So, you’ve set up your Google Analytics account and have a working implementation, but something doesn't feel quite right. Your spidey sense is tingling, the data you are getting is not complete. You need to figure out what, if anything, is broken. This post is all about that: debugging and troubleshooting.
Last month I went through Scrum Master training to learn how to better whip projects into shape, and I want to share a few takeaways from the two-day training. They say that Scrum is an easy process methodology to understand, but hard to master. I would agree with this wholeheartedly.
Every year we attend the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp,) an open source technology conference in Berkeley, California. It’s an opportunity to see colleagues, meet new ones, and learn from attendees’ sessions.
This October, come to our Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) booth to give your elected representative a piece of your mind. We won’t be holding members of congress captive at the Kalamuna booth (or will we?) but we’ll have plenty of other excitements there to keep you curious. And of course, BADCamp is a celebration of open-source software, so we’ll be giving plenty of Drupal talks. Read on to find out about those and our exciting booth happening.
Interested in online style guides and static site prototyping? This year at the Drupal North conference in Toronto, I spoke on the topic, and we’ve got the video of the presentation right here. I'm hoping that by watching you'll understand how you can quickly develop the front-end of your digital product and deliver overall better work with our prototyping tool, Kalastatic.
Google Analytics is a powerful tool, but it can be unwieldy and inscrutable to the uninitiated. Sharing PDF exports is cumbersome and static. Analytics data may be spread across multiple accounts, making it hard to see the bigger picture. To address these problems and more, I spoke at Drupal North this year on how dashboards can turn analytics data into informational, easy-to-understand reports through data visualization. Check out the video of my presentation here.
What can’t be measured can’t be managed. Now, you don't need to be a data scientist to make decisions based on your users’ activity, but it’s crucial that your configuration is top-notch. As they say, garbage in, garbage out. Google Analytics provides an easy-to-use platform that’s able to go very granular with the data we need to collect. In this series, I will discuss how to configure Google Analytics, how to make sure the data you receive is actionable, and some common misconceptions about the platform.
Drupal North is a 3-day conference focusing on a variety of Drupal related topics and the community that drives the Drupal project. It’s happening next month, and we’re excited that two of our team members will offer sessions in Toronto this year. From prototyping design-first Drupal sites to better visualizing Google Analytics, we’ve got a ton to share. Learn more about our sessions here and get ‘em on your calendar.
I recently came across a permissions misconfiguration that left me scratching my head. Users with a certain restricted role had far more privileges than they should and could publish or unpublish any content on the site. Of course, the first place I looked was the permissions page, but nothing looked amiss as far as I could tell in the (hundreds of) tiny checkboxes. It took some trial and error and a dose of luck, but I found the unintuitive culprit. Read on and learn how to save yourself the same time and trouble.
It’s been about five years since Kalamuna opened its doors—long enough for us to have grown so much that we’re now rethinking who we are, what we do, who we do it for, and why. In group conversations about these topics, it came out that several of us volunteer outside Kalamuna, and we thought interviewing members about this work would illuminate how our individual values might contribute to a larger, collective point-of-view.