Category Archive for: about drupal

rfp-robotRFP ROBOT: Website Request for Proposal Generator

The time has come for a new website (or website redesign), which means you need to write a website request for proposal or web RFP. A Google search produces a few examples, but they vary wildly and don’t seem to speak really to your goals for developing or redesigning a new website. You need to write a website RFP that will clearly articulate your needs and generate responses from the best website designers and developers out there. But how?

Have no fear, RFP Robot is here. He will walk you through a step-by-step process to help you work through the details of your project and create a PDF formatted website design RFP that will provide the information vendors need to write an accurate bid. RFP Robot will tell you what info you should include, point out pitfalls, and give examples.


When should we release Drupal 9?

Since the release of Drupal 8.0.0 in November 2015, the Drupal 8 core committers have been discussing when and how we’ll release Drupal 9. Nat Catchpole, one of Drupal 8’s core committers, shared some excellent thoughts about what goes into making that decision. The driving factor in that discussion is security support for Drupal 8’s third party dependencies (e.g. Symfony, Twig, Guzzle, jQuery, etc). Our top priority is to ensure that all Drupal users are using supported versions of these components so that all Drupal sites remain secure. In his blog, Nat uses Symfony as an example. The Symfony project announced that it will stop supporting Symfony 3 in November 2021, which means that Symfony 3 won’t receive security updates after that date. Consequently, by November 2021, we need to prepare all Drupal sites to use Symfony 4 or later. Nothing has been decided yet, but the current thinking is…

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What is Drupal ? & First time Sprinters Workshop

Start:  2018-06-16 10:00 – 17:00 Asia/Tokyo Event type:  Training (free or commercial) http://cmslabo.org/drupal-global-training-days/2018/0616 Full day training What is Drupal ? & First time Sprinters Workshop. Tokyo, Japan. More info here http://cmslabo.org/drupal-global-training-days/2018/0616 event entry is here https://cmslabo.doorkeeper.jp/events/74712 1) What is Drupal ? 10:00 – 12:00 : Drupal Concept, example Drupal website, about Drupal Association, install Docker/Kubernetes based Drupal at own PC, add page and edit content, install IMCE modules, upload image, change design template, and son. 13:00 – 16:00 : Let’s make own website at your PC Drupal environment with Drupal supporters. 16:00 -17:00 : Drupal Q&A by everyone, information sharing by all 2) First time Sprinters using DrupalCon Nashville 2017 Sprint slide and drud quicksprint code. Slide is here DrupalCon Nashville 2018 First time Sprinters Workshophttp://bit.ly/sprint-workshop-nashville quicksprint code is here v0.1.1: Official release for Drupalcon Nashville sprintshttps://github.com/drud/quicksprint/releases/tag/v0.1.1 Drupal Community Tools Download Instructionshttps://www.drupal.org/tools Thank you for your for participation. Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Experience Express in Philadelphia: Promoting Drupal at Drupaldelphia

When Phillies hats begin to dot the landscape and one of the most beautiful train stations in the country materializes around you, you know you’re in Philadelphia, a city I can never seem to stop loving. After a brief hiatus, Drupaldelphia was in full swing this year, attracting developers, creatives, and businesspeople from all over Pennsylvania and surrounding states to a conference that is always full of pleasant surprises. Hosted by Hussian College in the Spring Garden area of Philadelphia, Drupaldelphia had something for everyone, whether developers hungry for headless or novices just getting started with Drupal for the first time. And it was a unique privilege to share the stage with fellow open source exponents for a wide-ranging lightning keynote panel. In this week’s edition of Experience Express, I stopped by Drupaldelphia to gain some fascinating insights about Drupal 8 and the future of Drupal and to kick off…

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State of Drupal presentation (April 2018)

© Yes Moon Last week, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at Drupalcon Nashville. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide more information on how you can participate in the various initiatives presented in my keynote, such as growing Drupal adoption or evolving our community values and principles. Drupal 8 update During the first portion of my presentation, I provided an overview of Drupal 8 updates. Last month, the Drupal community celebrated an important milestone with the successful release of Drupal 8.5, which ships with improved features for content creators, site builders, and developers. Drupal 8 continues to gain momentum, as the number of Drupal 8 sites has grown 51 percent year-over-year: This graph depicts the number of Drupal 8 sites built since April 2015. Last year there were 159,000 sites and this year there are 241,000 sites, representing a 51% increase year-over-year.Drupal 8’s module ecosystem…

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State of Drupal presentation (April 2018)

© Yes Moon Last week, I shared my State of Drupal presentation at Drupalcon Nashville. In addition to sharing my slides, I wanted to provide more information on how you can participate in the various initiatives presented in my keynote, such as growing Drupal adoption or evolving our community values and principles. Drupal 8 update During the first portion of my presentation, I provided an overview of Drupal 8 updates. Last month, the Drupal community celebrated an important milestone with the successful release of Drupal 8.5, which ships with improved features for content creators, site builders, and developers. Drupal 8 continues to gain momentum, as the number of Drupal 8 sites has grown 51 percent year-over-year: This graph depicts the number of Drupal 8 sites built since April 2015. Last year there were 159,000 sites and this year there are 241,000 sites, representing a 51% increase year-over-year.Drupal 8’s module ecosystem…

