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The Acquia Podcast: Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire and guests in conversation on topics in and around Drupal, open source, technology, community, and business. Meet people and hear stories at the interface between the digital and the real. Hear about challenges, successes, and how open source thinking and practice is changing the world.
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Now displaying: June, 2014
Jun 30, 2014

Drupal is the perfect tool for building SaaS and product businesses. A late night hotel room conversation about Drupal's agility, power, and flexibility above and beyond powering great websites with Bálint Kléri during Drupal DevDays 2014 in Szeged, Hungary. Bálint is the technical lead of Indivizo, "The fastest way to the perfect candidate", an online HR tool built on Drupal for interviewing job applicants.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/141-indivizocom-using-drupal-build-your-agile-saas-product-business

Jun 26, 2014

Gábor and I sat down for a chat at United Nations headquarters at NYCCamp in April 2014. We talked about the very productive contribution sprints at the NYC Camp; effecting positive change in the world with technology and how Drupal 8 will enable anyone to communicate using tools in their own language; and the incredible energy and quantity of contributors at the Drupal DevDays in Szeged Hungary.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/140-gabor-hojtsy-22-devdays-szeged-and-new-wave-contribution-drupal

Jun 25, 2014

More than 800 (yes, eight hundred) people participated in the issues around improving multilingual features and APIs in Drupal 8 for the past two and a half years. Almost 500 issues have been resolved in this initiative as of this submission making Drupal 8 a truly outstanding release for everybody looking to create even single language non-English sites but especially those making multilingual sites. This session aims to show you around all the great improvements and give tips as to how to best utilize the new solutions.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/139-gabor-hojtsy-12-whole-new-world-multilingual-sites-drupal-8

Jun 20, 2014

The Executive Director of the Drupal Association, Holly Ross, and I sat down to talk at NYC Camp 2014 at United Nations Headquarters. Roughly one year on from her appointment to the Drupal Association job, I got the chance to ask her about her Drupal "origin story", what she thinks about the community now that she's in the thick of things (we're a welcoming and diverse bunch), and the role of technology and especially Drupal in making the world a better place.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/138-holly-ross-conversation-nyc-camp-2014

Jun 16, 2014

Every DrupalCon, there's a moment I especially look forward to: the First-Patch "ritual". This time around, a patch written by Matt Moen, Technical Director at Kilpatrick Design, was selected for fast-track testing, approval, and was committed to Drupal 8 core in front of a few hundred of us at the Austin convention center. In this podcast, I talk with Matt about becoming a core contributor; we hear from Angie "webchick" Byron about how it takes a village to commit a patch; and I've included a quick refresher on how version control works with the Gitty Pokey from the DrupalCon Austin pre-keynote. You can see the full patch approval and commit process in the 2nd video embedded on this page.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/137-first-patch-matt-moen-drupalcon-austin-and-village-contributors

Jun 13, 2014

Kris Vanderwater (eclipseGC), and I got together in a Google Hangout plagued with technical difficulties to discuss DrupalCon Austin and Kris's new job as Acquia's Developer Evangelist. In the sections I could save and keep reasonably useable after editing, we talk about Drupal 8 and the incredible energy present in the Drupal community recently; a couple of hot topics DrupalCon Austin; and Kris's new job as "a developer for the community".

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/136-kris-vanderwater-drupalcon-austin-and-his-new-job

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