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Meet Chris Porter, Drupal hero

Chris Porter talks about the satisfaction of helping people solve the hard problems that will let them run their Drupal installations and their businesses better.
He says he feels like a hero sometimes, because he's welcomed by people who have invited him to come and help, rather than being the consultant who shows up because someone is forced to buy help for a proprietary system.
The thousands of other developers who contribute to Drupal allow Chris (and many other Drupalists!) to tackle and... Meer

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Bryan Hirsch, "Helping the Federal Government solve public sector problems with Drupal"


I am privileged to be part of the extraordinary Drupal community and to have a job that focuses on growing and helping it. I'd like you to meet some of the amazing people I work with at Acquia and learn more about who they are and what they do. It's time to ...

Meet the Acquian!

Bryan Hirsch comes from a background of software engineering and political activism. He originally joined Acquia as an engineer on the Drupal Gardens team thanks to his expertise and interest in software-as-a-... Meer


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How Governments Market Themselves on the Internet

Originally posted http://www.theworld.org/2012/04/governments-websites/
Alex Gallafent of the BBC examines how countries go about creating their own government web sites to market themselves to their own citizens. Tom Erickson, CEO of Acquia, weights in on how open source software, such as Drupal, has allowed government web sites to be more open for their constituents.
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Acquia Podcast 41: Drupal Camp Sofia 2012


I just got back from a fantastic weekend with a couple hundred members of the Bulgarian Drupal community at Drupal Camp Sofia 2012. There was a lot of Drupal going on all weekend; some great sessions, lots of hallway track and an evening with the best-dancing Drupal community I have met so far at a little place called Veseloto Selo. A seemingly calm taverna-stye restaurant basically exploded from family-style eating to people dancing on the tables ... well, standing on the chairs at least... Meer

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Acquia Podcast 40: Jennifer Hodgdon on Documentation for Drupal

As with any open source project, documentation in Drupal is a huge task that is never complete. The Docs team is the group of volunteers that strives to keep up with the documentation need. Join me as I talk with Jennifer Hodgdon, the docs team lead, and my new co-host Randy Fay, as we discuss the current state of the team and Drupal documentation, as well as future plans for enhancing Drupal documentation.
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Acquia Podcast 39: John Albin on Mobile In Drupal

Ever since mobile devices have become more and more prevalent, the ability to display Drupal sites correctly on mobile devices has gained in importance. John Albin is recognized as a guru when it comes to designing and theming Drupal sites, and is the owner for the Mobile initiative for Drupal 8. Join me as I talk with John about the history of websites on mobile devices, the different methods for displaying sites on mobile devices, and plans for the Mobile initiative in Drupal 8.

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Acquia Podcast 38: Melissa Anderson on Training for Drupal

In this episode I talk with Melissa Anderson about training in Drupal, and how Drupal knowledge and experience can be shared in the community.
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DrupalEasy Podcast: Chewbacca’s Bandolier

User Experience Designer Lisa Rex from Acquia joins Andrew Riley, Ryan Price, and Mike Anello in this episode of the podcast to discuss her involvement in the Drupal community, DrupalCon session proposals and sprints, potential interview questions for Drupal developers, and a very brief discussion on the Drupal Security Team’s secret knock. As always, we also have our picks of the week and an especially time-sucking site of the week.... Meer

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Acquia Podcast 37: Conflict Resolution in the Drupal Community

In any type of community - be it software or something else - with a large, diverse group of people actively participating and contributing, there is going to be conflict. An important thing to understand, therefore, is how to resolve conflicts effectively so that the purpose of the group is not adversely affected. In this episode I discuss conflict resolution in the Drupal community with Randy Fay and Greg... Meer

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DrupalEasy Podcast: Randrew’s Open Source Socks

Emma Jane Hogbin and Acquia's Erich Ludwig join Andrew Riley, Ryan Price, and Mike Anello in this super-sized podcast to discuss Emma Jane’s new book, “Drupal User’s Guide”, Acquia’s new “U”, and a bunch of other Drupal-related stories from the past couple of weeks. Read full article on Drupaleasy.com
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Acquia Podcast 36: Neil Hastings on Solr and OpenLayers in Drupal 7

With advances in Apache Solr and Drupal, it is easier to do some really neat things with geolocating search results and displaying those results on a map. In this episode I talk with Neil Hastings of TreeHouse Agency about the work they did with Solr and OpenLayers maps for the US Dept of Energy.
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Acquia Podcast 35: Moshe Weitzman on Drush, Migrate and Moving To Acquia

Moshe Weitzman is a very prolific and well known contributor to the Drupal community, both in the core and contrib areas, and is responsible for a couple very powerful Drupal tools that are used by many people in the Drupal community. In this episode we discuss the beginnings and current status of the Drush tool and Migrate module, as well as his new duties now that he is at Acquia.
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Acquia Podcast 34: Alex Bronstein on the Media Module

