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Technical Writer - Elastic Path - Vancouver, BC

2018 Drupal Jobs from Indeed - Sat, 08/04/2018 - 06:43
Experience working with Drupal is an asset. Conduct interviews with developers to gather data for documentation....
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Platform Lead - Full Stack Javascript Engineer - Northland Properties - Vancouver, BC

NodeJS jobs - Sat, 08/04/2018 - 04:00
Several years top line experience with NodeJS ES6+ Experience building RESTful Express applications Building Unit tests in technologies including mocha, sinon,...
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[HELP] Wordpress popular post plugin

Talk about plugins - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 20:43

Im using 247speedhost and everytime i install wordpress popular post, they (i think) uninstall it a few fucking days after because apparently it wastes space??? DOES IT REALLY?

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Mediacurrent: The Marketer’s Guide to Drupal 8: Why Open Source is the Right Fit for your Organization

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 19:26

We all have heard the debate about Open Source Software and Closed or Proprietary; but what is the real difference?

Simply: 

Open source software is available for the general public to use and modify from its original design free of charge. 

versus

Closed source where the source code is not shared with the public for anyone to look at or change. 

One of the main advantages of open source software is the cost; however, when applied to OSS, the term "free" has less to do with overall cost and more to do with freedom from restrictions. 

90% 
According to Forrester Research 90% the code in a typical application is Open Source.  

For a Closed Source CMS, depending on the choice of software, the cost can vary between a few thousand to a few hundred thousand dollars, which includes a base fee for software, integration and services, and annual licensing/support fees. 

In a 2017 report by Black Duck Software by Synopsys, nearly 60% of respondents said their organizations’ use of open source increased in the last year citing: 

  • cost savings, easy access, and no vendor lock-in (84%)
  • ability to customize code and fix defects directly (67%)
  • better features and technical capabilities (55%)
  • the rate of open source evolution and innovation (55%).

 

1M+ 

Websites across every industry vertical —from Georgia.gov to Harvard— trust Drupal as a secure open source CMS platform. 

Open Source Software has a long-term viability and is always on the cutting edge of technology.  Selecting technologies means committing to solutions that will support an active, growing business over the long term, so it requires careful consideration and foresight.  Here are some of the benefits of open-source to consider:

1. Value for cost 
       Worried about your marketing budget when looking at changing your CMS? Open source software has no licensing fees! It’s free, which means room to spend your $ on other initiatives.
2. Added Security
       Open source - means community. The more people (developers) looking at the source code, the more fixes and regular updates will be available. What can sometimes takes weeks or months to resolve with proprietary software takes just hours or days with open source. This will help give your marketing team a piece of mind knowing that if you don’t have time to look at the code of your site - or you don’t know how - then there are developers all over the world continuously checking for bugs & fixes.
3. Customizability
       Have a really customized idea for your site that you’ve never seen elsewhere? Open Source can help. By customizing the code to fit your needs, it provides a competitive advantage for your business.
4. Flexibility
       Open-source technology naturally provides flexibility to solve business problems. Your team and organization can be more innovative, and it gives you the ability to stay on the cutting edge of latest trends & designs.
5. Integrations
       With open source, especially Drupal, you can Integrate the best-of-breed marketing technology. It is architected for easy integration with your tools - Marketing automation, email service providers, CRM, etc… Drupal 8 gives you the foundation for your digital experience ecosystem.
6. Speed
       This isn’t just about site speed, but the ability to get your site up and running - with full marketing capabilities - on time & within budget. Open source allows you to deliver value right away.
7. Scalability 
       Drupal and other open source platforms give you the advantage of being able to scale your digital presence for the future. You're not confined to stick with what you already have. You can continue to evolve and build long-term with open source.

The Benefits of Open Source can go on for pages but it’s important when evaluating your options to think about your business and its goals. Once consistent need we see is having access to a CMS that is easy for you and your team to manage on a day-to-day basis.

