Behind the Screens
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Chris "KeyboardCowboy" Albrecht goes behind the screens with members of the Drupal community and others to learn about the goings on in the land of open source and the people who make it happen.
||CleanBehind the Screens with Matt Robison||Matt Robison talks tips and tricks with a decoupled architecture and migration in Drupal 8. He gives us the inside info about his hometown of Louisville and how he became a children's author.||10/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Screens with Chris Teitzel||Chris Teitzel of Cellar Door Media gives us a preview of Security Saturday at BadCamp 2017 and provides some great tips for securing your website. He tells us why we should always say yes to the community; you never know where it's going to lead. Chris also shares some amazing stories about bringing a Drupal-based communications tool developed from the DrupalCon Denver Tropo Hackathon, to Haiti in 2012 to help with relief efforts after their devastating 2010 earthquake.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Screens with Zequi Vázquez||Chris sits down with Lullabot backend developer Zequi Vázquez to talk user authentication on decoupled sites and why you should visit the south of Spain.||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Screens with Jason and Stew of Amazee Labs||In this episode, Chris sits down with Jason Lewis and Stew West of Amazee Labs to get the low down on Drupal Camp Cape Town. They discuss what it's like organizing a Drupal camp in Southern Africa; convince you to visit Cape Town; and give some thanks to their amazing colleagues at Amazee. Also, if the internet goes out, keep an eye out for Amazee's (probably) first ever touring Drupal band!||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Screens with Mauricio Dinarte of Agaric||Hailing from Managua, Nicaragua, Mauricio Dinarte takes some time from his pilgrimage across Europe to talk to us about teaching people Drupal from the ground up, no matter what language you speak. At BadCamp in October he'll be administering a training with Anna Mykhailova from Digital Echidna called "Getting Started with Drupal," then Thursday will be sitting in on the DevOps summit to talk about Behat testing. If you don't have plans November 17 and 18, you can visit him in Managua at Lakes & Volcanoes Drupal Camp! Many thanks to Felix Delattre (xamanu on Drupal.org) for giving Mauricio his first big break in Drupal.||10/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Screens with AmyJune Hineline of Hook 42||AmyJune Hineline is relatively new to the Drupal scene, recently making the transition from a career in nursing. In this episode, Chris sits down with AmyJune to talk about her role as the Community Lead at Hook 42, how she feels about the community, and what she would do if it all went away. Hook 42 will be sending swaths of team members to BadCamp to participate in thought leadership, session presentations, summits and trainings. Find them all on the BadCamp schedule and on Hook 42's blog. Finally, AmyJune would like to thank a few people who helped her along her way and continue to do so, including Mike Anello from DrupalEasy, John Ouellet from Kalamuna, and all her teammates at Hook 42.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Screens with Wes Ruvalcaba||Chris goes behind the screens with Lullabot Senior Front-end Developer Wes Ruvalcaba to talk about balancing client needs on the front end, contributing to Backdrop, and dinosaurs!||9/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrupalCon Vienna Preview||Chris gets the skinny from a number of Lullabots and Drupalize.me team members on their upcoming sessions at DrupalCon Vienna.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBehind the Screens with Joe Shindelar||Chris goes behind the screens with Drupalize.me’s lead developer and trainer, Joe Shindelar. Joe and Chris discuss topics such as: learning Drupal in order to teach it to others, how to prepare for a live presentation and what it’s like delivering a keynote presentation, and advice for new community members who want to get involved. Joe also takes us back in time to his first ever Drupal session, talks about what he would do if the internet went away, and has a special place in his heart for the Twin Cities Drupal Users Group. Bonus: Can you guess Joe’s spirit module?||9/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrupal Voices is Back!||Drupal Voices is being revived and rebranded. We have a new name, an improved format, and some amazing interviews with members of the community.||9/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFlorian Loretan talks about DrupalCon Munich||Florian Lorétan, one of co-leads for DrupalCon Munich, takes a moment to discuss what is happening with the upcoming conference and what people can expect. He introduces the overall theme "Open Up! Connecting Systems and People" and explains what it means, how it will tie in to the sessions, and why it's important. This Drupal Voices was recorded at the 2012 DrupalCon in Denver.||5/10/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNathan Haug talks about Webform.com||Kyle Hofmeyer talks with Nathan Haug of Lullabot about Webform.com. Nathan discusses how and why the site evolved from a Drupal module into a full-blown product, as well as the unique features and benefits of this survey tool. This Drupal Voices was recorded at the 2012 DrupalCon in Denver.||5/9/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDrew Gorton talks Backup||Joe Shindelar joins Kyle Hofmeyer for a chat with Drew Gorton from Gorton Studios. Drew talks about NodeSquirrel, a remote backup solution for Drupal built off the Backup and Migrate module. Drew also talks about what excites him about the future of Drupal. This Drupal Voices was recorded at the 2012 DrupalCon in Denver.||5/1/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Albin Wilkins - Drupal 8 Mobile Initiative Lead||Kyle Hofmeyer talks with John Albin Wilkins about the Mobile Initiative he is spearheading for Drupal 8. John discusses what this means, what's involved, and how you can help. This Drupal Voices was recorded at the 2012 DrupalCon in Denver.||4/24/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreg Dunlap - Configuration Management Initiative||Kyle Hofmeyer talks with Greg Dunlap about the Configuration Management Initiative he is spearheading for Drupal 8. Greg dives right in and discusses how, up to this point, Drupal has seriously lacked a proper method for code and development deployment. He gets into some of the nitty gritty of what he is up to and how he is solving the problem. Now that Greg has created a central API, he is looking forwarding to putting some focus on getting a proper content staging process into Drupal. This Drupal Voices was recorded at the 2012 DrupalCon in Denver.