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)!
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.
Want to know what the five questions are? Listen to the podcast!
- Florida DrupalCamp - Saturday, April 20, 2013 - registration and session proposals are now open. Keynote speaker: Ryan Szrama.
- New blog post: Lesson Learned - I Can’t Get My Repo Clean!
- 3 inspiring Drupal intern training programs - nice writeup by Heather James at Acquia about the DCSP, My Planet Digital Fellowships, and Agile Collective’s Drupal Apprenticeship Scheme.
- Starting March 15, Drupal 8 will require PHP 5.3.10
- Who makes more money? Drupal, WordPress or Joomla developers?
- Blog post on the Drupal Association web site by Holly Ross about the future of DrupalCons
Picks of the Week
- Mike - DropBucket.org - Drupal code snippet sharing site.
- Ted - Field Permissions by Rob Loach (Rob Loach), and Markus Petrux (Marc Ferran).
- Greg - Best pinball game of all time: Twilight Zone. New pinball company: Jersey Jack Pinball.
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I just checked, and as of today (3/27/13), Greg is ranked 458 by the International Flipper Pinball Association.