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Posted Tuesday, August 4 at 3:16 pm
Michelle Krejci (craychee), engineer at Palantir.net, joins Mike Anello, Ted Bowman, and Ryan Price to talk about grand Belgian statues, things in Chicago that only tourists love, why we're all confused about the thing called "continuous integration" and all the tools and technologies around it. Michelle breaks it all down for us and provides a reasonable entry point for beginners. Recent Drupal news, picks of the week, and five questions round out the rest of the episode.
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Drupal Career Online - Fall 2015 - Begins September 1

DrupalEasy Podcast 146: Dries' Baby Bird (Acquia Certifications - Peter Manijak)

Peter Manijak, Director of Certifications at Acquia joins Ted, Ryan and Mike to get an update on the various Acquia Certification exams at the 1-year anniversary of the program. We learn about the four available exams, the exam creation process, as well as some exclusive info! We also talk about if a "site builder" does only "site building", Drupal 8 caching, and our picks of the week!

DrupalEasy Podcast 145: Route vs. Root vs. Roots (New Tech Cities - Steve Burge)

Steve Burge (steveburge), founder of OSTraining.com joins Andrew, Ted, and Mike to talk about a new blog post series about cities transforming themselves into tech-friendly places with smart investment and forward thinking leaders. We also dive head-first into Drupal.org's content strategy, the evolution of Drupal.org forums, and various ways to pronounce the word "route". Picks of the week includes some free videos, BackDrop on Pantheon, and DrupalCon India.

DrupalEasy Podcast 144: Ted Blocks Dancing Sharks (Flag module in D8 - Tess Flynn)

Tess Flynn (socketwench), Drupal Developer at Blink Reaction and co-maintainer of the Flag module, joins the full crew to talk about her co-maintainership of Flag module, her journey to port it to Drupal 8, and Zardoz. We also learn that Ted protects himself from time-sucking web sites, Andrew's future employment dreams, and that Ryan is the only one looking out for Mike.

DrupalEasy Podcast 143: Scheming (Schema.org integration in D8 - Stéphane Corlosquet)

Stéphane Corlosquet, Sachni Herath, Kevin Oleary, Chris Wells, and Kay VanValkenberg join Mike, Ted, and Ryan for a look into Drupal 8's impressive integration with Schema.org. The RDF UI module is really the star of the show, it promises to provide a super-easy way to create a content type based on an existing schema. We also talk about Dries' 2014 Drupal retrospective, Twig syntax vs. tokens, and Mike's bad internet connection causes hijinx. Picks of the week include a font for demos, a lightweight alternative to a popular Drupal module, and Views changes in D8.

Creating a Talent Underpinning

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DrupalEasy hearts AcquiaU

Having just completed presenting the Drupal career training portion of AcquiaU, we are anticipating great experiences for all ten students as they begin their eight weeks of rotations within three different business groups within Acquia. The past two months have been a whirlwind of teaching, learning and team building, which provided great insight into a forward-thinking approach to building Drupal talent, made possible by the commitment of Acquia.

We are pleased to have contributed to the new AcquiaU with the customization of our Drupal Career Online curriculum. I’d like to share some great lessons learned, as well as introduce the ten people who were lucky enough (luck favors the prepared) to be selected for this amazing program.

DrupalEasy Podcast 142: New Jersey (News Lightning Round)

...and we're back! After a holiday hiatus, Andrew, Ryan, Ted, and Mike are back for a guest-less news round-up. We set the timer and spent 3 minutes on over a dozen different Drupal-related news items from the past 8 weeks. Topics covered include Drupal 8, Drupal.org user personas, a major merger, someone gets a job, and several 2014 lists, along with our picks of the week.

Nimble Training

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Nimble Monkey

Since we have ramped up our training business over the past months, I've been teaching a lot of Drupal to a lot of different types of people with various backgrounds, goals and motivations. As diverse as they may be, from private client training engagements for some of the largest Drupal shops to our own 12-week Drupal Career Online to now providing the technical curriculum for Acquia U, one training element that spans audiences and is continually driven home is the importance of being nimble.

DrupalEasy Career Training Graduates and Growth

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DCO2014 Graduate Steve Fisher

Twelve weeks after it began, the first online class of Drupal Career Online (DCO) graduated yesterday, launching six new Drupalists on their way to a new career. With this class, DrupalEasy has now graduated 71 participants from Drupal Career online and in-person programs. Our graduates were taught the fundamentals of Drupal site-building, Git, introductions to module and theme development, site maintenance, distributions, and much more. Along they way, students were required to use the same communication tools as the rest of the community (including IRC), were provided with a community mentor, and were encouraged (pestered?!) to get involved in their local communities.

DrupalEasy Podcast 141: With or Without the "L"? (Amy Parker, Acquia U)

Amy Parker, Director of Acquia U joins Mike Anello and Ryan Price to talk about the relaunch of Acquia U, as well as the partnership between DrupalEasy and Acquia U. Drupageddon (or is it Drupalgeddon?) is discussed, along with our picks of the week.

Professionally-Trained, Community-Oriented, Drupal Career Online Students Ready for Work

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Internships

The fifth class of our Drupal career training program is just about at the halfway mark, and our students are eager to put their new skills to work. The six Drupal Career Online students will be ready for junior-developer-level work in mid-November, and we're looking for forward-thinking organizations willing to help our graduates on the next leg of their Drupal career journey.

As we've done for the past five classes, (we've had more than 60 graduates so far) we're looking to make introductions between our upcoming graduates and organizations looking for people with Drupal site-building and development skills. Our Work Experience Drupal (WE Drupal) program is designed to provide students with valuble experience in internship-type settings. WE Drupal host companies are asked to make a 6-10 week commitment to one or more of our students, provide them with guidance, mentoring, and the professional experience that is so difficult to come by for new Drupal site builders and developers. In return, you get the efforts of a well-prepared, super-eager Drupal novice to help you lighten the task-load for your staff.