Angular 5.1 zusammen mit Angular Material 5.0.0 erschienen

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 16:30
Als Grundlage für Angular Material dient Googles Material Design. Außer den 30 UI-Komponenten, die im Basisset enthalten sind, können Entwickler mit Angular CDK eigene Komponenten erstellen.

Buglas: Glasfaserausbau am Limit

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 15:30
Weniger Regulierung und mehr Planungskapazitäten – mit einem Kursbuch wirbt der Verband um einen Neuanfang beim Glasfaser-Ausbau.

Blockchain: Moskau will Online-Abstimmungen technisch nachvollziehbar machen

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 15:30
Die Verwaltung der Stadt Moskau hat ein Pilotprojekt angekündigt, um die dezentrale Datenbanktechnik Blockchain in ihr E-Voting-System "Aktiver Bürger" zu implementieren. Abstimmungen sollen so glaubwürdiger werden.

#heiseshow: DSGVO und Noyb – Bekommt Europas Datenschutz jetzt Zähne?

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 15:00
2018 treten in Europa neue Datenschutzregeln in Kraft und der Facebook-Kritiker Max Schrems will das nutzen, um große IT-Unternehmen endlich dazu zu zwingen, die Rechte ihrer Nutzer zu wahren. Wie das klappen soll, erklärt er uns in der #heiseshow.

macOS 10.13.2: Zweites Update für High Sierra behebt Fehler und stopft Lücken

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 15:00
Nach iPhone, iPad, Apple TV und Apple Watch bekommt nun auch der Mac eine weitere Betriebssystemaktualisierung. Apple beschäftigt sich erneut mit Aufräumarbeiten.

Aldi-Notebook Medion Erazer P7652 im Test

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 15:00
Medion kombiniert im Notebook für Aldi-Süd einen Vierkern-Prozessor der achten Core-i-Generation, Nvidias GTX 1050 und ein 17,3"-IPS-Display mit Full-HD-Auflösung. Was taugt das 1000-Euro-Gerät?

Agaric Collective: A blooming community - Lakes and Volcanoes DrupalCamp 2017 Recap

Planet Drupal - 8. Dezember 2017 - 15:00

Over 8 years have passed since there was a DrupalCamp in tropical Nicaragua. With the help of a diverse group of volunteers, sponsors, and university faculty staff, we held our second one. DrupalCamp Lagos y Volcanes ("Lakes & Volcanoes") was a great success with over 100 people attending in 2 days. It was a big undertaking so we followed giants' footsteps to prepare for our event. Lots of the ideas were taken from some of the organizers' experience while attending Drupal events. Others came from local free software communities who have organized events before us. Let me share what we did, how we did it, and what the results were.


In line with DrupalCon, we used the "Big Eight" social identifiers to define diversity and encourage everyone to have a chance to present. Among other statistics, we are pleased that 15% of the sessions and 33% of the trainings were presented by women. We would have liked higher percentages, but it was a good first step. Another related fact is that no speaker presented more than one session. We had the opportunity to learn from people with different backgrounds and expertise.

Ticket cost

BADCamp, Drupal's largest event outside of DrupalCons, is truly an inspiration when it comes to making affordable events. They are free! We got close. For $1 attendees had access to all the sessions and trainings, lunch both days, a t-shirt, and unlimited swag while supplies lasted. Of course, they also had the networking opportunities that are always present at Drupal events. Even though the camp was almost free, we wanted to give all interested people a chance to come and learn so we provided scholarships to many attendees.


The camp offered four types of scholarships:

  • Ticket cost: we would waive the $1 entry fee.
  • Transportation: we would cover any expense for someone to come from any part of the country.
  • Lodging: we would provide a room for people to stay overnight if they would come from afar.
  • Food: we would pay for meals during the two days of the camp.

About 40% of the people who attended did not pay the entry fee. We also had people traveling from differents parts of the country. Some stayed over. Others travelled back and forth each day. Everyone who requested a scholarship received it. It felt good to provide this type of opportunities and recipients were grateful for it.


As you can imagine, events like these need funding and we are extremely grateful to our sponsors:

These are people who attended from afar. Some were scholarship recipients. Others got educational memberships.

Session recordings

Although we worked hard to make it possible for interested people to attend, we knew that some would not be able to make it. In fact, having sessions recorded would make it possible for anyone who understands Spanish to benefit from what was presented at the camp.

We used Kevin Thull’s recommended kit to record sessions. My colleague Micky Metts donated the equipment and I did the recording. I had the opportunity to be at some camps that Kevin recorded this year and he was very kind in teaching me how to use the equipment. Unfortunately, the audio is not clear in some sessions and I completely lost one. I have learned from the mistakes and next time it should be better. Check out the camp playlist in Drupal Nicaragua’s YouTube channel for the recordings.

