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Drupal Security Learning Opportunities: fall 2011

This is partially a continuation of yesterday's post on Growing Drupal contributors and the project application process.

Over the next 2 months there are at least five great ways you can learn about security in Drupal.

Growing Drupal's Contributors: Project Applications

Project Applications are the process by which we invite new code contributors to the contributed project repository. This process needs to be made more scalable. In recent weeks the review times have gone down dramatically, but it will be tough to sustain that improvement. I believe solving this problem will require both automation and more humans.* Read through to the end for details on a program where I will mentor anyone interested in learning to do security reviews of a module.

Going to BADCamp? Participate in our usability studies!

As a new member of the Acquia Design team, it’s an honor to be working with smart and dedicated UX designers. I’ve been focusing on usability studies, and I’m a little bit like a kid in a usability candy shop, with all the usability evaluation tools available to us. Usability studies are essential to the Acquia engineering process; our goal is to build the most useful, efficient and usable features for our customers, so we need to speak with real people who use Drupal.

A story of an intern at Acquia

The history of my engagement with Acquia started a while ago — well, a couple of months. Considering how fast Acquia is growing, I'd call that "a while ago" around here!

Get compelling arguments for Drupal

How do you promote, use, and enjoy Drupal? When you tell people about it, what makes them pay attention? How do you communicate your successes to those who haven't discovered it? The Drupal Association wants to know.

Drush: An Expert's Technique

Chances are you know that drush is a command line utility for Drupal that allows site administrators to interface with the site directly from the command line shell. It contains simple commands such as drush st , which simply print the status report to the terminal, to the more powerful drush updb, equivalent to visiting the update.php script in your web browser.

Moving Commons to Drupal.org

Just over a month ago, I joined the Acquia team. I’m thrilled at the opportunity to work with so many talented people who are working with Drupal!

I’m part of the team that develops Commons, the Drupal distribution for building vibrant community websites that competes in a marketplace dominated by proprietary vendors such as Jive and Yammer.

Acquia Commons wins for high-tech communities

I was meeting last week with an incredible set of high technology leaders who are all leveraging Drupal and Commons for their developer communities. These are very high profile companies, it’s amazing the progress Drupal has made in becoming a leader for developer and high technology customer communities.

Drupal skill sets: Please give your feedback!

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.

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