DrupalEasy Podcast

Started in 2009, the DrupalEasy Podcast is a weekly review of new developments and announcements in the worldwide Drupal community with regular appearances by notable Drupal community contributors. Rotating co-hosts Andrew Riley, Anna Kalata, Kelley Curry, Michael Anello, Ryan Price, and Ted Bowman bring their collected experience and geeky obsessions to the virtual airwaves to enlighten, inform, and (sometimes) entertain Drupal hobbyists and professionals around the world. Subscribe in iTunes, Stitcher, directly from our feed, or your favorite podcast directory.

DrupalEasy Podcast 125: History of the (Drupal) World, Part 1

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!

DrupalEasy Podcast 124: 78 in Pasadena, 79 in Orlando

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!

DrupalEasy Podcast 123: It’s Got Berdir

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.

DrupalEasy Podcast 122: Insert Witty Title Here

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.

DrupalEasy Podcast 120: Megapage!

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.

DrupalEasy Podcast 119: It Goes in the Body Field

John P. Weiksnar (jpw1116) and Thomas Lattimore (tlattimore) join Ted and Mike to talk about Drupal mini-camps, a new-ish idea that provides many of the features and benefits of a traditional DrupalCamp with much less planning and overhead. Along the way, we talk about all the different ways to add JavaScript and CSS to a Drupal site, learn some bad habits from Ted, get reminded how important mobile devices are, and discover a dead-simple way to test drive Drupal 8.

DrupalEasy Podcast 118: Is it an Initiative or a Thing?

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.

DrupalEasy Podcast 117: Thanksgiving at Ted's

Jeff Eaton (eaton), Senior Architect at Lullabot, Drupal core contributor (Token API, Form API), author/maintainer of the Voting API, Entity Views Attachment, and others. Host of the Insert Content Here podcast, and (according to our very unscientific poll) one of the most popular Drupal speakers ever in the history of the world joins Andrew Riley, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello to talk about what makes a great presentation and (possibly) to retire one of the five questions.

DrupalEasy Podcast 116: Bad Part of Town

Jesse Beach (jessebeach), Drupal accessibility expert, Spark team member, and senior front end developer with Acquia joins Ryan Price and Mike Anello to talk about accessibility features going into Drupal 8. Along the way we discuss how to pronounce the word “aural”, the dark recesses of Drupal admin area, and various methods to best pick up animal sounds on podcasts.

DrupalEasy Podcast 115: Bigger and Free-er

David Hwang (eatings) and Anne Stefanyk (Annabella) join Andrew Riley, Ted Bowman, and Mike Anello to talk about the 2013 Bay Area DrupalCamp. We talk about what it takes to put on a camp of this size as well as the summits, sprints, and sessions that will be taking place October 24-27, 2013. In addition, we have a DrupalCon Prague whip-around, wish we wrote Bryan Braun’s excellent blog post about sharing knowledge, and share some picks of the week.

BackDropEasy Podcast 114: No Crying at Sprints

Cathy Theys (YesCT), a Community Contributor for com-press and a Drupal community sprint organizer extroidinaire joins Ted Bowman, a stealthy Ryan Price, and Mike Anello on the podcast formerly known as DrupalEasy. Surprisingly, we actually managed to have a civil conversation about several topics for a good amount of time before we cautiously dove into the topic that has been at the forefront of most Drupaleros minds lately: community sprint organization.

DrupalEasy Podcast 113: No More Teasing

Salim Lakhani (salimlakhani), President and CEO of WebEnabled.com joins Ted Bowman (barely) and Mike Anello to talk about DevPanel, a brand-new way to manage server and development environments from one central location. Salim gives us a complete rundown of the product and how it is designed to be the “CPanel for developers”. In addition, we dare to take on the Move Git repositories to Github discussion, and make our picks of the week!

DrupalEasy Podcast 112: One Track Mind

Mike Ryan (mikeryan), author, maintainer of the Migrate module, and Acquia’s unofficial “migration guy” joins Ted Bowman and Mike Anello on the one-hundred-and-twelveth episode of the DrupalEasy Podcast. The Migrate module is covered from all angles, including the Drupal-to-Drupal Data Migration module, the future of the migrate module, and contributed module support. Recent departures from the list of Drupal 8 maintainers leads to an interesting discussion about the possible effects of the major Drupal 8 code changes on the rate of Drupal 7-to-Drupal 8 module upgrades. Finally, we wraps things up with some picks of the week and Mike Ryan’s answers to our five questions.

DrupalEasy Podcast 111: It Depends

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.