Yesterday I had the absolute privilege of joining Dries Buytaert (Drupal), DB Hurley (Joomla! and Mautic), Barb Palser (Google), and Tim Lehnen (Drupal Association) for a panel discussion on the future of the open web and open source at Drupal Europe in Darmstadt, Germany.
My business cards say “If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu”, but this is taking it a bit literally. A last-minute schedule change has seen me added to Drupal Europe’s panel on the future of the open web, where I’ll be joining Dries Buytaert from Drupal, Barb Palser from Google, DB Hurley from Joomla, and Tim Lehnen from the Drupal Association.
If you’re a developer, could you answer three quick questions for me.
The Communications Committee of the House of Lords is currently consulting on the future of internet regulation in the UK in the light of Brexit, the Facebook revelations, fake news, and hate speech.
I’ve worked to amend the WordPress.org plugin guidelines so that plugins can no longer claim to make a site legally compliant in any regulatory requirement.
My next piece for Smashing on GDPR is in progress, and would be finished if you weren’t all so damn interesting to hang out with.
To me, we have already achieved something I would not have imagined a year ago today: it is possible for developers and coders across a range of ages, levels of experience, employment scenarios, and political stances to realise that we have more in common than that which divides us.
Before I sink my teeth into the smorgasbord of my 2018 workload, I wanted to share my predictions for the major issues that digital professionals will face this year, with the goal of getting you to think about how you will respond to them.
On one of my regular wanders down the rabbit hole of legislation, reports, and committee hearings, I found treasure.
Do you know what a decomposing body smells like?
I wrote for Smashing Magazine: https://www.smashingmagazine.com/2017/07/privacy-by-design-framework/
And that’s how I got here. https://heropress.com/essays/going-back-roots/