Kay VanValkenburgh (kay_v), training designer and owner of OwnSourcing, a Drupal training and development firm based in Boston joins Ryan Price, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello on the 111th edition of the DrupalEasy Podcast. Kay is somewhat of an expert when it comes to designing effective mentoring programs, so we decided to pick his brain about Drupal community mentoring, professional mentoring, what makes a good mentor, and why nobody but Mike likes the word, “mentee”. On top of all that we talked about Drupal UI basic principles, free Drupal development hosting, the (future) Drupal 8 logo, and our picks of the week.
Each podcast we ask our guests the same five questions. Here are Kay’s answers:
- MacBook Pro, TextWrangler
- Chris Breuer
- Key West
- Larry Garfield (crell)
- In-context documentation
Want to know what the five questions are? Listen to the podcast!
- DrupalCamp Connecticut - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - Mike will be giving the keynote
- A Different Kind of Drupal Community Contribution: Mentoring blog post by Mike
- We’re always looking for Drupal Career Starter Program Mentors, apply today!
- Five basic principles for Drupal’s UI’s that anyone can follow blog post by Bryan Braun (bryanbraun).
- Best Bang for No Bucks: A Comparison of Free Drupal Hosting Platforms blog post by Kyle Taylor (KyleTaylored).
- Drupal 8 Logo designer wanted - the Drupal Association is looking to hire a design firm to design the logo for Drupal 8.
Picks of the Week
- Ryan - Date Picker Formatter module by Valentin Vago (zeropaper) for a Doodle-esque meeting scheduler
- Ted - NPR Query Generator - a cool service provided by NPR
- Mike - Security Check module by Dave Hall (skwashd). Drush-only (drush secchk) module that provides a quick, initial sanity-check for your site’s configuration.
- Kay - While Kay said Drupal Core Mentoring, he really meant Profile 2.
- Mike - DrupalCamp Connecticut - August 10, Yale University
- Ted - 3 Days of Drupal Training - August 6-8, New York City
- BADCamp - Oct. 24-27 - UC Berkely
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Ah yeah, I totally forgot about the Security Review module! I'll make a note to try to re-familiarize myself with it prior to the next podcast and report back.