Alex Bronstein talks at DrupalCon Denver about how his job in the Acquia OCTO (Office of the CTO) lets him make a difference to the development and ongoing improvement of Drupal 8.
Read the full post at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/meet-alex-bronstein-open-source-mind-shift
The Finnish national broadcasting company, YLE, must be one of the earliest institutional adopters of Drupal. They go all the way back to 2004 and Drupal 4.3! At the time, the YLE wanted community websites and commissioned Carl-Magnus Dumell, through the IT company he was working for at the time, to find a PHP-based product to launch their social web presence.
Bonus in this episode: the Organic Groups origin story!
Read the full post at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/meet-yle-drupal-finnish-national-broadcaster
Before Drupal, Chris Strahl had a successful career running his own company, doing multi-million dollar implementations with proprietary software, but he always had a private fascination with open source. Finding himself unwilling to sell an "antiquated, technically unsound, incredibly expensive" SAP eCommerce product to his clients, he and his colleagues developed and sold a Drupal-based platform solution.
Read the full post at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/peddling-lsd-meet-chris-strahl-and-large-scale-drupal-project
Ezra Barnett Gildesgame is the Technical Lead of Acquia's Distribution Team. He is in charge of maintaining and developing Acquia's two distributions, COD (Conference Organizing Distribution) and Commons, the social business and collaboration distro. His work goes into maintaining and improving these two Drupal products. The direct improvements made to the code go back to the repositories on Drupal.org, of course, but Ezra's work also helps the Drupal product landscape by helping other people working on other distributions.
Read the full post at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/making-drupal-products-meet-ezra-gildesgame
Closing the Drupal talent gap 2 ... with Addison Berry, Director of Education at Lullabot. Addison is also the Product Manager of Drupalize.me, a video training portal that offers training resources for helping folks improve their Drupal. Some companies are using these resources to hire junior developers and help them get up to speed faster and more efficiently. A theme Erich Ludwig also addressed in Acquia Podcast 46.
Read the full post at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/closing-drupal-talent-gap-2-meet-addison-berry
In this podcast, I talk with Peter Wolanin and Thomas Seidl, the primary maintainers of the two primary suites of modules for Solr search: Apache Solr Search Integration and Search API modules. We discuss the history of the modules, their different approaches, and recent enhancements that make them more powerful than ever.
Read the full post at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/apache-solr-drupal-nuts-and-bolts