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Drupal Camp London homepage: http://drupalcamp.london
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 8, 2017

Acquia podcast 246: A conversation about the event and why you should be there, too, this time around with Ben Wilding and Waliur Rahman, members of the 2016 Drupal Camp London organizing team.

Come along March 3-5, 2017, to Europe's biggest (best?) community event on the calendar!

Tickets and information here: http://drupalcamp.london

DrupalCon-2013-BrokenBanjo-6.jpg - Photo by Trav Williams, Broken Banjo Photography www.BrokenBanjo.net
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jan 26, 2017

In this podcast and video, Megan Sanicki, Executive Director of the Drupal Association, and I talk about what the DA Board is all about and why you might want to run for a community directorship. The 2nd half of the podcast is also a chance to get to know Megan. Megan fell in love with the intersection of tech and community work and has been with us in the community since 2009 (or 2010, she's not sure ...).

Nikki Stevens and Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire talk at Drupal Camp Costa Rica 2016
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 14, 2016

Following her inspiring keynote on diversity, inclusion, and equality at Drupal Camp Costa Rica 2016, I got the chance to speak with Nikki Stevens on front of my mic and camera. Along with sharing some fun Drupal memories like the time young Nikki broke production when Steve Rude was out for the day, a lot of this conversation is about the benefits diversity brings and how we all can improve our own organisations and communities.

Indigo Herbs Drupal website
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 7, 2016

In December 2015, I sat down with Michael Hanby-Director-and Tawny Bartlett-Website Coordinator-from Indigo Herbs in Glastonbury, England and dug into their history with Drupal and just how much of their business they run with it. Tawny is really inspiring: she learned Drupal and its component and supporting technologies--Git, Javascript, PHP, and much more--on the job at Indigo. She says she's fallen in love with Drupal. I say she's become a Drupalist to reckon with and should be a role model for others. Open source, #ftw!

This interview, particularly the last third, is full of some great "Why Drupal?" soundbites from a sensible business perspective. Well worth listening to! A full transcript follows below as well.

John Kennedy and Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire shake hands
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 22, 2016

John Kennedy and I spoke about two exciting Drupal 8 projects he's running at Acquia in 2016. He's the Program Manager of the $500,000 US dollars Acquia is investing upgrading important modules from Drupal 7 to 8 as part of the Drupal 8 Module Acceleration Program. He's also the Product Manager of Acquia's Enterprise Authoring Drupal 8 distribution, Lightning.

Laura Caraker and jam practice the Drupal dance at Acquia HQ in Boston.
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 15, 2016

Laura Caraker's journey at Acquia is remarkable. In this podcast, she and I talk through how she joined Acquia Sales, wanted to know more about Drupal and ended up joining the technical side of the house via her stint at Acquia U, Acquia's Drupal and tech boot camp.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 8, 2016

Welcome to the first of six podcasts I recorded in Mumbai as DrupalCon Asia 2016! It pleasure to record this conversation with an old Drupal friend and Acquia podcast guest--Hussain Dehgamwala (aka Hussain Abbas)--and a new Drupal friend and guest--Parth Gohil--both from Axelerant. And it was my privilege to be the first guest on their new podcast, The Geek Voice! We’re releasing this conversation together. Be sure to go check out Episode Zero of their show to see what else they have up their sleeves ... and what they said about me when I wasn’t around ;-)

Adrian Pintille urging Drupal community members to vote in 2016
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 1, 2016

How does the Instant Runoff Voting system actually work? How could we make the Board elections better for the Drupal community?

PHPUnit and PHP Fig logos
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 16, 2016

Part 2 of 2 - Sebastian Bergmann, the maintainer of the PHPUnit testing framework, came to our office in Cologne, Germany to talk with Campbell Vertesi (@CampbellVertesi) and me about PHP, PHP FIG and the PSRs, and of course testing. It is another in the series of interviews we carried out with important and interesting people from the PHP community in preparation for DrupalCon Asia in Mumbai.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 19, 2016

PHP FIG? PSR Standards ... What are they? What are they important? This conversation with Lorna Mitchell is another in a series of interviews Campbell Vertesi (@CampbellVertesi) and I carried out in preparation for DrupalCon Asia in Mumbai. We are building the world’s longest DrupalCon session and packing all 6+ hours of it with information and personalities you won’t want to miss! So actually ... For our one hour in the spotlight in Mumbai, we’ve been doing a lot of preparation. Our “session” will include a lot of additional materials like podcasts and blog posts about what we’ve learned along the way.

Ambrosia Vertesi, Global VP Talent, Hootsuite
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on 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.

Idealism and what successful open source looks like - Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Sep 9, 2015

This week’s podcast: Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire’s virtual, mini-keynote at Drupal Camp Cape Town 2015.

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