Drupal to Octopress to Drupal 24 Feb 2014

Over the weekend I’ve been working on migrating my site away from Drupal. I managed to get everything up and running on Octopress but it just doesn’t feel right. It’s not as flexible as Drupal and it seems the simplest of things breaks it. In theory I like the concept of Octopress but it just seems clunky compared to Drupal. I’ll be slowly making upgrades to this site: Adding Disqus Tidying the theme up Adding extra theme elements Adding some colour!!!

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Stepping Down from NWDUG 09 Feb 2014

As of the 6th February I’ve stepped down from NWDUG it’s something that I’ve been thinking about for a while now and I now have other things that need my focus. Phil Norton is a great person to work with and I hope that whoever steps up to help will have as much fun as I have over the past few years. So whats next? Well I intend to ramp up my involvement with Code Club Manchester, it’s something that I believe in strongly and think I can make a great start with it. I’ll still be running Drupal Sprints...

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Clarifications 06 Feb 2014

Calm the fuck down. No I’m not quitting my job. I’m happy with Drupal and will continue to work with it. Those that know me should realise I’ve not worked in depth with Drupal in a long time. My current project is great and it’s made me realise that I need to spend more time with underlying tech than just Drupal, the best way I can describe it is this project is London and Drupal is the Thames, it runs all the way through but it’s by no means the sum of all it’s parts. Hopefully that will put things...

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Code Club Manchester and You! 30 Jan 2014

I’m proud to announce that I’ll be involved with Code Club Manchester! CTI has graciously sponsored this great initiative. Both me and Paul Johnson have volunteered our time to help steer the Code Club in Manchester and make sure it’s as successful as possible. This is something that I feel really passionate about, it’s important that the kids get a real feel for what programming actually is (and not just MS Word and Excel!). This practical experience will help to shape how kids feel and treat IT in the future. We’re planning two events in February that we feel will...

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Manchester Drupal Sprint Manifesto V2.0 29 Jan 2014

I really enjoy the sprints however there are few issues, some from me and some brought up by others who attend the sprints. I’m hoping to address them. With this in mind here is a revised manifesto for upcoming sprints: Must have a laptop - it’s there in the meet up description! This is not the NWDUG user group - we’re not here for every day Drupal problems, please check the next NWDUG meet up where your questions will be more than welcome. Must have a beginners knowledge of git - I’m looking into running Drupal ladder but it’s not...

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