Drupal Association blog: We're driving Drupal.org forward during our membership campaign

Planet Drupal - 20. Juni 2018 - 21:12

The work accomplished by the Drupal.org engineering team is no small feat. And so we're celebrating all the team is doing to help the community using the Drupal.org tools and services. Check out our membership campaign page to learn more about the team's work and how it helps your own work every day.

Here's how to help:

  • Share how Drupal.org helps you. Use these resources made for sharing.
  • If you aren't a member, join today!

This campaign ends on July 20, 2018. Thanks for all that you give to the project and for your support.

US-Bundesstaaten verzögern Aufnahme von Gen-Krankheiten in Neugeborenen-Tests

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 20:30
Wenn sie früh eingesetzt werden, können neue Gen-Therapien Kinder mit schweren Krankheiten retten. Doch die nötigen Tests werden in den USA vernachlässigt.

Flightradar24 gehackt: Daten von 230.000 Nutzern abgezogen

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 19:00
Einige Mitglieder von Flightradar24 erhalten derzeit E-Mails mit Warnungen über einen Server-Einbruch. Die Betreiber haben Passwörter zurückgesetzt.

Drupal Association blog: Drupal Business Survey 2018 calls for input

Planet Drupal - 20. Juni 2018 - 18:55

At the end of June 2018, the third edition of the Drupal Business Survey will be launched by One Shoe and Exove in collaboration with the Drupal Association. You can read the results of the 2017 survey in this previous blog post.

With this worldwide survey, new insights into key issues that Drupal company owners and business leaders face, can be discovered. The purpose of the survey is to provide information on how Drupal agencies are doing worldwide and how Drupal fits in business-wise.

Seeking your input

Therefore, the initiators of the Drupal Business Survey 2018, call for input from the Drupal Community. Any Drupal business related topics, ideas or suggestions you wish to see investigated, are more than welcome.

This year’s Drupal Business Survey will focus on the health of Drupal companies and the obstacles and enablers for Drupal’s business success. The initiators also hope to gain information on how to further improve the demand for Drupal projects.

You can send your questions to Janne Kalliola (janne@exove.com) or Michel van Velde (Michel.vanvelde@oneshoe.com) before the end of June. The Drupal Business Survey will become available for participants soon after. The results of the survey will be officially published at this year’s Drupal Europe in Darmstadt, Germany.

Tesla: Elon Musk beklagt möglichen Sabotageversuch

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 18:00
Wird Tesla sabotiert, um das Unternehmen zu ruinieren? Elon Musk hält das für möglich – obwohl alles auf einen Einzeltäter aus persönlichen Gründen hindeutet.

macOS-Fehler macht verschlüsselte Bilder und Texte zugänglich

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 18:00
Ein Bug in der QuickLook-Schnellansicht speichert auch geschützte Dateien im Dateisystem, so Sicherheitsforscher.

Software AG zeigt digitale Prozess-Zwillinge

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 17:30
Die Software AG hat auf der Cebit demonstriert, wie ein digitaler Zwilling eines Logistik-Prozesses entsteht und was man mit dem Ergebnis anfangen kann.

Trump verspricht Apple keine Zollbelastung aufs iPhone

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 17:30
In den Handelsstreit mit China soll sich Apple-Boss Tim Cook höchstpersönlich eingeschaltet haben – auf beiden Seiten.

Drupal Europe: Drupal + Technology track at Drupal Europe

Planet Drupal - 20. Juni 2018 - 17:24
Jeff Geerling @flickr

With Drupal 8 core now in full swing and the contrib space rapidly maturing, it is an excellent time to get more deeply involved with one of the world’s largest open-source development communities. The Drupal + Technology track is focused on educating developers on the latest techniques and tools for increasing the quality and efficiency of their projects.

The Drupal + Technology track is the place for Drupal experts actively working on and contributing to Drupal to share their knowledge and help attendees to grow their Drupal skills.

We expect deeply technical sessions that inspire developers to see what is possible with Drupal. We welcome sessions sharing knowledge about integrating Drupal with bleeding-edge technologies (blockchain, IoT, decoupled frontend, etc) to empower the audience to create amazing digital experiences.

This year, the Drupal Europe program is designed around the idea of industry verticals with sessions and workshops based on specific industries. We expect a huge amount of session submissions in the Drupal + Technology track and would kindly advise you to look if an industry track could be more appropriate for your talk to have a better chance of being accepted.

