In this blog post I write about a key mistake I think Yahoo made during my time there in the late 90s to mid 00s, because I think there are lessons there which are still very much relevant for today's modern web.
I worked at Yahoo between 1999 and 2006. I'd say for the first two years we had a pretty much unparalleled opportunity. For the next two years it was probably on the verge of still being able to deliver on that, despite some existential challenges, and then for my last three years there I would say that it started down the long road of utterly losing its way. (Read about Brad Garlinghouse’s Peanut Butter Manifesto for a great commentary on that from 2006)
In 2016, as apart of my 10% time, I helped organised DrupalCamp Brighton. As an organiser of the camp, I was able to gain unique insights about our community and where we stand following the release of Drupal 8.
You can read my thoughts on my medium post.
both sides now: what i learned when i jumped from the supplier side to the client side on the same project
In this Acquia Dev Center blog post Zoe Hedinger describes challenges she faced when she went client-side on a project she’d worked on for miggle as the suppliers. It’s a rare opportunity to read an interesting take on an agency–client relationship and how perception changes depending on which team you play for.