One of the most commonly asked questions in the Drupal world is how to handle media - images, video, and audio - in Drupal. There are countless modules available to help you manage and display media in Drupal. The Media module is an attempt to create one module that can be used for managing all of your media. Join me as I speak with Alex Bronstein, one of the primary developers of the Media module, as he talks about the goals and status of the Media module for Drupal 7.
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Acquia Podcast 33: Interview with Angie Byron

Angie Byron, aka webchick, is probably the second most well-known person in the Drupal universe, between her awards, magazine covers, and role as the Drupal 7 co-maintainer. With her move from Lullabot to Acquia and her expanded role in the Drupal community, I caught up with her to find out what she's up to and what this move means to... Meer

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Acquia Podcast 32: Marcus Estes on Donor Rally and Volunteer Rally

Two resources any non-profit organization needs assistance in obtaining and managing are volunteers and donations. In this episode I speak with Marcus Estes of Open Sourcery about Volunteer Rally and Donor Rally, two Drupal distributions designed to help non-profits accomplish those tasks.
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Donor Rally project page
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Acquia Podcast 31: Barry Jaspan and Richard Jones on Acquia Dev Cloud

Acquia's Dev Cloud platform is one of Acquia's newest offerings, and it offers a complete cloud based development platform for professional developers. In this episode we talk to people on both sides of this platform; the provider and the user. First, Barry Jaspan of Acquia talks about the platform itself, including its goals, components, and features, and then Richard Jones of i-Kos, a user of Dev Cloud, talks about how his company... Meer

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Acquia Podcast 30: Lev Tsypin on MailChimp Module

One of the needs any large site has is to be able to send email to members using tools such as mailing lists. MailChimp is a service that allows you to do just that very easily, and the MailChimp module integrates the MailChimp service with your Drupal website. In this episode I talk with Lev Tsypin, author and maintainer of the module as we discuss everything... Meer

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Acquia Podcast 29: Ben Finklea on SEO in Drupal

One of the strong points of Drupal is its built in search engine optimization capabilities right out of the box. Ben Finklea is the founder and CEO of Volacci, a firm that specializes in SEO for Drupal sites, and in this episode we talk about SEO in Drupal, the SEO Checklist module, the status of the Drupal 7 version of his book on SEO in Drupal, and some upcoming SEO training Volacci is doing with Acquia.
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Acquia Podcast 28: Leisa Reichelt on Design in Drupal

Ever since her introduction to the Drupal community as part of the drupal.org redesign, Leisa Reichelt has been an active participant in the issue of design in Drupal. In this episode we discuss her involvement in the drupal.org redesign and D7UX projects, as well as the Prairie Initiative (including where the name Prairie comes from), her new project for improving the design of drupal.org to make it more useful and welcoming for new users.
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Acquia Podcast 27: Ben Kaplan on the Janrain module

With all of the social networks out there that you want to integrate into your site, wouldn't it be nice if there was one central service that could integrate will all of them? Well, now there is. In this episode I talk with Ben Kaplan (aka BenK), one of the co-maintainers of the Janrain Engage module. Janrain Engage is a service that integrates with all of the... Meer

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Drupal Adapter: A podcast about converting to Drupal

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 system. It isn't always easy- let's share experience and help others find their way. Drupal wins when people bring their experience and knowledge to the project.
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Acquia Podcast 26: Ryan Szrama on Drupal Commerce

Drupal Commerce, the logical successor to Ubercart, is the new e-commerce platform for Drupal 7. It has been completely re-written from the ground up to take advantage of the new Fields API in Drupal 7, and is incredibly powerful and flexible. Join me as I talk with Ryan Szrama of Commerce Guys, the driving force behind Drupal Commerce, as we talk about the development process and all the cool things you can do with Drupal Commerce.
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Gov embraces Drupal for web needs

More government departments and agencies - including WhiteHouse.gov - are using content management system Drupal to build a web presence that aligns with their mission goals.
When he took office, President Obama called for more openness and transparency in government; Drupal allows agencies to put information online and incorporate social functions like Twitter and Facebook integration, blogs and forums.
With Drupal, agencies can add features to their website "without writing any line of code... Meer

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Acquia Podcast 25: Greg Knaddison and Ben Jeavons on Certified to Rock

Certified To Rock has been a topic of much discussion in the Drupal community since it first came on the scene last year. In this episode I talk to Greg Knaddison and Ben Jeavons of Growing Venture Solutions, two of the driving forces behind CTR. We talk about how it came to be, what its purpose is, and future plans to enhance it even more.
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Acquia Podcast 24: Greg Knaddison and Ezra Barnett Gildesgame on COD

What is COD?
A fish
Cash on Delivery
A Drupal distribution for organizing conferences.
The correct answer is 3. In this "codcast" episode I talk with Greg Knaddison (aka greggles) and Ezra Barnett Gildesgame (aka ezra-g) of Growing Venture Solutions about their Conference Organizing Distribution, a Drupal distribution designed for organizing conferences, such as... Meer

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