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Marketing Drupal to Customers: a Drupal Europe Initiative. Call for Contributors!

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Whilst at Drupal Europe last month, I was privileged to be invited by Drupal’s founder, Dries Buytaert, to a round table discussion, aimed at further marketing the Drupal project.

Bringing together a number of leaders from the Drupal community, we all shared the same desire to boost the marketable assets of the open source platform. One of the ways we hope to achieve this publicity is by creating a comprehensive, customer-facing "Pitch Deck".

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See you at NWDUG Unconference!

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The Drupal Unconference is coming up in November and we can’t wait! Following the huge success of last year's event, we are once again proud to be Silver Sponsors of this alternative annual conference.

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Distributed Drupal Sprints UK

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This weekend we hosted members of NWDUG who held the UK’s first ever distributed Drupal Sprint, together with the London Drupal community.

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Drupal Europe: The Big Announcements

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Drupal Europe is an entirely volunteer-led event, welcoming hundreds of people to celebrate the power of the open source community.

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Digital Transformation at Drupal Europe

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This week, thousands of members of the Drupal community have come together to share insights and to celebrate the power of open source. Embracing knowledge transfer, the Digital Transformation and Enterprise track stands out as accessible for developers, marketers and business owners alike. 

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Drupal 8.6.0 Release Details

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Today the release of Drupal 8.6.0 was announced by the Drupal AssociationThis release is set to be one of the biggest updates in the history of Drupal, signalling a shift towards a more comprehensive, marketing-centred stack. See the full statement at the end of this post.

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Postcode Lookup Contribution

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...And the story of how two unlikely organisations drove innovation in the Drupal Platform.

While delivering continual support for an energy clients Drupal website, we wanted to implement a Postcode Lookup feature, with auto-complete functionality. Existing solutions were either too basic or needlessly expensive, but we couldn’t justify building a new solution from scratch. As luck would have, I discovered at our weekly Drupal 8 meeting that my colleagues working on a Not-For-Profit site required autocomplete capabilities for the address lookup on the donations page.

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Graduates at CTI: Embracing Fresh Talent

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Over the years we’ve taken on a number of graduates at CTI, across departments and in a variety of different roles. Graduates’ enthusiasm, and excitement to get stuck in with the team, is always great to see.

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CTI and Clients, BASF and Chatham House, to Champion Drupal at European Conference

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We are excited to support our clients, BASF and Chatham House, in presenting sessions at Drupal Europe. Representatives from these diverse organisations will speak about their experiences with Drupal, embracing open source software in industries traditionally opposed to the very concept. Paul Johnson, our Director of Drupal Services, will co-present the sessions, providing technical detail and expertise.

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Sharing Content Across Multiple Drupal 8 Sites. Part 2: Rendering Results

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We’re back for Part 2 of this content and search sharing project, so let’s have a quick recap:

In Part 1, we set up migrations to pull in regional content to the national site and configured a Solr core to index them for location searches. Then we altered the Solr queries, so that the default behaviour only shows content from the current site.

The remaining step is to render the search results that come from other sites. The main problem here is that the default Drupal/Solr/Views integration uses Solr to find the content before rendering it through Drupal’s rendering engine. However, the regional sites are unable to render content from the national site... at least not through the usual process.

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