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Heather James (Heather), Manager of Learning Services at Acquia and Peter Manijak (LinkedIn profile), Global Certification Lead at Acquia join Ted Bowman and Mike Anello to talk about the first test-based certification program for Drupal developers.
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DrupalEasy at DrupalCon Denver with MortenDK and DamienMcKenna

This is our first batch of interviews from DrupalCon Denver 2012 - first we get a quick word from Nate Hill of San Jose Public Library, then we hear from Damien McKenna and MortenDK about their hopes and dreams for DrupalCon and their projects. Cameo appearance by Steve Edwards.

News Stories

  1. Social Library Websites from the 2012 Public Library Association conference in Philadelphia
  2. Metatag module for Drupal 7 nears a final release
  3. Front End United Conference, 20-22 April, 2012, Amsterdam

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DrupalEasy Podcast 76: Rooftop Party

Chris Strahl from the office of the CTO at Acquia joins Ryan and Mike to talk about Acquia’s new Large Scale Drupal Initiative where some of Acquia’s largest clients are working together on enterprise Drupal issues and contributing all of the results back to the community. Other topics include Commerce Guys’ funding, more bluecheese, Drupal’s "Experience Gap", and Configuration Management in core!

Five Stories

  1. Large Scale Drupal - Large Scale Drupal Project and Plans. Chris Strahl’s presentations at DrupalCon Denver: It’s more than pushing out data - personal sensors and data collection with mobile devicesBuilding and securing government Drupal sites in the cloud
  2. Commerce Guys secures $5M in funding
  3. New groups.drupal.org theme (bluecheese) now in testing
  4. Configuration management system committed to Drupal 8
  5. Drupal’s Experience Gap

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Site of the Week

DoggCatcher - DoggCatcher is a podcast player for Android. The site gives info about the app, and has a useful FAQ and Forum.

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Find Andrew.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 75: Andrew’s Birthday

Drew Gorton and Ronan Dowling from Nodesquirrel.com join Andrew Riley, Ryan Price, Mike Anello, and a mystery guest(!?) on the 75th episode of the podcast. Nodesquirrel is a new Drupal site database backup service that integrates seamlessly with the Backup and Migrate module. Listen in as we discuss the Drupal 8 timeline, the mystery guest takes a geography quiz, and we all do our very best not to mention that it's Andrew’s birthday (spoiler alert - we succeed!)

Five Stories

  1. NodeSquirrel.com, Nodesquirrel module, Backup and Migrate module, gortonstudios.com
  2. Drupal Association DrupalCon Europe 2013 survey (vote by March 1)
  3. DrupalCon Denver Ski Trip
  4. Drupal 8 Code Freeze, December 1, 2012
  5. Most followed issues on drupal.org 

Picks of the Week

  • Mike - Friendly Register by Andrew M Riley (Andrew M Riley on drupal.org) - checks if a username and/or email address is already in use prior to the user submitting the registration page.
  • Andrew - Webform A/B Testing by Brock Boland (BrockBoland on drupal.org) - shows some users webform A, other users webform B and eventually declares a winner based on conversions.
  • Ryan - Decisions by various maintainers -  a replacement for poll.module and provides advanced voting systems and decision-making tools.
  • Drew - Pressflow - Drupal with performance patches - many of which make it into the subsequent core release (e.g. D7 has Pressflow 6 stuff in it)
  • Ronan - Recurring Billing session by Joe Shindelar (eojthebrave on drupal.org) from Lullabot at DC Denver:

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Site of the Week

http://mascotas.chollu.com/ sent in by Carlos (translated to English)

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Listener Homework

Memorize the capitals of all the European countries.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 74: The Marketing of Drupal

There’s a full house on the podcast this week as Andrew, Ryan, and Mike are joined by Dave Terry (Mediacurrent), John Hannah (Friendly Machine), and Glenn Hilton (ImageX Media) to discuss the Drupal community’s less-than-stellar effort of marketing our beloved software to people outside the community. Both Dave and John have written thought-provoking blog posts on this topic in the past few months while Glenn has been a leader in organizing and evangelizing Drupal business summits. We also managed to discuss the Drupal Association’s recent at-large elections, Coworking Fridays, Acquia’s recent code contributions, recent usability studies, as well as our picks of the week!

Five Stories

  1. The Marketing of Drupal - Dave Terry’s A Drupal Crisis Point: Losing the Marketing War, John Hannah’s The Marketing of Drupal, DrupalSummit.com
  2. First-ever community-elected Board Members announced by the Drupal Association 
  3. Drupal Coworking Friday Followup 
  4. Drupal Gardens adds content access control, image tools, bulk operations, and more!
  5. Drupal Usability Study

Picks of the Week

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Site of the Week

ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha is a club for fans of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy created by Douglas Adams - submitted by Alex McLintock

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Fact-check Ryan and Andrew’s explanation of ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 73: Lots of Options

 

Thomas Turnbull (tom_o_t on drupal.org) and Alan Palazzolo (zzolo on drupal.org) join Mike Anello to talk about their new book from O’Reilly Media, Mapping with Drupal. Mike’s usual co-hosts, Andrew and Ryan, were both unable to participate in the podcast, leaving Thomas and Alan subject to Mike’s long-winded (but extremely interesting by some accounts) questions.

