Aten is proud to help support Stanford Drupal Camp 2014 again this year. The Camp features introductory content on Friday for those interested in seeing Drupal's potential in action at Stanford. Saturday packs in more in-depth content for a more experienced Drupal audience.
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The annual New York City Drupal Camp (NYC Camp, pronounce "Nice" Camp) will be held at the United Nations Headquarters in Manhattan, April 10th-13th. We are excited to announce that Aten is the supporting partner for Friday's Nonprofit / NGO Summit, headlined by Holly Ross, the Executive Director of the Drupal Association.
DrupalCon Austin is fast approaching. There are already a huge number of session submissions (152 at my last count!) but there's always room for more. We're fortunate to have four folks from the Aten team helping with session selection. Here's what they're hoping to see from each of their tracks:
One of the primary goals of the new CPR.org website was creating a great, seamless media experience. Part of this was the creation of a persistent audio player that worked on as many modern browsers and devices as possible. Creating this experience, though, was a bit of a process. The audio landscape is pretty scattered when you take a close look at HTML5 audio support and Flash support. So the first thing up was finding a library that let us use both types of audio to reach a wider audience.
Drupal has long struggled in the area of media management and embedding. Despite Drupal’s wide selection of media modules, none of them have matched our requirements (probably too much to ask). Media module almost tries to do too much thus being a little overwhelming and challenging to modify. The Insert and Video Embed modules, among others, attempt to solve specific use cases, but are quite limited.
Since Drupalcon Denver I have been organizing Women in Drupal events, where women can come and meet other women attending the conference. Due to these and other efforts in the Drupal community, attendance by individuals identifying as women at Drupal conferences in the US is up to 17% as of Drupalcon Portland. Relative to most technology conferences, this is great.
One advantage of not coding directly in binary is the ability to express computational intention in a human-readable form. Just as there are words and gestures that communicate intentionality to others in conversation, there are many expressions that communicate intention in code, though not all expressions are as elegant and functional as they could be. Such is the case for altering certain forms in Drupal.
BADCamp 2013 was awesome! Seven Aten team members were present, participating in the Nonprofit Summit, Higher Education Summit and the weekend camp. We had a great time together, staying in a nearby mansion home, and a great time around Berkeley catching up with friends and colleagues. Check out some of the highlights from team.
BADCamp 2013 is just around the corner and we’re excited to be participating! Seven Aten team members will be heading to Berkeley, California next week to share, learn and collaborate with friends and colleagues in the beautiful Bay Area.