Thank you Kevin. It was through session recordings that I improved my skills when I could not afford to travel to events. I’m sure I am not the only one. Your contributions to the Drupal community are invaluable!

Sprints and live commit!

Lucas Hedding lead a sprint on Saturday morning. Most sprinters were people who had never worked with Drupal before the camp. They learned how to contribute to Drupal and worked on a few patches. One pleasant surprise was when Lucas went on stage with one of the sprinters and proceeded with the live commit ceremony. I was overjoyed that even with a short sprint an attendee’s contribution was committed. Congrats to Jorge Morales for getting a patch committed on his first sprint! And thanks to Holger Lopez, Edys Meza, and Lucas Hedding for mentoring and working on the patch.


Northern Lights DrupalCamp decided to change the (physical) swag for experiences. What we lived was epic! For our camp, we went for a low cost swag. The only thing we had to pay for was t-shirts. Other local communities recommended us to have them and so we did. The rest was a buffet of the things I have collected since my first DrupalCon, Austin 2014: stickers, pins, temporary tattoos. It was funny trying to explain where I had collected each item. I could not remember them all, but it was nice to bring back those memories. We also had hand sanitizer and notebooks provided by local communities. Can you spot your organization/camp/module/theme logo on our swag table?

Free software communities

We were very lucky to have the support of different local communities. We learned a lot from their experiences organizing events. They also sent an army of volunteers and took the microphone to present on different subjects. A special thank you to the WordPress Nicaragua community who helped us immensely before, during, and after the event. It showed that when communities work together, we make a bigger impact.

Keeping momentum

Two weeks after the camp, we held two Global Training Days workshops. More than 20 people attended. I felt honored when some attendees shared that they had travelled from distant places to participate. One person travelled almost 8 hours. But more than distance, it was their enthusiasm and engagement during the workshops that inspired us. The last month has been very exhausting, but the local community is thrilled with the result.

A blooming community

The community has come a long way since I got involved in 2011. We have had highs and lows. Since Lucas and myself kickstarted the Global Training Days workshops in 2014 we have seen more interest in Drupal. By the way, this edition marked our third anniversary facilitating the workshop! But despite all efforts, people would not stay engaged for long after initially interacting with the community. Things have changed.

In the last year interest in Drupal has increased. We have organized more events and more people have attended. Universities and other organizations are approaching us requesting trainings. And what makes me smile most… the number of volunteers is at its all-time peak. In the last month alone, the number of volunteers have almost doubled. The DrupalCamp and the Global Training Days workshops contributed a lot to this.

We recognize that the job is far from complete and we already have plans for 2018. One of the things that we need to do is find job opportunities. Even if people enjoy working with Drupal they need to make a living. If you are an organization looking for talent consider Nicaragua. We have very great developers. Feel free to contact me to put you in contact with them.

A personal thank you

I would like to take this opportunity to say thanks to Felix Delattre. He started the Drupal community in Nicaragua almost a decade ago. He was my mentor. He gave me my first Drupal gig. At a time when there was virtually no demand for Drupal talent in my country, that project helped me realize that I could make a living working with Drupal. But most importantly, Felix taught me the value of participating in the community. I remember creating my account after he suggested it in a local meetup.

His efforts had a profound effect on the lives of many, even beyond the borders of my country or those of a single project. Felix was instrumental in the development of local communities across Central and South America. He also started the OpenStreetMap (OSM) community in Nicaragua. I still find it impressive how OSM Nicaragua have mapped so many places and routes. In some cities, their maps are more accurate and complete than those of large Internet corporations. Thank you Felix for all you did for us!

We hope to have you in 2018!

The land of lakes and volcanoes awaits you next year. Nicaragua has a lot to offer and a DrupalCamp can be the perfect excuse to visit. ;-) Active volcanoes, beaches to surf, forests rich in flora and fauna are some of the charms of this tropical paradise.

Let’s focus on volcanoes for a moment. Check out this website for a sneak peek into one of our active volcanoes. That is Masaya, where you can walk to the border of the crater and see the flow of lava. Active volcanoes, dormant volcanoes, volcanoes around a lake, volcanoes in the middle of a lake, lagoons on top of volcanoes, volcanoes where you can “surf” down the slope... you name it, we have it.

We would love to have you in 2018!

In this album there will be more photos of the event.

