Now officially Drupal 8 certified

Today (27 Sept 2016) I took and passed the Acquia Drupal 8 certification. At DrupalCon, there is usually the option for a single retake exams in the event of failure. Thankfully I didn’t need that, but it was a nice safety blanket to have. Surprisingly I did best in terms of result by section in front end (Which is usually my weakest subject) Which was a really pleasant surprise! [Read More]

Theming MiniSeries - Project creep...

This article refers to theming in Drupal 7, which is very different to Drupal 8. Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. This is post 2 in a mini-series on Base themes. Post 1 - Base Themes OK I was supposed to be spending this week writing a review on Omega for my miniblog series. It didn’t happen. I got distracted (A BIG issue with me) However I decided it’s probably a good thing as I am going to do this thing properly as I submitted a talk [drupalcamplondon. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 2

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. All links are to drupal.org unless otherwise stated Well this always happens, I overslept and woke up at midday! So as I write this I have little to report. I will be watching the keynote by Fabien Potencier (The gentleman behind the Symfony [Symfony.com], as well as Angie Byron’s talk on Drupal 8: What you need to know, My [meetup. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 2

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. All URL’s are to drupal.org unless otherwise stated Day 2 of DrupalCon Munich, and once again I was up for the keynote (I am doing 1 keynote better than last year! At D.C. London I only made Dries’ keynote). This time it was by Anke Domscheit-Berg, entitled “Digital Democracy - How Technology helps Governments and Citizens to Open Up Politics and Public Administration” It was a very interesting keynote on the importance of open data, and allowing people access to non-sensitive data. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 1

Some links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. First day of DrupalCon proper. It’s lunchtime and I am writing my blog. So far the sessions have been good. Dries’ keynote [drupal.org] was different, it was an interview done by Josh Koenig (JoshK [drupal.org]) on D.O [drupal.org]. The questions were mostly regarding Drupal 8, Acquia, and (Most importantly!) how Dries keeps his hair spiky! After the Keynote, I went a long to the Caching with no fear [drupal. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich Day 0

(adopts pants Geordie accent) Day 0* In the DrupalCon Munich Hotel And David is determined to write a blog everyday! DrupalCon is finally here! Not that I have been waiting for a long time or anything! As I write this I have just popped up to my room to grab my AC adapter, and my conference pass so people know I am a Drupaler. Not that they wouldn’t guess given I am wearing my XKCD “compiling” tshirt [xkcd. [Read More]

DrupalCon Munich - here I come!

Links have been stripped from this article due to age and inaccessibility. I have just booked my ticket to DrupalCon Munich this August - I can’t wait! Looking forward to seeing people I met last year in London, meeting new people and drinking plenty of German beer! (Drupal + Beer = awesomeness! Seriously hoping Drupal + German Beer > Awesomeness!) Now all I need to do is find a hotel… Thoughts on hotels near The Westin Grand in Munich I’d appreciate it! [Read More]