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Jason Smith (Silcon.Valet), Solutions Architect for Mediacurrent, joins Mike, and Ryan to talk about one of the highest-trafficked sites in the world re-launching on Drupal: weather.com. Other topics discussed include the Acquia CEO’s recent Reddit AMA, sprint nutrition, and Damien McKenna.
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DrupalEasy Podcast 106: Demoception

Kristof Van Tomme (kvantomme), Lee Rowlands (larowlan), and Nick Schuch (nick_schuch) join (the uncomfortably echo-y) Mike Anello and Ted Bowman (tedbow) to talk about the Tour module and Walkthough.it. The Tour module is a recent addition to Drupal 8 that allows for contextual help in the form of a series of popups that can walk users through the various elements on a Drupal administration page. We get sidetracked by Lee’s Comment as Field potential Drupal 8 addition, DrupalCon Portland, a Drupal.org hacking, and a very special edition of 5 Questions.

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Five Questions

Each podcast we ask our guests the same five questions. Here are Kristof, Lee, and Nick’s answers (respectively):

  1. Mac, Mac/Ubuntu/Komodo, Mac/Sublime2
  2. Lee Hunter (LeeHunter, Andrey Postnikov (andypost), Tim Plunkett (tim.plunkett)
  3. Brussels, Novatel Twin Waters on the Sunshine Coast Queensland, Melbourne
  4. Robert Douglass (robertDouglass), Chris Skene (xtfer), Initiative leads
  5. Add a node to multiple book outlines, Comments as field, Media handling

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Three Stories

  1. DrupalCon Portland favorites - Mike: Amatai Burnstein’s OG and Messaging session and Mike Herchel’s Awesomizing presentation - Kristof: Karen McGrane's keynote speech on Future-Friendly Content in Drupal and Jeff Eaton's presentation on “Building for a Post-Mobile World” - Ted: D8 Lessons Learned and How We Can Make D9 Better and Get Involved with Core Sprint.
  2. Drupal.org hacked!
  3. 5 Questions with Dries - Dries’ answers: Mac/vi, Lilly Byron, somewhere warm, Robert Douglass (robertDouglass), really good media handling.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 105: Men in Tights

Bob Kepford (kepford) from The Weekly Drop joins Andrew Riley, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello to talk about how Bob mines nuggets of Drupal goodness from the weekly Drupal firehose. Other topics discussed include Panopoly, open-source project statistics, the impending Google Reader apocalypse, Open Atrium 2.x, and a bunch of other mostly Drupal-related topics.

Interview

Five Questions

Each podcast we ask our guests the same five questions. Here are Bob’s answers:

  1. Mac OSX, Sublime Text 2, Vim, Vagrant, Aegir
  2. Chris Ruppel (rupl)
  3. Austin, TX
  4. Jeff Eaton
  5. More contributors

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Three Stories

  1. Drupal is Among the Big Boys in Open Source Communities
  2. Open Atrium 2.x Alpha is Here
  3. What’s Missing at DrupalCamp Portland

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DrupalEasy Podcast 104: Evil Genius

Lee Hunter (LeeHunter), the new Drupal documentation lead joins Mike Anello to talk about the future of Drupal documentation and his (evil?) genius plan to create tools so that people to want to write better documentation.

Interview

Five Questions

Each podcast we ask our guests the same five questions. Here are Lee’s answers:
1. Ubuntu and Windows
2. Kristof Van Tomme (kvantomme)
3. Montreal
4. Angie Byron (webchick), Amitai Burstein (Amitaibu)
5. The ability to integrate Drupal with desktop tools.

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Three Stories

  1. What’s up with the webinars?
  2. Drupal’s Golden Handcuffs
  3. Florida DrupalCamp 2013 Coding for a Cause

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DrupalEasy Podcast 103: Bicycles, Bridges, Beverages, and Beards

Michelle Johansen (mjohansen) and Greg Dunlap (heyrocker) join Ryan Price and Mike Anello for a discussion about DrupalCon Portland. As the Content Lead (the volunteer in charge of the track chair volunteers) and the Core Conversations track lead, respectively, Michelle and Greg filled us in on all the happenings planned in and around DrupalCon Portland. We also discuss the newest "Young Global Leader", DrupalCon session recordings on YouTube, and email debugging.

