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Please don't hack core, this kitty could suffer!
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 22, 2013

Part 4 of 4 – Wrapping up our four-episode saga around D8 developer experience - On October 4/5, 2013 (depending on your time zone), I hosted a live Hangout on Air with three major Drupal core contributors: Lee Rowlands (larowlan), Tim Plunket (tim.plunkett / @timplunkett), and Daniel Wehner (dawehner / @da_wehner). We talked about what's going on in Drupal 8 and how you will benefit from all the new stuff. This post is the last of four that cover the details of that conversation.

Richard Jones and Myles Davidson
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 17, 2013

Some benefits of open source contribution to your business - iKOS is a digital agency specializing in eCommerce and Drupal. I caught up with Myles Davidson, Managing Director and Richard Jones, Technical Director, at DrupalCon Prague where they had been busy getting up to speed on developments in Drupal 8.

Run kitty, run!
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 15, 2013

Part 3 of 4 – So many reasons to be excited about the changes coming in Drupal 8! - On October 4/5, 2013 (depending on your time zone), I hosted a live Hangout on Air with three major Drupal core contributors: Lee Rowlands (larowlan), Tim Plunket (tim.plunkett / @timplunkett), and Daniel Wehner (dawehner / @da_wehner). We talked about what's going on in Drupal 8 and how you will benefit from all the new stuff. This post is the third of four that cover the details of that conversation.

A terrified kitten
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 14, 2013

Benefits of the Drupal 8 entity and plugin systems. - Part 2 of 4 of the "Drupal 8 won't kill your kittens" live Hangout on Air with Lee Rowlands, Tim Plunkett, and Daniel Wehner. Here, we discuss the incredible improvements that have gone into Drupal 8's entity and plugin systems and how you will benefit from these as a developer.

Kitten running scared
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 10, 2013

Perspectives on the D8 developer experience as it develops and improves - On October 4/5, 2013 (depending on your time zone), I hosted a live Hangout on Air with three major Drupal core contributors: Lee Rowlands (larowlan), Tim Plunket (tim.plunkett / @timplunkett), and Daniel Wehner (dawehner / @da_wehner). We talked about what's going on in Drupal 8 and how you will benefit from all the new stuff. This post is the first of four that cover the details of that conversation.

The Acquia global support team.
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Oct 3, 2013

Getting to know an amazing global support team. - Inside Acquia, the Client Advisory Team is something special. These are the people who are on the front lines of helping others succeed with Drupal 24 hours a day. They go way out of their way for anyone who needs help and for other members of the team. In July, I spoke with five Acquia Client Advisors about their work and their team.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Sep 25, 2013

While the Acquia Podcast is busy at DrupalCon Prague, here's a flashback to DrupalCon Portland. I went around the exhibitors' area and through the halls of the Oregon Convention Center asking two vital questions to our community: What is your favorite thing about Drupal? Why should other people come to DrupalCon?

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Sep 18, 2013

The Bay Area Drupal Camp is one of the cornerstones of the Drupal event calendar. - I spoke with two members of the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) 2013 organising team, Anne Stefanyk and David Hwang.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Sep 11, 2013

I ran into PHP consultant, Lorna Jane Mitchell at DrupalCon/Symfony Live Portland this May. She and I had a great talk about PHP for building secure, modular, high availability applications in the enterprise; where newer versions of PHP (5.3, 5.4, 5.5 ...) are headed; and the business value inherent in open source software. This conversation was the seed for Lorna's Acquia.com guest blog post, "The Future of PHP is ... Here Already", which compliments this podcast perfectly!

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Sep 4, 2013

Taking web accessibility to the next level. - I spoke with Kevin Miller, lead web developer at Cal State Monterey Bay. He's been working with Drupal for more than six years and is making great contributions, especially in the area of accessibility.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Aug 28, 2013

How Drupal provides agencies the tools to provide great, large-scale digital experiences. - I recently spoke with the Managing Director of Deeson Online, Tim Deeson about how choosing and using Drupal has given his agency the tools it needs to provide great, large scale digital experiences for large, multinational organizations.

Photo by Bruce Caron - https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Aug 14, 2013

I had the tables turned on me at DrupalCon Portland and got interviewed by Ray Saltini from Blink Reaction. He asked me some great questions about Drupal, and especially why you should come to Drupal community events like DrupalCon.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Aug 7, 2013

Acquia Cloud Engineer, Tim Hilliard, and I sat down at Acquia headquarters this spring to talk about ... what else? Drupal and helping people succeed with it. I find Tim's job interesting. He is part of the client advisory team at Acquia, but isn't specialized in front-line client support. He describes his role as part of the onboarding team for the Acquia Cloud platform, as "support enablement," ... "Enabling Support to do a really stellar job is one of the things that I really love and I focus on."

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jul 31, 2013

Kevin Hankens, Acquia Engineer, discovered Drupal 5 when he was looking to build a highly personalized eCommerce visitor experience for his then-employer's website. I was fascinated to hear an origin story of the very beginnings of the sorts of digital experiences everyone is talking about today* (see below), 6 years later.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jul 25, 2013

In our first "video podcast", I recently spoke with prominent PHP developer Michelangelo van Dam (aka @DragonBe) about PHP, its history, current trends toward convergence and compatibility, use in the enterprise, and where Drupal fits in the picture. This conversation is a follow-up to Michelangelo's guest blogpost on Acquia.com: "The power of PHP: The Swiss Army Knife of Digital".