This year I was fortunate to be able to attend the 2016 North American Drupalcon in New Orleans. It was a week filled with all things Drupal. From sessions and conversations to networking and parties.

Surrounded by five people, there I hung. My right foot raised to eye level, angled at forty-five degrees, thinking to myself “wow, this makes so much more sense”. I was learning the proper way to perform a heel-hook (a rock climbing move) during a beginners climbing class at my local rock gym.

In December of 2015 Google announced a change to their search ranking algorithms. They are starting to index secure (HTTPS) pages over insecure (HTTP).

If you are a web developer like myself, you are always working on your professional growth. There are many tools you can use to grow your career. Podcasts are a great tool for when you do not have the opportunity to sit and read.

This year I have been fortunate enough to find the time to read fifty books. I read books not just for pleasure, but also for knowledge and personal growth. Alternating between fiction and nonfiction. There are four books I read this year which have been impactful in my professional growth.

Today marks the anticipated release of Drupal 8.0.0. The community has been working hard for the past five years to make Drupal 8 the best open source CMS.

If you are a Drupal developer who has been looking into the changes coming with Drupal 8 then you may have heard the term Dependency Injection.

When giving presentations my framework of choice is Reveal.js.

One of the biggest benefits of the AJAX framework introduced in Drupal 7 were callback commands, functions which return a json object of commands to run for any AJAX request. Callback commands, like many things in Drupal, are extensible meaning you can create and invoke your own.

DrupalCon LA marked my fifth time attending a North American DrupalCon. As the con wraps up and I reflect on the sessions I attended, the BoF's I participated in and the many conversations I had, there is one thing I know I am bringing with me back to Boston.