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Drupal is great when you've got your rockstar developer helping you unlock it's powerful potential of creating complex pages within seconds, and with no code!However, when that Drupal rockstar leaves, or when that agency moves to the next big project, or when the only Drupal champion in your company has moved on, you are left with no option but to panic.  Panic because Drupal is complicated, even Drupal developers...

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3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Becoming an Entrepreneur

Posted by: james - October 24, 2013

I was a dev-head, I graduated with a Computer Science degree from UC Berkeley, and I thought that with my smarts alone I could build anything and become an instant startup success.  I was wrong.  After the excitement and the thrill of building wore off, I discovered there were core skills I lacked that my college experience did not equip me with to succeed as a startup.  Specifically, I thought my tech...

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Drupal developers are going rogue and declaring war against the Drupalverse and are chanting BACKDROP, BACKDROP, BACKDROP.   But wait, before we get into the super-scifi based drama, what is Backdrop? and why are they doing it? Basically, Jen Lampton and Nate Haug, two of the Drupal community's most influential core contributors, have "forked" Drupal on Feb 29, 2012.  For those that aren't up to par with...

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When you're starting up your startup, its important to know who your competitors are because they will actually become some of your best friends in your startup journey!  But finding out who they are and keeping up with them is unfortunately difficult to do.   Some of your competitors are not searchable online, they are in the development phases, or maybe just have not been optimized for SEO.  But once you...

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Bored of conferences? 7 networking tips for you!

Posted by: james - March 22, 2012

Going to a conference for the first time is amazing, the content and rockstars there are overflowing.  But, as a more seasoned conferencer, getting the most out of it gets harder, and harder, and harder, until you end up not going anymore.  If that is the case, the problem is half the conference organizers and half yours.  Well, truthfully, its all your fault.  Conferences, people together, are always...

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