Peter Wolanin

Momentum Specialist (principal engineer)
Acquia, Inc.

Peter Wolanin made the leap (or perhaps just one step in a biased random walk) from being Senior Scientist at a bio-tech to working on what he truly loves, Drupal. Peter spent a large fraction of his non-working waking hours in the couple years before joining Acquia re-working Drupal core and maintaining contributed modules. Since joining Acquia in 2008 he's worked on helping many of Acquia's products and services, while continuing to contribute to Drupal and help promote it by organizing meetups and Drupalcamps. In the free time that he doesn't devote to Drupal he's involved in political campaigns and organizing. Peter graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University with an A.B. in Physics and a certificate in Engineering Physics and then went on to obtain his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Michigan where his research focus was biophysics.

Recente blogs

Posted on donderdag, 13 maart 2014, 17:53
As a demo for my local Drupal meetup, I offered to show how to use an origin pull CDN to serve the static assets of a Drupal 7 site installed on Acquia Cloud. If you are not familiar with basic CDN concepts and terminology, start by reading this Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 26 februari 2014, 14:47
Update: a textual representation of the first half of this video has been posted. Two weeks ago I had a great opportunity to spend a few days working with Moshe Weitzman (moshe weitzman), Justin Randell (beejeebus), Alex Bronstein (effulgentsia), Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 3 oktober 2012, 20:13
Last week the Acquia Engineering team assembled in the office for a week of brainstorming, coding, and fun. One full day (24 hours) was devoted to a hackathon, and we vetted ideas and jockeyed to recruit teammates right up to the 9 a.m. starting Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 6 maart 2012, 12:54
A cornerstone of good Drupal development is deploying your site’s code from a version control system like Git or SVN. A further best practice is to put all your code in a directory in the repository, instead of at the top level of the repository. Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 20 april 2011, 17:30
Acquia Cloud will be adding native support for git soon, but it is already the version control system (VCS) of choice for many developers. You can develop and host existing projects on the Acquia Cloud right now using git–or many other VCS’s: Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 7 april 2011, 08:19
On Monday we made a series of module and service releases to bring Acquia Search to Drupal 7: The Apache Solr Search Integration project version 7.x-1.0-beta4 includes a number of new features, API improvements, and fixes, including changes to the Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 30 maart 2011, 00:12
Would you like to help get the Apache Solr Search Integration module to a stable and feature-full release for Drupal 7? We are planning a virtual code sprint for Friday April 8 through April 13. That spans a weekend with the expectation that some Meer...
Posted on maandag, 14 maart 2011, 17:02
At Drupalcon Chicago, Chris Pliakas and I presented Attain Apache Solr Coding Chops to an enthusiastic audience. While some of the content was similar to past presentations, we updated it to highlight more of the changes in the Drupal 7.x-1.x Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 5 november 2010, 22:38
The Apache Solr search server that powers Acquia Search has many powerful features. One of the less appreciated ones is the ability to specify at query time that documents matching certain criteria should get an extra "boost" in their relevancy Meer...
Posted on maandag, 30 augustus 2010, 21:51
It sounded like a really simple request: "Is it easy to add a search filter for 'My posts'?". In other words, add a search result facet for posts by the current (logged in) user through the Apache Solr Search Integration module APIs? But then the Meer...
Posted on woensdag, 25 augustus 2010, 12:02
It is day two at Drupalcon Copenhagan, and Robert Douglass and I presented this afternoon on Apache Solr Search Mastery. While the concepts in this talk apply to the Drupal 6 versions, all the code examples are taken from the Drupal 7 port of the Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 24 augustus 2010, 05:16
Drupalcon has started! I had the pleasure this morning of giving one of the sessions in the first time slot at Drupalcon Copenhagen. It was treat to present "Drupal Security for Coders and Themers" with Jakub Suchy from Dynamite Heads and one of my Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 1 juli 2010, 23:33
We have marked the one year anniversary of the our hosted search service by rolling out a significant update with new features and some fixes. This was released Wednesday night (June 30). Changes for all subscribers: Attachment indexing To index Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 30 april 2010, 12:15
If you are reading this and Drupal 7 is not yet released, pop over to the critical issue queue and roll, review, or comment on a patch before you go any further! Ok, done? Drupal 7 is the top priority, but getting people together for the core Meer...
Posted on zondag, 11 april 2010, 21:07
In the run-up to our talk "Apache Solr Search Mastery" at Drupalcon San Francisco, we decided that we would not have time to really cover all the advanced topics in the session. So we're going to put up a couple blog posts before hand to invite some Meer...
Posted on dinsdag, 6 april 2010, 20:23
In Drupal Gardens 2 month update Chris wrote about a number of the improvements to Drupal Gardens in our last sprint. I want to focus on our solution for a system that now lets us perform Gardens site upgrades with only a couple minutes of Meer...
Posted on maandag, 14 september 2009, 21:13
As of the final Drupalcon Paris code sprint, http://groups.drupal.org was upgraded to Drupal 6, and its site search has also started running on Apache Solr. Since last summer we have used a scrubbed groups.drupal.org database dump which we updated Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 13 augustus 2009, 08:56
On July 26 and 27 I participated on behalf of Acquia in a code sprint with a great group of other Drupal contributors at the Zivetch offices in Philadelphia. Aaron Winborn has already written a good summary of the event. I want to focus here on a Meer...
Posted on donderdag, 5 maart 2009, 09:15
Yesterday (March 4th) Gábor Hojtsy and I presented a Drupal Module Development Kickstart session at Druplcon DC. This session was part of the "Launch Pad" series of presentations for newcomers to Drupal. While this session required a little bit of Meer...
Posted on Vrijdag, 10 oktober 2008, 14:53
We did a security release of Acquia Drupal yesterday in order to incorporate the security fixes in the core Drupal 6.5 release. One of the internal goals of the Acquia engineering team is to respond to security releases of Drupal core, or any of Meer...

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