Be ready to sharpen your skills and connect with other tech-minded folks. Convince your boss to invest in your skills, and get you a regular Drupal Europe ticket before they increase in price on 12th of August.

There will also be plenty of contribution opportunities during the event. All expertises and energy levels are equally invited!

Susanne Coates @flickr

Location & Dates

The deadline for the call for papers is 30th of June. Share your skills and empower other developers at the Drupal + Technology track. Submit your session now!

About Drupal Europe 2018

Drupal Europe will be held in Darmstadtium in Darmstadt, Germany — with a 15 min direct connection to Frankfurt International Airport. Drupal Europe will take place 10–14 September 2018 and will bring over 2,000 creators, innovators, and users of digital technologies from all over Europe and the rest of the world together for three days of intense and inspiring interaction.

Drupal Association blog: Adding a Little Color

Planet Drupal - 20. Juni 2018 - 17:12

You may have noticed today that we have added a little color to our Drupal Association logo on social media. The changed logo will be around until the end of June, which is traditionally Pride Month.

The Drupal Association is an educational non-profit and does not advocate policy. I personally wanted to make this happen simply to say thank you to everyone at the Drupal Association who have made this LGBTQIA woman feel extraordinarily welcome and empowered this year.

For all LGBTQIA people and their allies, I’d also like to take the opportunity to draw their attention to the Drupal Rainbow Group on groups.drupal.org.

Could we, as a community, do more for Pride Month next year? Let me know - and let’s organise ourselves in the Drupal Rainbow Group.


Drupal blog: Increasing Drupal contributions from underrepresented groups

Planet Drupal - 20. Juni 2018 - 17:10

This blog has been re-posted and edited with permission from Dries Buytaert's blog. Please leave your comments on the original post.

For the past two years, I've published the Who sponsors Drupal development report. The primary goal of the report is to share contribution data to encourage more individuals and organizations to contribute code to Drupal on Drupal.org. However, the report also highlights areas where our community can and should do better.

In 2017, the reported data showed that only 6 percent of recorded code contributions were made by contributors that identify as female. After a conversation in the Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Slack channel about the report, it became clear that many people were concerned about this discrepancy. Inspired by this conversation, Tara King started the Drupal Diversity and Inclusion Contribution Team to understand how the Drupal community could better include women and underrepresented groups to increase code and community contributions.

I recently spoke with Tara to learn more about the Drupal Diversity and Inclusion Contribution Team. I quickly discovered that Tara's leadership exemplifies various Drupal Values and Principles; especially Principle 3 (Foster a learning environment), Principle 5 (Everyone has something to contribute) and Principle 6 (Choose to lead). Inspired by Tara's work, I wanted to spotlight what the DDI Contribution Team has accomplished so far, in addition to how the team is looking to help grow diversity and inclusion in the future.

A mentorship program to help underrepresented groups

Supporting diversity and inclusion within Drupal is essential to the health and success of the project. The people who work on Drupal should reflect the diversity of people who use and work with the software. This includes building better representation across gender, race, sexuality, disability, economic status, nationality, faith, technical experience, and more. Unfortunately, underrepresented groups often lack community connections, time for contribution, resources or programs that foster inclusion, which introduce barriers to entry.

The mission of the Drupal Diversity & Inclusion Contribution Team is to increase contributions from underrepresented groups. To accomplish this goal, the DDI Contribution Team recruits team members from diverse backgrounds and underrepresented groups, and provides support and mentorship to help them contribute to Drupal. Each mentee is matched with a mentor in the Drupal community, who can provide expertise and advice on contribution goals and professional development. To date, the DDI Contribution Team supports over 20 active members.

What I loved most in my conversation with Tara is the various examples of growth she gave. For example, Angela McMahon is a full-time Drupal developer at Iowa State. Angela been working with her mentor, Caroline Boyden, on the External Link Module. Due to her participation with the DDI Contribution Team, Angela has now been credited on 4 fixed issues in the past year.

Improving the reporting around diversity and inclusion

In addition to mentoring, another primary area of focus of the DDI Contribution Team is to improve reporting surrounding diversity and inclusion. For example, in partnership with the Drupal Association and the Open Demographics Project, the DDI Contribution Team is working to implement best practices for data collection and privacy surrounding gender demographics. During the mentored code sprints at DrupalCon Nashville, the DDI Contribution Team built the Gender Field Module, which we hope to deploy on Drupal.org.

