Yo! Drupaldelphia 2012, Zivtech Office Opening Party & Drupal Core Code Sprint! Come to Philly!
Come join Zivtech and the rest of the Philadelphia Drupal community on June 22-23, for two action packed days of good programing, great beer/food/code, and even better people!
Drupaldelphia-being held at Alter Hall at theTemple University Fox School of Business- is the annual Philadelphia Drupal Camp, and June 22 will mark its fifth year! We're expecting 300 people and 25 sessions covering all sorts of awesome Drupal topics. Session submissions are still open- but they close June 8, so submit a session soon!!! We're also looking for sponsors- shoot Andrew Wilson (email@example.com) an e-mail if you're interested. All Drupaldelphia tickets come with lunch, as well as an awesome t-shirt, designed by Zivtech's Sean Wolfe.
After Drupaldelphia, we hope you'll join us at our amazing new office for the Drupaldelphia After / Zivtech Office Opening Party Jawn. We'll be starting around 5pm, will have tons of great food and drinks, and will be talking tech and shooting the breeze from our 15th floor suite. Please RSVP so we can leave your name with security and order enough food.
Recently, we were extremely excited to read the news about Views moving into Drupal core (including our own tim.plunkett taking a leadership role in the effort), and we are just as excited to announce Earl Miles as keynote speaker at Drupaldelphia this year! In addition to the keynote, on Saturday, June 23 Earl, Tim, xjm, and a bunch of other awesome people are organizing a Drupal core code sprint at the Zivtech office. If you're interested in being awesome, and learning how to contribute to Drupal core, then this code sprint is for you! Keep an eye out for more information in the next week!
We hope to see you in Philly! We love our city and want you to love it too, so plan your trip and we'll look forward to welcoming you to Philadelphia!
Are you an aspiring web developer, fresh out of college and eager to dive into Philly’s exploding tech startup scene? Are you a growing startup or established company in need of talented developers to help take your business to the next level?
Zivtech was thrilled last week when Philadelphia Mayor Michael A. Nutter announced that we were one of five winners of Startup PHL’s second round of Call for Ideas Grants, for a 6-week Web Development Bootcamp. We are hosting and teaching this bootcamp along with another awesome Philly web development firm--Neomind Labs--the goal of which is to allow us to share our expertise with, and help create job opportunities for, the next generation of Philly-based professional web developers.
We at Zivtech have been working with Drupal for a long time, some of us for over 10 years, and in that time we’ve gotten to use (and sometimes build) a lot of really cool modules to develop stellar sites for our clients. We have sifted through thousands of modules on Drupal.org, going far beyond the first couple pages of results and venturing deep into the unknown, unheard of, and ultimately under-appreciated modules. We sent out a question to our staff to ask for their favorite obscure modules, and we've compiled this list to share some of these modules that we have found particularly helpful, and to help ensure that they don't fall through the cracks. All of these modules have fewer than 8,000 active installs, and most have under 5,000.
As a Senior Developer here at Zivtech, part of my job is to develop with an eye towards security. If you follow development and security news, you know that achieving security is pretty hard in complex systems. But, while correctly implementing security across a site is challenging, some aspects of security are actually pretty easy and we've known what to do and what not to do for a long time.
Introducing Bear Skin, a comprehensive skin for Zivtech's Bear base theme.
The quality assurance (QA) phase of a web development project is the last phase before launch. While the development team has a lot of experience with QA phases, oftentimes the client team is new to the process, which can lead to stress. Let's prevent this with a little Q&A on QA.
Nominees for the 17th annual Webby Awards have been announced! And Zivtech-built sites are in the running for four awards!
This weekend 9 members of the Zivtech staff will be participating and competing in Startup Weekend Health Philadelphia 2013, which, according to their site, ”centers on building a web or mobile application that could be the basis for a credible business. After 500+ Startup Weekends world-wide, this will be the first dedicated solely to healthcare’s unique problems.”
We love Responsive Web Design, and we love Drupal. But do they love each other? After working on a number of RWD and Drupal projects this year, I'm happy to report that they get along just fine. Though "Love" might be stretching it a bit.
Zivtech is happy to be a Gold Sponsor at this year's DrupalCamp NJ. And as always, our developers and designers are conducting training workshops and sessions.