Customizing Redmine for Agile Project Management

At Evolving Web, we’ve been working with an agile project management methodology for some time now. Compared to the waterfall approach, we’ve found that the agile method best captures our team’s momentum and creativity during development. This translates into an involved client and a better product. By breaking our mandates into two and three week sprints, we work within a limited timeline to implement the project’s specifications. We demo our progress at the end of each sprint to affirm that we’re on the right track and that all of the client’s concerns have been addressed.

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Poutine Maker: An Introduction to the Field API in Drupal 7 (Part 1)

The power of Drupal stems from our ability to customize it. One common requirement is the need to define complex fields with custom widgets and formatters that are unavailable in core or contributed modules. This allows us to collect more sophisticated data from users, and define exactly how that data is presented. Drupal 7's Field API provides the hooks needed to make just about any field we want.

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Montreal Drupal Meetup at Notman House

Montreal's March Drupal Meetup was held this past Wednesday at Notman House, a co-working space and hub for entrepreneurship and tech innovation in Montreal. I think the exciting new venue was at least partly responsible for the fantastic turnout of 28 Drupal enthusiasts.

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Drupal 7 Multilingual: What's new in i18n

After having built one multilingual website in Drupal 7 (our company website), I've had some time to look over the new i18n module. I've put together some observations about the changes in functionality I've noticed so far.

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Social Media Panel for McGill Alumni

Last week, Alex and I spoke on a McGill Alumni Panel 'Maximize Social Media in Business', organized by the McGill Young Alumni. Based on the panel's discussion, I've put together a list of advice for small businesses that are just getting started with their social media strategy.

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Universities in Canada Using Drupal

Drupal is a popular choice for universities these days. It’s particularly appealing for organizations that currently maintain a custom CMS or use proprietary solutions.

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DrupalCon Chicago CxO Exchange

This year at DrupalCon, the Drupal Association organized a CxO event for owners of Drupal-based businesses. The event provided talks by four business experts who discussed business strategy, leadership, HR, and finance. The event also gave attendees a chance to connect and network specifically with other Drupal business owners.

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Sites Using Drupal + Apache Solr: Combining Content Management and Enterprise Search

Drupal and ApacheSolr are a great combination. Drupal provides the infrastructure for managing content, taxonomies, and users. Solr provides a scalable search index, allowing for results to be dynamically faceted so users can narrow down their results.

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