In the next blog of the series - we’ll hear from the Associate Director of Digital Marketing at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab, about how he is leveraging open source - particularly Drupal - to achieve his business goals. 

Categories: Drupal

Mediacurrent: The Marketer’s Guide to Drupal 8: Why Open Source is the Right Fit for your Organization

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 19:26

We all have heard the debate about Open Source Software and Closed or Proprietary; but what is the real difference?

Simply: 

Open source software is available for the general public to use and modify from its original design free of charge. 

versus

Closed source where the source code is not shared with the public for anyone to look at or change. 

One of the main advantages of open source software is the cost; however, when applied to OSS, the term "free" has less to do with overall cost and more to do with freedom from restrictions. 

90% 
According to Forrester Research 90% the code in a typical application is Open Source.  

For a Closed Source CMS, depending on the choice of software, the cost can vary between a few thousand to a few hundred thousand dollars, which includes a base fee for software, integration and services, and annual licensing/support fees. 

In a 2017 report by Black Duck Software by Synopsys, nearly 60% of respondents said their organizations’ use of open source increased in the last year citing: 

  • cost savings, easy access, and no vendor lock-in (84%)
  • ability to customize code and fix defects directly (67%)
  • better features and technical capabilities (55%)
  • the rate of open source evolution and innovation (55%).

 

1M+ 

Websites across every industry vertical —from the White House to Harvard— trust Drupal as a secure open source CMS platform. 

Open Source Software has a long-term viability and is always on the cutting edge of technology.  Selecting technologies means committing to solutions that will support an active, growing business over the long term, so it requires careful consideration and foresight.  Here are some of the benefits of open-source to consider:

1. Value for cost 
       Worried about your marketing budget when looking at changing your CMS? Open source software has no licensing fees! It’s free, which means room to spend your $ on other initiatives.
2. Added Security
       Open source - means community. The more people (developers) looking at the source code, the more fixes and regular updates will be available. What can sometimes takes weeks or months to resolve with proprietary software takes just hours or days with open source. This will help give your marketing team a piece of mind knowing that if you don’t have time to look at the code of your site - or you don’t know how - then there are developers all over the world continuously checking for bugs & fixes.
3. Customizability
       Have a really customized idea for your site that you’ve never seen elsewhere? Open Source can help. By customizing the code to fit your needs, it provides a competitive advantage for your business.
4. Flexibility
       Open-source technology naturally provides flexibility to solve business problems. Your team and organization can be more innovative, and it gives you the ability to stay on the cutting edge of latest trends & designs.
5. Integrations
       With open source, especially Drupal, you can Integrate the best-of-breed marketing technology. It is architected for easy integration with your tools - Marketing automation, email service providers, CRM, etc… Drupal 8 gives you the foundation for your digital experience ecosystem.
6. Speed
       This isn’t just about site speed, but the ability to get your site up and running - with full marketing capabilities - on time & within budget. Open source allows you to deliver value right away.
7. Scalability 
       Drupal and other open source platforms give you the advantage of being able to scale your digital presence for the future. You're not confined to stick with what you already have. You can continue to evolve and build long-term with open source.

The Benefits of Open Source can go on for pages but it’s important when evaluating your options to think about your business and its goals. Once consistent need we see is having access to a CMS that is easy for you and your team to manage on a day-to-day basis.

In the next blog of the series - we’ll hear from the Associate Director of Digital Marketing at Shirley Ryan Abilitylab, about how he is leveraging open source - particularly Drupal - to achieve his business goals. 

