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Drupal D8MI Sprint: Day 0

Today I landed in Barcelona. I'll be spending a full week trying to contribute to the D8MI. D8MI stands for Drupal 8 Multilanguage Initiative. In Drupal core development, most of it is grouped under different core initiatives, where there is one or more leads that organize the work on a particular area.

The D8MI is lead by Gabor Hojtsy, who set up a sprint this week at Barcelona for advancing on this, taking care of having a workplace and getting sponsorship for commodities so people can focus on work. Current focus is described at Multilingual focus issues.

I found that a sprint is a great way of getting involved, so I decided to spend my holidays here. It's also a great opportunity for visiting friends like @francisrivilla who hosts me these days.

Going back to the sprint, I'll try to write up my experience here every day. As a newbie, I expect to pair with someone more experienced on first days and on following days try to work on my own. Clemens Tolboom is not at the city, but he proposed starting with Make gettext .po generation its own abstracted functionality and offered to mentor online. Let's see how this evolves. Wish me luck!

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SevillaTipo: A typography event in Sevilla

Last week I assisted to SevillaTipo, a typography event for designers that took place at Sevilla, organized by my friends at Kitiplá. There were some conferences on Friday, and a full workshop on Saturday and Sunday. Sadly, I only could be at the conferences.

But... what the hell I was doing in a designers conf? Well, it's easy to explain. I work every day with these kind of creative people, and I have still some problems on communicating effectively with them. Being their guest, I have to shut my mouth and listen, and this is the only way of learning how they think or feel.

Conferences were pretty interesting. Javier Usabiaga and Marta Armada shared their thoughts on the current state of art in web typography, and how it has evolved from web safe fonts to newer technologies like Google Webfonts, and how typography is becoming more important on the www. They also introduced how they feel about the typography future in the mobile world.

After this one, Octavio Pardo introduced how a typography is conceived and how to design it. The new trends, the work behind a typography and his experience on this world. Looking at the passion distilled on his talk, I'm sure that the workshop was really great.

Best of all, it seems that this event has not been a solo in the Sevilla techie space. It has been the start of a designers community, and hope that more events like this one will follow.

 

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Hello World!

Hello world! It has been so long that I decided to build a new blog... but it took too much time.

It is simple, but at least, it is online!

It could look very ambitious, but it is a multilanguage blog. What does that mean? That I try to post in English and Spanish. You can select the language you want to read it in the top right corner, and subscribe on the 'Syndicate' block.

I hope that I would perseverate on updating it :-)

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