I've been using Drupal 7 as a site-builder for quite a while now. The more I use it, the more technical the work I do becomes. Over the past year I have learned how to deploy properly using Drush, Features, and Git, plus a whole load of theming with SASS and a bit of jQuery. But for a recent project, I had to do something that went beyond site-building and entered the realm of proper dev work, just about. I have a decent enough grounding in PHP, so decided to get my hands dirty.
For the second year now I'm part of the organising team of the Social Media Week Hamburg, which is taking place next week (17th - 21st February) at locations across the city. I often get asked whether the events are in English or German. And the answer is ... both.
Zum fünften Mal finden die Lessingtage in Hamburg statt. Unter dem Titel "Um alles in der Welt" thematisiert das Thalia Theater interkulturelle Beziehungen; sein Thema und seinen Namen hat Gotthold Ephraim Lessing dem Festival geschenkt. Lessing hat in seinen Werken immer wieder interkulturellen Dialog gefordert.
In Germany, New Year's eve is always marked by pretty much everyone setting off fireworks. What is bad news for house pets is quite a spectacle, starting anything up to a couple of days in advance (when people are allowed to buy fireworks, unlike at other times of year).
Clear, concise communication can "take the noise out of the system". By agreeing on a single version of the truth, and communicating this consistently, you should be able to put the record straight and ensure that people are all singing from the same songsheet.