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.

Recent blog posts

Posted on Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 06:18
Much of the community is focusing on the improvements to Drupal 8 under the hood. Now, based on modern PHP practices, a standardized framework, and an improved theming system, Drupal 8 brings many enhancements for developers and designers. However, More...
Posted on Friday, September 27, 2013 - 06:46
Often community managers are moving between a variety of fractured systems. They might have a community discussion in a forum application, but they need to edit content in a CMS. Recently we completed two live tutorials showing community managers More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 12:42
Today we held Part 3 of our Drupal for Project Manager's course with Amye Scarvada @amye. We focused entirely on issues around launching. This is the project manager's opportunity to stave off any potential disasters at the point of going live. It's More...
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 12:03
Today we held part 2 of our Drupal for Project Managers mini-course. Here are the questions Jakub addressed in our interview today. If you missed the session you will be able to watch the recording (recording link coming soon!). Ask your questions More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 - 13:00
Today we held part 1 of our Drupal for Project Managers mini-course. Here are the questions Adam addressed in our interview today. If you missed the session you will be able to watch the recording (recording link coming soon!). Ask your questions More...
Posted on Thursday, May 16, 2013 - 12:09
Are you a project manager working for a company adopting Drupal? Are you new to managing Drupal projects? This course is the right one for you! This course follows the life cycle of a Drupal project from start to finish and back again and is based More...
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - 10:45
Here are notes from the 2nd class in our Views mini-course. Watch the recording Views Mini-Course, Part II: Creating Flexible Views with Drupal 7. Review the notes and recording from last week. Sign up to Views Mini-Course, Part III: How to More...
Posted on Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 09:05
I'm delighted to announce that I'm getting my own show at Acquia! *doing tap dance with jazz hands* OK, not a show, more like a virtual classroom! Each Wednesday, I'll be talking you through tutorials to learn Drupal. These will be recorded of More...
Posted on Friday, April 5, 2013 - 08:00
As part 1 of our 3 part mini-course on Views, I've written up the notes for today's session. Update: here is the recording To get the most out of this mini-course, you need to know the following: How to customize content types (add fields); and add More...
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 13:15
We work hard with partners to keep a steady flow of Drupal training events in our calendar to bring Drupal training as close to you as possible. However DrupalCon poses a great opportunity for you to get training on a variety of speciality topics. More...
Posted on Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 16:37
By Heather James If you're responsible for building and skilling up a team to develop Drupal sites, I'm going to introduce you to three inspiring internship programs you should know about. I'm also going to show you what is working in those programs More...
Posted on Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 07:26
In my first blog post, I outlined the main sources for fresh news and info about Drupal. In this post, I’ll round up the best blog sources for tutorials in the Drupal community. Great Beginner Blogs Round-up There’s such a large volume of great More...
Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 - 05:36
If you’re new to Drupal you maybe haven’t noticed yet. Things more fast in Drupal. One of the mottos is: “The Drop is always moving”. It can be hard to find out what new tools and methods are becoming popular and where the action is. Good thing is, More...
Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 17:26
In this 3 part Drupal How to series, I'm going to show you how various options for configuring images on your site. In Part 1, we looked at how to tweak the default image options. In Part 2, we saw ways to allow inline images. In this post, I’ll More...
Posted on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 09:35
As a training manager, my job is to help Acquia’s clients develop the skills on their teams through training. I spend time listening to the team leads and matching their requirements to our courses, or our partner's online training services. Over More...
Posted on Monday, February 4, 2013 - 11:48
In this 3 part Drupal How to series, I'm going to show you how various options for configuring images on your site. In Part 1, we looked at how to tweak the default image options. Here, in Part 2, we'll see ways to allow inline images. In Part 3, we More...
Posted on Friday, February 1, 2013 - 07:03
By Heather In this 3 part Drupal How to series, I'm going to show you how various options for configuring images on your site. Here, in Part 1, we'll see how to tweak the default image options. In Part 2, we'll see ways to allow WYSIWYG and inline More...
Posted on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 - 09:05
As the new year starts, I'm making ALL kinds of resolutions. Is learning Drupal on your list of things to do? Or maybe you want to finally switch over that site to Drupal? Hopefully our active training events calendar has courses and dates and More...
Posted on Wednesday, October 31, 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 More...
Posted on Tuesday, September 25, 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 More...

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