Categories: Drupal

Ashday's Digital Ecosystem and Development Tips: Using the Google Natural Language API with Drupal

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 19:00

If you haven’t heard of the phrase “Natural Language Processing” by now, you soon will. Natural Language processing is an expanding and innovative use of technology to analyze large amounts of data or content and derive meaning from it, short-cutting a tremendous amount of manual effort needed to do that ourselves. It’s been around in some form for quite a while, but it was often relegated to complex enterprise systems or large corporations with a vested interest in automating the data mining of huge amounts of data to figure out what the patterns were, for example, in consumer purchasing trends or social media behavior. It’s a cool idea (it’s a form of artificial intelligence after all) and fuels a lot of our online experience now whether it’s product recommendations, content recommendations, targeted ads, or interactive listening services like Siri or Alexa. What’s even better is that this sort of thing is becoming more and more accessible to use in our own software solutions as many of these now provide services with APIs. This allows us to provide a more personalized or meaningful experience for site visitors on web projects that likely don’t have the budget or requirements to justify attacking natural language processing itself and can instead find accessible ways to benefit from the technology.

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UX/UI Improvement to Design of a WP Website - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:12
Looking for an experienced UX/UI designer to improve our current WP based website

We use Wordpress Divi theme and would like to keep it. What we need:

1. Use current content and images and make a nicer professional design.
2. Font impromvent
3. Member's Area: We have several chatroom that have SSO integrated with the chatroom platform. Members Area need to be designed nicer.
4. Forum, we are using IPS.
5. Membership we are using Paid Membership Pro.

Any other improvement.

A mock design, as an example would be required as to get an idea of what we want.

Colors in the themes we want: back, red, white.

We do not need to create the website from scratch. We just need to improve it based on the current design.


Posted On: August 04, 2018 01:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web & Mobile Design
Country: Canada
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Intermediate Back-End Developer (Contract) - POWERSHIFTER - Vancouver, BC

2018 Drupal Jobs from Indeed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:00
Familiarity with traditional CMSes including, but not limited to, WordPress and Drupal. Work closely with Front-end Developers to ensure seamless integration...
From Powershifter - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 15:00:48 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
Categories: Drupal

Senior Back-End Developer (Vancouver) - POWERSHIFTER - Vancouver, BC

2018 Drupal Jobs from Indeed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:00
Familiarity with traditional CMSes including, but not limited to, WordPress and Drupal. Work closely with Front-end Developers to ensure seamless integration...
From Powershifter - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 15:00:48 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
Categories: Drupal

Intermediate Back-End Engineer (Vancouver) - POWERSHIFTER - Vancouver, BC

2018 Drupal Jobs from Indeed - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 15:00
Familiarity with traditional CMSes including, but not limited to, WordPress and Drupal. Work closely with Front-end Developers to ensure seamless integration...
From Powershifter - Fri, 03 Aug 2018 15:00:48 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
Categories: Drupal

[HELP] Plugin to create an instant quote

Talk about plugins - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 11:18

I've been asked by a client to provide a website with a quote generator on the first page. Needs to have advanced mathematical calculations as it's to do with conveyancing and mortgages.

The quote is then generated on a separate page with options on how to proceed.

Here's an example from another company who are doing the same thing. I think they are using Gravity Forms but I couldn't tell from there website if the plugin can generate a comprehensive quote on a separate page.

This is on the landing page:

https://i.redd.it/hl54idnx3vd11.png

After 'Get an instant quote' is clicked, the user is navigated to a new page with their cost breakdown as below:

https://i.redd.it/sv1jicnx3vd11.png

Their Devs also need to plug in to the data so would need API they can access.

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OpenSense Labs: Top 2018 Drupal Modules using Artificial Intelligence

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 08:20
Top 2018 Drupal Modules using Artificial Intelligence Akshita Fri, 08/03/2018 - 13:50

Considering the spectacular potential AI has, no wonder it one of the most-sought-after trends in the businesses today. You might be employing it in your online business already in the form of chatbots offering smarter features to the users. 


Want to employ artificial intelligence on your Drupal website but don't know where to start from? In this blog, we will share some cool Drupal modules for you to innovate and be part of the current trends.