The development of the Gender Field Module is exciting, as it establishes a system to improve reporting on diversity demographics. I would love to use this data in future iterations of the 'Who sponsors Drupal development' report, because it would allow us to better measure progress on improving Drupal's diversity and inclusion against community goals.

One person can make a difference

What I love about the story of the DDI Contribution Team is that it demonstrates how one person can make a significant impact on the Drupal project. The DDI Contribution Team has grown from Tara's passion and curiosity to see what would happen if she challenged the status quo. Not only has Tara gotten to see one of her own community goals blossom, but she now also leads a team of mentors and mentees and is a co-maintainer of the Drupal 8 version of the Gender Field Module. Last but not least, she is building a great example for how other Open Source projects can increase contributions from underrepresented groups.

How you can get involved

If you are interested in getting involved with the DDI Contribution Team, there are a number of ways you can participate:

  • Support the DDI Contribution Team as a mentor, or consider recommending the program to prospective mentees. Join #ddi-contrib-team on Drupal Slack to meet the team and get started.
  • In an effort to deliberately recruit teams from spaces where people of diverse backgrounds collaborate, the DDI Contribution Team is looking to partner with Outreachy, an organization that provides paid internships for underrepresented groups to learn Free and Open Source Software and skills. If you would be interested in supporting a Drupal internship for an Outreachy candidate, reach out to Tara King to learn how you can make a financial contribution.
  • One of the long term goals of the DDI Contribution Team is to increase the number of underrepresented people in leadership positions, such as initiative lead, module maintainer, or core maintainer. If you know of open positions, consider understanding how you can work with the DDI Contribution Team to fulfill this goal.

I want to extend a special thanks to Tara King for sharing her story, and for making an important contribution to the Drupal project. Growing diversity and inclusion is something everyone in the Drupal community is responsible for, and I believe that everyone has something to contribute. Congratulations to the entire DDI Contribution Team.

Spiele-Engine: GitHub for Unity in Version 1.0 veröffentlicht

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 17:00
Die GitHub-Erweiterung für die Spiele-Engine Unity will mit der Unterstützung für große Dateien mit Git LFS und File Locking punkten.

c't Spaß mit Technik: Projekte für Hobbyfilmer, Maker und Programmier-Einsteiger

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 16:30
Vom Trickfilm à la South Park bis zum Text-Adventure in Python: Das neue c't-Sonderheft Spaß mit Technik bündelt 25 Mitmach-Projekte für PC, Smartphone & Co.

Genesis und Kampf: 40 Jahre Space Invaders

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 16:30
Eines war gewiss: Wer Space Invaders spielte, bekam einen hohen Puls und war schon nach einem Durchgang fix und fertig. Danach ging es trotzdem gleich weiter.

YouTube Premium: Videos ohne Werbung schauen

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 15:30
YouTube Premium startet in Deutschland: Für 11,99 Euro im Monat schauen Nutzer werbefreie YouTube-Videos und exklusive Filme und Serien.

Trump befiehlt Einrichtung einer Weltraum-Kampftruppe

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 15:30
US-Präsident Trump hat die Einrichtung einer US Space Force befohlen. Er hat dafür aber weder rechtliche Kompetenz noch Budget.

Dashcam-Kaufberatung: Was man beachten sollte

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 15:04
Ein aktuelles BGH-Urteil erlaubt die Nutzung von Dashcams als Beweismittel unter gewissen Umständen. Beim Kauf gibt es ein paar Punkte zu beachten.

RoboCup-WM: Die Roboter der Middle Size sind gut in Form

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 15:04
Die humanoiden Fußball-Roboter spielen besser als im letzten Jahr. Auf Beinen sind sie aber immer noch langsamer als ihre flinkeren Kameraden auf Rädern.

Künstliche Intelligenz mit Vorurteilen: Microsoft will unfaire KI erkennen lassen

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 13:37
Entscheidungen durch künstliche Intelligenz können Menschen diskriminieren. Lässt sich das Problem durch Technologie lösen?

Supercomputer Astra schafft theoretisch 2,3 Billiarden Gleitkommaoperationen pro Sekunde

heise online Newsticker - 20. Juni 2018 - 13:37
Mit 2,3 PFlops theoretischer Rechenleistung würde der Astra-Rechner mit Cavium-ThunderX2-Prozessoren derzeit Platz 72 in der Top500-Liste belegen.