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Five Questions

Each podcast we ask our guests the same five questions. Here are Michelle’s answers:
1. Mac.
2. Women in the Drupal community.
3. Chicago.
4. Karen McGrane and Michael Lopp.
5. Prettier backend editing area.

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DrupalEasy News

Three Stories

  1. Dries Buytaert Named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Where is Myanmar?
  2. DrupalCon Session Recordings, Unite! - DrupalCon session videos on YouTube.
  3. 3 Modules to Help you Debug Emails in Drupal 7 blog post by Ivan Zugec (Ivan Zugec).

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DrupalEasy Podcast 102: Spackle

Larry Garfield (Crell), leader of the Drupal 8 Web Services and Context Core Initiative (WSCCI), joins Andrew Riley, Ryan Price, and Mike Anello as they desperatly tried to stay out of the weeds during their discussion about routing, hypermedia, controllers, and REST (and somewhat fail). Along the way, we learn what Drupal developers of all disciplines and skill levels can expect from WSCCI, and why it's going to make the (Drupal) world a better place. In addition, we discuss importance of Hackathons and not over-reacting.

Interview

Larry works for Palantir.net and blogs at GarfieldTech.com. He mentioned Symfony, the status of WSCCI, the new WSCCI Conversion guide (still in progress; need to cover forms), and currently open conversion issues.

Five Questions

Each podcast we ask our guests the same five questions. Here are Larry’s answers:
1. Mac at work (by force), PC at home, NetBeans everywhere.
2. Kat Bailey (katbailey).
3. Anywhere that everyone is in the same hotel.
4. Jeff Eaton (eaton)
5. He would answer SCOTCH if we let him, so we dragged Twig out of him instead.

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Three Stories

Just two stories this week...
1. What Hackatons Really Are blog post by Alan Polozzolo (zzolo)
2. How “dongle” jokes got two people fired—and led to DDoS attacks, Editorial from Ken Fisher, editor of Ars Technia: “Donglegate” is classic overreaction - and everyone pays. Or, how not to deal with difficult social issues. Related links suggested by Larry: THIS JUST IN: @WebandPHP Embrace Women in an attempt to Enhance PHPness and Boost Subscriptions, Adria Richards, PyCon, and How We All Lost, Storms and Teacups.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 101: Pinball Wizard

Greg Dunlap (heyrocker), leader of the Drupal 8 Configuration Management Initiative (CMI), joins Andrew Riley, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello to kick off the 2nd hundred episodes of the podcast. Greg provides an excellent rundown of not only the features of CMI, but also his fund-raising efforts that allowed him to work full-time on it for seven months! In addition, we used Greg as our test subject for a new podcast feature that we call “five questions”, discussed PHP versions, how much money an average Drupal developer makes, and the DrupalCon location selection process. All this, plus our picks of the week (hint: someone’s involved pinball)!

Interview

Greg was named the Drupal 8 Configuration Management initiative lead in March, 2011 by Dries, Funding CMI, Where is the CMI today?.

Five Questions

Each podcast we ask our guests the same five questions. Here are Greg’s answers:
1. 11” MacBook Air (no external monitor!), TextMate, NetBeans, Chrome.
2. Nick Schuch (nick_schuch), Lee Rolands (larowlan), Jeremy Thorson (jthorson), Wim Leers (Wim Leers), Devin Carlson (Devin Carlson), Alex Bronstein (effulgentsia), Tim Plunkett (tim.plunkett), Jesse Beach (jessebeach), Cameron Eagans (cweagans), Alex Pott (alexpott). Clearly, we need to better enforce the pick one rule.
3. Chicago, Las Vegas.
4. Jeff Eaton - eatoncon keynote.
5. Replace FormAPI with Symphony’s form system.
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DrupalEasy News

Three Stories

  1. Starting March 15, Drupal 8 will require PHP 5.3.10
  2. Who makes more money? Drupal, WordPress or Joomla developers?
  3. Blog post on the Drupal Association web site by Holly Ross about the future of DrupalCons

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DrupalEasy Podcast 100: Vice President of Drupal

