This year, DC's two premier Drupal events, Capital Camp and Gov Days were combined into a single conference held on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda. Trellon was proud to be a sponsor of this event, and I was particularly happy to attend. Not only was it a great Drupalcamp, but it gave me the opportunity to visit with some of my clients at NIH.
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Trellon's new website is now live.
Sure is funny to think how time changes things. The last time we redesigned our website in 2009, desktop widgets / gadgets were a thing, Drupal 6 was just becoming stable enough for everyday use, and we had been debating whether to make a mobile version of the site (and decided not to, because 90% of people back then were not using mobile phones to browse the web.) The Internet is a very different place these days, and it's been time for a redesign for a while now.
For those of you attending Drupalcon this month - you have good taste! Show exactly how good it is by joining us for a special event to benefit the trust of Aaron Winborn, a long time Drupal contributor who has been fighting ALS for some time now.
This event is on May 20, 2013, it starts at 4:30 and will be held at the offices of EcoTrust. Their address is as follows:
721 Northwest 9th Avenue
Portland, OR 97208
To attend, you can register here:
I'll be headed out the the Denver Meetup on October 23rd to present on Project Management. The meetup regularly attracts 50 or more people - if you are interested in attending, it is helpful to sign up so the meetup's hosts know how much pizza and cold refreshments need to be provided.
Last week I attended LatinoWare 2011 in Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, which also hosted, among a number of events, DrupalCamp Foz. There hasn't been a Drupalcamp in Brazil for some time already, so this was a really important event for the Drupal community in Brazil. The community is growing in Brazil and other Latin America countries. At the Drupalcamp, we had representatives from Peru, Argentina, Bolivia, and Mexico. We also had the presence of our dear Drupal creator, Dries Buytaert.
Well, it is just about time for CiviCon. Even though I am not going, I want to relay a good CiviCRM war story.
Recently, we went through the process of upgrading a CiviCRM site (Drupal 6.x - CiviCRM 3.4). This can turn into a painful process if you aren't careful, and sometimes even when you are. Among the possible issues you may run into, there are some nasty errors that break the upgrade process when attempting the database upgrade script. I'm going to tell you how to get past them.
Yesterday, Trellon had a great day here in Chicago, and we're very happy to announce another great line-up of Trellon sessions today.
Today is an exciting day for the Trellon Team at Drupalcon Chicago!
We'll be hosting a BoF on our recent developments with the Salsa module in the Huron Room starting at 11:00am.
After that, at 2:15pm Kyle Cunningham will talk about Haml, Sass and Peroxide, in the Chicago 10 room.
Trellon (http://www.trellon.com) is looking to hire Developers and Lead Developers to work with our team of Drupal experts. Both positions play important roles in our delivery process, working with clients to build awesome web sites, CRM, social networking and mobile solutions.
This week's DrupalDC meetup still brought in about two dozen members despite the fact that many government offices were closed for Columbus Day. Most DrupalDC meetups feature lightning talks about various topics, but yesterday’s meetup was a conversational one which focused entirely on Drupal 7, which was just released in beta. Drupal 7 still has several critical issues, around 6 or 8 right as of the meetup, but that number could go up as more module developers try to upgrade and come across incompatibility issues with D7.
This is a message for everyone attending Drupalcon Copenhagen.
Trellon will be holding a training workshop called Drupal Fundamentals: Building a Collaborative Development Environment. This is the same training we have provided to some of our larger organizational clients, and the first time we are making it available to a public audience.
Trellon is a virtual environment where “the office” is an internet chat room, and the team is spread across physical locations including Washington DC, California, Paris, and Australia. It’s a working environment that presents unique challenges. How do we maintain code standards? Coordinate teams of developers? Provide general oversight of projects? To succeed we’ve leveraged powerful open source tools and created rigorous processes for developing world class Drupal websites, and at Drupalcon Copenhagen this August we will share these practices with you!