Remote DrupalCon - Day 3

Submitted by Steve Purkiss on Fri, 25/09/2015 - 23:14

"Talk is silver, contribution is gold"

It's the final day of sessions at the Real DrupalCon and these are the keynotes I've been waiting for! (click here for yesterday's blog if you missed it)

I say "keynotes" as in a departure from the norm there are two speakers today, both whom I've had the pleasure of seeing previously and both whom touch on subjects close to me -Contribution beyond source code in Drupal and Mental Health in Open Source.

Remote DrupalCon - Day 2

Submitted by Steve Purkiss on Wed, 23/09/2015 - 23:11

Let's never do that again

Unlike when I was watching yesterday's Driesnote, I actually quite expected these sorts of words to come out of the mouth of Larry Garfield, aka @crell, long-time Drupal contributor and the reason I stayed up way too late last night after blogging so not strictly Day 2 but deserves a mention as was a superb, insightful session "Drupal in 2020".

Drupalaton 2015 - the memories

Submitted by Steve Purkiss on Sun, 30/08/2015 - 10:15

"The advantages of variables in Drupal 7 is they're all loaded into memory. The disadvantages of variables in Drupal 7 is they're all loaded into memory".

With this, Károly Négyesi ('chx'), opened his Storing Data with Drupal 8 workshop at Drupalaton to a standing room only crowd - half whom chuckled knowingly, with the rest following shortly after once they'd had a little time to think about this technical juxtaposition.

Dropping in on the Brighton Homebrew Website Club

Submitted by Steve Purkiss on Thu, 13/08/2015 - 14:35

Last night I attended the first meetup of the Brighton outpost of the Homebrew Website Club - I had planned on staying in and blogging about my recent Hungarian adventures at Drupalaton but very glad I popped my trusty Respect Your Freedoms-certified Libreboot X200 laptop into my lovely new Drupalaton tote bag & made the short but always eventful trip across the 

Council web team join in Digital Festival fun as Brighton hosts its second Drupal Open Source Camp this weekend

Submitted by Steve Purkiss on Thu, 13/09/2012 - 19:05

Members of Brighton and Hove City Council's web team will be joining over 70 'Drupalers' this weekend for sessions and workshops presented by other members of the Drupal community. The council are currently migrating their website over to Drupal, an Open Source platform for building websites and applications which runs over 2% of the web, everything from Data.gov.ukto The White House website.

DrupalCXO - When Business and Freedom meet and shake hands

Submitted by Steve Purkiss on Tue, 19/10/2010 - 17:00

Thirty years ago I encountered computers for the first time. They were already involved in my life in some way or another, but not sitting there in front of me with a keyboard and a cursor waiting for my command. I learned how to program in a language called BASIC. I learned how to get the computer to display “Hello World!” and have it repeat all over the screen. I worked out that if I added another blank space between the two speech marks it the text would zig-zag over the screen.