Pokémon Go: Neue Monster, echtes Wetter

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 13:30
In Pokémon Go geht die Interaktion mit der Realität bald noch weiter: Das Wetter vor Ort hat Einfluss darauf, welche Pokémon der Trainer zu sehen bekommt und wie stark sie sind. 50 neue Pokémon gibt es noch in dieser Woche.

#heiseshow, live ab 12 Uhr: DSGVO und Noyb – Bekommt Europas Datenschutz jetzt Zähne?

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 13:00
2018 treten in Europa neue Datenschutzregeln in Kraft und der Facebook-Kritiker Max Schrems will das nutzen, um große IT-Unternehmen endlich dazu zu zwingen, die Rechte ihrer Nutzer zu wahren. Wie das klappen soll, erklärt er uns in der #heiseshow.

Glasfaserausbau: Telekom sucht "Koalition der Willigen"

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 13:00
Paukenschlag in Niederkassel: Bei der Jahrestagung des Verbandes der Glasfaser-Anbieter Buglas hat der Telekom-Chef versucht, eine "Koalition der Willigen" gegen Vodafone, 1&1 und Kabelanbieter zu schmieden.

Teurer Energietraum: Baufortschritte beim Fusionsreaktor ITER

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 13:00
Seit Jahrzehnten begeistert der Traum von Fusionskraftwerken Forscher. Der Testreaktor ITER in Südfrankreich soll endlich den Weg ebnen. Die Verantwortlichen sehen ihn inzwischen auf Kurs. Doch manche halten das Projekt für ein Milliardengrab.

AMD erklärt sich zur heimlich geänderten RX-560-Spezifikation

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 13:00
AMD hat sich zu den nachträglich geänderten Spezifikationen erklärt. Das Unternehmen will nun bei Produktbeschreibungen für Transparenz sorgen und entschuldigt sich.

Zäher Umstieg auf iOS 11: Vier von zehn Apple-Geräten verharren auf älteren Systemversionen

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 13:00
Ein knappes Vierteljahr nach der Veröffentlichung ist iOS 11 erst auf 59 Prozent der Geräte installiert. Die Verbreitung ist viel langsamer als bei den beiden letzten großen System-Updates – obwohl Apple zum Update drängt.

#TGIQF - Episode VII.V: Die Rache des Quiz

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 12:30
Die letzten Jedi stehen in den Startlöchern, um in der kommenden Woche neue Schlachten im Star-Wars-Universum zu schlagen. Zur richtigen Vorbereitung können Sie in unserem Quiz schon mal Ihr Wissen um George Lucas' Weltraumsaga auffrischen ...

Studie: Cyberoffensive erhält deutlich mehr staatliche Mittel als Schutzmaßnahmen

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 12:30
Eine Auswertung hat ergeben, dass Deutschland und die USA circa 15-mal mehr Geld in die Cyberoffensive stecken als in die -Defensive. Außerdem sind die Ausgaben wenig transparent.

In China: Wii-Spiele Mario, Zelda und Co kommen auf Nvidia Shield TV

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 12:00
Auf der zensurgerechten, chinesischen Variante des Nvidia Shield TV sollen auch Nintendo-Spiele von Wii und Gamecube erhältlich sein.

Amazon bringt Prime Video als neue iOS-App – auch auf Apple TV

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 12:00
Zeitgleich zur Eskalation des Streits mit Google hat Amazon das Kriegsbeil mit Apple begraben: Die seit langem erwartete Prime-Video-App ist nun für Apple TV erhältlich. Der Retailer hatte sich über Jahre an Apples Geschäftsbedingungen gestört.

EuGH: Luxusanbieter dürfen Vertrieb über Amazon und Co. beschränken

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 11:30
Auch kleine Händler erreichen über große Plattformen wie Amazon sehr viele Verbraucher. Darf ihnen dieser Vertriebsweg versperrt werden? In einem eng begrenzten Feld sagt der Europäische Gerichtshof: ja.

Sicherheitsupdates: Angreifer könnten TeamViewer-Sessions entern

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 11:30
Unter bestimmten Voraussetzungen sind TeamViewer-Sessions gefährdet. Sicherheitsupdates sind zum Teil schon verfügbar.

Wileyfox: Smartphones mit Werbung auf Sperrbildschirm bis zu 80 Euro günstiger

heise online Newsticker - 8. Dezember 2017 - 11:00
Wileyfox bietet einige seiner Handys jetzt von Werk ab mit Lockscreen-Werbeanzeigen an. Die Add-X-Smartphones sind deutlich günstiger als die normalen Varianten – im Nachhinein kann man die Anzeigen dann immer noch entfernen lassen.