Welcome to the official personal website of Rob Loach, a Drupal Engineer at Acquia, currently living in Toronto. Feel free to contact me.

San Francisco!

If you need a website, you need a system to manage your content, DRUPAL!Didn't realize just how beautiful San Francisco was until visiting. DrupalCon SF 2010 was absolutely amazing, photos on Flickr. I really loved the sessions, meeting everyone, and visiting the city. Running around the Fisherman's Wharf, eating stellar sushi and seafood (thanks Mike!), visiting the classy bars, San Francisco is great.

I had a blast and would like to thank the whole Drupal community for putting on yet another fantastic DrupalCon. Thanks especially to the San Fran folk who worked tirelessly to make it such a great success. Hope to see you all in both Copenhagen and Chicago!

DrupalCon San Francisco

On my way to the airport to hit up DrupalCon San Francisco! After hearing so much about San Francisco, I'm really looking forward to seeing the areas. If you're there, be sure to check out the presentation that Randy Fay (rfay), Katherine Bailey (katbailey) and I will be putting on entitled: AJAX and JavaScript in Drupal 7.

The thing I like most about Drupalcons are the things that happen outside the sessions though. Seeing all the people again, meeting folks I've had the chance to talk with online so far, making new connections, the birds-of-a-feather discussions, and the various shinanigans that happen afterwards. I'm also really looking forward to meeting up with the rest of the Acquia crew who I haven't met yet! Drupalcon Paris was ridiculously amazing, and am really looking forward to this one!

San Francisco, here we come!

The One Year No-Blog-Post Anniversary Blog Post

David Akermanis pinged me yesterday on Twitter ("Twatted me" just sounds so wrong) stating that it has been a full year since my last blog post. And it's true it's that old, March 3rd, 2009 was the last time this website got some new content. It has been a crazy busy year, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to make a one year no-blog-post anniversary blog post to bring it back up to speed. The majority of this will be old news, but it's here just to make sure we're all on track...

Moving forward, I plan to post more rapidly on here. Although I'll be writing less content on each post, I will be posting more frequently. There's normal blogging (essay-ish) and then there's micro-blogging (140 characters), I think I'll turn this into something in between... A Miniblog?

In closing, I'd like to thank you everyone! It has been an amazing no-blog-post year. A very busy, productive and fun year. I hope to see you all soon!

Off to Washington for DrupalCon DC

I'm on my way to Washington, DC to attend the annual DrupalCon. I'm really excited to see everyone again, talk some geek, have some beers and, of course, learn a lot.

DrupalCon is done! I had an amazing time and will upload pictures soon.

Doing It With Drupal

Do It With DrupalNext week marks the beginning of Do It With Drupal, the three day conference made of pure awesome held in New Orleans.

I'm really getting excited to seeing all the Drupal folk again, as well as meeting some pretty awesome people like John Resig of jQuery and Chris Pirillo from, uhhh, everywhere. It will also be great to see Ed Sussman again, and watch Nicole talk about project management in a Drupal world.

All the sessions will be amazing as well. Building Twitter/Flickr/YouTube/Amazon clones with Drupal, project managing a website being development, creating community, every session looks to be very fun and education (edutaining Drupal!). Looking forward to seeing you all there.

If you can't make it to New Orleans next week, be sure to book your ticket to DrupalCon DC 2009 next March!

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