Top Drupal Modules Using Artificial Intelligence
  1. Intelligent Content Tools

    The Intelligent content tools module is developed by OpenSense Labs with the popular scope to merge Natural Learning Processing with Drupal 8 to help with:
     
    • Auto-tagging: The Auto-Tag Module assists with tags. It analyzes the content on the website with the field specified and then it tags the content by extracting text from that field. The module will automatically tag the articles with tags generated from the content and so it’ll be a lot easier for the users to look for contents with the same tags. 
       
    • Text Summarization: It summarizes the text in the field. For a media website, it is important that the teaser shows just the right information. The text summarizer helps in writing the summary doesn't matter how big the number is.
    • Duplicacy in content: And while the number of plagiarism checkers available in the market is high, Duplicity Rate Module tells you if there is any duplicate content available on the website. It is an intelligent agent module based on Natural Language Processing. It’s a helpful tool for a website designer and content editor. 

      Available for - Drupal 8 | Not covered by Security Advisory

      Read more about How NLP & Drupal Can Provide The Best User Experience
       
  2. Cloudwords for Multilingual Drupal

    No matter how popular your enterprise is, nothing can beat the essence of familiarity that native tongue/language brings. Built for marketers, by marketers, Cloudwords for Multilingual Drupal gives you the power to deliver global campaigns and localized assets with speed and scale. This is the marketing opportunity that no e-commerce business should miss out on.

    Cloudwords can onboard any language provider in a manner of minutes and help you deliver globally consistent, high quality and timely content to multiple countries in many languages. Its smart AI allows the workflow automation and powerful project management capabilities to select the content you want to localize and Cloudwords does the rest. 

    Its CAT tool has a smart internal translator which leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to significantly increase the productivity.

    It can automatically extract all the content and create project request in Cloudwords. All content is automatically represented in the translation industry’s XLIFF format making it simple to process and interoperable with a wide variety of tools.

    Available for - Drupal 8 | Stable Release

  3. Azure Cognitive Services API

    Azure Cognitive Services API module can seamlessly integrate with intelligent features and with the use of Machine Learning, Artificial Learning, and Natural Learning Process can detect speech, facial and vision recognition other than identifying the sentiments. 

    It offers four different modules for each feature:

    • Face API Module: It integrates with Microsoft Face API, a cloud-based service that and helps identify face detection with attributes and face recognition. It can: 

      1. Detect human faces and compare similar ones
      2. Organize images into groups based on similarity
      3. Identify previously tagged people in images
    • Emotion Recognition API Module: Although in beta, it takes an image as an input, and returns the confidence across a set of emotions for each face in the image, as well as bounding box for the face, from the Face API. 
       
    • Computer Vision API Module: It extracts information from images to categorize and process visual data – and machine-assisted moderation of images to help curate your services.
       
    • Azure Text Analytics API Module: Text Analytics API is a cloud-based service that provides advanced natural language processing over raw text, and includes three main functions: sentiment analysis, key phrase extraction, and language detection.

      Available for - Drupal 8 | Stable Release
  4. Acquia Lift Connector

    Looking for a module that can help you merge content and customer data into one tool? Acquia Lift helps you deliver the most cohesive and personalized experiences across multiple channels and devices.

    With the ability to target audiences in real-time, marketers are able to scale their web personalization efforts in order to drive conversions and bottom-line results. This module provides integration with the Acquia Lift Service and an enhanced User Experience for Personalization, Testing and Targeting directly on the front-end of your website.

    Features

    • Drag-and-drop UI for content targeting

    • Unified customer profile

    • Merging anonymous and known visitor profile

    • Content distribution

    • Real-time, adaptive segmentation

    • Behavioral targeting and A/B testing

      Available for - Drupal 8 | Stable Release

  5. Quora - Related Questions / Posts

    One of the old school marketing techniques involves promoting content through various open/public channels. The Quora Module helps provides related questions/posts from Quora in your Drupal website in a Block.

