From global technology consulting firm Tag1 Consulting, Tag1 Team Talks are wide-ranging, in-depth conversations about implementing various open source technologies, including the business prerogatives and technical ins-and-outs with leading web developers and technologists. Join hosts Preston So (Contributing Editor to Tag1), Michael Meyers (Managing Director) and Guests, as they explore trends in open source.
Does your content speak for itself? A fireside chat with Preston So, author of Voice Content and Usability - Tag1 TeamTalk
For thousands of years, much of the content that fills our books and today lines our websites has been rooted in the written word. But in recent decades, voice interfaces have grown in both performance and popularity as users begin to seek novel ways to access information, especially through the uniquely human medium of spoken content. How do we adjust to the new paradigm of voice content—copy and media conveyed through sound—when our content strategy and design approaches remain moored in visual experiences? How do our content architectures and technical paradigms need to evolve to embrace the growing momentum behind voice content in customer experiences? As the pandemic continues, sales of smart speakers and smart home systems are through the roof, and user expectations will soon follow.
Giving our content a voice requires a mindset for new conduits of audio and orality. When navigation becomes negotiation, when leafing through becomes listening through, and when fixtures of the web like links, breadcrumbs, and calls to action become a matter of verbal, not visual, affordance, how do we need to adjust our content strategy and design? In this Tag1 Team Talks episode, we sit down with Preston So (Editor in Chief, Tag1 Consulting and Senior Director, Product Strategy at Oracle) to discuss the promising new world of voice content, how it fits into existing content strategy and content management paradigms, and how Ask GeorgiaGov, the first voice interface for residents of the state of Georgia and among the earliest content-drive voice interfaces in existence, came to life.
Integrating DevOps into Your Organization: DevOps is a culture, not a Technology - Tag1 Team Talk
DevOps is a word or phrase that’s getting more and more attention as organizations move more towards delivering applications and infrastructure services through automated IT processes. Rather than automate IT staff out of a job, DevOps aims to reduce time spent on repetitive processes, and enable personnel to focus on bigger problems as well as developing technologies. DevOps, at its core, aims to build tools to help developers do their work, and deploy it more easily and efficiently.
In this Tag1 Team Talk, Managing Director Michael Meyers talks with Karyn Cassio, a long time Drupal community member, and current DevOps Engineer at https://www.davita.com/ (DaVita). One of the most widely known names in health care for kidney dialysis, DaVita has more than 2,600 clinics. Enabling patients to obtain care while maintaining their normal lives is a company goal. Please join us and learn more about how DaVita is employing DevOps principles to help patients and clinicians achieve better care more easily.
Inside the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) with Emma Jane Hogbin - Tag1 TeamTalk
Disaster response is a critical humanitarian effort, requiring collaboration and organization - sometimes on a massive scale. From earthquakes in Nepal and Haiti to hurricanes in the Bahamas and other massive disasters, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) is a resource for relief efforts.
Emma Jane Hogbin of OCHA joins Managing Director Michael Meyers in this Tag1 Team Talk on OCHA, what it does, and how OCHA works to ensure humanitarian groups have the information they need to quickly respond to disaster. Emma Jane is a long-time Drupal community member and has https://emmajane.net/about/books/ (authored multiple books on Drupal and Git).
Join Emma Jane and Michael as they talk about what OCHA does, their role in humanitarian disaster response, and how their office is streamlining technology to aid teams on the ground
Laravel - from the evolution of monolithic applications to the revolution of fully decoupled systems: The future of application development in Laravel (with VILT and TALL)- Part 3
In our final installment of our series on Laravel, Senior Software Engineer Laslo Horvath and Managing Director Michael Meyers talk about the future of application development, and Laravel’s role in that future.
Laravel’s strengths include a strong push towards reusable components. This methodology enables developers and designers to take advantage of using the things they need and leave everything else behind. Laravel-based stacks enable website builders to more easily switch from developer to designer, and back.
Application development in Laravel is growing rapidly. Integrations with other software are common, and they’re bringing tools together that help developers work together more smoothly and efficiently. VILT (Vue.js, Inertia, Laravel, TailwindCSS) and TALL (TailwindCSS, Alpine.js, Laravel, Livewire) combinations really start to highlight the potential of these packages in concert.
On 20 Years of Drupal - An interview with Emma Jane Hogbin - Tag1 TeamTalk
Many of Tag1’s team members have worked in various other companies and organizations during the 20 years Drupal has existed. In those many years, we have worked for and collaborated with other Drupal users and developers all over the world. This Tag1 Team Talk highlights one of those people.
In this special edition of our 20 years of Drupal series, we are pleased to welcome Emma Jane Hogbin. Emma Jane was a very early user of Drupal and has written or contributed to documentation on Drupal.org and in https://emmajane.net/about/books/ (her multiple books on Drupal and related subjects). Tag1's Managing Director Michael Meyers hosts Emma Jane in this chat about her history with Drupal, and why it’s community, not code.
Laravel, the evolution: challenges with monolithic apps and fully decoupled systems - finding a middle ground - Part 2
There are pros and cons to every type of software installation - from ease of use and maintenance, to separation of concerns, to division of expertise. Finding the system that works best for you or your company may require a lot of research and some weighty decisions. Does a single system meet your needs? Do you have a great back-end setup, but you need to separate your front end from it for business reasons?
In the second installment in our three-part series on Laravel, Managing Director Michael Meyers talks with Senior Software Engineer Laslo Horvath about the challenges and pitfalls of systems - whether they’re decoupled or monolithic. Learn more about the factors of each, and if you really need to go one way or the other - or if a hybrid approach is the better way to move forward.