Do you love what you do with Drupal? How about going to speak to your alma mater to talk to students about starting a tech company? Evangelize to the next generation :) Suzanne from Evolving Web gave this preso at McGill http://j.mp/I8tS4r
Drupal is going to be leveraging the architecture in Symfony to fine tune and evolve.
Some nice things... There's lots of attractive marketing and evangelism for prospective developers. The project website is clear and has great documentation, screencasts and demos. http://www.symfony-project.org/
Sensio Labs is the company behind Symfony. It seems like the Automattic/Wordpress relationship, but I'm not 100% sure.
And my husband is also coming along - so it's a bonus few days off before the event! I noticed things were booking up quick for April. So I started to look at Air BnB, and tonight just booked there for the first time, what a cool experience.
I've done lots of looking and wanted to share these great finds. I was looking for a whole flat for 2 with a kitchen and stuff. There's plenty of even cheaper single rooms in apartments.
OO! I see now on http://training.acquia.com/privatetraining we have a map showing our training partners globally. Nice to see them on a map together :) Looks like we need some more partners in Asia, South America and Africa.
"Symfony is a PHP Framework, a Philosophy, and a Community" This is similar to Drupal's idea that it refers to a community + software.
12 part tutorial http://fabien.potencier.org/ on "creating your own framework" with Symfony. This reminds me of the notion to "build your CMS" with Drupal.
Templating is miles better with Twig. It's made by people who understand how to communicate with a designer. Drupal needs a "tag based" templating system. I think this is why we lose designers to other systems like Expression Engine, WP, etc. - Not only does it support Twig, the founding Symfony guy, Fabien, brought on Twig further. http://symfony.com/doc/current/book/templating.html - Wondering why it looks so much like templating in Django? It was written by a Django developer. Here's 2009 post about his decision to go with Twig. http://fabien.potencier.org/article/34/templating-engines-in-php
QOTD: "This means that all the things you built into the learner’s journey to support novices (careful guidance, lots of practice, slowly helping them build their mental model before adding in content) are pretty much guaranteed to make the expert absolutely nuts."
Feedback welcome! I have a wide open door and wide open ears for feedback. If you can't email it, you can also call me, and I can take notes!
Got great feedback from a partner today. Not just "Good job" or just "Typo on page 2", but a detailed, reflective write-up. It took time for her to write that up, and time for her to consider it. And it shows that she obviously cares about the difference between showing mockups versus screenshots, or how things are sequenced that will have a big effect on the training experience for anyone in the courses.
Feedback makes such a huge difference not only on the materials, but myself included. Basically, I can't get better without it. And when I get it, I try my hardest to reach that proverbial raised bar and make my work better.