    The smart intelligence uses tags (provided by the fields of one of the content type) to fetch the relevant Quora questions. The field acting as the interconnection between your Drupal website and Quora is easily configurable.

    This module uses:

    • Google's Custom Search Engine (CSE) API - to fetch Quora questions/posts 

      Available for - Drupal 8 | Version not stable 
      Drupal 7 | Stable Release

  6. Automatic Alternative Text

    The basic principle at work here is the idea of easy perceivability. Any and every information should be, thus, presented in such a way that is easily perceivable to the user. It is required for any non-text information like images and video to describe the content in the form of text for the screen readers to read it. 

    The Automatic Alt text module automatically generates an alternative text for images when no alt text has been provided by the user. This module works great for the websites and portals with user-generated content where the users may even not be aware of the purpose and importance of the Alternative text. 

    It describes the content of the image in one sentence but it doesn’t provide face recognition. 

    Available for - Drupal 8 | Stable Release

    Read how Drupal is Ensuring the Web Accessibility Standards

  7. Chatbot API

    In the era of Personal Assistants like Alexa, Google Home, Chatbots are the cool fad for your website. The Chatbot API module creates a common layer serving Drupal content to any of the Personal Assistants services in the market.

    However, the module has the dependency on other modules like Drupal Alexa. Chatbot API by itself doesn't do anything. You should install it only if another module asks for it or you want to build your own integration driver.

    Available for - Drupal 8 | Not covered by Security Advisory 

  8. OpenCalais

    An integration with Thomson Reuters' Calais web service with Drupal, OpenCalais creates rich semantic metadata for the content you submit – in well under a second. Using NLP, Calais analyzes the document and finds the entities within it. The metadata returned can be automatically assigned to vocabularies, or it can only suggest terms allowing full user control of the tagging.

    Goind beyong the classic entity identification, Calais returns the facts and events hidden within your text as well. 

    Available for - Drupal 7 | Stable Release

  9. SendPulse

    The SendPulse module provides integration with SendPulse, which is an Integrated Platform for Web and Push Notifications. It assists greatly when revamping your marketing and focussing on the mails and SMS. It claims to assist in providing 60% open rates with the use of its Artificial intelligence. 

    It also heavily relies on personalization in order to achieve the numbers. The AI monitor’s the user behavior such as email opening hours, user communication preference, time zone, content among others. Once the information has been collected it’s AI predicts the medium and hour for the best results. 

    Features:

    • SendPulse Mailing Lists

    • Pulling and updating mailing lists from SendPulse using cron

    • Mass export users from Drupal to SendPulse

    • Map Drupal user fields with SendPulse mailing lists variables

    • Creating new SendPulse Mailing Lists from Drupal admin interface

      Push Notifications

    • Auto-creating new Push Notification and sending to subscribers after creating a new node

    • You can control for which node types after creating new node should create push notifications

    • Form for sending a single Push notification.

      Available for - Version 7 | Stable Release

Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning have a lot to offer and have the potential to improve user interactiveness in your website. The use cases of AI and ML can range from personalization to innovation to communication.

Looking for a smart solution for your business? Contact us at hello@opensenselabs.com

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OSTraining: The Animation Module in Drupal 8

News from Planet Drupal - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:16

There are multiple JavaScript and CSS libraries on the internet. They allow you to animate certain parts of your site and make them look more attractive.

The Animations module in Drupal makes use of the three useful libraries:

  • animate.css
  • typed.js
  • WOW.js

They give the elements inside your site some extra cool features and make it more appealing.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to install the required libraries and the module and take a look at its basic usage.

Let’s start!

Categories: Drupal

Sales Funnel Expert - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:40
Hi i am involved in network marketing and looking for someone to create a sales funnel that will generate leads for me. I am interested in  hearing about previous work you have done to see if we are a good match. Thanks!


