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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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Nov 26, 2015

Jeffrey A. McGuire explains why Drupal is the open source, community software powering successful digital government around the world.

I had the honor of speaking about Drupal and government to a packed room at the Internetdagarna in Stockholm, in November 2015. I used the opportunity to highlight Drupal’s success in helping governmental organisations and public bodies and went into some detail about the Australian government’s Drupal-based govCMS solution, as a shining example of good policy meeting good software. In conversations following my presentations, members of the Nordic Drupal community shared thoughts and frustrations with me about public policy and open source adoption in Scandinavia. I’ll attempt to address some of those in my post on the Acquia Developer Center.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/211-building-digital-government-services-drupal-proven-choice

Apr 8, 2015

Beth Tucker Long, PHP Developer and Advocate at Code Climate, and I got in front of my cameras at the 2014 PHP World conference and got to talk about her history and priorities in development, PHP, and open source; her welcome into the PHP community, the culture of sharing and teaching in PHP, her work and the mission of Code Climate ... including how she got hired as a Perl programmer right out of college and was handed a PHP codebase to fix. "So I had to learn PHP really, really fast." When she had to ask some questions the weekend she learned PHP, the welcome the PHP community gave her convinced her to stay and inspires her to this day to give other just as warm a welcome to the project.

Read the full post and see the conversation video at the Acquia Developer Center: https://dev.acquia.com/podcast/181-php-entire-world-your-development-team-beth-tucker-long

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