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Drupal core committer takes Acquia Certification exam. You won't believe what happens next!

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 13:43 -- webchick

TL;DR I passed. :P Here's a run-down of what the experience was like.

Up-front disclaimer: I work for Acquia. However, I was not involved in the creation of Acquia Certification and had no insight to the test beforehand apart from a single sample question. I'm also writing this on my personal blog, rather than Acquia.com, because these are *my* thoughts/impressions, and haven't been vetted by anyone else. :) Carry on!

Heads up: Maternity leave starting next week

Sun, 04/28/2013 - 18:19 -- webchick

(Sorry for spamming Drupal Planet with this, but a few people on IRC were saying it might be a good idea for people to get a wider heads-up, given the number of Drupal community hats I wear.)

In a week, we're heading down to Minnesota to pick up our new addition to the family, and so starting May 6 I'll be on maternity leave for 3 months, until ~August 1 (thank you, Acquia!!).

Here's an outline of how that may or may not affect you, and who to talk to instead:

Why repealing DOMA matters

Tue, 03/26/2013 - 10:00 -- webchick

Today, the U.S. Supreme Court is hearing arguments against the Defense Of Marriage Act (DOMA), which dictates at a federal level that the word "marriage" means only a legal union between one man and one woman. The topic of marriage equality is often very contentious to "family values" people.

Well, let me explain a little bit about how this lovely little piece of legislature affects my specific family.

Step-by-step: Converting modules from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8

Fri, 02/08/2013 - 01:55 -- webchick

As Gábor pointed out, now's the time to help make Drupal 8 more unified and user/developer friendly. A great way to do that is try porting your modules, now, while there's still time to fix the APIs before code freeze.

Here's the video and slides from my Upgrading your modules to Drupal 8 talk at DrupalCon Sydney 2013, featuring the Pants module.

Slides: PDF | PPT | KEY (the canonical version)

But wait, there's more! ;)

The story of my first DrupalCon

Sun, 02/03/2013 - 22:16 -- webchick

This was originally posted to the "The influence of subtlety" thread on the Drupalchix group back in 2010, but since that was awhile ago now, and since I'm giving a talk on How to Create Ravenously Passionate Contributors at DrupalCon Sydney (and this experience played a huge part) I figured I'd post this to Drupal Planet as well.

Here are some highlights from my first DrupalCon (Vancouver, 2006).

Want to help improve Drupal.org at DrupalCon?

Tue, 08/21/2012 - 17:30 -- webchick

Join Tatiana / tvn, Drupal.org Project Coordinator, for a series of BoFs on major new features for Drupal.org and how you can help!

Wednesday

13:00-14:00 Drupal.org office hours BOF
http://munich2012.drupal.org/content/drupalorg-office-hours

Come meet the Drupal.org team and learn more about how you can help make awesome changes to Drupal.org!

One Drupal 8 Slide Deck To Rule Them All - Please give this at your local event!

Sat, 06/02/2012 - 18:16 -- webchick

Greetings, Drupal Planet!

Here are the slides from my DrupalCamp Vancouver "hook_future_alter()" talk. This outlines the major changes currently in development for Drupal 8, how Drupal 8 will impact end users, site builders, designers, and developers, and how to jump in and help!

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