Some experts believe world-wide Internet use puts out as much CO2 into the atmosphere as all the coal, gas and oil burned in Turkey or Poland1. Cloud computing alone is thought to be responsible for 2% of global CO2 emissions2. Kalamuna is a small business, but we recognize our role in all that energy use, and want to do something to counteract it.
This April at DrupalCon Nashville, in addition to wanting to meet colleagues and soak up the great talks, we wanted to create a forum for the international Drupal community to do good. That’s why we used our sponsor booth wall as a space for attendees to promote nonprofits that work for causes that matter to them.
I left the global tech-music-media conference with more armchair philosophy than I could fit in my Delta Economy seat.
At Kalamuna, we believe that everyone, regardless of ability, has a fundamental right to access the information and tools on the Web. Our job, as a digital agency for numerous institutions and organizations trying to make the world a fair and equitable place, is to ensure that the websites and products we design and build for our clients are accessible.
Does your website collect visitors’ names, email addresses, or any other personal information? If so, the GDPR, which comes into effect in May 2018, likely affects you.
The drupal-project repository is quickly becoming the de facto starter for all Drupal 8 projects. So how can you quickly spin up a new site with Composer and drupal-project? How do you take drupal-project and customize it to suit your particular needs? And, how do you leverage post-install tasks to keep yourself DRY? This February I gave a talk at DrupalCamp Florida where I got into all of these questions.
People who make Drupal tend to be pretty good folk. And while we Drupalistas aren’t out collectively waving our do-gooder flags, the community has powered sites for countless organizations solving important problems around the world. And we want that to continue. So this year, at DrupalCon Nashville, we hope to enliven the conversation about Drupal’s role as “tech for good,” and showcase its history as a platform for social change-makers. As part of that, we’re donating to the nonprofit of your choice when you visit our booth (#716.) Here's more on why we're fired-up about #Drupal4Good:
Are you a marketing or IT manager who’s confused when navigating Google Analytics? Wish you could see only key performance indicators in one place? Or, do you want to share only some of your data in an automatically updated report? Kalamuna has created a Google Data Studio (GDS) report template to help our clients better visualize their data, and because part of our mission is to help colleges and universities meet their goals through technology, we’re creating free reports for higher-ed professionals now until April 30.
Drupal core 8.5.0-stable was released just a few days ago, and I imagine other folks may run into the same installation problem as I did when attempting to upgrade. If you think this might be you, then read on... Problem: When trying to upgrade from any previous version of Drupal core to ~8.5, Composer delivers 8.5.0-beta1 instead of the latest stable version.
Building a JIRA dashboard to encompass all projects and team members can be challenging in an agency. We have multiple projects of differing scope and scale running at the same time using various agile methodologies. The dashboard needs to give team members and stakeholders an overall sense of the work we’re doing, as well as motivation to act to move the project forward. Check out these six steps you can take (we did!) to supercharge your JIRA dashboard and make it more useful for everyone.