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 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...
Posted on donderdag, 27 januari 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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 4 januari 2011, 07:24
Some rights reserved by wildxplorer 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 Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 10 december 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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 7 december 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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 9 november 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 Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 14 oktober 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 Meer...
Posted on maandag, 11 oktober 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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 8 september 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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 11 augustus 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 Meer...
Posted on maandag, 9 augustus 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 Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 6 augustus 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 Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 4 augustus 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 Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 3 augustus 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: Meer...
Posted on maandag, 2 augustus 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 Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 9 juli 2010, 11:11
Chapter Three have just completed the first public Acquia Drupal training in DC at the end of June. Acquia is rolling out content developed with Chapter Three covering the basics and essentials of Drupal. By working with our partners, we can reach a Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 9 juni 2010, 02:59
Our CEO, Tom Erickson, announced right around the time of Drupalcon, that I was joining Acquia to fulfill a goal of ours - to provide Drupal education on a scalable, global basis. We're very excited to announce an offering that we've been working on Meer...

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