Events https://atendesigngroup.com/ en BADCamp 2020 https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/badcamp-2020 <span>BADCamp 2020</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2020-09/BADCamp_Aten_2020.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2020-09/BADCamp_Aten_2020.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/2020-09/BADCamp_Aten_2020.jpg?itok=_m5eh5Vl 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2020-09/BADCamp_Aten_2020.jpg?itok=H4TzFbCG 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2020-09/BADCamp_Aten_2020.jpg?itok=H4TzFbCG 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2020-09/BADCamp_Aten_2020.jpg?itok=H4TzFbCG 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2020-09/BADCamp_Aten_2020.jpg?itok=ACEMWHdz 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2020-09/BADCamp_Aten_2020.jpg?itok=ACEMWHdz 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/jpeg"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-09/BADCamp_Aten_2020.jpg" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/about/kenna-andreas" lang="" about="/about/kenna-andreas" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mckenna Andreas</a></span> <span>Tue, 09/22/2020 - 12:00</span> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p><a href="https://2020.badcamp.org/">Bay Area Drupal Camp</a> has gone — wait for it — 100% virtual! BADCamp is a community run celebration of open-source software with a keen focus on learning and inclusivity. Every year this event brings Drupal users, developers, marketers, and content specialists together from all over the country for high value talks, summits and trainings.</p> <p>While you’ll have to forego the trip to beautiful Berkeley, California this year, the good news is that registration is free and the 2020 session lineup is as packed as ever. Mark your calendar for this <b>October 14th - 17th</b>, and get ready to join Aten, the Bay Area Community, and your colleagues and peers from across the country in three major session tracks: Drupal for Beginners, Advanced Drupal, and Marketing &amp; Communications.</p> <p>Aten is excited to sponsor this year’s Higher Education Summit, and for our team to contribute a few sessions of their own, detailed below. <a href="https://2020.badcamp.org/registration">Register for BADCamp 2020 today!</a></p> <hr /> <h3>Friday, October 16th</h3> <h4>Managing People: The Art &amp; The Science, 1 PM PST</h4> <p>Project Managers are tasked with organizing client schedules, timelines, meetings, internal resources and much, much more. Every one of a PM’s tasks overlap in a central — and often complex — practice: <i>managing people</i>. Join Janice Camacho, Project Manager, as she explores the art of meeting each individual where they’re most comfortable, and the science of why they’re comfortable there. In this session you’ll learn how to get out of your own way and build the healthy, confident project teams that support strong, long-term client relationships.</p> <h4>True Life: I’m an introvert in an extrovert’s world, 2 PM PST</h4> <p>Do you shy away from speaking up in a crowded room? Do you prefer to maintain a carefully guarded bubble of personal space? Does the prospect of addressing an audience make you perspire and/or shake? Introverts exist in the world of Digital Project Management, too. Gasp! And — perhaps contrary to intuition — they bring a unique set of strengths and abilities to the table, much like their extraverted counterparts. Join Kacie Miner, Digital Project Manager, as she shares her experience of being an introvert in the DPM space. In this session you’ll learn:</p> <ul> <li>Strengths, abilities, and positive attributes that introverts bring to the table</li> <li>Ways to adapt your personality to the job at hand without changing who you are</li> <li>Strategies that will set you up for success instead of causing you to overthink</li> <li>Tips and tools to know where you lie on the extrovert scale, and knowing how to recover</li> <li>How to develop your own toolkit for being fully prepared when put on the spot<b> </b></li> </ul> <h4>Layout Building in Drupal, 3 PM PST</h4> <p>The Layout Discovery API has dramatically changed the way Drupal 8 websites are designed, built and maintained. Solutions like Layout Builder, Entity Reference with Layout, and Layout Paragraphs have added a new dimension of content presentation on top of traditional content management. With these tools content editors have more control over their online presence than ever before — but this newfound flexibility isn’t without its own challenges. Join James Nettik, Front-end Developer, as he covers the essentials of layout building in Drupal 8. This session will cover:</p> <ul> <li>An overview of the tools available today and their pros and cons</li> <li>How to begin working with the new Layout Discovery API</li> <li>Tips to keep the authoring experience as intuitive as possible</li> <li>Solutions to common questions and pitfalls while designing and building<b> </b></li> </ul> <hr /> <p>Don’t miss your opportunity to learn the latest in Drupal, network with fellow professionals, and attend in-depth technical and management training. <a href="https://2020.badcamp.org/registration">Register for BADCamp 2020 today.</a> We’ll see you there!</p> <!-- google doc id: 1GZA0Ue8XnNSCprdhwWwNBCj3VZWeWUhoHD6FJer-1us --></div> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:00:00 +0000 Mckenna Andreas 10147 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/badcamp-2020#comments Drupal GovCon 2020 https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupal-govcon-2020 <span>Drupal GovCon 2020</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2020-09/drupal_govcon_2020_aten.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2020-09/drupal_govcon_2020_aten.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/2020-09/drupal_govcon_2020_aten.jpg?itok=rvHlFk0k 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2020-09/drupal_govcon_2020_aten.jpg?itok=b0mtub9v 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2020-09/drupal_govcon_2020_aten.jpg?itok=b0mtub9v 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2020-09/drupal_govcon_2020_aten.jpg?itok=b0mtub9v 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2020-09/drupal_govcon_2020_aten.jpg?itok=bAJyGk5X 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2020-09/drupal_govcon_2020_aten.jpg?itok=bAJyGk5X 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/jpeg"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-09/drupal_govcon_2020_aten.jpg" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/about/kenna-andreas" lang="" about="/about/kenna-andreas" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mckenna Andreas</a></span> <span>Thu, 09/03/2020 - 11:38</span> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p><a href="https://www.drupalgovcon.org/">Drupal GovCon</a> has gone virtual! Every year Drupal GovCon brings people together from all over the country to share, innovate, and collaborate at the intersection of Drupal and government. Don’t let the <i>Gov</i> fool you! GovCon also caters to the education, non-profit and private sectors, and this year they will be joining forces with Baltimore DrupalCamp to deliver an even wider collection of trainings, workshops, and networking opportunities!</p> <p>Join the Aten team, the greater DC Community, and participants from around the country this <b>September 24th and 25th</b> to learn, improve, and innovate all things Drupal from the comfort of your own couch. <a href="https://www.drupalgovcon.org/session-tracks">This year’s tracks</a> span a variety of subjects from <i>Site Building and Using Drupal</i>, to <i>Coding and Development</i>, through <i>Content and Strategy Analytics</i> and much, much more. <a href="https://www.drupalgovcon.org/form/registration">Register for Drupal GovCon 2020 today</a> and don’t miss our sessions detailed below!<b> </b></p> <hr /> <h3>Thursday, September 24th</h3> <h4>Successful Projects Begin With Great RFPs, 2:30 PM EDT</h4> <p>A user-centered approach should take the front seat when it comes to website design and development, but what about developing RFPs for your upcoming digital project? Join Joe Crespo, Director of Accounts at Aten Design Group, as he covers how to write an RFP that communicates clearly with the users at the center of proposal writing and evaluation — your potential vendors. Learn how great RFPs lead to better proposals and more successful projects.</p> <h3>Friday, September 25th</h3> <h4>Nothing about us without us: Engaging stakeholders on RaleighNC.gov, 5:30 PM EDT<b> </b></h4> <p><i>The key to delivering an impactful new website is listening.</i> Sally Shaugnessy&nbsp;partners with Pete Weber and Jim Alberque from the City of Raleigh to discuss why it’s so important to listen to your constituents and staff when embarking on new digital projects. Using <a href="https://raleighnc.gov/">RaleighNC.gov</a> as a case study, the session details how a year-long project actively engaged stakeholders, audiences, and content editors to deliver on its goals while keeping users at the center of the process.</p> <hr /> <p>We’re looking forward to sharing the latest in Drupal — and the wider digital services industry — with colleagues overcoming similar challenges across diverse professional fields. Don’t miss this chance to learn, teach, collaborate, network, or just talk shop at Drupal GovCon 2020. <a href="https://www.drupalgovcon.org/form/registration">Register today!</a></p> <!-- google doc id: 13mk_KJ49tP59l6nRO-0HftVAxxdwEYrUu8-31ADPaSo --></div> Thu, 03 Sep 2020 17:38:25 +0000 Mckenna Andreas 10143 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupal-govcon-2020#comments Drupal Camp Colorado 2020 https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupal-camp-colorado-2020 <span>Drupal Camp Colorado 2020</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2020-08/drupalcamp_co_2020_aten.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/2020-08/drupalcamp_co_2020_aten.jpg 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/2020-08/drupalcamp_co_2020_aten.jpg?itok=vqvcf7D3 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2020-08/drupalcamp_co_2020_aten.jpg?itok=RfYH-egW 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2020-08/drupalcamp_co_2020_aten.jpg?itok=RfYH-egW 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/2020-08/drupalcamp_co_2020_aten.jpg?itok=RfYH-egW 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2020-08/drupalcamp_co_2020_aten.jpg?itok=wyi1ma78 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/jpeg"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/2020-08/drupalcamp_co_2020_aten.jpg?itok=wyi1ma78 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/jpeg"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/2020-08/drupalcamp_co_2020_aten.jpg" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/about/kenna-andreas" lang="" about="/about/kenna-andreas" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Mckenna Andreas</a></span> <span>Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:05</span> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>Get ready for the first ever fully virtual <a href="https://2020.drupalcampcolorado.org/">DrupalCamp Colorado</a>, this August 14-16, 2020. This year’s DCCO is packed with <a href="https://2020.drupalcampcolorado.org/schedule">more than two dozen sessions</a> covering a wide array of topics from content strategy to accessibility, data migrations, analytics, and much, much more. The event will be broadcast via <a href="https://zoom.us/">Zoom</a> &amp; <a href="https://hopin.to/">Hopin</a>, offering plenty of opportunity to connect, network, learn &amp; share from the comfort of your own home. If you haven’t already, make sure to <a href="https://2020.drupalcampcolorado.org/register">register for this free event</a>. We’re super excited for the 2020 lineup and hope to see you there — perhaps in one of the Aten team’s sessions listed below!</p> <h3>Friday August 14th, 2020</h3> <h4>Nonprofit &amp; Government Summit, 8:30 AM</h4> <p>Accessibility on the web is important to everyone, but the pressure to meet accessibility standards is perhaps most keenly felt by publicly funded or government organizations. Michaela, Front-End Developer and accessibility expert, will be presenting an introduction to accessibility for the Nonprofit &amp; Government Summit that covers fundamentals, performing audits, and a few tricks of the trade.</p> <h3>Saturday August 15th, 2020</h3> <h4>Successful Projects Start With Great RFPS, 10:15 AM</h4> <p>A user-centered approach should take the front seat when it comes to website design and development, but what about developing RFPs for your upcoming digital project? Join Joe Crespo, Director of Accounts at Aten Design Group, as he covers how to write an RFP that communicates clearly with the users at the center of proposal writing and evaluation — your potential vendors. Learn how great RFPs lead to better proposals and more successful projects.</p> <h4>Social Media and Accessibility, 11:15 AM</h4> <p>Social media allows you to establish meaningful, productive dialogue with your end users, potential clients, content consumers or other target audiences. Can your social media speak louder, to a wider audience, and with a bigger focus on inclusion? Join Michaela, Front-End Developer and accessibility expert, as she walks through creating accessible content for major social media platforms — and why it’s important to your organization.</p> <hr /> <p>Don’t miss your opportunity to connect with the Aten team, the Drupal community, and the wider sphere of your colleagues in the digital services industry — <a href="https://2020.drupalcampcolorado.org/register">register for DrupalCamp Colorado 2020</a> today!</p> <!-- google doc id: 1lgSo-UTflVI7gNx529CpK4OTtnAfD8vOA7uOT2ChLG4 --></div> Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:05:16 +0000 Mckenna Andreas 10134 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupal-camp-colorado-2020#comments DrupalCamp Colorado 2019 https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupalcamp-colorado-2019 <span>DrupalCamp Colorado 2019</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/dcco-2019.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/dcco-2019.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/dcco-2019.png?itok=ibPDgCdn 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/dcco-2019.png?itok=zC7-B1uP 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/dcco-2019.png?itok=zC7-B1uP 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/dcco-2019.png?itok=zC7-B1uP 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/dcco-2019.png?itok=ehVpCFRP 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/dcco-2019.png?itok=ehVpCFRP 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/dcco-2019.png" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><span lang="" about="/about/lydia-toupin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Lydia Toupin</span></span> <span>Thu, 08/01/2019 - 15:12</span> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>This weekend we will be at DrupalCamp Colorado - Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We will be sponsoring each of the three summits, hosting a training, presenting a variety of topics and out at the booth. Come say hi, and join us for a Drupal filled weekend!