Recently, at the full day Drupal Camp session held at the University of Ottawa, I had the chance to sit down with Jose de Leon and Jason Berry over lunch to chat about ‘open source’ and the implications of this approach to software for major projects. Almost immediately, I was reminded of Einstein’s quote, "The only reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen at once."
Indeed, both Jose and Jason ooze enthusiasm when it comes to talking about code and the concept of programming, and neither one is hung up on issues related to time. Below, they share some insights on open source, documentation, patches, and philosophy.
Recently, I finished a short-term employee contract with the Canadian government’s Digital Engagement (DEEN) Group which runs the Buy and Sell website. The project was in the scope of information management (IM), working with Drupal.
As a new employee, it was important for me to go through the process of onboarding, so that I could contribute to the team and bring value to my role. But as a short-term employee this became even more important because I wouldn’t be in the position forever—I had to make the most of the opportunity!
It was not that long ago, when everyday tasks that many Canadians take for granted such as reading your own mail, reading a menu, or getting off the bus at the correct stop were not so "everyday" for people living with visual impairments. Fortunately, as our world has evolved over the years, so has awareness, which means significant improvements in accessibility as related to the half a million Canadians who live with vision loss.
Bruce Levis, co-founder/partner of Askari Solutions Inc. outlines how each of the three partners at Askari are thought leaders in their spheres. Bruce himself is an expert in contracting and sales. Edan Puritt is a thought leader on all things records and document management and is highly respected when it comes to large, enterprise-style project management. The third partner, Gregory Natran, is a thought leader on matters related to service transformation, currently a significant trend in federal government projects.
NEW Edan Puritt, Founder/President of Askari Solutions, reveals the true basis for change management success in this video. He shares the discovery that a successful change management strategy incorporates the business needs of the partner ensuring genuine business value. Askari’s collaborative nature begins with discussions with each partner to ensure a full understanding that business requirements remain the focus and goal of any technical solution.