DrupalCon Austin is over and Mike, Ted and Ryan are wrapping up their DrupalCon coverage with 3 interviews: Amy Cham of Blink Reaction talks about her DrupalConStories.org site, Diane Meuller of Red Hat talks to us about Open Shift and a 9-year-old Drupal.org post, and finally Brandon Morrisson of Phase 2 talks about his live taping of his Visual Dimensions podcast, about data visualization.
Austin has begun and Mike, Ted and Ryan are all on the prowl for interesting subjects and people at the Con. Dani Nordin of Boston gives us a quick update on her talk subject, we hear from Dave Datars, the CEO of Acquia's fresh acquisition, TruCentric, a user experience personalization company from Toronto. We also hear from Mike, who gets to interview Dries and all of the keynotes live on stage. See the DrupalCon keynote video for that interview.
Morten Birch Heide-Jørgensen (mortendk), owner of geek Royale, a one-man design and theming shop in Copenhagen, Denmark, the King of DrupalCon, and Drupal Association At-Large Board of Directors member joins Ryan, Ted, and Mike to discuss Drupal 8 themeing, NYC Camp (again), Drupal 6 support, and possible growing pains for Acquia. On top of all that, we have picks of the week and Morten answers our “5 questions”!
DrupalEasy Podcast 127: Around the World Party (Acquia Certifications: Heather James, Peter Manijak)
Moshe Weitzman (moshe weitzman), one of the earliest Drupal contributors, Drush and Devel maintainer, and the Director, Research and Development for Acquia joins Mike Anello for a look back down Drupal’s memory lane. Moshe shares stories of the first publically available version of Drupal, the first DrupalCon, and how groups.drupal.org came about. As always, we also cover some Drupal-y news, share our picks of the week, and subject our guest to five questions!
Christefano (christefano) and Lee Vodra (nodiac), co-founders of Exaltation of Larks and DropLabs and Nate Craddock (nate_craddock), Drupal developer at Princess Cruises join Ted, Andrew, and Mike to talk about Greater Los Angeles DrupalCamp - GLADCamp. A few mentions of Florida DrupalCamp, the battle for the body field, and Drupal 8 versioning also find their way into the podcast, along with our picks of the week!
Alex Pott (alexpott), Cathy Theys (YesCT), and Jozef Toth (mogdesign) join Ted Bowman and Mike Anello to solve all of the Drupal’s community funding problems - or at least to dream about a solution. Alex is one of the Drupal 8 core committers and has successfully used Gittip and other means to be able to raise enough money to work on Drupal 8 full-time. Cathy has successfully found multiple sponsors to support her work in the community (mainly on Drupal 8) and Jozef is co-founder of Drupalfund, a web site where Drupal developers can post projects and request sponsors (think Kickstarter for Drupal). As if that wasn’t enough, we also have picks of the week (including a pick-of-the-week cage match between Ted and Mike) and our 5 (more like 11) questions.
Tim Plunkett (tim.plunkett), Drupal 8 core contributor joins Andrew Riley, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello to discuss Views in core, the state of the Drupal 8 configuration managment initiative, and to make his prediction as to when we’ll see the first Drupal 8 beta. All that plus a few face at the DA, Panopoly 1.1, and four non-module picks-of-the-week.
Damien McKenna (DamienMcKenna) makes his fourth appearance on the podcast (one more and he gets a tweed jacket!) to talk about the Metatag module and his prolific contribution history. Along the way Ryan Price sneaks in to join Ted Bowman and Mike Anello to discuss Drupal’s 13th birthday, some facts about core development in 2013, and Dries’ Reddit AMA.
Chris Shattuck (chrisshattuck) from BuildAModule.com joins Andrew and Mike to talk about learning and teaching Drupal 8 developer programming concepts, including the almost 3 hours of videos that are already available on BuildAModule.com (object-oriented PHP, autoloading, namespaces, etc…) We also talk about faster PHP, Drupal 8 in the wild, anger a future guest, and short pants.
Cathy Theys (YesCT) makes the quickest return guest visit in the history of the DrupalEasy podcast to help provide Ted and Mike with an overview of the current status of Drupal 8. We talk about most of the Drupal 8 initiatives as well as the-things-that-are-not-initiatives-but-feel-like-initiatives. We also go all meta meta (not a typo), and rejoice at the death of upgrading a site (hello, migrating). If that wasn’t enough Drupal goodness, we also talk about Certified to Rock, Le Tour De Drupal, and the future Panopoly 1.0.