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Tav's work with inkscape and SVG is really important. Happy and proud to support his engagement in the standards process. We all benefit. If you use Inkscape OR SVG, please consider a donation to the travel fund.
 
Inkscape developer Tavmjong Bah has been representing Inkscape in the SVG standardization process. SVG is Inkscape's native file format and is now well supported by all the major web browsers. The SVG working group is working hard on the next version of the standard which will bring significant improvements of interest to Inkscape (proper text in a shape, arrowheads that are automatically colored correctly, etc.). We've started a dedicated fund to support Tav's travel to the group's "face-to-face" meetings. Please consider helping out. Follow the link to find out the work Tav has been doing!
Funding for Inkscape's SVG Standards Work
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Computerworld's +Rohan Pearce reports "Drupal 8 Released" with significant re-architecture
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Drupal8 Accelerate program has raised $234,462. Just $15,538 to go to reach our target of $250,000.  So close, and the campaign ends soon!

https://www.crowdrise.com/d8accelerate
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Are you speaking at DrupalCon Barcelona? Know someone who is and they're not listed here?  Prod them to add their session to Lanyrd to help spread the word about our brilliant conference!  The more the merrier, the better the data!
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Here's the slides from the talk I gave today with +Gina Likins at the +O'Reilly Open Source Convention (OSCON) 
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They've already reached their goal - but this is an awesome project, so I've chipped in.  

Guns germs and steel is one of my fave books, but this story totally busts the myth that Australia had no candidate grains for domestication.

So interesting.  Wish them all the best, and can't wait to try murnong (yam daisy)
An Aborignal farm project based on recovering traditional food plants of their culture.
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Are you a member of the +Drupal  Association? 
https://assoc.drupal.org/support-project-you-love 
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I am :-)
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"The goal may be to answer a specific research or business question, but the results can often be applied in many other ways. As a result, people can leverage others' work for the betterment of all."
Evan Liebman, digital director at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, shares why his team decided to adopt Drupal 8 while it was still in beta.
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Great list.  Some I knew, some I didn't.  But none of them actually help people be more sensitive to timezone discrimination.  Everyone seems to accommodate the US timezones, because they do tend to fall in the middle of a global spread, and at least in my experience, the number of people I interact with in the US seems to outnumber those in Asia/Europe, but perhaps, just occasionally, it would be nice to inconvenience those folk in the Americas with unseemly meeting hours. Just, every now and again.
With coworkers spread all over the world, it can be hard to keep track of time zones. Here are 15 tools for managing time zone differences.
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Fingers .. I still use my fingers .. stupid leap seconds.
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I'm headed to Portland, Oregon, USA on Thursday for a week and a bit of amazing open source community hobnobbing, learning and sharing!

On Friday I'm attending a workshop by Sharon Ellison on Powerful Non Defensive Communication -  details here: http://www.eventbee.com/v/17jul2015 and apparently there's still space available if you'd like to join us! 

I'm really looking forward to it.  I've been reading her book "Taking the war out of our words" in preparation.   It's a deceptively simple concept, but tricky to master, so I'm hoping the workshop will give me an opportunity to really absorb, and practice these ideas.

Immediately following that is the Community Leadership Summit. http://www.communityleadershipsummit.com/  I ran CLSxLCA earlier this year - which was an offshoot of this long running unconference. It's only the 2nd time I've had the chance to go, so I'm very much looking forward to it.

And then there's OSCON. The Open Source conference run by O'Reilly.  I'm speaking there on Friday about Constructive Conflict Resolution with +Gina Likins .  

Should be intense, and fun!
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Indeed!  Probably after you both get back to Australia.
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