay bank holidays!) I decided to Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 26 april 2012, 09:26
By Heather James Pretty much every time I run a Hello Drupal course, people want to know more about event calendars in Drupal. These two questions just came into my inbox just this morning: Q: Is it possible to have different users logging on and Meer...
Posted on maandag, 23 april 2012, 12:25
My colleague, Frank Maxwell, and I presented recently at the "OSForum" - open source forum day for local government in Ireland, after that we received emails from people who wanted to know more. It seemed we needed to do something to suit a bigger Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 31 januari 2012, 06:01
This week we'll learn about the importance of end-user training. In February, I'll write about modules you can use to customize the editor user experience in Drupal, and some news about initiatives in Drupal to improve the content administrator Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 17 januari 2012, 04:49
New to Drupal, but you're an experienced coder? Drop the API, and step away from the command line. In one of our most popular webinars of 2011 about developing with Drupal, developer Camilla Jensen (naxoc) admitted that- even with her experience Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 10 januari 2012, 08:03
As a Drupal trainer, I am very interested in the results of usability testing because it often chimes with the same observations we make of new users as they learn Drupal. One finding in particular strikes a chord for those who are new to theming: " Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 9 november 2011, 11:58
No naming and shaming here, but you know you've seen it. You're browsing around and see something very "drupally" about a site. Suspiciously, you view source or look at builtwith.com just to double check. What was it that you noticed? Was it some Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 25 oktober 2011, 09:24
By Heather James If you're running a business around Drupal services, giving talks and presentations is great way to highlight your own expertise and get the word out about Drupal. Preparation, however, takes time. We created "Hello Drupal" as a Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 29 september 2011, 13:57
By: Heather James Are you interested in learning Drupal? Are you a Drupal trainer or screencaster? We'd love to hear from you about your own learning experience and how you found your way through Drupal. Please share your feedback on the "Drupal Meer...
Posted on zondag, 28 augustus 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 Meer...
Posted on maandag, 18 juli 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 Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 5 mei 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 Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 25 maart 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 Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 24 februari 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 Meer...
Posted on maandag, 31 januari 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 Meer...

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