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I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural Digital PM Summit in Philadelphia. Word on the street is that this was the first time digital PMs have ever been gathered together for a conference. The sold-out event was put on by the Bureau of Digital Affairs (a side project of the Gregs from Happy Cog).
Today kicks off the 2014 Twin Cities Drupal Camp in Minneapolis. Aten’s lead Front-end Developer, John Ferris, is there to present his session Layout Design Patterns.
Earlier this month I gave a talk titled "A robot will do your job one day. You should start building it." at the Develop Denver conference. The "you" in that title was other developers, and I spent the first half of the talk defending the idea that development can and will be automated. It's commonly accepted among developers that technology is making a lot of jobs irrelevant, as we're often the ones building this technology. But I've been surprised how few developers believe their own jobs might be made irrelevant by this same automation.