Weekly Watercooler #136 Weekly Watercooler #136 Feb. 22nd, 2016
4K news this week
- 4K CEO Todd Ross Nienkerk just returned from a trip to Owner Summit conference, which features keynote presentations from some of the digital design industry’s most successful and influential boutique agency owners and thought leaders. We had a blast presenting our revamped Creating a Culture of Empowerment presentation and slideshow. Thank you Bureau of Digital for organizing such a fantastic event!
- Next up: We’ll see you at SANDCamp in San Diego and Drupal Day at NTC in San Jose. We’re preparing a breakout session on a topic we’re pretty stoked about: The Future of the CMS.
- SXSWi is right around the corner which means so are a couple of events we’re proudly sponsoring: The 2016 Drupal Drop-In and the Web Developer Happy Hour. Reserve your spot—we’d love to see you if you’re in town!
- Huge shoutout to GhostRan.ch, a really cool communications design company we’ve been working with. We love their work and we want you to love them, too!
- Did you hear? We’re hiring! If you or someone you love is a UX Designer, a Drupal Frontend Developer, an Operations Assistant, or a Technical Project Manager, it might be time to join our team.
- ICYMI: The Austin Drupal Users Group (ADUG) recently held an Introduction to Aquifer. Watch the recording here.
Links around the watercooler
- Finally, the answer to the age-old question: “Hey, pops, what’s your Amazon Prime password?”
- Companies like Airbnb, Slack, and Pocket (among others) are as successful as they are because they have designers that are focusing more on business needs than on perfecting every pixel.
- Speaking of Slack, we’re loving their (relatively) new User Groups feature.
- We recently discussed apps or browser extensions that make our jobs (and our lives) a whole lot easier and these are some of the ones we came up with: Grammarly, Divvy, VIMium, Awesome Screenshot, Dashlane, Adblock, Google Contribute, The Great Suspender, Evernote, SortD, Trello, Privacy Badger, Deliveries, Alfred App, Mizage, Spectacle, uBlock Origin, Bitmoji – Gmail extension,Todoist, and Air Parrot.