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Experience Express in Chicago: Inclusion and Drupal 8 in the Spotlight at MidCamp

Every time I leave the Windy City, I feel something pulling me back. This time, it wasn’t the gusts that whip around the skyscrapers towering over Lake Shore Drive. Instead, it was the renewed excitement I could feel in the air on the heels of last Wednesday’s release of Drupal 8.5, and the mood at MidCamp, held at the Lincoln Park campus of DePaul University, was celebratory and animated. This impeccably organized Midwestern Drupal conference attracts attendees from all over the country, and all were here to learn about Drupal 8. It’s easy to see why. MidCamp’s eclectic lineup of sessions and trainings spanned all levels of experience with Drupal and straddled a surprising range of topics, including Drupal for site builders, theming in Twig, writing RFPs, technical leadership, and diversity and inclusion. In this Experience Express column, we’re stopping in Chicago to see just what all the enthusiasm is…

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Three ways we can improve Drupal's evaluator experience

Last week, Matthew Grasmick stepped into the shoes of a developer who has no Drupal experience, and attempted to get a new “Hello world!” site up and running using four different PHP frameworks: WordPress, Laravel, Symfony and Drupal. He shared his experience in a transparent blog post. In addition to detailing the inefficiencies in Drupal’s download process and end-user documentation, Matt also shows that out of the four frameworks, Drupal required the most steps to get installed. While it is sobering to read, I’m glad Matthew brought this problem to the forefront. Having a good evaluator experience is critical as it has a direct impact on adoption rates. A lot goes into a successful evaluator experience: from learning what Drupal is, to understanding how it works, getting it installed and getting your first piece of content published. So how can we make some very necessary improvements to Drupal’s evaluator experience?…

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My POSSE plan for evolving my site

In an effort to reclaim my blog as my thought space and take back control over my data, I want to share how I plan to evolve my website. Given the incredible feedback on my previous blog posts, I want to continue the conversation and ask for feedback. First, I need to find a way to combine longer blog posts and status updates on one site: Update my site navigation menu to include sections for “Blog” and “Notes”. The “Notes” section would resemble a Twitter or Facebook livestream that catalogs short status updates, replies, interesting links, photos and more. Instead of posting these on third-party social media sites, I want to post them on my site first (POSSE). The “Blog” section would continue to feature longer, more in-depth blog posts. The front page of my website will combine both blog posts and notes in one stream. Add support for Webmention,…

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Reclaiming my blog as my thought space

Last week, I shared my frustration with using social media websites like Facebook or Twitter as my primary platform for sharing photos and status updates. As an advocate of the open web, this has bothered me for some time so I made a commitment to prioritize publishing photos, updates and more to my own site. I’m excited to share my plan for how I’d like to accomplish this, but before I do, I’d like to share two additional challenges I face on my blog. These struggles factor into some of the changes I’m considering implementing, so I feel compelled to share them with you. First, I’ve struggled to cover a wide variety of topics lately. I’ve been primarily writing about Drupal, Acquia and the Open Web. However, I’m also interested in sharing insights on startups, investing, travel, photography and life outside of work. I often feel inspired to write about…

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Web Developer – The Creative Group – Seattle, WA

• Knowledgeable about Drupal and WordPress CMS’s (Familiarity with Wix is a plus!). This Web Developer opening is a short term temporary position in the Seattle…From Robert Half – Wed, 14 Feb 2018 01:21:15 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

The OSTraining Podcast #14: Everything You Need to Know About Drupal 8

Consider this episode to be the busy person’s guide to Drupal 8. If you haven’t had time to keep up with what’s new in the Drupal world, Mike Anello is here to help you catch up. No-one in the Drupal world is better connected than Mike, who has been in the community for over a decade. Mike is a trainer, developer, volunteer, camp organizer, podcaster. He’s seen and done it all in Drupal. Follow Mike on Twitter at @ultimike and via his site at DrupalEasy.com. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Getting Started with Drupal

Start:  2017-11-29 09:00 – 16:00 America/Managua Organizers:  dinarcon Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Trainer: Agaric – Mauricio Dinarte This training is aimed at people just starting with Drupal. Basic concepts will be explained and later put into practice. The objective is that someone, who might not even know about Drupal, can understand the different concepts and building blocks to create a website. By the end of the day, a simple yet fully functional website will be built. In particular, attendees will learn about: Drupal installation requirements and process Nodes Content types Fields Blocks Theme regions Views User and permissions Menus Taxonomy Module installation and configuration The training will focus on Drupal 8, but most of the concepts also apply to previous versions. Anything specific to Drupal 8 will be noted as such. Sign up here: https://agaric.typeform.com/to/IYaOt8 A link to the live training on Zoom will be provided when you…

