Large Scale Drupal (LSD) - Projects and Plans

Large Scale Drupal is a program run by Acquia's Office of the CTO. We work with large organizations where Drupal is of high strategic importance. Most of these companies are pushing the limits of Drupal and its capabilities.

It is clear that these organizations have something to contribute to the development of Drupal. Large Scale Drupal is a program dedicated to providing a forum for these organizations to collaborate around major issues they'd like to resolve in Drupal, and then work within the community process to realize these objectives. Through this program, large organizations will be able to contribute both ideas and resources to projects via the community.

Specifically, this group is used to present proposals selected by the group that represent large problems that each organization is willing to put resources toward. We'd like to start a discussion of these issues in the community to find out if the ideas have merit, and how we would approach solutions to these problems (cross posting where necessary).

Original blog post from dries:

The Content Staging Initiative's home page:

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Taoti needs another Drupal developer. $80-110K (plus bagels and boat rides) | Taoti Creative

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Taoti needs another Drupal developer. $80-100K (plus bagels and boat rides)

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Big Data Drupal with Cloudera, Hadoop, MapReduce, Nutch and Solr

thanks to the recent work of the Solr Nutch sandbox project I've managed to get Nutch 1.6 jobs to run on a Cloudera CDH3 4 node cluster sending results to Solr 3.6.2 (hosted within Tomcat on Aegir BOA) and then integrated into the Apache Solr 7.1.1 module (not the dev) into search results and Apache Solr Views

I must say, I am pretty excited about Hadoop / Cloudera running Nutch and Solr and integrating with Drupal

for anyone interested in setting up a Cloudera cluster I recommend masterschema (centos) and Gregory Grubbs on YouTube (debian)

I'll post some notes etc ASAP

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Recruit Drupal Technical Architect/Solution Architect/Senior Drupal Developer

2013-02-01 (All day) - 2013-05-31 (All day) UTC

We are recruiting "Drupal Technical Architect/Solution Architect/Senior Drupal Developer". Very high salary.

The working location is at e-town, Ho Chi Minh City. However, this position is also open for foreigner candidates or Vietnamese candidates from the North or Central of Vietnam (We offer a relocation allowance up to $5,000).

• At least 6 years of experience in PHP and working at least 2 years in Drupal 7.
• Very strong in Drupal development. Deeply understanding best practices and the Drupal architecture.

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Senior Drupal Developers | Pyramid Consulting

Employment type: 
Full time
Employment type: 
Part time

We have several big projects in Drupal 7 and we are looking for Senior, TL, TA in Drupal with Job Description at:

If anyone interest in our job, please send your updated CV to our website link above or skype: kimquy1983.

We will feedback you right after receiving your application by email.

Thank you
Quy Ho - Senior Recruitment Consultant

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Project Manager (For high end web development) - $80-100K | Taoti Creative ( - a Washington DC based Drupal Shop

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Taoti Creative is a Drupal shop located on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. We’re growing, and we need more Drupal talent. In particular, we’re looking for an EXPERIENCED PROJECT MANAGER. We’re paying in the $80-100K/yr for this position. If you think that means a lateral transfer, consider all the other aspects of our offer below. Also, consider that this is a STARTING figure. Come here, prove your worth, and there is always room to discuss once you’ve shown us that we can’t get along without you.

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Drupal Developer | Zennlabs

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Looking for Expert Drupal Developers for several projects.
Contract Basis.

Additional Skills:


Please only reply if you are expert level.
Interviews with Tech Director start tomorrow.
We are always looking for talented Drupalers.

Add me to skype if interested in applying
Skype ID: n.ruggeri
Toronto, Canada
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High Performance Drupal Meetup at Filter Digital in Culver City, CA, and via WebEx on November 6, 2012 at 6-8pm

2012-11-06 18:00 - 20:00 America/Los_Angeles

The next High Performance Drupal meetup is meeting once again at Filter Digital, a digital solutions agency in Culver City, on November 6, 2012. Those interested in attending this meetup remotely are welcome to join us via WebEx.

Our meetups follow a basic format and start off with Drupal news and announcements, local job announcements, raffle prizes and full-length presentations. As always, we'll also have community Q&A, during which time anyone in attendance can ask questions, divine answers from the crowd and give brief, 5-10 minute-long presentations known as lightning talks.

At this meetup, we'll be bringing some of the awesome back from the Bay Area Drupal Camp (BADCamp) and talking about the Drupal DevOps Summit and some of our favorite sessions. See for details. We'll finish off the night with more networking and a Drupal After Dark at 8:00pm.

