Tag1 Consulting https://www.tag1consulting.com/ en Alex Ross on Drupal, module maintenance, NYC DrupalCamp, and getting kicked out of 30 Rock https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/alex-ross-drupal-module-maintenance-nyc-drupalcamp-and-getting-kicked-out-30-rock <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Tag1’s <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/term/20-years-drupal">20 years of Drupal</a> series continues with Alex Ross (<a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/bleen">bleen | Drupal.org</a>), Sr. Director of Software Engineering at <a href="http://www.nbcuniversal.com/">NBC Universal</a>. Alex’s long experience with Drupal starts like many others - where he fell into it almost by accident. From his beginnings as a ‘dumpster diver’ in the issue queue, to becoming an organizer for <a href="https://drupalcamp.nyc/">Drupal Camp NYC</a>, Alex has contributed to Drupal and the community in significant ways. Join Tag1 Managing Director Michael Meyers as he and Alex talk about the history of NYC Drupal Camp, Alex’s journey with and beyond Drupal, and the ups and downs of the changes that have come to Drupal over the last 20 years. You’ll also hear about being a module owner and maintainer, and get a first-hand account of working with the Drupal Security team! --- <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/transcript-20-years-drupal-alex-ross" title="Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Alex Ross">Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Alex Ross</a>.</em> --- ## Additional links These are some of the prominent modules Alex has worked on or maintains: - <a href="https://www.drupal.org/project/recaptcha">reCaptcha</a> - <a href="https://www.drupal.org/project/dart">DART</a> - <a href="https://www.drupal.org/project/advanced_crop">Advanced image crop</a> - <a href="https://www.drupal.org/sandbox/trrroy/1183076">Akamai ESI</a> Photo by Juan Pablo Mascanfroni on Unsplash</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/alex-ross-drupal-module-maintenance-nyc-drupalcamp-and-getting-kicked-out-30-rock" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Tue, 08/16/2022 - 05:22</span> Tue, 16 Aug 2022 12:22:07 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 436 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Greg Dunlap talks pinball, Core Initiatives, and the future of Drupal https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/greg-dunlap-talks-pinball-core-initiatives-and-future-drupal <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p><a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/gdd">Greg Dunlap</a> (aka gdd or heyrocker), former Drupal Initiative lead and pinball enthusiast and current Director of Strategy at Lullabot, joins Tag1 Consulting’s Managing Director Michael Meyers in this Tag1 Team Talk in our <a href="https://tag1.com/20years">20 years of Drupal series</a>. Greg is another individual who took an unusual route into programming and open source work with projects like Drupal. Over 15 years, Greg’s experience in Drupal has led him from one US coast to the other, and across the world to Sweden. While Greg started programming in high school, his experiences have taken him through photography and photojournalism, building slot and pinball machines, and then into Open Source software. In this interview, Michael and Greg talk about the differences between Greg’s early experiences and the Drupal project, how things have changed, and the future of Drupal. Greg also talks about his time as the Drupal initiative lead for Configuration Management (CMI), and the ups and downs of that work. --- <em>For a transcript of this video, see <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/transcript-20-years-drupal-greg-dunlap" title="Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Greg Dunlap">Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Greg Dunlap</a>.</em> --- Photo by Heather McKean on Unsplash.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/greg-dunlap-talks-pinball-core-initiatives-and-future-drupal" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 07/13/2022 - 11:42</span> Wed, 13 Jul 2022 18:42:48 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 433 at https://www.tag1consulting.com D6LTS wind down and D7 extension with Tim Lehnen https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/d6lts-wind-down-and-d7-extension-tim-lehnen <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/d6lts-wind-down-and-d7-extension-tim-lehnen" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 05/18/2022 - 04:26</span> Wed, 18 May 2022 11:26:28 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 431 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Tag1 Quo D6 End of Support https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/tag1-quo-d6-end-support <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Drupal 6 reached its end of life Feb 24, 2016. With that end of support, a number of vendors stepped up to take part in the Long Term Support program (LTS). Tag1 Consulting was one of the vendors that have continued to provide support for D6 websites since that time.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/tag1-quo-d6-end-support" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Thu, 03/10/2022 - 12:16</span> Thu, 10 Mar 2022 20:16:01 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 429 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Mistakes & lessons in OSS development https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/mistakes-lessons-oss-development <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/mistakes-lessons-oss-development" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/23/2022 - 14:27</span> Wed, 23 Feb 2022 22:27:22 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 424 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Drupal 7 End of Life (D7 EOL) postponed until at least November 2023 https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/drupal-7-end-life-d7-eol-postponed-until-least-november-2023 <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>Drupal 7 End of Life (EOL) was originally planned for Nov. 2020, about ten years after the initial release of the platform. Given the large user base, this was subsequently extended to Nov. 2021. Then, to provide relief and support for everyone impacted by