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Giving Back to Drupal with Free Trainings & Scholarships

A few weeks ago, we launched our Scholarship program to give organizations in need due to the COVID-19 crisis access to free training. Our goal is to help scholarship recipients build a solid technical foundation and the skills they need to build a solid future. So far, we've had a tremendous response and have been able to give away dozens of scholarships to our upcoming courses.

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What is Web Accessibility, and Why Should You Care?

Web accessibility is an inclusive design that ensures everyone can access your website, no matter their abilities.

In the same way a ramp on the sidewalk makes sure someone in a wheelchair can get over the curb, having an alternative (alt) text on an image can make sure someone using a screen-reader can understand what the image conveys.

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Beyond Video Tutorials: Effective Learning in the Virtual Classroom

Having trained thousands of people how to use Drupal since 2011, I've learned a lot about what makes students tick. Most of our classes have been in-person, since it's easier to teach effectively when I can instill enthusiasm by jumping up to the whiteboard, or rush over to help someone who's stuck. In wake of COVID-19 and the rapid transition to online learning, I'm reflecting how to make virtual training as engaging as it can be. I'd like to share four key factors for effective learning that go deeper than which video-conference or chat platform to use.

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Honouring John Conway (1937-2020), Mathematician Who Inspired the Evolving Web Logo

Today, we'd like to honour Princeton mathematician John Conway, who passed away from COVID-19 at 82 years old. He made impressive contributions in various areas of mathematics but is most widely known for his invention of Conway's Game of Life, a cellular automaton in which simple rules give rise to surprisingly complex behaviours.

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How to Set Up BLT and GitLab CI to Work with Pantheon Hosting (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of our article on how to tweak BLT so that it can work with Pantheon. If you want more information about BLT, Pantheon, and our setup, go to Part 1. In this part of the article, we'll go into the details of setting up the CI/CD system in a Drupal project with BLT and GitLab CI.  

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How to Set Up BLT and GitLab CI to Work with Pantheon Hosting (Part 1)

This article will help you make tweaks so that BLT can work with Pantheon. In Part 1, we'll give you an overview of Acquia BLT, Pantheon, CI/CD pipelines and the other parts that make up the system and explain why they're important. We'll introduce a simple use case and set the groundwork for the implementation of the setup in Part 2.

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