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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: January, 2016
Jan 26, 2016

Part 2 of 2 - Amy Parker, the Director of Acquia University, and I sat down in Acquia's downtown Boston headquarters to talk about Acquia's technology boot camp, affectionately known as "Acquia U". In this podcast we talk about the diversity of candidate backgrounds, the candidate selection process, and go into what makes a successful Acquia "Ubie." We also talk about measuring the success of a program like this in human terms.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/217-acquia-u-making-world-better-place-one-drupalist-time-amy-parker-22

Jan 22, 2016

Amy Parker, the Director of Acquia University--aka Acquia U--and I sat down in Acquia's downtown Boston headquarters to talk about Acquia's technology training program. The course covers much more than Drupal; the curriculum is designed to produce people able to work in tech companies: Besides a whole lot of Drupal and related technologies, it includes agile methodologies, project management tools, troubleshooting tickets, presentation skills, and a whole lot of Drupal! Listen to our whole conversation to learn more.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/216-acquia-u-jump-and-own-it-kickstart-your-career-meet-amy-parker-12

Jan 13, 2016

Part 2 of 2 - Sharing is good for business. Ambrosia Vertesti, Global VP Human Resources at Hootsuite, and I sat down to talk about how open source models are spreading to human resources and other, non-code parts of business today. In part one, I strove to understand HR's needs, terminology, and perspective and what drew Ambrosia and her peers to open source. In part two, our conversation moves on to how open source values like sharing and contribution are helping human resources and a lot more about #HROS.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/215-what-geeks-got-right-hros-ambrosia-vertesi-22

Jan 5, 2016

Part 1 of 2 - Getting beyond the talent war. I was thrilled to have the chance to sit down and have a conversation with Ambrosia Vertesti, Global VP Human Resources at Hootsuite. It's part of my exploration of how open source thinking and practices are spreading beyond the world of code to influence and improve the businesses and cultures around them; in this case, to HR practice and what has become #HROS.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/214-open-source-beyond-code-hros-ambrosia-vertesi-12

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