Saturday, March 12, 2011
Meltdowns starting. :( Oh Japan you have my prayers and thoughts. You'll also have some of my money. http://ping.fm/ULCdk
Sleeping in my own bed last night was fabulous.
Friday, March 11, 2011
My few photos from #drupalcon chicago http://ping.fm/92ZQl
Just set up my free cloud hosting account from #drupalconchi - THANKS VPS|NET
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Who decided the asterix means required? #drupalchi
In the Thursday Keynote with Jared Spool at Drupalcon Chicago. #drupalchi
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
In an SEO session at #drupalcon chicago. #drupalchi
Tuesday, March 08, 2011
The "ocracy" has an idea that we are all equal. Drupal IS NOT a democracy. In the Drupal community we are a do-ocracy. #drupalchi
We need to accept that a decent sized project must have a core group to make sure the community thrives. #drupalchi #addison
A clique is exclusive and non transparent. Complete exclusion. #drupalchi
Core Group vs Clique - as a community grows a core group emerges - they take on responsibility and roles. #drupalchi
Open source tends to react badly to authority. #drupalchi
Politics and Authority - core group vs clique. do-ocracy, metritocracy, democracy. Yertle the Turtle is about Hitler and authoritarian rule.
We should acknowledge that both professional and personal identities are critical within the #drupal community. We allow for alot of this.
In the open source community - there is the personal and professional identities. #drupalchi
Barriers are not bad - you just need to be aware of them. #addison #drupalchi
Barriers are required for a community to exist. If there is no barrier then there is nothing to identify with. #drupalchi
Red Fish Blue Fish - there is diversity within a community. #drupalchi #drupalhealth
Addison talking about Anthropology vs Sociology. Likes participant observation-immerse yourself in the culture you are studying. #drupalchi
At Addison's session "Community Health" #lullabot #drupalchi
Web Services, HTML 5, UUIDs and Configuration Management will be the first initiatives and will remove some of our pain points. #drupalchi
Summary - Difference Process, Feature Priorities, improve Ecosystem for D8 #drupalchi
Drupal ecosystem needs to continue its road to professional excellence in the ecosystem. #drupalchi
If you have 2 equally capable platforms, the platform that will be adopted will be the one with the better Ecosystem. #drupalchi
Need better configuration management, exportables, UUIDs, Content Staging. #D8 #drupalchi
Symantec|Connect is on Drupal. Business innovation. Outsourced support to a community of users largely. #drupalchi
House of Reps are changing all 520 sites to Drupal - standardizing to simplify. #drupalchi
Current reality is that many large orgs are using Drupal. grammy.com house of reps in the US (520 websites - different systems)
Mobile devices are adding simplicity and power. iPhone is the most powerful and easiest cell phone ever - lesson for #drupal #drupalchi
Interoperability is key - we need clean APIs - we need standards based connectors. #drupalchi
Any Information: we connect Drupal with mail, user authentication, commerce, documentation, CRM systems. #drupalchi
D8 must be able to output to HTML, Flash front-end, XML, HTML 5, native app for mobile devices (need Web services). #drupalchi
Mobile devices are now used for "consumer apps" "web and social" and "Enterprise applications" #drupalchi
The web is much much more social today. #drupalchi
Many more datasources now - need to build to these. #drupalchi
Most devices on the Internet now are mobile NOT fixed. If we were to start from scratch today would design for mobile 1st and desktop 2nd.
Tablets and smartphones are growing like crazy. #drupalchi
1995 - 2010 devices shipped. Desktop PCs doubled and then stopped. Samething with notebooks, and then Netbooks, then tablets. #drupalchi
What might the future of D8? "The future is being anywhere at any time reaching any information or people needed at any device." #drupalchi
What makes a good initiative owner? Good organization, communicator, team builder, architect. #drupalchi #d8
For each initiative there will be an initiative owner - mini-co maintainer. #drupalchi
Wants to make sure that at any point D8 will have no more than 15 critical bugs. #drupalchi
D8 will use GIT sandboxes-be pulled into trunk if the change makes it through perf, accessibilty, usability, doc, test, bug gates #drupalchi
Opening up D8 development branch today. But Dries isn't sure how to do branching in Git yet. #drupalchi
Empowerment. Release cycle predictability. High bandwidth communication. Better priorities. Critical bugs. #drupalchi #badjob
Test driven development. Started updating the developer documentation. Usability team. Dev snapshots. Accessiblity. #drupalchi #goodjob
Dries traveled 160K miles, 43 trips, and had 2 homes in 2010 to get feedback from users. #drupalchi
1000 contributors, it looks like a long tail curve. 30 contributors are responsible for 50% of all improvements in D7. #drupalchi
For the first 6 months Dries worked on D7 himself and said to webchick it would be 9 months more. #drupalchi
Dries mentioning that he asked Angie to be co-maintainer for D7 #drupalchi
Dries starts with a "What makes you feel proud" video #drupalchi
Drupal 7 highlights and lots of stuff about what Drupal 8 should be. #drupalchi
VPS|NET is giving everybody here at #drupalchi a free node for life. Cool!
hashtags for Drupalcon Chicago is #drupalchi and for Q&A for Dries #driesnote
At the #drupalcon first keynote in Chicago.
Monday, March 07, 2011
I think it is past time to sleep. See folks tomorrow at the keynote at #drupalcon chicago.
Sunday, March 06, 2011
NO it's not ok to bring many lighters through airport security EVEN IF they are antiques. To the person who made me miss my flight #dumbass
Getting the last few things packed for #drupalcon chicago. Looking forward to a good spell of learning, networking, and reconnecting.