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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.

A Dozen Reasons Why You Should Attend DrupalEurope in Darmstadt, Germany this September

DrupalEurope, which will be happening from September 10 through 14, 2018 in Darmstadt, Germany, describes itself as “both a technology conference and a family reunion for the Drupal community.” 1600+ attendees are expected. The buzz around this event has been unusually high, especially in the greater Acquia metaverse, for 12 reasons. Here they are: 1. Drupal Europe is put on by a group of community volunteers in collaboration with the German Drupal Association and the Drupal Europe Foundation. The fact that this is an 100% community-spun, DrupalCon-scale event is amazing, and shows how the community in Europe is committed to support it on its own. One of those community organizers, btw, is Acquian Gábor Hojtsy. Another Acquian volunteer is Ricardo Amaro, who is chairing the DevOps + Infrastructure track. A big bunch of Acquians are speaking, but we’ll get to them later in this post. 2. But first, back to…

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Platform Engineer – Pantheon – Seattle, WA

Fun at WordPress and Drupal community events. In addition,Pantheon’s Engineering team contributes to many Open Source projects, including Fedora, Systemd, Sensu…From Pantheon – Wed, 01 Aug 2018 00:36:45 GMT – View all Seattle, WA jobs Source: http://rss.indeed.com/rss?q=Drupal+Developer

Drupal4Gov Webinar Series: ​​HAX

Start:  2018-07-19 15:00 – 16:00 America/New_York Organizers:  jdearie Event type:  Training (free or commercial) https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drupal4gov-webinar-series-hax-registration-… HAX the web is a headless authoring solution being developed by Penn State built on one question: Why can’t all platforms have the same authoring experience (AX)? We decided that in order to build the best AX for Drupal we needed to NOT build it just for Drupal. Learn about how you can leverage HAX in your (deep breath) Drupal 6, Drupal 7, Drupal 8, GravCMS, Desktop apps, BackdropCMS sites and more! Learn how and what you can build when we all work together across ecosystems on the front-end using a technology called Web components. Bryan Ollendyke (btopro) is the HAX project lead and will be demonstrating HAX, talking about it’s capabilities and how to extend it, what you can do to use it in your projects and how and why web components should be…

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How Drupal continues to evolve towards an API-first platform

It’s been 12 months since my last progress report on Drupal core’s API-first initiative. Over the past year, we’ve made a lot of important progress, so I wanted to provide another update. Two and a half years ago, we shipped Drupal 8.0 with a built-in REST API. It marked the start of Drupal’s evolution to an API-first platform. Since then, each of the five new releases of Drupal 8 introduced significant web service API improvements. While I was an early advocate for adding web services to Drupal 8 five years ago, I’m even more certain about it today. Important market trends endorse this strategy, including integration with other technology solutions, the proliferation of new devices and digital channels, the growing adoption of JavaScript frameworks, and more. In fact, I believe that this functionality is so crucial to the success of Drupal, that for several years now, Acquia has sponsored one…

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Kevin Thull's unique contribution to Drupal

If you’ve ever watched a Drupal Camp video to learn a new Drupal skill, technique or hack, you most likely have Kevin Thull to thank. To date, Kevin has traveled to more than 30 Drupal Camps, recorded more than 1,000 presentations, and has shared them all on YouTube for thousands of people to watch. By recording and posting hundreds of Drupal Camp presentations online, Kevin has has spread knowledge, awareness and a broader understanding of the Drupal project. I recently attended a conference in Chicago, Kevin’s hometown. I had the chance to meet with him, and to learn more about the evolution of his Drupal contributions. I was struck by his story, and decided to write it up on my blog, as I believe it could inspire others around the world. Kevin began recording sessions during the first community events he helped organize: DrupalCamp Fox Valley in 2013 and MidCamp…

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Experience Express in Lisbon: Forging the Future of Drupal Architectures and Initiatives at Drupal Developer Days

In Lisbon, steep slopes and sweeping vistas towering over placid waters and crowded ports characterize the topography of one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. This year, the Portuguese capital played host to Drupal Developer Days, possibly the most important event for developers specializing in Drupal. Held at the University Institute of Lisbon, it was a conference not to be missed, with innumerable insights from Drupal core contributors and maintainers. As the summer reaches its peak and beachgoers throng the seaside, the Experience Express stopped in this beach-filled city to sit and sprint with developers as they improve Drupal on many different fronts. In this blog post, we take a tour through some of the most compelling talks, covering topics like decoupled Drupal, progress in core initiatives, and dynamic migrations. Should Drupal 9 be decoupled by design? I joined forces with Lauri Eskola (Senior Front-end Developer at Acquia) to…

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Experience Express in Utrecht: Conversational Design and Modern Front-end Approaches at Frontend United

