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Diversity and Staying Grounded: Recapping Drupalcon 2018

It was great to get back to DrupalCon this year.  I really enjoyed the Con, and this was one of my favorite DrupalCons in the eight years I’ve been going. Drupal as a community is getting more serious about diversity. In the past, there’s been an undercurrent of people saying “diversity is good” for a …

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A Week of Firsts at Drupalcon

I went to DrupalCon this year with the goal of doing things a bit differently this time. I’m a bit of an introvert with people at first, but I’ve been told I don’t come off that way. So, I decided to leverage that and just push myself through things that, in years past, I would …

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Humanizing Accessibility: A Recap of the Nonprofit Tech Conference

I went to my first Nonprofit Tech Conference this year! As a heads-down coder day-to-day, it was refreshing – if somewhat exhausting – to spend time talking to new people working on so many cool projects. I was seriously impressed. My favorite moments were hosting a conversation about digital inclusion at the “Birds of a …

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Building Sites in Drupal 8: First Impressions

d8 admin interface

  We recently finished building our first Drupal 8 site for a client. So I wanted to ask our team, “What did you like about working in Drupal 8?” These were some of the topics they touched on. Content editing Amanda: The UI for editing content is very good, with contextual links much more useful …

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The Advoteam’s Advice on Making the Most of DrupalCon

We’re so excited to be headed to DrupalCon next week! It’s one of the rare times the whole Advoteam gets to be in one place, and it’s great to be able to take time out of the day-to-day to learn all about what’s new in Drupal, what everyone’s working on, and to talk to other folks …

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Getting Excited for DrupalCon LA!

It’s that most wondrous time of the year for the Advoteam. We’re buying our flights and packing our bags for DrupalCon 2015! We are so stoked (that’s something people say in LA, right?). But what are we most stoked on? Let’s poll the Advoteam! Jack (@jerseycheese) In general, I love cities.  Being a remote worker with very little …

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Responsiveness, Automation, D8, and Drupal’s Head: A MidCamp 2015 Recap

In March, my coworker Amanda and I  hopped on Amtrak from Minneapolis to the University of Illinois campus in Chicago for Drupal MidCamp, excited for the chance to catch some great sessions (especially on the front-end track!), learn what people have been working on, and share what we have been up to. We stayed just a short bike ride …

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Paying Down Your Technical Debt

Sometimes all you need to get the job done are a couple of poles and some duct tape. You can make an emergency stretcher out of that and could perhaps save a life. But duct tape and poles is not what most of us would hope to see when an ambulance arrives. Just because we can …

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