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Wim lloves llamas
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Apr 29, 2016

Wim Leers, Senior Software Engineer in the Acquia Office of the CTO (aka “OCTO”), has been busy in the last few years making Drupal 8 amazing! His contributions include working with Fabian Franz on aspects of Drupal’s new caching and rendering systems to make Drupal 8 performant. Today’s podcast is a conversation he and I had about who he is and what he’s been up to following our own collaboration preparing my own post on BigPipe.

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?

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.