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Mediacurrent Dropcast: Episode 2

by Jay Callicott
March 17, 2015

No Bob this week but we soldier on in this week's episode.

Episode 2 Audio Download Link


Show Notes


"Team Kool-aid" members and their handles: Mark Casis (markie), Ryan Gibson (ryanissamson), Jay Callicott (drupalninja99), Jason Want (jasonawant)

Show Updates

Mark is working on a feed aggregator, should be out soon.

Mediacurrent Blog Mentions


Article 1

DrupalCon Latin America 2015: Keynote by Larry Garfield
Jay summarizes the highlight's of Larry Garfield's great Drupal 8 presentation.


Article 2

Panels, Blocks, Layouts, and Drupal 8
Jason talks us through whatever happened to the Layouts module in Drupal 8.


This week in Drupal 8

Mark shares some of the recent happenings in Drupal 8 and the group discusses.

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Thunderdome (Last Thoughts).

As usual, Ryan takes us home with some final notes.

Go to contrib module (that you don’t maintain):

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

Learn more about Jay >

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