SXSW Interactive 2016

Large Drupal Site Builds


Drupal is being used on larger projects, and Drupalers need a wider and more diverse set of skills on these projects. This workshop is four hours introducing a suite of topics typically encountered by teams on their first large scale projects:
* Scaling and performance issues - configuring cache, finding bottlenecks
* Development workflow - dev, stage, production, and basic devops (includes an introduction to Jenkins)
* Monitoring
* Larger development team dynamics - instituting a culture of code reviews, tests, and high quality
* Custom APIs and the ecosystem of API consumers
* Basic project management for developers - short intro to scrum, short coverage of tools such as Jira

Additional Supporting Materials


  1. How can large teams and different teams keep in close collaboration across time zones and organizational boundaries ?
  2. What should I focus on early in life time of a large project, to establish best practices and a good culture through out the whole timeline ?
  3. How can I assure a project and team handle people leaving and joining, given that large Drupal projects can survive individual jobs and vendors ?


  • Robert Ristroph, Technical Architect, Acquia


Robert Ristroph, Technical Architect, Acquia

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