Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF) recently launched their new Drupal website and the HydroCalculator Tool, both by CivicActions. CSF's mission is to teach environmental organizations around the world to use economics and strategic analysis to conserve nature. Their new website empowers them to do this with multi-lingual features, news streams and feeds, listings that can be filtered by continent, region, country or theme, tight integration with Salesforce.com for donations and newsletter subscribers and a range of detail about the training courses on offer, projects, and publications.
The HydroCalculator Tool was initially developed independently from the website then integrated before launch. It empowers regular citizens, economists and environmentalists alike to analyse and compare Hydro-Electric power station projects. It helps users of the tool to calculate the impact of the dam and reservoir on the environment (including CO₂ emissions), social impact to the people living in the region, and the financial impact (as total cost, and Net Present Value).
Conservation Strategy Fund recently announced the HydroCalculator Tool and the new website as well as several other important announcements, include the success of their work in Brazil to avoid forestation of the Amazon rain-forest, and the enourmous success and popularity of their training courses. Find more details in the announcement.
This hook_world_alter() T-shirt idea was something Trevor Twining came up with way back at DrupalCon DC. I got a single T-shirt made for DrupalCon Paris. A number of people said they wanted one – though since I'm not interested in the business of making T-shirts, I thought I'd make the vector file available for anyone and everyone's use.
This design is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike license.
I am currently available for Drupal development contract work.
I am interested in contracts or projects of any width, height or length. I am especially interested in projects that (roughly in order);
I am only available to work virtually, since I am based in Thailand (UTC+7) till Christmas, then Wellington, New Zealand (UTC+13) till about late January, then probably Christchurch, NZ after that.
My blog and my Drupal.org profile is my certification. My groups.drupal.org profile shows further involvement in the Drupal community, such as DrupalSouth Christchurch 2008, DrupalSouth Wellington 2010, DrupalCon Asia-Pacific, Usability group and UX team. I presented 4 sessions at 3 of the last 4 DrupalCons on Scalable/Advanced Theming, jQuery, and contributing to Drupal.
I have contributed patches that were committed to Drupal core. I have contributed a few small modules, co-maintained a few others and more extensively maintained and contributed to the Salesforce module.
Please contact me to discuss adding me to your team! :)
If you don't want to browse the 2500+ photos from DrupalCon Paris on Flickr, but still want to see some photos, try these sets for the highlights instead;
I was extremely pleased with my DrupalCon Paris session on jQuery for Designers and Themers. It was a great success – my best session yet.
I made a couple of references to blog posts and work I've done with jQuery during the session:
I forgot to demonstrate jQuery UI effects. You can see demos of these on jQueryUI.com and I added an implementation of the
bounce effects to the sample theme when you roll over the "Hey nice username!" message and click on it.
I didn't have time to properly explain the subtle differences between
Drupal.behaviors functions with the
Thanks to everyone who attended for your enthusiasm and excellent questions which guided the session and made it more conversational than presentational. I look forward to another opportunity to present this session at the next Drupal event. Maybe DrupalSouth Wellington January 2010?
CivicActions is in Paris, and we are running some great sessions at DrupalCon Paris 2009;
We won't be at the job fair this year, but please hunt us down at the conference (we'll be wearing CivicActions t-shirts) if you're looking for work or want to join a first-class international and virtual team of world-changing Drupal developers. You can also contact us through the website for more info or if you want to make sure you don't miss us.
Attending CivicActioners are;
The New Zealand Government loves Drupal: