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Thursday, January 24, 2013 - 12:20pm

As companies look for more ways to entice talented people to join them, remote working has become a big part of their pitch. By remote working, I don't mean simply telecommuting—I'm also including those who work in an office away from management. At Mediacurrent, we have 30 employees in seven different states and only five of them work in the same office. That requires us to have tools and processes in place to make sure we serve our clients superbly as well as maintain at least some coworker bond.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012 - 10:55am

The day before Drupalcamp Atlanta, over 40 people got together to support the Drupal community in two different ways:

  • one goal was to honor Aaron Winborn and his battle with ALS by working on the Media module - one that he has been very involved with.
  • the other goal was to introduce people to core contributions and how the community at any level could get involved.
Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 11:58am

With something as simple as the post title, I've already broken one of the rules I'll be setting forth here—that of expectation setting. This is not a post about ignoring your clients or putting them aside or picking only the right clients and shunning the rest. This real subject of this post is the '-tion' (pronounced shun) suffix at the end of the three key thoughts: communicaTION, expectaTION and execuTION.

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 2:04pm

As my third DrupalCon approached, I was looking forward to it being my first as a Drupal professional. I had attended San Francisco and Chicago on my own while working at IBM simply because I knew eventually I wanted to make Drupal my career. After joining Mediacurrent in September, I completed that journey and now could truly see DrupalCon from the inside.

That’s not to say you have to be a Drupal professional to enjoy it, but it does give you a different perspective. While previous keynotes by Dries Buytaert were interesting and important, all of the sudden they take on new life when they impact your livelihood. Innovation was the key word for Dries’ talk. While the community keeps coming up as the biggest strength for Drupal, the weaknesses, or at least the solutions to them,...

Monday, January 23, 2012 - 10:49pm

As you saw in Monday's post from Bob the Intern, Mediacurrent has brought in an intern for the next eight weeks to help him get up to speed on working with Drupal. One of Mediacurrent's challenges was simply assimilating someone with no "real-world" Drupal experience to our daily workflow. The obstacles included: