Hessen will Verfassungsschutz mit Staatstrojanern aufrüsten

heise online Newsticker - 9. Oktober 2017 - 6:30
Der hessische Innenminister Peter Beuth (CDU) hat sich mit dem grünen Koalitionspartner auf einen Entwurf zur Reform des Verfassungsschutzgesetzes geeinigt. Enthalten sind Quellen-TKÜ und Online-Durchsuchungen.

Lullabot: Behind the Screens with Jason and Stew of Amazee Labs

Planet Drupal - 9. Oktober 2017 - 6:00
In this episode, Chris sits down with Jason Lewis and Stew West of Amazee Labs to get the low down on Drupal Camp Cape Town. They discuss what it's like organizing a Drupal camp in Southern Africa; convince you to visit Cape Town; and give some thanks to their amazing colleagues at Amazee. Also, if the internet goes out, keep an eye out for Amazee's (probably) first ever touring Drupal band!

Daniel Pocock: A step change in managing your calendar, without social media

Planet Drupal - 8. Oktober 2017 - 19:36

Have you been to an event recently involving free software or a related topic? How did you find it? Are you organizing an event and don't want to fall into the trap of using Facebook or Meetup or other services that compete for a share of your community's attention?

Are you keen to find events in foreign destinations related to your interest areas to coincide with other travel intentions?

Have you been concerned when your GSoC or Outreachy interns lost a week of their project going through the bureaucracy to get a visa for your community's event? Would you like to make it easier for them to find the best events in the countries that welcome and respect visitors?

In many recent discussions about free software activism, people have struggled to break out of the illusion that social media is the way to cultivate new contacts. Wouldn't it be great to make more meaningful contacts by attending more a more diverse range of events rather than losing time on social media?

Making it happen

There are already a number of tools (for example, Drupal plugins and Wordpress plugins) for promoting your events on the web and in iCalendar format. There are also a number of sites like Agenda du Libre and GriCal who aggregate events from multiple communities where people can browse them.

How can we take these concepts further and make a convenient, compelling and global solution?

Can we harvest event data from a wide range of sources and compile it into a large database using something like PostgreSQL or a NoSQL solution or even a distributed solution like OpenDHT?

Can we use big data techniques to mine these datasources and help match people to events without compromising on privacy?

Why not build an automated iCalendar "to-do" list of deadlines for events you want to be reminded about, so you never miss the deadlines for travel sponsorship or submitting a talk proposal?

I've started documenting an architecture for this on the Debian wiki and proposed it as an Outreachy project. It will also be offered as part of GSoC in 2018.

Ways to get involved

If you would like to help this project, please consider introducing yourself on the debian-outreach mailing list and helping to mentor or refer interns for the project. You can also help contribute ideas for the specification through the mailing list or wiki.

Mini DebConf Prishtina 2017

This weekend I've been at the MiniDebConf in Prishtina, Kosovo. It has been hosted by the amazing Prishtina hackerspace community.

Watch out for future events in Prishtina, the pizzas are huge, but that didn't stop them disappearing before we finished the photos:

Bay Area Drupal Camp: Sign-up for BADCamp Training Classes

Planet Drupal - 8. Oktober 2017 - 19:17
Sign-up for BADCamp Training Classes Anne Sun, 10/08/2017 - 10:17am

The following training classess still have spots available:  


Local Drupal 8 Development with Containers - Wednesday

8am-noon - by Mobomo with Miles McLean and Cameron Eagans

There are many ways to develop a Drupal site, but there are few that offer as many advantages as a fully self-contained, local environment. This training session will get hands on with setting up an environment from scratch using Docker containers to emulate production servers, Composer to manage packages, Drush to manage configuration, Drupal Console to generate code, and source code management to tie it all together.


Getting Started with Drupal - Wednesday

by Agaric & Digital Echidna with Mauricio Dinarte

This training is aimed to people just starting with Drupal. Basic concepts will be explained are later put into practice. The objective is that someone, who might not even know about Drupal, can understand the different concepts and building blocks to create a website using this CMS.


SEO & Accessibility - Wednesday

by Hook 42 with Aimee Degnan and Carie Fisher

SEO stands for "Search Engine Optimization." Improving your website's SEO can translate into more visitors, better conversions, and more sales.

Accessibility refers to the design of products, devices, services, or environments for people who experience disabilities.

When properly configured, Drupal is a very SEO-friendly and Accessible web framework. The trick is to know which Drupal modules you need to install and how to optimally configure them. Configuration doesn’t stop at the module level - a solid content strategy is required to make the most Accessible and optimized website. “Content is King” and our job is to make Drupal showcase content in the most effective way to all consumers and search engines.


Object Oriented PHP - Wednesday

by Chapter Three

With the move to Drupal 8 everyone who works in the PHP layer will be exposed to more and more to object­ oriented code. Come learn the basics of working with objects in PHP and how OOP can help you to write well­ structured code


Drupal Crash Course for Non-Developers - Wednesday

by Promet Source with Margaret Plett

Are you responsible for project management, content, or vendor selection and preparing to work with Drupal? This one-day training delivers all of the tools you need to get started. Delivered by an Acquia Certified Drupal Developer, this training will answer the questions you didn’t even know to ask!


Component-based Theming with Twig - Thursday

by Forum One with Chaz Chumley

Join Forum One as they walk through the theming variations that started with the traditional theme-centric design and has quickly moved into component-based design. Together you will master Component-based theming with Twig as you work to identify patterns, define components, utilize command line tools such as Composer, NPM and Grunt to quickly create a PatternLab managed theme. Learn how to work smarter in developing components that can easily be integrated into project after project without having to recreate them yourself.


Theming Drupal 8 - Thursday

by Drupalize.me with Joe Shindelar

Themes combine HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Drupal in order to make beautiful websites. Creating truly unique themes requires knowing how to use the Twig template language to manipulate HTML, how to add CSS and JavaScript assets in a way that's compatible with Drupal's caching, all while maintaining the flexibility that Drupal is known for.


Content Strategy for Drupal 8 - Thursday

by Evolving Web with Suzanne Deracheva

Drupal is a powerful tool for managing structured content. Many Drupal projects revolve around producing, displaying and organizing content effectively. This course will walk you through the process of creating a content strategy for your next Drupal project, and planning out how that content will be structured in Drupal. Whether you're creating a brand new site or migrating to Drupal, you'll learn techniques that will help you build a solid content strategy and a successful Drupal website.


Intro to Backdrop CMS - Thursday

by Nate & Jen Lampton

Backdrop CMS is for the small to medium sized business, non-profits, educational institutions, and companies or organizations who are delivering comprehensive websites on a budget. This introductory training will cover the basics of creating and administering a website with Backdrop CMS.


Drupal 8 Configuration System Basics - Thursday

by DrupalEasy with Mike Anello

The Drupal 8 configuration system can provide great advantages to managing the configuration of a site, but it can also cause massive headaches if used improperly. This presentation will provide an overview of how the Drupal 8 configuration system works, best practices on basic workflows to utilize it effectively, and a small sampling of some of the contributed modules available to enhance it.



BADCamp is 100% volunteer run and 100% funded by our sponsors and the support of our local community. Thank you!

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Kaspersky Free: Kostenloser Antiviren-Schutz ab sofort verfügbar

heise online Newsticker - 8. Oktober 2017 - 18:30
Die deutschsprachige Version des kostenlosen Virenwächters Kaspersky Free ist da. Der Scanner bringt die wichtigsten Schutzfunktionen, zugleich aber auch Werbung für die kostenpflichtigen Kaspersky-Produkte mit.

Online-Banking beschleunigt Fililalschließungen

heise online Newsticker - 8. Oktober 2017 - 16:30
Laut einer Studie der Förderbank KfW ist seit 2000 in Deutschland etwa jede vierte Bankfiliale geschlossen worden. In den vergangenen Jahren soll sich der Trend noch beschleunigt haben.

Studie bescheinigt Lang-Lkw Klimaschutz-Wirkung – zumindest etwas

heise online Newsticker - 8. Oktober 2017 - 15:30
Der CO2-Ausstoß wird um 11 Prozent gesenkt, wenn das gleiche Ladungsvolumen in den neuen, langen Fahrzeugen transportiert wird statt in normalen Lkw.

Erst Mond dann Mars: Trump-Regierung ändert Zielrichtung der NASA

heise online Newsticker - 8. Oktober 2017 - 15:00
Die USA wollen erst zum Mond zurückkehren und dort eine Präsenz errichten, bevor es zum Mars gehen soll. Das kündigte US-Vizepräsident Mike Pence an und forderte, dass sein Land wieder die Führung im Weltraum übernehmen solle.