</p> <p>Catch us at one of the following sessions:</p> <h2>Friday, August 2nd:</h2> <h3>9am - Room KC 211: <a href="https://2019.drupalcampcolorado.org/sessions/training-accessible-websites-made-easy">Training: Accessible Websites Made Easy</a></h3> <p>Come learn from our resident accessibility expert, <a href="https://atendesigngroup.com/about/michaela-blackham">Michaela</a>, from 9am to 3pm about how to make your website easily accessible in room KC 211. This $25 session is a full-day, hands-on training where we will go over the basics of accessibility and how it relates to you, your users and your website. You'll have the opportunity to use the tools we use to find accessibility issues on your own, and hear from Michaela on how to solve them.</p> <h3>9am - Industry-Focused Summits</h3> <p>Join us for three vertical industry-focused summits that will give peers a chance to connect, share success stories and challenges through case-studies, round tables, and Drupal presentations from the community.</p> <ul> <li>Library Summit</li> <li>Higher Ed Summit</li> <li>Nonprofit &amp; Government Summit</li> </ul> <h2>Saturday, August 3rd:</h2> <h3>1:40pm - Aten Room: <a href="https://2019.drupalcampcolorado.org/sessions/multi-tasking-unspoken-truth">Multitasking: The Unspoken Truth</a></h3> <p>Come hear from <a href="https://atendesigngroup.com/about/kacie-minner">Kacie</a>, about how multitasking is not the unsung hero of being a project manager and how to avoid the issues it creates in this 30 minute session!</p> <h3>2:20pm - Aten Room: <a href="https://2019.drupalcampcolorado.org/sessions/progressive-decoupling-without-api">Progressive Decoupling Without An API!</a></h3> <p>Join both <a href="https://atendesigngroup.com/about/brent-robbins">Brent</a> and <a href="https://atendesigngroup.com/about/travis-tomka">Travis</a> as they explain how they created a new approach in retaining data within Drupal without using an API along with the issues that came up and how they solved them.</p> <h3>3:20pm - Aten Room: <a href="https://2019.drupalcampcolorado.org/sessions/understanding-drupals-cache-api-fine-tuning-and-lightning-speed">Understanding Drupal's Cache API: Fine Tuning and Lightning Speed</a></h3> <p>In this 50 minute session, <a href="https://atendesigngroup.com/about/james-nettik">James</a> will go over the difficulties of cache invalidation and ways to tackle those issues. This session is great for those who have some knowledge of caching and have an interest in learning about Cache API.</p> <h3>5:30pm - Thirsty Lion: <a href="https://2019.drupalcampcolorado.org/sessions/drupalcamp-colorado-2019-party-sponsored-aten-design-group">DrupalCamp Colorado 2019 Party Hosted By Us!</a></h3> <p>Join us for food and drinks out on the patio of the Thirsty Lion to catch up and wrap-up day 2 of DCCO 2019!</p> <h2>Sunday, August 4th:</h2> <h3>9am - Music and Dance Studio: <a href="https://2019.drupalcampcolorado.org/sessions/contribution-day">Contribution Day</a></h3> <p>Help make Drupal better by contributing code, documentation, user experience recommendations and more!</p></div> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 21:12:01 +0000 Lydia Toupin 2556 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupalcamp-colorado-2019#comments DrupalCon Seattle https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupalcon-seattle <span>DrupalCon Seattle</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/drupalcon-seattle-2019.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/drupalcon-seattle-2019.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/drupalcon-seattle-2019.png?itok=v-3s8roL 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/drupalcon-seattle-2019.png?itok=cj3ykh6d 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/drupalcon-seattle-2019.png?itok=cj3ykh6d 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/drupalcon-seattle-2019.png?itok=cj3ykh6d 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/drupalcon-seattle-2019.png?itok=9yVf5FAV 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/drupalcon-seattle-2019.png?itok=9yVf5FAV 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/drupalcon-seattle-2019.png" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><span lang="" about="/about/lydia-toupin" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">Lydia Toupin</span></span> <span>Tue, 03/19/2019 - 12:23</span> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>This week, we're at the PNW for <a href="https://events.drupal.org/seattle2019">DrupalCon Seattle 2019</a>. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we'll be hanging out in the exhibit hall at <strong>booth #311</strong> – come by, say hi and pick up a <a href="https://dribbble.com/shots/6204128-DrupalCon-Seattle-Scoutbook">Seattle-edition DrupalCon sketch book!</a> Or catch us at one of the following sessions:</p> <h2>Monday, April 8</h2> <h3><a href="https://events.drupal.org/seattle2019/highered-summit">Higher Ed Summit</a></h3> <p>If you’re attending the sold out Higher Ed Summit, come say hi to <a href="/about/chris-coughlan">Chris</a> and <a href="/about/joe-crespo">Joe</a>. We’ll also be sponsoring Higher Ed Summit happy hour on Monday evening, with free drinks <em>and a treasure hunt!</em></p> <h2>Tuesday, April 9</h2> <h3><a href="https://events.drupal.org/seattle2019/nonprofit-summit">Nonprofit Summit</a></h3> <ul> <li> <strong>10:25am – Let's talk content strategy.</strong><br /> Join <a href="/about/joe-crespo">Joe Crespo</a> in the Content Strategy Breakout for a 45 minute discussion on planning, developing and managing content for the web.</li> <li> <strong>2:05pm – Explore ideas faster with interactive sketching.</strong><br /> Here at Aten, <a href="/blog/iterative-sketching">we're big fans of sketching.</a> Join us during the 15-minute Sponsor Session for a fast-paced, interactive look at how sketching can help designers and non-designers alike explore ideas together, faster.</li> </ul> <h3><a href="https://events.drupal.org/seattle2019/libraries-summit">Libraries Summit</a></h3> <ul> <li> <strong>10:15am – Explore ideas faster with interactive sketching.</strong><br /> Here at Aten, <a href="/blog/iterative-sketching">we're big fans of sketching.</a> Join us during the 15-minute Sponsor Session for a fast-paced, interactive look at how sketching can help designers and non-designers alike explore ideas together, faster.</li> <li> <strong>10:30am – Learn about a new events management product for running libraries.</strong><br /> Check out the Richland Library Relaunch case study with <a href="/about/chris-coughlan">Chris Coughlan</a> and <a href="/about/kay-thayer">Kay Thayer</a> and learn how Richland developed <a href="https://libraryintercept.com">Intercept</a>, an events management system built for libraries by libraries.</li> </ul> <h2>Wednesday, April 10</h2> <h3>Exhibit Hall</h3> <p><strong>12:30 p.m. on the Exhibit Hall Ambitious Stage – 5 Minute Case Study: Stanford Summer Session</strong><br /> Great design that produces results does not happen in a vacuum. Last year, Aten launched Stanford Summer Session — https://summer.stanford.edu/ — and in this lightning talk, we'll touch on one element of the project that was informed by qualitative research with potential students. This small investment in user research led to a simple feature that drove a marked increase in applications to the program.</p> <h3>Builder Track</h3> <p><strong>1:45 p.m. in Room 606 – <a href="https://events.drupal.org/seattle2019/sessions/ignore-naysayers-your-rfp-can-be-great">Ignore the Naysayers: Your RFP Can Be Great!</a></strong><br /> <a href="/about/joe-crespo">Joe Crespo</a> will tackle everybody's favorite topic: the infamous Request for Proposal. For years there’s been a lot of ink spilled about how the RFP process is broken, particularly when it comes to technology projects. This session isn’t going to litigate various viewpoints on that front, but since the RFP isn't going away anytime soon, let’s talk about how to improve yours!</p> <h3>Agency Track</h3> <p><strong>1:30 p.m. in Room 4C3 – Happy Teams: Effective Onboarding is the Key to Retaining Good Talent</strong><br /> <a href="/about/sally-shaughnessy">Sally Shaughnessy</a> discusses the important process of onboarding new team members. Your new hire has signed the contract. Now what? You invested the time to screen the right candidates but all too often organizations botch the most critical part of engaging a new employee — a proper onboarding.</p> <p>If we miss you at any of these great engagements, come say hi at booth #311. See you at DrupalCon!</p></div> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:23:17 +0000 Lydia Toupin 2544 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupalcon-seattle#comments DrupalCon Nashville! https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupalcon-nashville <span>DrupalCon Nashville!</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/drupalcon-nashville.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/drupalcon-nashville.