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June Accessibility (A11Y) Talks - What's New with WCAG 2.1

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The June A11y Talk welcomed back Drupal Core Accessibility Maintainer, Andrew Macpherson. The “What's New with WCAG 2.1” talk discussed the new guidelines that were released in early June.

Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) extends WCAG 2.0 and is intended as an interim until WCAG 3.0 is released. The new guidelines were needed due to advancements in technology and to fix some gaps and shortcomings in the earlier guidelines. Some of the new guidelines cover touch/mobile devices, speech control, and cognitive disability support. Read more about June Accessibility (A11Y) Talks - What's New with WCAG 2.1

DrupalCamp Asheville

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Drupal Camp Asheville is next weekend! Join members of the Drupal community of all different skill levels and career paths for 3 days of science, trainings, sessions, and sprints.

Hook 42’s own Adam Bergstein will be sharing some insights on everybody’s favorite online Drupal testing environment, Simplytest.me. He recently took over ownership of the service, and we are excited to hear about where it is going next!

Along with helping to organize the camp, our newest team member, Jonathan Daggerhart, will be leading an all day training on Drupal 8 Essentials. Read more about DrupalCamp Asheville

Drupal 8 Interviews: Spotlight on Jill Cohen from Autodesk

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Jill Cohen is a Senior Software Application Engineer at Autodesk Inc. Autodesk is a global company that empowers users to design and create just about everything on this planet - and in virtual worlds. She works with the Digital Platform and Experience Organization on the Digital Help team, which manages the Autodesk Knowledge Network and Services Marketplace. She is also on the board for Autodesk Women in Leadership. Read more about Drupal 8 Interviews: Spotlight on Jill Cohen from Autodesk

Being Drupal Adjacent

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One of the major objectives of Drupal 8 is the desire to “get off the island.” Drupal opened its doors to using and contributing to a broader ecosystem of projects instead of replicating functionality in Drupal. We now see tools like Twig and various Symfony components in Core. Contributed modules are also able to integrate projects and Software Development Kits (SDKs). For example, Password Strength, Digital Ocean, and Hubspot API integrate through Drupal’s native use of Composer. This philosophy helps those of us that more closely identify as “Drupal Adjacent.” Read more about Being Drupal Adjacent

April Accessibility (A11Y) Talks

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This month’s Accessibility Talk was an encore presentation of the panel’s Core Conversation at DrupalCon Nashville: Core Accessibility: Building Inclusivity into the Drupal Project
Helena McCabeCatherine McNally, and Carie Fisher discussed the fundamentals of accessibility and how they can be injected further into the Drupal project. All three are accessibility specialists in their fields. Read more about April Accessibility (A11Y) Talks

Giddy Up! Hook 42 Moseys over to Texas Drupal Camp

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Dust off your saddle and get prepared to optimize your workflow. There is a lot packed into 3 days in Austin. Pull on your chaps, fasten your leathers, dig in your spurs and head on over to Texas Drupal Camp. On Thursday, make sure you check out the trainings and sprints. On Friday and Saturday, catch all of the keynotes and sessions.

Our own Ryan Bateman will be at Texas Drupal Camp to share his presentation about visual regression testing.

Texas Drupal Camp is Thursday, May 31st through Saturday, June 2nd at the Norris Conference Center in beautiful Austin, TX. Read more about Giddy Up! Hook 42 Moseys over to Texas Drupal Camp

Drupal 8 Interviews: Spotlight on Eduardo Garcia

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For this month’s Drupal 8 Interview we were excited to catch up with Eduardo Garcia. He is the CTO of both WeKnow and anexus. WeKnow is a Drupal and Symfony consulting and training firm. Anexus is a company that supports the development of Drupal Console.

Most people in the open source and Drupal community know him as Enzo. His companies are mostly distributed and he likes to think of himself as a distributed person because of his love for travel. He is a native Colombian who lived in Costa Rica for more than 14 years. He currently resides in Australia with his family. Read more about Drupal 8 Interviews: Spotlight on Eduardo Garcia

March Accessibility (A11Y) Talks

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In March, A11y Talks welcomed Melanie Sumner, an application architect from JP Morgan Chase. She is an accessibility advocate and is an EmberJS core team member and meetup organizer in Chicago. The tagline for Ember is "the framework for building ambitious applications". Melanie spoke of ways to inject accessibility into not only the Ember project, but into other single-page applications so some users are not left behind. Read more about March Accessibility (A11Y) Talks

DrupalCon Nashville - More than just hot chicken!

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Every year at DrupalCon our team has an amazing time. This year was no different. We rounded up everyone who attended and asked them about their favorites this year.

Technical information was being readily exchanged and processed, while the humans who make up the community shared many stories as well. On top of all of the good information there was good food, so much food! Read more about DrupalCon Nashville - More than just hot chicken!

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