HPEs Treiber-Update schrottet Server-Netzwerkkarten

heise online Newsticker - 8. Oktober 2017 - 13:00
Hewlett-Packard Enterprise warnt vor einem Update der Netzwerkkarten-Treiber BNX2X für ProLiant-Server mit ESXi. Bei einigen Software-Hardware-Kombinationen kann das Update die Firmware irreparabel beschädigen.

Microsoft Edge Preview für iOS und Android

heise online Newsticker - 8. Oktober 2017 - 12:30
Microsoft will seinen Browser Edge für Android- und iOS-Mobilgeräte herausbringen. Jetzt ist eine iOS-Version des Internet-Explorer-Nachfolgers im Rahmen von Apples TestFlight-Programm verfügbar. Eine Preview der Android-Version soll bald folgen.

Seagate: 12-TByte-Festplatten für Desktop und NAS

heise online Newsticker - 8. Oktober 2017 - 12:00
Seagate erweitert seine Festplattenreihen für Desktop und Netzwerkspeicher um Modelle mit 12 TByte Speicherkapazität. Alle Laufwerke sind mit Helium gefüllt.

Digitaler Weg zu Behörden soll kürzer werden

heise online Newsticker - 8. Oktober 2017 - 11:30
Bund und Länder haben am Donnerstag die Grundlage für einen Portalverbund im Internet gelegt. Damit soll es künftig möglich sein, dass Bürger in nur einem Internetportal Anträge stellen können – egal welche Behörde letztlich zuständig ist.

Matt Glaman: Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition

Planet Drupal - 8. Oktober 2017 - 2:54
Drupal 8 Development Cookbook - Second Edition mglaman Sat, 10/07/2017 - 19:54

During DrupalCon Vienna, the second edition of the Drupal 8 Development Cookbook was published! The Drupal 8 Development Cookbook published just over a year ago, right after Drupal 8.1 was released. I had written the book for 8.0 with "just in case" notes for what might change in Drupal 8.1. What I was not prepared for: how well the minor release system worked and provided rapid gains in feature changes.

Deutsche Bahn testet leuchtende Bahnsteigkante

heise online Newsticker - 8. Oktober 2017 - 0:00
Leuchtende Symbole an der Bahnsteigkante sollen den Fahrgästen die Zughalteposition und -länge sowie die Zugauslastung vor der Einfahrt einer S-Bahn anzeigen.

Färörer fordern Google Translate und übersetzen bis dahin selbst

heise online Newsticker - 7. Oktober 2017 - 18:30
Wer die Färöer-Inseln besuchen und dort Schafhoden zum Mittag bestellen will, muss ohne Google Translate auskommen. Das will der Tourismusverband ändern: Bis Google die färöerische Sprache spricht, bieten die Bewohner eigene Videoübersetzung an.

Verfassungsschutzchef will IP-Adressen von Abrufern von Enthauptungsvideos

heise online Newsticker - 7. Oktober 2017 - 18:00
Die Präsidenten der deutschen Geheimdienste haben in einer ersten öffentlichen Anhörung im Bundestag Teile ihres Wunschzettels präsentiert. Ganz oben stehen Befugnisse zum "Zurückhacken" und Abhören von WhatsApp und Co.

Pentium-Prozessoren künftig in Gold und Silber

heise online Newsticker - 7. Oktober 2017 - 18:00
Den Unterschied zwischen aufgelöteten und gesockelten Pentiums und ihrer Rechenwerke will Intel im Produktnamen stärker hervorheben.

Intel schlägt zurück: Core i7-8700K gegen AMD Ryzen 7

heise online Newsticker - 7. Oktober 2017 - 17:00
Die Sechskerner der achten Core-i-Generation Coffee Lake lösen die Kaby-Lake-Quads ab: Reicht das, um gegen die AMD-Achtkerner zu punkten?

Datenschützer: Unternehmen setzen gezielte Werbung von Facebook oft rechtswidrig ein

heise online Newsticker - 7. Oktober 2017 - 16:00
Das Bayerische Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht stellt fest, dass der "Facebook Custom Audience" von Unternehmen oftmals rechtswidrig eingesetzt wird. Dies ergab eine Prüfung von 40 bayerischen Unternehmen.

Ägypten: Verhaftungswelle gegen LGBTQ-Bewegung dank Internet und Dating-Apps

heise online Newsticker - 7. Oktober 2017 - 14:00
Dutzende Menschen in Ägypten wurden in den vergangenen Tagen festgenommen, weil ihnen Homosexualität oder Sympathien für die LGBTQ-Bewegung vorgeworfen wird. Die Behörden nutzten dafür Informationen aus dem Internet und Dating-Apps.