With a uniquely diverse community of designers, developers, and everyone in between, Frontend United is one of the conferences I find I enjoy more and more each time I attend. My previous time at this wonderful Drupal-adjacent conference was in Ghent, where I gave a session about the promise (and perils) of decoupled Drupal. This time, in Utrecht, a wide range of designer- and developer-oriented content greeted attendees both within and well outside the Drupal universe. This time on the Experience Express, we call briefly in Utrecht to discover some new best practices in conversational design, tinker around with browser-based debugging tools, and listen in on Drupal’s project lead Dries Buytaert and his plans for JavaScript in Drupal core. A little more conversation … and design On Friday at Frontend United, I had the opportunity and privilege of presenting a session about conversational interfaces entitled “Talk over text: Conversational design…

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Why large organizations are choosing to contribute to Drupal

During my DrupalCon Nashville keynote, I shared a brief video of Mike Lamb, the Senior Director of Architecture, Engineering & Development at Pfizer. Today, I wanted to share an extended version of my interview with Mike, where he explains why the development team at Pfizer has ingrained Open Source contribution into the way they work. Mike had some really interesting and important things to share, including: Why Pfizer has chosen to standardize all of its sites on Drupal (from 0:00 to 03:19). Proprietary software isn’t a match. Why Pfizer only works with agencies and vendors that contribute back to Drupal (from 03:19 to 06:25). Yes, you read that correctly; Pfizer requires that its agency partners contribute to Open Source! Why Pfizer doesn’t fork Drupal modules (from 06:25 to 07:27). It’s all about security. Why Pfizer decided to contribute to the Drupal 8’s Workflow Initiative, and what they have learned from…

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Design 4 Drupal: The future of JavaScript in Drupal

Today, I gave a keynote presentation at the 10th annual Design 4 Drupal conference at MIT. I talked about the past, present and future of JavaScript, and how this evolution reinforces Drupal’s commitment to be API-first, not API-only. I also included behind-the-scene insights into the Drupal community’s administration UI and JavaScript modernization initiative, and why this approach presents an exciting future for JavaScript in Drupal. If you are interested in viewing my keynote, you can download a copy of my slides (256 MB). Thank you to Design 4 Drupal for having me and happy 10th anniversary! Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net

Experience Express in Alicante: Analytics, Security, and Horizons at DrupalCamp Spain

Atop the Castle of Saint Barbara in Alicante, time sometimes seems to slow down, and words that once held grand meaning seem inadequate. I had a similar feeling both during and on the heels of DrupalCamp Spain, organized by the Spanish Drupal Association and held this year at Las Cigarreras cultural center in a seaside city that is one of the crown jewels of not only the Valencian Community but also of Spain. The Spanish Drupal community welcomed Acquia with open arms, broad smiles, and mistela in ample supply. At the same time, local communities around Europe are witnessing a surge in activity in preparation for Drupal Europe, the volunteer-led event to be held in Darmstadt in September, and the enthusiasm was palpable throughout the event. Like the feeling of suspended time at the summit of Alicante’s beautiful castle, there were instances at Las Cigarreras where things seemed to come…

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Working together to promote Drupal

The Drupal community has done an amazing job organizing thousands of developers around the world. We’ve built collaboration tools and engineering processes to streamline how our community of developers work together to collectively build Drupal. This collaboration has led to amazing results. Today, more than 1 in 40 of the top one million websites use Drupal. It’s inspiring to see how many organizations depend on Drupal to deliver their missions. What is equally incredible is that historically, we haven’t collaborated around the marketing of Drupal. Different organizations have marketed Drupal in their own way without central coordination or collaboration. In my DrupalCon Nashville keynote, I shared that it’s time to make a serious and focused effort to amplify Drupal success stories in the marketplace. Imagine what could happen if we enabled hundreds of marketers to collaborate on the promotion of Drupal, much like we have enabled thousands of developers to…

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Increasing Drupal contributions from underrepresented groups

For the past two years, I’ve published the Who sponsors Drupal development report. The primary goal of the report is to share contribution data to encourage more individuals and organizations to contribute code to Drupal on Drupal.org. However, the report also highlights areas where our community can and should do better. In 2017, the reported data showed that only 6 percent of recorded code contributions were made by contributors that identify as female. After a conversation in the Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Slack channel about the report, it became clear that many people were concerned about this discrepancy. Inspired by this conversation, Tara King started the Drupal Diversity and Inclusion Contribution Team to understand how the Drupal community could better include women and underrepresented groups to increase code and community contributions. I recently spoke with Tara to learn more about the Drupal Diversity and Inclusion Contribution Team. I quickly discovered…

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A plan for Drupal and Composer

