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Paul McKibben
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While researching +Drupal media and asset management this morning, I found out about the Islandora project, which combines Drupal and Fedora Commons to create a robust digital asset management system. How cool is that? Gotta love the power of open source!
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I'm proud to be a part of the Mediacurrent team! See this video we just released describing our company culture.
 
What is it like to work at Mediacurrent? Watch this! http://youtu.be/7VnMZoP6F1Q #drupal  
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Excellent article. This is why the Web Services initiative in Drupal 8 is so important. The content strategy discussion also pertains to the taxonomy program +Danté Taylor and I have been working on with other ADUG members. Finally, it lauds NPR's "create once, publish anywhere architecture... which happens to be on Drupal!

A List Apart: Future-Ready Content https://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAowgdwC/a_list_apart/CAIiEK0IBPgMwg65XjhmRYLCH6cqMggEIhAH-nelXQGluvqerdHaqMVcKhwIACIQ3q1LApp01iwMYNU7cZf9YSoGCAowgdwC/future-ready_content
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I made my first documentation edit on drupal.org! I had been banging my head trying to disable a rogue module in Drupal 7, finding that setting its status to 0 in the system table did not seem to work. I finally figured out that the system list was being cached! So I added the info about the cache_bootstrap table in Drupal 7, and making sure you clear the system list from that cache.

http://drupal.org/node/157632

Updating documentation is ridiculously easy! I encourage everyone to do it whenever you find something that is inaccurate or incomplete.
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Thanks! : )
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How can Drupal and other open source projects be BOTH open and secure? Acquia's take: https://www.acquia.com/blog/keeping-drupal-secure
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My "deep thought" topic for the weekend: as I work on increasingly larger websites, driven by increasingly complex teams with often-conflicting goals, I realize I need to become an expert in both Information Architecture and Content Strategy. I think I have good intuition, but I want to be able convert my hunches into words, actions, and convincing advice. My goal: to know enough to make convincing arguments that influence clients, bring all the stakeholders to concensus, and build their websites the right way. Where to begin?
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+David Reagan Thanks! I agree, empirical evidence helps. Not all clients have data, especially those who are building new sites, so I realize I need to dig for research. Also, I agree about "Don't make me think." (Steve Krug is the author.) I need to re-read it - it has been a few years since I last read it (and it was probably an older edition).
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I have a new webinar on Mediacurrent's blog on the Drupal Media initiative: http://t.co/zdkk7EvG
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I made my first post to the Mediacurrent blog today! http://bit.ly/HfmvUM
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Good read and I too am excited but curious as well about the integration of Symfony
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The Mobile Web with Drupal
Check out our latest Mediacurrent whitepaper which is all about developing for the mobile world in Drupal. There's a heavy concentration on using the responsive Omega theme.
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Every once in a while, I forget about this Drupal gotcha: when applying a patch, "git apply" DOES NOT WORK unless you're applying the patch to a checkout of the project's git repository. In other words, if you're managing a site in its own git repository, don't use "git apply" to apply a patch there. Thanks, +Benjamin Melançon , for this: http://data.agaric.com/git-apply-does-not-work-from-within-local-checkout-unrelated-git-repository
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  • Mediacurrent
    Lead Drupal Architect, 2011 - present
  • CSE
    Senior Software Developer, 2010 - 2011
  • Digital Valence
    Prinicpal, 2009 - 2010
  • Noverna Interactive
    Owner, 2008 - 2009
  • Wave7 Optics
    Senior Software Engineer, 2005 - 2008
  • CTDI
    Senior Principal Engineer, 2001 - 2005
  • Nortel
    Various Software Development Positions, 1991 - 2001
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Ann Arbor, MI - Naperville, IL - Taipei, Taiwan - and more
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Web software developer, Drupal specialist, all-around geek and proud of it!
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  • Georgia Institute of Technology
    MS in Computer Science, 1993 - 1997
  • University of Michigan
    BSE in Computer Engineering, 1988 - 1992
  • Naperville Central HS
    1987 - 1988
  • Taipei American School
    1985 - 1987
  • Naperville Central HS
    1984 - 1985
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