the pandemic Drupal 7 End of Life was <a href="https://www.drupal.org/psa-2020-06-24">extended another year, to Nov. 2022</a>. The pandemic continues to have a major impact on our lives and our businesses and there continues to be a very large user base with over 550,000 websites running the framework - an awesome testament to how great of a platform it is. As such, the security team, and the founder of Drupal, as well as Tag1 and the other Drupal 7 Extended Support (D7ES) providers, felt extending the date another year was the best thing for Drupal and the Drupal community. To support the community, leadership has decided that D7 EOL will be postponed again, until Nov. 2023, and then re-assessed annually thereafter. The <a href="https://www.drupal.org/psa-2022-02-23">official PSA 2022-02-23</a> announcing this new change has just been posted. We are here to answer your questions, and can provide insight and guidance to help you plan next steps and make decisions that are best for...</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/drupal-7-end-life-d7-eol-postponed-until-least-november-2023" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/23/2022 - 12:10</span> Wed, 23 Feb 2022 20:10:04 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 428 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Jody Hamilton on founding an agency, and life beyond Drupal https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/jody-hamilton-founding-agency-and-life-beyond-drupal <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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 <a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/jody-lynn" title="Jody Hamilton's Drupal.org profile">Jody Hamilton</a> and <a href="https://www.drupal.org/u/alex-ua" title="AlexUA">AlexUA</a>. 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 our <a href="/20years" title="20 years of Drupal">20 years of Drupal</a> series of <a href="/tagteamtalks" title="Tag1 Team Talks">Tag1 Team Talks</a>, Managing Director Michael Meyers talks with Jody about her long experience as an intern, to developer, to agency co-owner. They also get into Jody’s career evolution, including her move from Drupal business owner to Senior Digital Business Analyst at Renesas Electronics. Join us today to learn more about Jody’s experience, and where she thinks Drupal should go next. <em>For a transcript of this talk, see <a href="/transcript-20-years-drupal-jody-hamilton" title="Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Jody Hamilton">Transcript - 20 years of Drupal with Jody Hamilton</a>.</em> --- Photo by Ir Like on Unsplash</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/jody-hamilton-founding-agency-and-life-beyond-drupal" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 02/02/2022 - 09:37</span> Wed, 02 Feb 2022 17:37:28 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 427 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Tag1's 2021 Year in Review https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/tag2021-year-review <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>The past year has continued to present significant challenges to everyone, across all sorts of industries and activities - professional, and personal. As people, companies, communities, and governments continue to strive to meet the challenges posed by this exceptionally difficult year, we continue to work together to complete common goals. Here at Tag1, we keep working to face the issues our customers, and the world have to take on. We’ve covered a lot of topics in our blog this year - from the changes we’ve all had to make to revisiting the history of Drupal, and pressing forward in our continued support of Open Source Software. ## Open Source Software This year, Tag1 became the first <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/tag1-joins-rust-foundation-first-silver-member">Silver Sponsor of the Rust Association</a>. Just as we sponsor team members and other work for the <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/drupal-association">Drupal Association</a> to continue to promote Drupal, Tag1 sponsors Rust to help ensure its continued success. We build our websites on Drupal, and we can test them with <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/goose-podcasts-blogs-presentations-more">Goose</a>, our Rust-based software testing suite. ## Open Source Leadership We’ve also been fortunate enough to talk with <a href="https://www.tag1consulting.com/open-source-leaders">several leaders of open source projects</a>, <a href="https://codemirror.net/" title="Marijn Haverbeke">Marijn Haverbeke</a> of Codemirror and Kevin Jahns of <a href="https://tag1consulting.com/yjs">Yjs</a> gave us a view...</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/tag2021-year-review" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 01/19/2022 - 09:20</span> Wed, 19 Jan 2022 17:20:59 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 425 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Dawn Aly talks design, Drupal, and the community https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/dawn-aly-talks-design-drupal-and-community <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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 manager for customer digital experience at Red Hat. Dawn’s long experience exemplifies how non-developers are critical to the success of Drupal.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/dawn-aly-talks-design-drupal-and-community" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 12/15/2021 - 06:22</span> Wed, 15 Dec 2021 14:22:01 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 423 at https://www.tag1consulting.com Michael Anello, DrupalEasy, and the Community https://www.tag1consulting.com/blog/michael-anello-drupaleasy-and-community <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field--item"><p>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.</p><div class="more-link"><a href="/blog/michael-anello-drupaleasy-and-community" class="more-link" hreflang="en">Read more</a></div></div> <span><span lang="" about="/user/lynette-miles" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="" content="lynette@tag1consulting.com">lynette@tag1co…</span></span> <span>Wed, 12/08/2021 - 08:30</span> Wed, 08 Dec 2021 16:30:39 +0000 lynette@tag1consulting.com 421 at https://www.tag1consulting.com