||4/19/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBob Kepford - The Weekly Drop||Kyle Hofmeyer talks with Bob Kepford who discusses his newsletter, The Weekly Drop. If you're looking for a curated list of the best Drupal news delivered to your inbox every Thursday, subscribe today. This Drupal Voices was recorded at the 2012 DrupalCon in Denver.||4/17/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLarry Garfield and the Symfony Integration in Drupal 8||Kyle Hofmeyer talks with Larry Garfield who is the lead on the Web Services and Context Core Initiative for Drupal 8. After the DrupalCon announcement that components from the Symfony framework are making their way into Drupal core, Larry talks about what that is, why it's happening, and the reaction from the Drupal community as a whole. This Drupal Voices was recorded at the 2011 DrupalCon in Denver.||4/12/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBen Finklea and the Blue Drop Awards||Kyle Hofmeyer talks with Volacci's Ben Finklea about the Blue Drop Awards. Learn what they are, why they came about, and their future as the premiere awards for Drupal-driven websites. Ben discusses how the Blue Drop Awards is more than just a place to vote on websites, but is also a showcase to show the non-Drupal world what amazing sites have been built with Drupal. This Drupal Voices was recorded at the 2012 DrupalCon in Denver.||4/5/2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNathan Smith on styling forms with the Formalize framework||Nathan Smith talks about the CSS framework that he created called Formalize, which allows designers to have more control over styling form elements. He sees it as a reset for forms, and created it because he was frustrated about the gap between the original design intention and the final implementation. He also talks a bit about the 960 grid system, which he also created, and how he got involved with the Drupal community. He also talks a bit about mobile design, and how the larger variance of screen sizes has created different design demands and implementations like the 960 grid on jQuery mobile system.||9/28/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJakob Persson on making early estimates||Jakob Persson (aka solipsist) of NodeOne talks about his early estimation process for scoping out requirements and estimating the number of hours to build a project. He talks about the process of breaking down the project into discrete features, determining whether or not you've built it before (add in more uncertainty if you haven't), and then estimating the number of hours in a range from high to low. If there are vague requirements, then it's going to add more complexity to the process. Persson also describes the difference between making agile vs. fixed bids, and the importance of meeting with the client face-to-face in order to understand their requirements and to have the developers be able to ask direct questions. Finally, he mentions some of the most common overlooked things to account for such as testing, deployment, and managing communications with the client. For more information, be sure to check out Persson's DrupalCon Chicago presentation on "Getting Early Estimates Right." Also be sure to check out Seth Brown's article on The Art of Estimation.||9/22/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAaron Stanush on embedding webfonts in Drupal||Aaron Stanush talks about some of the web font hosting services and how to integrate them within a Drupal theme. He talks a little bit about some of different web font hosting services such as typekit, KERNEST, and Monotype's fonts.com web fonts. These fonts are implemented via CSS, are accessibility and ensure cross-browser compatibility. He talks a bit about the @font-your-face Drupal module to integrate the web font hosting services mentioned above in addition to Google Fonts, Font Squirrel and Fontdeck. For more information, be sure to check out his presentation "The type revolutionary's cookbook" at DrupalCon Chicago.||9/21/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Geller on Drupal Training||Tom Geller describes how he started writing and producing videos about Drupal, and discusses some of his latest Drupal 7 material including the The Drupal 7 Visual Quickstart Guide book and Lynda.com training videos. He talks about some of the challenges of creating training material for Drupal while it's still under development, and what he's paying attention to in the Drupal community. Geller also shares some of his open questions about the Drupal training space in terms what's in between material geared towards beginners that he focuses on and material targeted to more advanced Drupal users, which he sees sites like Drupalize.me addressing. Since Lullabot also produces a number of different training materials, my take on that question was that there's a lot of middle ground in producing training material that are targeting site building recipes like the Using Drupal book that Lullabot produced for O'Reilly and the Fantasy Sites that are built as a part of the Do It With Drupal conference. Since the recording of this podcast at DrupalCon Chicago, Geller has joined Acquia as their Director of Content and Communications.||9/20/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJeff Eaton on the Snowman Installation Profile for Drupal 8 Core||Jeff Eaton talks about the Snowman project for Drupal core, which proposes a number of installation profiles for Drupal 8 core. It's a #smallcore-related project in the sense that it tries to separate the boundaries between Drupal as a product and Drupal as a framework. This d.o. meta issue of "More flexibility for core installation profiles" has some more specific issues related to the Snowman project for creating use-case focused profiles for Drupal Core. And here's a mock-up of "Choose your Drupal" product as suggested by Snowman. It's a demo page of different features and functionality that people may pick as different Drupal products. Also... ☃ Note: This interview was conducted at DrupalCon Chicago, and we have about 20 more interviews from Chicago.||9/6/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKatherine Lynch on Advanced Accessibility||In this interview, Katherine Lynch provides an overview of her Advanced Accessibility in Drupal presentation from DrupalCon Chicago.||8/10/2011||Free||View in iTunes|
Thanks for these! I always learn something new. Keep it up!
Thanks for these inspiring
Interviews! I appreciate the insightful questions the interviewer asks.
One request if you remove "drupal voices" from the podcast title it will be easier to see the topic when looking at them on the iPhone via iTunes and podcast player.
If you are interested in keeping up with the trends in Drupal this podcast is a MUST!
The best part is that it's short and to the point. Relevant and interesting questions too...