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Filter Digital Light food and refreshments will be served throughout the evening courtesy of our food, drink and venue sponsor, Filter Digital, a digital solutions agency. Filter Digital's client list spans global brands and Fortune 100 companies to startups and boutique firms. Let us help you create a digital solution that fits your needs!

Exaltation of Larks - Expert Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training Our video conferencing and raffle prize sponsor for this event is Exaltation of Larks, a Drupal strategy, consulting, development and training company with a team of Drupal experts in Los Angeles. We create fun websites, mobile apps, virtual worlds and e-commerce sites. Follow us at @LarksLA to learn more about our Drupal services and upcoming trainings.

Droplabs Los Angeles This event is being organized with help from Droplabs (@Droplabs), a collaborative Drupal event and coworking space in Downtown Los Angeles. We're quickly gaining a reputation for being the only free coworking space around with a freemium business model: come work here for free and only pay for the extras, such as 24/7 access, equipment rental and a locker for your belongings.

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Advanced frontpage node adminstration module - a proposal

We at Aller Media in Norway are implementing Drupal7 on some of our high traffic sites and we have the need for an advanced frontpage node administration module.

We have this functionality in our legacy CMS we developed in-house, and we plan to port this functionality to Drupal. I have researched quite a bit on this topic and have not found such existing functionality in Drupal. Although it could be hacked together with existing modules like Nodequeue/Draggable views, Scheduler, Views, Blocks and the Dashboard, it still does not satisfy the requirements.

Here is our requirement:

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Large Scale Drupal Track on DrupalCon Sao Paulo

The first DrupalCon to be held outside the U.S. and Europe will take place in Sao Paulo, Brazil, on December 6-8. I’m excited to be part of the Content Team and the track chair of the large-scale Drupal track for this important event.

It’s the first time this topic has been included in its own track at a DrupalCon. I wrote a blog post with the track description, and an invitation for anyone who is interested to present a session:

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When a large project hits limits

I have a large feature-rich site (I'll call it site 1) that can't handle adding more functionality to it. However I need to find a way to allow 1 type of group on site 1 to have separate instances of ubercart i.e. most members in that group would have a store. approx 200.

I would need the 2 sites to be connected. The admin of the group on site 1 would become the owner of a store on site 2. Users on site 1 can buy on site 2. There would be a few shared tables for roles, content profiles and group node data and members.

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LSD CSI Prototype

The initial Prototype for CSI is live. The demo includes integration between SPS, ERS and collections.

The install is based upon Please log any issues at
user: demo
pw: lsd-csi

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LSD CSI Sprint 3 Risks

Risks for Sprint 3 - Risks and Plans

Risk 1: Integration points for Workbench, SPS, ERS and Reactions not identified in Sprint 3 planning could setback completion of working prototype.

Plan: A goal of our in-person sprint on 7/26 is to discuss all integration points to ensure all have been planned for and tasked appropriately for Sprint 3. We will review all the module integration points for workflow (jec006 and fmitchell), front end integrations (jec006), some refactoring of the framework specifically reactions (e2thex) and cleaning up collections (indytechcook).

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LSD CSI Prototype

The prototype for CSI will be hosted here:

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LSD CSI Sprint 2 Recap

Sprint 2 wrapped up (7/24), or roughly 1d (8h) behind schedule. Great progress was made during Sprint 2 and the velocity of the project picked up greatly from Sprint 1

Sprint 2 deliverables and milestones included building the plugins and modules per and

This high-level goal translated into the following tasks

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Site Preview Module

The Site Preview System Framework has been promoted to a full project on

Development will continue here.

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I'm proud to announce that the collection module has been posted as a contributed project on

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Interactive Information Bar

I'm pleased to announce that the Interactive Information Bar been release as a project on

This represents the first official community project to come out of the LSD CSI project.

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LSD CSI Weekly Update for 7/23

Here is the weekly development update.

Last week

  • Continued work on Sprint 2.
  • Presentations for LSD members
  • On Board Brade Blake for development Brade will not be joing the project
  • Prep for Sprint 3

This week

  • Begin Sprint 3.
  • Create initial Prototype
  • On site meeting in DC
  • Sprint 2 Review document and Sprint 3 goal documents
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LSD CSI Sprint 2 Risks

Risks for Sprint 2 - Risks and Plans

Risk 1: Goal clarity - The high-level schedule states "Build plugins, build modules" but the main goal of this sprint is to finish the core SPS system.

Plan: We originally had some tasks associated with this sprint that didn't directly fall under that goal, so we moved to Sprint 3 and brought some clarity to our current effort. Also defining the goal of Sprint 3 in advance i.e. this week, before next Monday, Sprint 3 kick off.

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