Angie Byron (webchick) joins Andrew Riley, Ryan Price, and Mike Anello for the centennial edition of the DrupalEasy Podcast. We threw our standard format out the window for this episode and discussed a wide range of topics including creating ravenously passionate contributors, migrating modules to Drupal 8, the new Drupal 8 feature that Angie is looking most forward to, Angie’s job description, the tools she uses, what she views as Drupal’s biggest threat, and a whole bunch of other stuff. <--break-><--break->

One Story

All about Angie: Using Drupal book, http://www.webchick.net/, DrupalCon Sydney Presentation, How to Create Ravenously Passionate Contributors, Converting modules from D7 to D8 (Pants!), Drupal core office hours, Core mentoring overview, Drupal 8 wind sprint fridays, Main “jump off” point for what to work on in D8.

DrupalEasy News

Florida DrupalCamp - Saturday, April 20, 2013 - Sponsors include Mediacurrent (Andrew's employer) and DrupalEasy.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 99: Cage Match

Jennifer Lampton (jenlampton) of Jeneration Web Development joins Ryan Price and Mike Anello to talk about the most-excellent new theme engine forthcoming in Drupal 8: twig. Jen tells us everything that’s wrong with theming in Drupal 7, and how twig in Drupal 8 will be like riding a pure white unicorn on candy-coated road across an aqua-blue sky so much better. WYSIWYG in core, microcopy, documentation, and some really good picks of the week are also covered in the last ever 2-digit DrupalEasy podcast!

Four Stories

  1. DrupalCon Sydney Twig presentation, Pixelmord’s twig sandbox.
  2. WYSIWYG in core.
  3. Big Trouble in Little Content: Planning for Reusable Microcopy blog post by Jeff Eaton (eaton).
  4. New Drupal Documentation leader: Lee Hunter. Dries’s announcement, Lee’s blog post.

DrupalEasy News

DrupalEasy is proud to be a sponsor of Florida DrupalCamp 2013, to be held April 20, 2013 at Florida Technical College in Orlando.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 98: Bad(?) 80s Music

Holly Ross, the incoming executive director of the Drupal Association joined Ryan Price and Mike Anello on this episode to talk about the her background, the Drupal community, and her new job. Along the way we learn about her background in community organizing and building as well as her love of awesome 80s music. Other topics discussed include Omega 4, the usability of module names, and the 2012 internet in numbers. 

Four Stories

  1. Holly Ross interview - previously with the Nonprofit Technology Network (yes, it’s a Drupal site), listed in the Nonprofit Times Power and Influence Top 50 four times (2009-2012)
  2. The new face of Omega 4 by Kathryn McClintock (kathryn531) - no more zones and regions, SASS, new layout and grid system
  3. Drupal Modules: Usability Starts With A Name blog post by Julian Granger-Bevan (juliangb)
  4. What Happened on the Internet in 2012

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DrupalEasy Podcast 97: Breaking Records

Emma Jane Hogbin (emmajane), Drupal author, trainer, and all-around superstar of all things Drupal (as well as a bunch of non-Drupal things) joins Andrew Riley and Mike Anello on the first episode of 2013! The trio discusses Emma Jane’s Drupal writing career, recent training events, Drupal 8, and also takes a look back at their favorite Drupal “thing” of 2012. They also say “aloha” to CKEditor, getting off the Drupal island, the most followed Drupal.org issues, and take a sneak peak at Drupal 9. Not leaving well-enough alone, they also make some picks of the week!

Five-ish Stories

  1. Emma Jane Hogbin interview - Front End Drupal book, Drupal User’s Guide book, Digital Drupal workbooks, PHP for Real Drupal Developers course, Lorna Jane Mitchell’s PHP Master book 
  2. Drupal 2012 Highlights
  3. From Aloha to CKEditor blog post from Dries
  4. Getting off the island in 2013 blog post from Larry Garfield, Sunshine PHP Conference
  5. Most followed Drupal.org issues tweet by Angie Byron
  6. Drupal 9 tweet by Dries

DrupalEasy News

DrupalCon Sydney pre-conference training: Blue Collar Git - Wednesday, February 6, 2013.

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