Lynette Miles

The last two years have been eventful for most of us, and the Drupal community is no exception to that. From the shift to online DrupalCons and their return to in person this year, to new releases of Drupal and the revisiting of old ones, it’s been a momentous time. Drupal 7 was originally scheduled to reach end of life (community support) in November of 2021.

Lynette Miles

As Drupal adoption significantly increased in the mid-2000s, a number of agencies formed to professionally support client needs around the creation of Drupal websites. One of these agencies was Zivtech, co-founded by Jody Hamilton and AlexUA. Before Zivtech, Jody was a freelance developer in the early days of Drupal. As a company founder, she helped grow Zivtech into the dominant Drupal development company in the Philadelphia area. As part of...

Lynette Miles

Developers aren’t the only people involved in making Drupal great. It takes the input of designers, writers, and end users to help make the best software for the most people. In this Tag1 Team Talk celebrating 20 years of Drupal, we have one of those designers: Dawn Aly. Dawn has been an open source proponent through her career, from her first use of Drupal, to VP of digital strategy at Mediacurrent, and on to product...

Lynette Miles

In this episode of our Tag1 Team Talks on 20 Years of Drupal, we’re fortunate to have Michael Anello, aka ultimike. Michael is the co-founder of DrupalEasy - the Drupal training and development shop based out of central Florida. He’s also one of the drivers behind the DrupalEasy podcast, one of the longest running and most prolific podcasts in the Drupal community.

Lynette Miles

Michael Schmid is another long term Drupal community member and major contributor to multiple factors of the community. As a Drupal core contributor and Group CTO of Amazee Labs, Michael is no stranger to all of the things that have made Drupal successful in its 20 years.

Lynette Miles

If you know anything about Drupal, you know Angie Byron (webchick). Angie has been at the center of the community nearly since her first contribution to the project, over a decade and a half ago. Between her ‘friendly helpful lioness’ persona, her mentorship, her development skills, and her commitment to hearing needs and finding solutions with consensus, she has been a cornerstone of ‘what the Drupal community is about’. This session of our [20 years...

Lynette Miles

In part 1 of our talk with Tag1 Consulting’s VP of Software Engineering Fabian Franz, he and Managing Director Michael Meyers discussed the increasing complexity of software and website development. In this second part, Fabian demonstrates how to reduce some of that complexity using Preact and HTM.

Lynette Miles

Fred Plais is a long standing, well known member of the Drupal community. From AF83, to a founder and CEO of Commerce Guys (now Centarro) and Platform.sh, Fred is no stranger to the business side of what makes Drupal a successful platform, how businesses use Drupal, and the critical nature of commerce infrastructure.

Lynette Miles

Over time, development has gotten more complex in some ways, and less in others. As technology develops, some of the requirements for coding that had been necessary in the past has shifted to a need to understand tooling. While changing some parts of a website have become easy due to advancements in CSS tools and other helpers, those changes may be harder to deploy due to build processes. Instead of making a quick and simple...

Lynette Miles

In this installment of our 20 years of Drupal series, David joins Tag1 Managing Director Michael Meyers to talk about his experience in making contributions - not just upfront contributions like Bakery, but the ones he considers even more important - the behind the scenes performance enhancements and integrations that have helped make Drupal what it is today.