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Dropcast: Episode 35 - Obligatory 2017 in review Episode

by Mark Casias
December 28, 2017

Dropcast: Episode 35 - Obligatory 2017 in review Episode

Recorded Dec 18, 2017

It’s been a while, but thanks to Jim Birch, we are back in action and with this our final episode of 2017, we will do the obligatory year in review and a look forward to 2018. We cover some Drupal News, since a lot had happened in the last two months since our last episode. Bob takes on the Pro Project Pick and keeping in the holiday spirit, Ryan takes us out with the Final (Jingle) Bell. On a side note, in this episode I do state that this episode will be out before Christmas, and Mario didn’t believe me. It turns out, he was right.


Episode 35 Audio Download Link

Updates:

2017 Wins

  • Mark: Decoupled Dev Days, Learning React

  • Bob: Decoupled Dev Days, Learning React, & Learning more about Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

  • Mario:  Component Driven Development

  • Ryan: Nodevember, Becoming more familiar with React and Node in general.

2018 Hopes

  • Mark: Decoupled Dev Days, more decoupled projects, Leeside playing gigs, a better podcast...

  • Bob: DrupalCon Nashville, launch a new React project for TheWeeklyDrop, Launch a client progressively decoupled site.

  • Mario: A more seamless integration process for components with Drupal.  UI_Patterns looks very promising.

  • Ryan: More experience with React.

Drupal News:

Pro Project Pick: JSON Server

Events: (https://www.drupical.com/?type=drupalcon,regional)

The Final (Jingle) Bell:

Headshot

Meet team member, Markie Casias

Mark brings a fifteen year programming background and six years of Drupal experience to his role as Senior Drupal Developer at Mediacurrent. Highly involved in his local web community, Mark runs the ABQ Webgeeks Group and started the Albuquerque Drupal Users group.

A former radio personality, Mark switched careers to become a programmer when he realized he could have a fun job and eat. (No seriously, kids, radio pays horribly). But as a nod to his days as in radio, Mark hosts the bi-weekly Mediacurrent Dropcast show and the Friday 5 video seriesPrior to Mediacurrent, Mark first dove into Drupal to convert dreamincode.net to a better CMS than it had. Through that he was sent to Do It With Drupal in New Orleans, where he met the great people of the community. From that point, he was hooked. 

Mark resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico. When not in front of the computer, he enjoys playing hockey, tennis, and a good craft beer- not necessarily in that order.

 

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