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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".

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jul 17, 2013

Jeff Beeman, Acquia Professional Services consultant, talks about how far Drupal has come in the last 8 years, what it's like to be on a team of people specialised in joining other teams, and the satisfaction of making Drupal really sing when it counts.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jul 10, 2013

This is the second part of a two-part conversation with Acquia's Chief Marketing Officer Tom Wentworth. In it we discuss Tom's understanding of data-driven marketing, the rise of the "Chief Digital Officer", and choosing a future friendly digital platform for your business.

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

Acquia's Chief Marketing Officer Tom Wentworth is a great fit for a technology company. He has a computer science background and has been working with web content management since it was a concept. Tom wasn't interested in marketing until a few years ago, "What really got me excited about Marketing was seeing the intersection of marketing and technology, because technology is where my passion is."

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jun 27, 2013

In this interview from the Oregon Convention Center, where both DrupalCon and Symfony Live were taking place, Juozas "people call me Joe" Kaziukėnas talks about PHP's unique combination of ease of implementation, speed, and scalability.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jun 19, 2013

Balazs Dianiska, Acquia Professional Services Consultant, has a lot of insight about the needs of enterprise businesses. Whenever he can, he shares that insight with the Drupal community at events and meet-ups.

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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on Jun 13, 2013

Meet Drupal, "A Global Army of Nerds"!- 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 Jun 5, 2013

Impressions of DrupalCon Portland and thank yous with Vincenzo Rubano and Mike Gifford. - Short, but sweet this week in the Acquia podcast: Drupal 8 Accessibility Maintainer Mike Gifford, and accessibility contributor Vincenzo Rubano talk about DrupalCon Portland and say thanks for all the help that allowed Vincenzo to attend DrupalCon Portland and begin to make a difference in person.

Gaelan Steele and Jeffrey A. "jam" McGuire
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Posted by Jeffrey McGuire at Acquia, Inc. on May 29, 2013

Gaelan Steele was the youngest delegate at DrupalCon Portland. Since I had had the pleasure of meeting him and his father Douglas Urner while leading the Drupal Association scholarship committee earlier this year, I really wanted to meet this extraordinary 5th-grader in person. Dries himself showed up while we were talking and asked Gaelan how he uses and contributes to Drupal. The result of the interview hijack is really worth checking out!