In last weeks' DrupalCon interview, we featured Percona. Kyle Taylor, our Drupal Developer, caught up with Nikki and Liz and find out a little about Percona and what they do with MySQL. If you missed the interview with the Percona, Drupal Association, Lullabot, Pantheon, or even our first Roundtable Interview, you can catch the interviews by clicking on the links. The interviews first appeared during our week long live broadcast with Periscope and Twitter.
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[Mark]: So we are actually a full staff Drupal shop. We work with many clients. We actually did Weather.com and the NFL Project. We do marketing, we do client integration, we do development, we do pretty much the full stack. I actually run the podcast, the Mediacurrent Dropcast. We're doing a Birds of a feather on Thursday, if you guys wanna come participate, it'll be a lot of fun or it will be what we normally do.
[Kyle]: Alright. So, what kind of projects do you guys working on or what are some of the things you are building with Drupal?
[Mark]: So, we've gotta couple of projects that we're working on with the Drupal 8, we're actually starting to do development in Drupal 8. We do a lot of contributing work for the community as well. We are actually required to give back to the community as well. We're working on various educational systems, we did Weather.com, that is actually in a process of wrapping down but it's still on Drupal and we've done a lot of other contributing back to the community because of it. It's been a lot of fun work.
[Kyle]: Cool! What do you think the importance of contributing back is, in terms of being in an open source community and a developer, kind of, evangelizing the community? What is the importance of contributing back to the project?
[Mark]: It moves the project forward, which moves us forward professionally, in my opinion. If we just kinda sat there and let the project scale ourselves, they wouldn't really get anything done for us in the long run, or we would be reinventing the wheel over and over again. Where we have somebody else that's working on a much better module over there, we can incorporate that, give back to them, improve that for them and ourselves as well. I think that's a main difference between our community and every other community, because we are such a do-ocracy that we want everybody to get in there and get their elbows greased up and whatnot.
[Kyle]: Yeah! So, Drupal 8, what do you think about it so far and what is the most exiting feature you are looking forward to?
[Mark]: My favorite part about Drupal 8, is one, that it is a full OOP project now. You are no longer developing with procedural code, which gets really stringy, really ugly, really quick. Then the fact that we're doing, we're getting configuration management out of the database and actually into code, which makes moving things from one area to another very very easy, which will make my life a ton easier.
[Kyle]: Ok, so, we're going to hear more about Mediacurrent and read more about you guys.
[Mark]: So, Mediacurrent.com is our website and we're always around there and we have our own blog and the drop cast if you get that on iTunes, Mediacurrent Dropcast.
[Kyle]: Awesome! Thanks so much, Mark, appreciate it.
[Mark]: Thanks for having me.
[Kyle]: Thank you.
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