Recorded March 9th, 2017
This episode we sit around and talk to front end developer Tim Dickens about the odd paths we take to get to becoming a developer. Additionally, we have another Mail Drop! That’s two weeks in a row. Followed up by Drupal News, Pro Project Pick, and finally, we unpack the Final Bell. And yes, I am fully aware that we totally ignored the episode title.
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Interview / Discussion with Tim Dickens (Mario)
Tell us about yourself (where are you from, etc.)
What is your role at Mediacurrent (explain what you do)
What did you do before Mediacurrent?
What inspires you and keeps you going?
That made you decide to change careers and how did you learn about Mediacurrent?
How did you get involved in organizing a Drupal meetup and what advice do you have for someone who may be thinking of doing the same?
What would you say is the biggest learning experience working with Mediacurrent?
Pro Project Pick:
Scott McKinnis asks “Just wondering what kind of education I would need to be employable by a company like yours. I don't really have a formal education in anything, but I've learned a little about Drupal over the years and right now I'm working on getting a Linux Essentials cert and have set up a couple Drupal sites on servers that I maintain on Digital Ocean. Will Linux certs help me? I really like working with Drupal and I like Linux, but am I on the right track?“
Stanford Drupal Camp - March 10 -11 in Stanford CA (Mark)
NERD Summit - March 18 -19 in Amherst MA
Drupal Developer Days - March 21 - 25 in Seville Spain
MIDCamp - March 30 - April 1 in Chicago (Ryan)
DrupalCon - April 25 - 28th in Baltimore (Lots of peoples)
Drupal Camp Utah - May 12th in Sandy UT
Asheville Drupal Camp - July 14 - 15 in Asheville NC
GovCon - July 31 - Aug 2nd - Washington DC (ish)