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/drupalcon-nashville.png?itok=GVD2RbhE 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/drupalcon-nashville.png?itok=DnW9YLP7 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/drupalcon-nashville.png?itok=DnW9YLP7 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/drupalcon-nashville.png?itok=DnW9YLP7 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/drupalcon-nashville.png?itok=QWEhbLRA 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/drupalcon-nashville.png?itok=QWEhbLRA 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/drupalcon-nashville.png" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/about/joe-crespo" lang="" about="/about/joe-crespo" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jcrespo</a></span> <span>Thu, 04/05/2018 - 11:46</span> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>Howdy, DrupalCon! I can’t believe it’s already that time of year again. We’re thrilled to be joining the Drupal community once again for a week of sessions, code, coffee, parties, more coffee and lots of great conversations. Can’t wait to catch up with old friends IRL – and really looking forward to making new ones.</p> <h2>Let’s Talk About Your Project</h2> <p>If you’re at DrupalCon and thinking about a design / build project, or already have a website up and running but need help with support, we would love to talk. Just drop by <strong>booth 206</strong> – near the main entrance of the exhibit hall.</p> <p>As a quick intro: Aten Design Group is a digital agency that works with cause-driven organizations, government agencies and academic institutions to plan, design, build and support websites and web applications. We’re passionate about helping our clients make real, lasting impact. We would love to hear about what you are working on.</p> <h2>Catch Us at These Sessions</h2> <h3><a href="https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018/higher-ed-summit">Case Study: Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities</a></h3> <p><strong>Monday, April 9, 11:20 am — Higher Ed Summit</strong><br /> <em>Joe Crespo, Director of Accounts</em></p> <p>Please join Pauline Larmaraud, Associate Director at Stanford University’s Office of International Affairs (OIA) and Joe Crespo, Director of Accounts at Aten Design Group as they share about how Aten and OIA partnered to build Stanford Off-Campus Learning Opportunities (SOLO) platform that helps Stanford manage opportunities for student to study abroad. Pauline and Joe will talk about how to wrangle stakeholders, organize a team, and how they used Drupal to build a robust and reusable application management system.</p> <p>###<a href="https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018/nonprofit-summit">Case Study: Human Rights Watch</a> <strong>Monday, April 9, 1:25pm — Nonprofit Summit</strong><br /> <em>Christine Coughlan, Director of Strategy and Joel Steidl, Director of Engineering</em></p> <p>Since launching the new HRW.org in 2015, the team at Human Rights Watch has taken a “product over project” approach to their website – embracing regular, iterative deployments and continuous improvement. Please join Christine and Joel as they walk through how HRW has leveraged Drupal to meet their evolving needs over the long-term.</p> <p>###<a href="https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018/sessions/building-confidence-apis-postman">Building Confidence in APIs with Postman</a> <strong>Tuesday, April 10, 3:45pm — Front End Development Track, Room 207AB</strong><br /> <em>John Ferris, Director of Front-end Engineering</em></p> <p>Reliable API calls are critical to any decoupled application. A simple configuration change to an entity or updating Drupal core can alter an API response and lead to application-breaking changes on the front-end. An API test suite can watch out for these API breaking changes by running a slew of tests against your endpoint.</p> <p>In this session, John Ferris will talk about Postman. More than a simple GUI for sending HTTP requests and viewing responses, Postman is built upon an extensive set of power tools that are incredibly easy to use.</p> <p>###<a href="https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018/sessions/creating-pm-career-path-within-drupal-community">Creating a PM Career Path Within the Drupal Community</a> <strong>Wednesday, April 11, 3:45pm — Project Management Track, Room 205C</strong><br /> <em>Sally Shaughnessy, Director of Project Management and Joe Crespo, Director of Accounts</em></p> <p>Sally Shaughnessy will moderate a panel of project managers as they discuss their various career paths in the Drupal community. The panelists, including Aten’s Joe Crespo, will share how they came to be project managers, how they keep their skills relevant, and how they maintain a healthy work/life balance in the role. The session is for all project managers no matter where they are in their own PM career path.</p> <p>###<a href="https://events.drupal.org/nashville2018/sessions/i-was-wrong">I Was Wrong</a> <strong>Thursday, April 12, 1:00pm — Being Human Track, Room 204</strong><br /> <em>John Ferris, Director of Front-end Engineering</em></p> <p>John will be joining a panel of diverse speakers sharing their personal stories about engaging with failure, specifically about being wrong -- in ways big and small, in technical decisions, in their jobs, in how they acted, in what they believed, in how they treated others -- how they came to understand that they were wrong, and what happened next.