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Mediacurrent Dropcast: Episode 1

by Jay Callicott
February 20, 2015

We're back again with a new episode! This week we talk lots of Drupal 8.

Episode 1 Audio Download Link

Show Notes

“Team Kool-aid” members:
Mark: @teampoop, Bob: @kepford, Jason: @jasonawant, Jay: @drupalninja, Ryan: @ryanissamson

Mediacurrent Blog Mentions

Article 1

Something Borrowed, Something Drupal
Jay summarizes Larry Garfield’s Drupal 8 article from Drupal Watchdog.

Article 2

Ultimate Flexibility: Open Atrium’s New Related Content Feature
Bob walks us through the Mike Potter’s article on the new paragraphs module for Drupal.

This week in Drupal 8

Mark guides us through the latest happenings in Drupal 8 development.

Related Links:

Thunderdome (Last Thoughts).

Meet team member, Jay Callicott

Jay is an engineer and leader with a passion for creating technical solutions that solve real-world problems. As a long-time advocate for Drupal and Open Source, he has spent over a decade speaking, writing, and developing enterprise solutions that advance Open Source worldwide.

Since 2009, Jay has worked in a variety of roles for Mediacurrent. For the first 6 years, he focused his efforts on perfecting his craft as an engineer. From Drupal consultant to Senior Developer, then Lead Architect, Jay created solutions and led teams that delivered dozens of enterprise websites.

In 2015, Jay was promoted to Director of Development where he was tasked with hiring developer talent and implementing processes and best practices for the team. Jay also split his time as a lead architect, launching several large projects during this period.

A few years later, Jay moved into his current role as VP of Technical Operations. Jay’s primary responsibilities are working with the revenue team to acquire and retain customers, overseeing Security, DevOps, and IT roles, and leading Mediacurrent’s technology vision. He also helps lead the development of tools and solutions, including the Rain distribution, which won Acquia’s “Open Source Giants” award in 2019.

Currently, Jay is a big proponent of decoupled architecture and the JAMStack approach to web development. Read more about Jay’s thoughts in “The State of Drupal in 2019

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