What’s Going On: May 2021

There’s a lot for us to be proud of this month — from mentions in the news to TV appearances to thought leadership and so much more.

@Mentions: In The News

Lee Goldberg on a Post-Pandemic World for Publishers, Adweek
Despite a tumultuous year, publishers’ digital advertising revenues fared surprisingly well in 2020. These gains, however, have been felt unequally. Lee spoke to Adweek about what this all means for the industry. Read on.

Matt Weinberg Shares Advice for Tech Job Seekers, Built In Members of the Young Entrepreneur Council share some important insights every entry-level tech candidate should know before joining the field. Matt shares what job seekers need to keep in mind if they want to enter and succeed in the tech space. Read on.

Sue Malomo on How to Become a Web Developer, OwlGuru
Web Developers design, create, and modify websites, analyze user needs to implement website content, graphics, performance, and capacity, and so much more. Read about what Happy Cog Web Developer Sue Malomo had to say about her profession. Read on.

Matt Tapped as a Vega Awards Judge, Vega Awards
The Vega Awards jury panel is composed of highly respected and experienced creatives who have distinguished themselves as the best in their field. Matt has been selected to judge this year’s entries! Read on.

Watch: Matt Weinberg + Sue Malomo on Cloudflare TV

Check out a conversation on how to spin up interactive websites with a better developer experience by using React and serverless technology. Happy Cog Co-Founder and President, Development and Technology Matt Weinberg and Developer Sue Malomo explored how Happy Cog delivered a big win for our client, Dig, a large restaurant chain in the US northeast, and how our interactive ordering site helped grow their online business just in time for the pandemic. Watch the segment here.

Cognition: What We’re Thinking

Monkey Patching in Craft
By Rene Merino, Developer
Craft CMS’ admin dashboard is very intuitive, while providing a lot of complex features and functionality. Rene writes about how to extend the Craft CMS dashboard global variable to add custom features using the monkey patching technique. Read on.

Happy Cogference: Spring 2021
By Alyse Lorber, Communications Director
Videoconferencing, Zoom calls, virtual events—whichever you prefer, they have been a major part of the new norm that offices, trade shows and conferences have all had to adapt to in 2020. The same was true for Happy Cog’s annual internal conference this year. Read on.

Going Headless with Craft CMS
By Ben Smith, President, Operations and Fulfillment
A version of this article was originally published in 2019 but has been updated to reflect the most recent advancements in headless technology for Craft CMS as of April 2021. Check out what Ben wrote about. Read on.

Take Your Child to Work Day
By Alyse Lorber, Communications Director
In honor of Take Your Child to Work Day, we asked Happy Cog kids: “What does your parent do at work?” See what they answered. Read on.

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