</p> <p>##We’re Hiring! And finally… we’re growing, and looking for smart, motivated developers to the join the team and help us serve clients to build a brighter tomorrow. Check out our <a href="/about/careers">open positions</a> and drop by booth 206 to connect with the engineering team learn more.</p></div> Thu, 05 Apr 2018 17:46:41 +0000 jcrespo 2497 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/drupalcon-nashville#comments DBUG Recap: December 2017 https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/dbug-recap-december-2017 <span>DBUG Recap: December 2017</span> <figure> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/about/james-nettik" lang="" about="/about/james-nettik" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jnettik</a></span> <span>Mon, 01/08/2018 - 16:09</span> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>The Central Denver Drupal meetup is back for 2018! After a holiday break in December we’re going to start out the new year by looking at debugging using VDebug, a debugging client for Vim. Marc Isaacson will walk us through using Vim, Vundle and, VDebug (along with XDebug) to set up an awesome FOSS IDE that allows us to do interactive source debugging. Join us January 23 at Open Media Foundation. For more information, check out the event on <a href="https://www.meetup.com/drupal-colorado/events/245917538/">Meetup.com</a> or on <a href="https://groups.drupal.org/node/518112">groups.drupal.org</a>.</p></div> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 23:09:08 +0000 jnettik 2481 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/dbug-recap-december-2017#comments DBUG Recap: November 28th, 2017 https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/dbug-recap-november-28th-2017 <span>DBUG Recap: November 28th, 2017</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/dbug-recap-nov.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/dbug-recap-nov.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/dbug-recap-nov.png?itok=gejcsbSL 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/dbug-recap-nov.png?itok=cBkgYBRi 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/dbug-recap-nov.png?itok=cBkgYBRi 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/dbug-recap-nov.png?itok=cBkgYBRi 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/dbug-recap-nov.png?itok=hxCvrka3 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/dbug-recap-nov.png?itok=hxCvrka3 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/dbug-recap-nov.png" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/about/james-nettik" lang="" about="/about/james-nettik" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jnettik</a></span> <span>Tue, 12/05/2017 - 08:17</span> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>For the November Meetup, <a href="https://twitter.com/rymcveigh">Ryan McVeigh</a> walked us through behavioral testing using Behat and other complementary tools. Behat is a PHP testing framework that leverages the human readable Gherkin syntax. This allows for anyone to contribute to writing tests on projects, not only the developer. This ease in test writing means the user stories created at the beginning of a project can easily become what automated testing uses to evaluate the completed work. We also looked at the Mink extension, which emulates the browser. This allows us to test user interaction with our products, not just the code that powers them.</p> <h2>December’s Meetup</h2> <p>As has been the usual for the last several years, there will be no DBUG meetup for December. With the upcoming holidays as well as the New Year, let’s take this time to be with family and friends. We’ll start again in January, so keep a look out for that announcement!</p></div> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 15:17:16 +0000 jnettik 2479 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/dbug-recap-november-28th-2017#comments DBUG Recap: October 24th, 2017 https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/dbug-recap-october-24th-2017 <span>DBUG Recap: October 24th, 2017</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/dbug-recap-oct.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/dbug-recap-oct.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/dbug-recap-oct.png?itok=VG6F4n_- 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/dbug-recap-oct.png?itok=5_adbnmF 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/dbug-recap-oct.png?itok=5_adbnmF 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/dbug-recap-oct.png?itok=5_adbnmF 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/dbug-recap-oct.png?itok=63OO6b2k 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/dbug-recap-oct.png?itok=63OO6b2k 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/dbug-recap-oct.png" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/about/james-nettik" lang="" about="/about/james-nettik" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jnettik</a></span> <span>Fri, 11/10/2017 - 08:39</span> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>Last month, Tim Anderson showed us the ins and the outs of building a Drupal theme that needs to apply easily to many projects. Spanning multiple installs of Drupal, and multiple versions of Drupal itself can be a real challenge. We went through the foundations of a brand can influence what remains constant in a theme, and what needs to be easily configurable. We saw how Sass can be used to abstract those configurations out, making alterations to the base theme quick for spinning up sites fast.