Five Stories

  1. Mapping with Drupal, OpenLayers, GMap, Geofield, Leaflet, and the Geospatial Modules Assessment.
  2. When will Drupal 7 installs beat Drupal 6 installs?
  3. Drupal community metrics
  4. iO1 Acquires drupalmodules.com
  5. chx needs a break

Picks of the Week

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Site of the Week

http://barakasamsara.com/ - a beautiful map-enabled site.

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Make sure Ryan and Andrew never miss another podcast. Ever.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 72: Ryan’s Drupal Outfit

 

With DrupalCon Denver just two months away, three of the organizers join Andrew, Ryan and Mike to discuss the enormity that has become Drupalcon! Kevin Bridges (cyberswat on drupal.org), Ben Jeavons (coltrane on drupal.org), and Ken Woodworth (kenwoodworth on drupal.org) help us understand everything that we need to know to have a productive and fun DrupalCon.

Five One Storyies

DrupalCon, DrupalCon, DrupalCon

Picks of the Week

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Site of the Week

DrupalCon.org

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Listener Homework

Register to attend DrupalCon Denver.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 71: The College Years

Prolific Drupal contributor Dave Reid joins Ryan Price and Mike Anello on the first DrupalEasy podcast of 2012. They discuss the Meta Tags module (and why it’s not just for SEO anymore), Drupal’s security team, Drupal 8’s WSCCI initiative, the increasing complexity of Drupal’s code and the decreasing number of core contributors.

Five Four Stories

  1. Dave Reid (Dave Reid on Drupal.org)
  2. Rethinking WSCCI
  3. Drupal core office hours update
  4. Is the Web Dead? chx says no 

Picks of the Week

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Site of the Week

Fab@Home (note to site maintainers, use clean URLs and Pathauto!)

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Listener Homework

  • Who is the most prolific Drupal tweeter?
  • We need a “pick of the week” jingle.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 70: Ryan Gets Religion

Kristof De Jaeger (swentel on drupal.org) joins Ryan Price and Mike Anello on the latest edition of the DrupalEasy podcast to talk about the (now unanimously agreed-upon) awesome Display Suite module. Other topics discussed include a (in our opinion) slanted Smashing Magazine article, IE9 automatic updates, and Media module + Solr goodness.

Five Stories

  1. Display Suite, the screencast series, Kristof’s blog: http://realize.be/
  2. How Wordpress Took the CMS Crown from Drupal and Joomla - Smashing Magazine 
  3. IE9 to offer “Chrome style” automatic updates
  4. Now search Media Modules for D7 Apache Solr, update-in-place, Views Media Browser and Translation (thx Achieve Internet!)
  5. Happy Holidays!

Picks of the Week

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Site of the Week

Common Sense Media http://www.commonsensemedia.org/ - Reviews of movies, games, apps, & more so parents can make informed

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DrupalEasy Podcast 69: Insider Trading

 

Damien McKenna of Bluespark Labs joins Andrew Riley, Ryan Price, and Mike Anello on the 69th edition of the DrupalEasy podcast. They discuss the latest happenings in the Drupal world including Acquia’s rising prominence in the business world, DrupalCon Denver training opportunities, and Drupal 8 (what? really?). As usual, there’s the site of the week (hint -it’s French) and their picks of the week (with a hardware pick!)

Note: Kristof De Jaeger (swentel on drupal.org) was supposed to be our guest for this podcast to discuss the Display Suite module, but unfortunately, he fell ill. We've rescheduled him for our next episode.

Five Stories

  1. Acquia named one (#41) of America’s Most Promising (privately-held) companies by Forbes magazine, $8.9M in revenues reported.
  2. DrupalCon Denver Pre-Conference Trainings Announced (March 19, 2012)
  3. Drupal Co-Working Fridays
  4. DrupalCon Attendance Trends from the DA
  5. Drupal 8 Release Date Madness!"Bet" on the Drupal 8 release date.

Picks of the Week

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Site of the Week

The Louvre, announcement by Dries.

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DrupalEasy Podcast 68: Chewbacca’s Bandolier

 

User Experience Designer Lisa Rex 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.

Five Stories

  1. Lisa Rex (lisarex on drupal.org), DrupalCampNYC.org.
  2. Morton’s article about DrupalCon Session Proposal voting
  3. DrupalCon Denver sprint leads can get a free ticket
  4. Greg Knaddison named head of Drupal security team http://buytaert.net/greg-knaddison-and-drupal-security
  5. Hiring Great Drupal Developers blog post, interview questions, Four Kitchens skills assessment, FizzBuzz test

Picks of the Week

Contest - The winners of Emma Jane’s “Drupal User’s Guide” are: Doug Ashley and Bob Waltenspiel

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Site of the Week - Shorpy Historical Photo Archive - http://www.shorpy.com/ - submitted by Lisa Rex.

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