Certification: Necessary Evil?

Submitted by kattekrab on Thu, 02/07/2015 - 14:14
Certified Professional

I wrote this as a comment in response to Dries' post about the Acquia certification program - I thought I'd share it here too. I've commented there before.

I've also been conflicted about certifications. I still am. And this is because I fully appreciate the pros and cons. The more I've followed the issue, the more conflicted I've become about it.

My current stand, is this. Certifications are a necessary evil. Let me say a little on why that is.

Comparing D7 and D8 outta the box

Submitted by kattekrab on Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:53

I did another video the other day. This time I've got a D7 and D8 install open side by side, and compare the process of adding an article.

Peace and Freedom

Submitted by kattekrab on Sat, 25/04/2015 - 09:02
Over 1000 women gathered in the Hague in 1915

It's ANZAC day.

It's the 100 year anniversary of a particularly bad battle in Turkey, that has somehow come to represent the apex of Australian and NewZealand glorification of war. Sure, we say it's not glorifying war - but seriously how is this wall to wall coverage not glorification? The coverage in all media over the past week has numbed my senses. Not made me reflect on sacrifice.

All our focus on this one stupid battle? I'd like to put some focus on those efforts to stop the slaughter.

Gallipolli was ultimately a battle lost for the ANZACs.

A more accessible online world will benefit everyone.

Submitted by kattekrab on Sun, 22/03/2015 - 08:37
An empty wheelchair at the bottom of the stairs

PSA: If you are a web professional, work in a digital agency or build mobile apps, please read this article now: Taking the social model of disability online

Done? Great.

"The social model of disability reframes discussion of disability as a problem of the world, rather than of the individual. The stairs at the train station are the problem, rather than using a wheelchair."

DrupalEight @ DrupalSouth

Submitted by kattekrab on Tue, 10/02/2015 - 22:52
DrupalSouth

The number of critical issues holding up the release of Drupal 8 is now in the 50s. When will it be released? When it's ready. In the meantime there are some great opportunities around to start to get up to speed on what Drupal 8 is all about. Not least of which are 7 sessions at DrupalSouth in Melbourne next month.

Check them out:

First up, our keynote by Angela "webchick" Byron: Drupal 8: What you need to know