Posted On: August 03, 2018 04:11 UTC
Category: Sales & Marketing > SEO - Search Engine Optimization
Skills: Content Writing, Google Analytics, Internet Marketing, Link Building, Off-page Optimization, On-Page Optimization, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), SEO Audit, SEO Backlinking, SEO Keyword Research, Social Media Marketing, WordPress
Country: United States
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Need Business Logo and Sales Strategy to Complete My Shopify Store - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 02:30
I recently created a Shopify store with a unique value proposition and super cool brand identity. It is a buy-sell-trade store. I am happy to share the concept with you offline, as I am looking to trademark/patent it. I need help completing my store. I have uploaded all images of products, but I have not complete a brand logo or identity package for the overarching concept and the store homepage. I need someone with a fun and fabulous sense of style (and a great sense of humor) to help me bring this store to life.

I want to add some fun features to this store, so I need someone who really knows how to navigate and optimize Shopify. In addition, I have not completed setting the store up for buy-sell-trade (multi-users). I need to do this.

I did create an instagram account for the store, which will need a content strategy when the store launches. If you love vintage finds and suffered from a serious breakup that left you with a ton of swag and a boatload of heartache, you are my person of interest for this project!


Posted On: August 07, 2018 01:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Ecommerce Development
Skills: CSS, HTML, Magento, PHP, Shopify, Web Design, Website Development, Woocommerce, WordPress
Country: United States
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Developer Needed to Complete Updates to Wordpress Theme-Based Site with Demo Content and Plugins - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 01:26
Hey there. I need to update the business website and purchased a Wordpress theme with demo content that fits my needs. I am currently updating the site and need to connect with a developer to complete the site. I have a few widgets that need to be plugged into the site. I also need the site to be properly mapped on the back end (H2 tags, etc).

I need someone to make sure that the site is secure and search engine optimized. Lastly, I need to migrate my old site to the new site and make sure that all pages redirect to the appropriate places. I am on a tight deadline with this - I was hoping to launch the new site by Monday, if possible.

If you are a developer and can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. I have outlined the entire site and know what I want and where I want it. I just need to get it done and I need to make sure it is completed the right way.

My current site is SOOO old and out of date. It was not built the right way the first time and has caused me so much headache for the past eight years that I was afraid to update it thinking that I would have the same terrible result.


Posted On: August 07, 2018 20:11 UTC
Category: Web, Mobile & Software Dev > Web Development
Skills: CSS, HTML, Web Design, Website Development, WordPress
Country: United States
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Podcast bluberry/libsyn... - Upwork

WordPress Work From UpWork - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 01:04
Check libsyn/bluberry setting in wordpress.I haven't podcasted for a while and don't know if I did something wrong, but my uploads aren't indexing in itunes etc. Just want to make content and get my 30 podcast backlog up again


Posted On: August 03, 2018 04:11 UTC
Category: Design & Creative > Audio Production
Country: Singapore
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[HELP] Looking for a plugin that displays links to a few pages in a grid/tile format on the homepage, but specifically with a hover transparent colour over the original.

Talk about plugins - Fri, 08/03/2018 - 00:11

Been working with Content Views a little but seems to be a bit limited in transparency hover colours, even looking at the documentation for the pro version.

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Full Stack Developer - Petradise.com - Vancouver, BC

NodeJS jobs - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 23:59
Familiarity with JavaScript and NodeJS. Founded in 2017, Petradise leverages the shared economy of the pet care market with a platform that connects pet owners...
From Indeed - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 23:59:59 GMT - View all Vancouver, BC jobs
Categories: NodeJS

Communication & Engagement Coordinator - Administrative & Professional Staff Association at SFU - Burnaby, BC

2018 Drupal Jobs from Indeed - Thu, 08/02/2018 - 22:40
Experience with Drupal. Works with the site developer and hosting company to maintain the integrity of the website;... $71,857 a year
From CharityVillage.com - Thu, 02 Aug 2018 22:40:09 GMT - View all Burnaby, BC jobs
Categories: Drupal