Lynette Miles

Everyone’s new once, no matter what it is you’re doing - the first steps you take, the first time you cook your own breakfast, the first time you head off to school on your own, the first time you make a contribution to a project. There’s a first contribution for everyone, and hopefully it’s a good enough experience that you continue contributing, or you take that experience to contribute to multiple projects.

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

Drupal 7’s end of life is just around the corner. November 2022 seems like it’s a long way off, but when you’re upgrading enterprise software, it’s closer than you think. As Drupal 7’s long life comes to the end of official community support, businesses are faced with the question of what to do next - upgrade, migrate, or maintain their existing sites. Each of these options comes with its own expenses and considerations. In this...

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...