The Drupal community’s got heart. We partner with organizations that do work that matters, and we champion web accessibility, higher education and nonprofits in our events. This year at BADCamp we wanted to shine a light on this aspect of the community and do something different with our sponsor booth. Instead of giving away schwag, we gave away pre-paid charity gift cards that BADCampers could spend on causes they care about. See how the community spent the cards, and get a little background on how this charity donation booth came to be.
We’re happy to announce that once again, we’ll be participating in the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp,) an annual celebration of open-source software at the University of California, Berkeley. This year, in addition to contributing to the free talks and trainings, we’re excited to participate in a new way — one that we hope everyone will be a part of.
There’s that secret pleasure in scanning another person’s bookshelf while they’re not looking. It’s like Googling someone; you learn things about them that they may not realize they’re sharing. I acknowledge this pleasure and wish to share it with you, the interested Internet, so I queried the Kalamunists on what they’re reading. Check out the list and get a peek at our mental underbelly. Matthew Mack is reading:
Ada Lovelace Day celebrates women in science, technology, engineering and math. And since we like all of those things, and women doing them, we thought we’d have a toast on the Kalamuna roofdeck here in Oakland. Pictured here are account manager Esther Vincent, and developers AmyJune Hineline and Katy Pool. So who was Ada Lovelace? Read on.
When You're Always Learning... ... you can become the fast-moving, shiny super-species of yourself. You will also become more interesting to talk with at parties. At Kalamuna we like to learn, and since it’s officially “Back to School” month around the U.S., I figured I’d query our brood to see what’s on everyone’s minds this month. Read on to find out what we learned in the past 30 days.
This year at DrupalCon, we wanted to pay homage to all the work that has gone into the Drupal project and bring the community together for something fun. The most uplifting option: a funeral. So, on May 12, 2016, hundreds of DrupalCon New Orleans attendees paid their respects to our dearly departed Drupal 6, which met its “end of life” on February 24th. Has there ever been a mass funeral for a CMS before? We don’t know. Keep reading to find how and why we pulled it off with our partners at @FourKitchens.
Everybody "works remote." So why not work out remotely? Do you feel like brain in a jar at work? Are you tired of pecking at your robot machine and losing touch with your physical self? We're proud to announce our new product offering: Kalasthenics. It's the new new training service for digital workers everywhere!
“Jimmy’s mom lets him have full-width background images. You’re THE WORST.” Sometimes Drupal feels like an overbearing mother who won’t let us out of the house wearing ripped jeans and that fake nose ring. Just like every well-meaning parent, Drupal does a good job of managing our content, but when it comes to doing what the cool kids are doing it can sometimes be a struggle. Such is the case when we want to use full-width background images. In this article, I show you how to create them in Drupal— and empower users to manage them— so you can join the nose-ringed rebels.
2015 never existed — no one can prove it. It was a construct we used to help us mark time and get to brunch on the right day. All that matters is the blazing pinpoint of light that is Now. But if we play along and say 2015 did happen, it would follow that we learned from our experiences in it. So now that we’re into this thing called “2016,” can we carry forward anything of use? I queried the Kalamuna hive to find out, so I offer to you their wisdom from a “previous” dimension:
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.