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Free Drupal starter's training in Eger

Start:  2017-12-01 17:30 – 19:00 Europe/Budapest Organizers:  thamas roland.molnar Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://www.facebook.com/events/1788567171440825/ Free training for the ones who want to know more about Drupal and how to get started with it. More detailed description in the event page. Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed

Drupal Global Training Day in Chennai

Start:  2017-12-02 10:00 – 16:00 Asia/Kolkata Event type:  Training (free or commercial) Drupal Global Training Days is an initiative by the Drupal Association to learn and share new and experienced users about Drupal. The event takes places all over the world on specific dates chosen by Drupal Association. A few of us local techies are conducting a Drupal training program on 2nd December 2017. It will be a lot of fun, and all skill levels are welcome. If you’ve never heard of Drupal before, it’s a powerful CMS platform that runs many of the world’s most popular websites. You can learn more about it on http://drupal.org. WHY DRUPAL? Drupal is an open source content management system for building websites and online services. The platform is supported by a large international community that continuously maintains and develops it. The biggest advantage of Drupal is its flexibility, as it is fully customizable…

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Who sponsors Drupal development? (2016-2017 edition)

Last year, Matthew Tift and I examined Drupal.org’s commit data to understand who develops Drupal, how much of that work is sponsored, and where that sponsorship comes from. We published our analysis in a blog post called “Who Sponsors Drupal Development?”. A year later, I wanted to present an update. This year’s report will also cover additional data, including gender and geographical diversity, and project sponsorship. Understanding how an open-source project works is important because it establishes a benchmark for project health and scalability. Scaling an open-source project is a difficult task. As an open-source project’s rate of adoption grows, the number of people that benefit from the project also increases. Often the open-source project also becomes more complex as it expands, which means that the economic reward of helping to improve the project decreases. A recent article on the Bitcoin and Ethereum contributor communities illustrates this disparity perfectly. Ethereum…

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Drupal for Project Managers

Start:  2017-09-07 15:00 – 17:00 America/New_York Organizers:  rgs Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://ffwagency.com/drupal-training-adoption Thursday, September 7, 2017, 3 PM – 5 PM EDT Drupal Development is a specialty, so is Drupal Project Management. Whether you are a seasoned PM new to Drupal or have just been volunteered to manage a project in your ‘spare time’…what do you need to know about Drupal to help you manage projects more successfully? In this class you’ll learn: basic application concepts open source community fundamentals Drupal terminology how to align your project plan with Drupal development best practice, and more! Meet your trainer Ray Saltini has been an active member of the Drupal community since 2005 as a developer, business owner, and more recently as the Director of FFW’s Center of Excellence. He helps Fortune 100 organizations adopt Drupal and has delivered training and talks in the US and Europe. Ray has…

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Drupal Global Training Day #5

Start:  2017-09-09 10:30 – 17:00 Asia/Omsk Organizers:  adcillc paych Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://drupal-omsk.timepad.ru/ We have been working with Drupal for 10 years already. Therefore Drupal became a significant part of our lives. We know how to code with pleasure and we’ll gladly teach you. GTD is a great opportunity to share our knowledge, experience and secrets about Drupal. And grow the community, too! That is why we organize Drupal GTD in Omsk. This time we have a new format of the event: it contains theoretical and practical sessions. You’ll not only get new knowledge – you’ll be able to apply it immediately. What you will learn at GTD theoretical sessions: – what is Drupal as a content management system and why it is cool; – Drupal basics (development environment, taxonomy, must-have modules); – frontend & backend in Drupal; – how to apply to a magical drop in…

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5 Reasons Not to Require Composer in Your CMS

Some people love Composer.  They use it to build their PHP projects and manage all the external libraries and dependencies. They love it so much they say things like this: “Composer should be the only way to build a Drupal code base.” That approach is misguided, and I’m going to give you 5 reasons why. Composer is a great tool, but it’s far more limited than some people realize. I’m going to mostly write about Drupal in this blog post, because it is further down the Composer path than any other CMS. But, some platforms like Magento and Typo3 are headed that way too.  [[ This is a content summary only. Visit http://OSTraining.com for full links, other content, and more! ]] Source: https://www.ostraining.com/

Beyond Websites – Using Drupal for Digital Signage

Using Drupal 8 to power real-time signage systems. Acquians Adam Weingarten and Mike Madison shared their knowledge and experience in a session at DrupalCon Baltimore called “Beyond Websites: Using Drupal for Digital Signs”. Drupal gets better when companies, organizations, and individuals build or fix something they need and then share it with the rest of us. Our community becomes better, stronger, and smarter when others take it upon themselves to make a positive difference contributing their knowledge, time, and energy to Drupal. Acquia is proud to play a part, alongside thousands of others, in making tomorrow’s Drupal better than today’s. “People are looking for ways to present information outside a conventional web page. Drupal has a lot of established patterns for web pages but not many for some of these new experiences. This session helps fill those gaps and give people a roadmap for how to build their own next-generation…

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