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Colin Packenham and Matt Dooley
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 26, 2016

I spoke with Matt Dooley and Colin Packenham at Acquia headquarters in downtown Boston about Acquia's tech bootcamp program, Acquia U. Both are career changers and were more or less new to Drupal when they got started with the program and I was interested to see what motivated them to make the change and dive into Drupal headfirst.

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.

PHPUnit and PHP FIG logos
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Mar 8, 2016

Part 1 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. Now we're releasing those to you!

Erica Schroder headshot
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 26, 2016

Erica Schroder joined Acquia in 2012 as a graduate of the Acquia U Drupal training bootcamp and is an inspiration to me as a successful career-changer. As part of running arts and dance businesses, she's had a hand in with Drupal since Drupal 5 days, but Acquia U and her subsequent experience has made her a real Drupal pro. We got the chance to sit down together in 2015 at Acquia's Boston headquarters.

DrupalCon Mumbai image banner
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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.

Around the Drupal World in 120 Days poster
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 9, 2016

Listen to Drupal developer, contributor and businessperson, Enzo Garcia talk about how he is traveling around the world for 120 days in 2016, spreading the word in India, Asia and Australasia about building community and identity, the importance of Drupal 8 in the developing world, and the Drupal Console.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Feb 5, 2016

This conversation with Larry Garfield (@crell) is the first 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.

Amy Parker and Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire talk at Acquia's Boston HQ.
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on 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.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on 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.

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.

Ambrosia Vertesi
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on 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.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Dec 14, 2015

I sat down with Rebekah Simensen & Beau Simensen as SymfonyLive Berlin 2015 was wrapping up. Beau is the maintainer of the Sculpin PHP static site generator and was until recently a voting member of PHP-FIG. Rebekah is the artist known as ninjagrl, whom I had heard of because of her #ossart, open-source-inspired work. Beau has promised to come back on the podcast soon to explain all about the PSR 7 HTTP message standard interfaces, but I didn't want to pass up this chance to meet such interesting people!

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Dec 7, 2015

Something a little different this week: In cooperation with the Swedish "Drupalsnack" ("Talking Drupal") podcast, Leander Lindhal, Robert Douglass, & Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire get together at the 2015 Internetdagarna in Stockholm.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Nov 26, 2015

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

Dries at the house where he invented Drupal
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Nov 19, 2015

Part 3 of 3 - Spend 18 minutes with Dries Buytaert and Jeffrey A.