</p> <h2>November’s Meetup</h2> <p>This month, <a href="https://twitter.com/rymcveigh">Ryan McVeigh</a> is going to talk about behavior driven development. Using the <a href="http://behat.org/en/latest/">automated testing tool Behat</a>, we can start building products with reduced maintenance costs and faster development cycles. Using Behat tests can be written in plain English which also allows for anyone to contribute to writing tests, not only developers. Join us at Open Media Foundation on November 28th. For more information, RSVP on the <a href="https://www.meetup.com/drupal-colorado/events/244964884/">Meetup event page</a> or the <a href="https://groups.drupal.org/node/517834">Drupal Groups event page</a>.</p></div> Fri, 10 Nov 2017 15:39:31 +0000 jnettik 2477 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/dbug-recap-october-24th-2017#comments DBUG Recap: September 26th, 2017 https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/dbug-recap-september-26th-2017 <span>DBUG Recap: September 26th, 2017</span> <figure> <picture> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/debug-recap-sept.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1860px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/debug-recap-sept.png 1x" media="(min-width: 1540px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_large/public/debug-recap-sept.png?itok=T1Ga77Vj 1x" media="(min-width: 1265px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/debug-recap-sept.png?itok=7u13l6X6 1x" media="(min-width: 1024px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/debug-recap-sept.png?itok=7u13l6X6 1x" media="(min-width: 768px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_medium/public/debug-recap-sept.png?itok=7u13l6X6 1x" media="(min-width: 600px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/debug-recap-sept.png?itok=Zl8MqUCC 1x" media="(min-width: 500px)" type="image/png"/> <source srcset="/sites/default/files/styles/responsive_small/public/debug-recap-sept.png?itok=Zl8MqUCC 1x" media="(min-width: 0)" type="image/png"/> <img src="/sites/default/files/debug-recap-sept.png" alt="" typeof="foaf:Image" /> </picture> </figure> <span><a title="View user profile." href="/about/james-nettik" lang="" about="/about/james-nettik" typeof="schema:Person" property="schema:name" datatype="">jnettik</a></span> <span>Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:49</span> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-0" class="tag" >Drupal</a> <a href="/blog/category/drupal-8" class="tag" >Drupal 8</a> <a href="/blog/category/education" class="tag" >Education</a> <a href="/blog/category/events" class="tag" >Events</a> <div class="field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden t--body field__item"><p>Last month, Aten’s own <a href="/about/michaela-blackham">Michaela Blackham</a> presented on accessibility and what it means for each person in your company. From designers to developers to project managers and beyond, Michaela went through ways for everyone to champion making our products more accessible. She also explained that accessibility is more than just testing on screen readers for users with visual disabilities. Any person could become even temporarily disabled at any moment. A broken finger or sprained wrist will affect people’s ability to interact with the things we build. You can <a href="https://speakerdeck.com/michaelablackham/accessibility-learn-how-to-get-your-whole-team-involved">check out Michaela’s slidedeck</a> or <a href="https://atendesigngroup.com/blog/importance-accessible-website-part-1-who-needs-accessible-website">read her series about accessibility</a> on the Aten blog.</p> <h2>October’s Meetup</h2> <p>This month, Tim Anderson will be talking about building scalable themes for Drupal 8. He’ll take us through the ins and outs of front-end workflows, visual regression testing, using the Paragraphs module for page segmentation, plus other challenges themers run into. The event starts at 6:30pm on October 24th. You can read more details and <a href="https://www.meetup.com/drupal-colorado/events/243366483/">signup on the Meetup page</a> or on <a href="https://groups.drupal.org/node/517645">the Drupal Groups page</a>. See you there!</p></div> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:49:43 +0000 jnettik 2472 at https://atendesigngroup.com https://atendesigngroup.com/articles/dbug-recap-september-26th-2017#comments