UX Conference Round-up

Crispin Bailey

Every year I try to attend as many industry conferences as possible, but over the years I’ve become more selective about which ones I go to. I find them to be incredibly valuable and insightful, but they also cost money and take time, so I grade them pretty hard. This year I had the pleasure of attending several UX-focused conferences. Each was great in different ways, and I came away leaving inspired each time, and wanting to share some of the lessons I learned, so I wrote this blog post.

This year we were happy to have six team members offering sessions at the Bay Area Drupal Camp in Berkeley, California. From topics ranging from the business of running an agency to actually making the Internet, we had a ton to share. Click to see videos of all of our sessions.

Kalamuna's BADcamp 2016 Sessions

Shannon O'Malley

We’re gearing up for the Bay Area Drupal Camp 2016 (“BADcamp”) and are excited to have six team members offering sessions in Berkeley, CA this year. As always, BADcamp registration is free, so you can attend all of our sessions at no cost. From topics ranging from the business of running an agency to actually making the Internet, we’ve got a ton to share. Get a peek at our sessions, below, and get ‘em in your calendar.

I'm looking forward to attending Asheville Drupal Camp this August 12th-13th at Asheville–Buncombe Technical Community College in North Carolina. If you haven’t visited Asheville before, you can expect a town that feels small but that still offers exciting food, drink, and tourist destinations.

I arrived at DrupalCon NOLA 2016 with some clear priorities for investigation, and I didn't come away disappointed. Read on for the low-down on the most important Drupal initiatives shaping our development experience here at Kalamuna.

DrupalCon is once again upon us, and I’m looking forward to not only visiting New Orleans for the first time, but also co-presenting my first Drupalcon session. Our support manager, John Ouellet, and I spend most of our time in the support trenches, so we’ve thought a lot about what makes a successful model for web support. We’ll be covering the who, what, how, and why of Drupal support, so if you’re going to be at DrupalCon this year, come see us and bring your questions. Below is a sneak peek of what we’ll be presenting.

Nonprofits around the world use Drupal to create sites because it provides a low-cost, flexible and scalable platform for any kind of organization. It offers thousands of modules and contributions from its community to tailor sites to fit their unique needs. So how do you use Drupal to fit your particular project? Learn about developer Katy Pool’s session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference Drupal Day in San Jose, March 22.

What’s Your Ignorance Style?

Katy Pool

At BadCamp this year, one of my favorite panels was called Conquering Imposter Syndrome in the Open Source Community. It was extremely validating to hear the panelists' thoughts, and it got me thinking more generally about the unique ways in which working with technology forces all of us to continually confront our lack of knowledge. As technologies change and the open-source community evolves, we are all constantly learning new concepts and skills. How you deal with the Unknown says a lot about you and your probable success as a web developer. In this post I outline ways I see people dealing with their own un-knowing and how those styles impact their success.

Notes from BADCamp 2015 Nonprofit Summit

Alec Reynolds

It's that time of year again, when Drupal developers from far and wide come to take advantage of the lingering California summer and revel in Drupal nirvana at the Bay Area Drupal Camp (aka "BADCamp").

Drupal 8 Tapas in Barcelona

Andrew Ward
Kalamuna cofounder Andrew Ward attended Drupalcon Barcelona to meet the international Drupal community and hear from developers on status of Drupal 8. In this article, Andrew shares his thoughts on the direction of Drupal and what it means for your organization.

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