At DrupalCon Nashville, we launched a strategic initiative to improve support for Composer in Drupal 8. To learn more, you can watch the recording of my DrupalCon Nashville keynote or read the Composer Initiative issue on Drupal.org. While Composer isn’t required when using Drupal core, many Drupal site builders use it as the preferred way of assembling websites (myself included). A growing number of contributed modules also require the use of Composer, which increases the need to make Composer easier to use with Drupal. The first step of the Composer Initiative was to develop a plan to simplify Drupal’s Composer experience. Since DrupalCon Nashville, Mixologic, Mile23, Bojanz, Webflo, and other Drupal community members have worked on this plan. I was excited to see that last week, they shared their proposal. The first phase of the proposal is focused on a series of changes in the main Drupal core repository. The…

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A May Full of Drupal Commerce Releases

May was one of our most productive months to date. It was full of releases for the core Commerce modules, our standalone PHP libraries, and essential contributed modules that all work together to comprise Drupal Commerce. While I outlined the highlights in the roadmap issue on drupal.org, these wins are worth sharing more broadly to keep the rest of the Drupal community in the loop. The biggest release of the month was Drupal Commerce 2.7, which included new features for currency formatting, address form configuration, and stored payment methods. It also fixed a handful of bugs that unblocked other module releases and updated core in response to improvements in our libraries and dependent modules. We’ve long discussed how our standalone PHP libraries are exporting expertise off the Drupal island. Addressing and Internationalization, which have each been downloaded over one million times, are our two shining stars. We rolled new releases…

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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

Offering more inclusive user demographic forms

© Open Demographics Initiative’s gender identification questions Last week, Nikki Stevens presented “Other, Please Specify” for TEDx at Arizona State University. In her TED Talk, Nikki shares the story behind the Open Demographics Initiative, which is developing a recommended set of questions that anyone can use to ask online community members about their demographics. Nikki demonstrates how a majority of demographic surveys require users to conform to restrictive identity fields, which can alienate minority or underrepresented groups. The Open Demographics Initiative wants to develop forms that are more inclusive, in addition to giving people more control over the data and information they chose to disclose. Inspired by Nikki’s presentation, I reached out to the engineering team at the Drupal Association to see if there are plans to implement the Open Demographics Initiative’s recommendations on Drupal.org. I was happy to learn that they are collaborating with the Open Demographics team to…

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Promoting the Drupal community from within the Drupal software

Jacob Rockowitz recently posted a blog post with ideas about how we can make Drupal more welcoming. What I found most interesting about Jacob’s blog post is that he makes the point that every WordPress site (not WordPress.org) has an ‘About WordPress’ section in the administration backend that shows both WordPress’ values and contributor credits. This could be an interesting approach for Drupal and is an idea worth exploring. Today, Drupal’s values and principles and Drupal’s contribution credits live on Drupal.org, but not in the Drupal software itself. When done well, it’s probably one of the most impactful ways to educate people and organizations that are new to Drupal about our community and open source. And by having credits in the software, we’d inspire more people and organizations to contribute back. It’s an interesting idea. Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net

How to Build a Drupal Site with Composer, as Seen at DrupalCon

Fellow Acquian Matthew Grasmick and I just presented How to build a Drupal site with Composer AND keep all of your hair at DrupalCon Nashville, and though the session wasn’t recorded, we posted the slides and hands-on guide to using Composer to manage your Drupal 8 sites to the linked session page. I wanted to dive into the session a little bit, because it was popular enough that many people couldn’t even get in since the room was so full! Matthew, in case you didn’t know, is the creator and a maintainer of Acquia BLT, a tool used to build, launch, and manage Drupal applications using all the best practices we’ve learned over years of Drupal experience at Acquia. And I’m the maintainer of Drupal VM, among other open source projects like an Ansible role for installing Composer. Both Matthew and I have a lot of experience with Composer, and…

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Experience Express in Nashville: Decoupled in the Spotlight at DrupalCon

As the weather heated up last week in Nashville and the city’s eponymous hot chicken incinerated tongues left and right, something else was burning in the spotlight at DrupalCon Nashville: decoupled Drupal. The Music City Center played host to the Drupal community and a coterie of developers, technologists, businesspeople, and community builders passionate about our flinty open-source content management system. For me, the most significant outcome of the conference, which I’ve attended for almost a decade now, was the excitement — and lingering bewilderment — surrounding decoupled Drupal. Every session room concerning decoupled Drupal was standing room only, and the interest was palpable. That meant it was a great time to announce the second edition of Decoupled Drupal Days, the premier conference on decoupled Drupal, to be held again in New York City between August 17–19, 2018. This year, DrupalCon Nashville was also the venue for the inaugural Decoupled Summit,…

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