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Drupal Meetup: get your Drupal site tuned and ready to take the stage!

Start: 
2017-04-20 18:30 - 20:00 America/Vancouver
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User group meeting

Your new site is ready to go! It's built, developed, themed, and integrated. Breakpoints break gracefully, you've got zilllions of tests passing, and the client has QAd and signed off. You're ready to launch!

...not so fast. Er, the site, that is... is not so fast. On launch, under real load, sometimes nasty surprises await.

High-traffic sites, sites with external integrations, or sites that have large numbers of authenticated users often run into unexpected performance issues. But with the right planning and tools, we can give our site a full dress-rehearsal. Those issues can be simulated and fixed before the curtain goes up.

What you'll learn

This session will discuss how to:

  • do iterative performance testing
  • build robust and realistic load test scenarios using jMeter
  • find and address performance issues using tools like XHProf and New Relic, and
  • quantitatively measure to improve backend site performance.

The talk will be based around case-studies from real enterprise-scale sites, and discuss specific steps you can take to assess, diagnose, and fix performance problems on sites of all sizes.

About the speaker

Renée Stephen has been making Drupal sing and dance for a decade in the education, non-profit, and government space. She's now a Technical Consultant at Acquia, where she does a bit of everything: hands-on coding, troubleshooting site performance, and leading architecture and infrastructure workshops for clients of all shapes and sizes.

Examples

A repository of example jMeter files demo'd is available here: https://github.com/reinette/loadtest

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Drupal Meetup: Which Type Of Testing Is Right For Me?

Start: 
2017-03-30 18:30 - 20:00 America/Vancouver
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User group meeting

There are so many types of testing nowadays! Code static analysis checks, unit testing, functional testing, front-end performance testing, load testing, visual regression testing. But which one shall I use in real life project with limited time and budget? There is no easy answer.

We will talk about many types of testing and what kind of projects you would need them. This talk is not going to be about comparing tools for testing but rather about principles of each testing. Specifically what you should take into account when starting thinking about introducing automated testing to your project and how you can achieve coverage with minimal efforts.

Also we will touch topic of how to set up flexible testing environment into your process, Continuous Integration techniques.

This is a technology agnostic presentation with a focus on concepts though we will be touching on systems such as Jenkins, Code Sniffer, PHPUnit, Drupal Test Runners, Behat, Selenium, JMeter, Speed Curve, backtrac.io

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Drupal Sprint Weekend in Vancouver 2017

Start: 
2017-01-27 17:00 - 2017-01-28 17:00 America/Vancouver
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User group meeting

Friday, January 27th and Saturday Jan 28th is the Drupal Sprint Weekend, with local sprints being held around the world! Vancouver is no exception, The Jibe will be holding an all-day sprint at their offices on Friday Jan 27th @ 5pm-9pm'ish and Saturday Jan 28th @ 9am-5:30pm'ish. The address is:

The Jibe

202 - 311 Water St. Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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Drupal Sprint Weekend in Vancouver 2017

Start: 
2017-01-27 17:00 - 2017-01-28 17:00 America/Vancouver
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Event type: 
User group meeting

Friday, January 27th and Saturday Jan 28th is the Drupal Sprint Weekend, with local sprints being held around the world! Vancouver is no exception, The Jibe will be holding an all-day sprint at their offices on Friday Jan 27th @ 5pm-9pm'ish and Saturday Jan 28th @ 9am-5:30pm'ish. The address is:

The Jibe

202 - 311 Water St. Vancouver, BC (Canada)

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Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit 2017 - Session Submissions

Start: 
2016-12-12 00:30 - 2017-02-01 04:00 America/Vancouver
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User group meeting

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Share your knowledge and experience with the best Drupal community of the Pacific Northwest!

We are now accepting session submissions for the Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit. With tracks ranging from Business & Community, Code & Development, Design & UX and DevOps & Performance, you’ll be sure to find a track that fits your interests.

Looking for some topic ideas?

  • Lead a how-to session about a trick you wish you’d known as a newbie
  • Explain a pivotal Drupal concept
  • Present a case study of a recent notable project
  • Announce an innovation you’re proud to have been part of
  • Talk about what it means to do your role well
  • Teach a cutting edge skill

Attendance is required for you to submit your session. We have a limited capacity and registration sells out each year - registration is only $55 USD.

Any and all proposals are welcome!

Submit your session

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Pacific Northwest Drupal Summit 2017

Start: 
2017-02-25 09:00 - 2017-02-26 17:00 America/Vancouver
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User group meeting


The Summit

The 2-day conference will feature sessions covering a range of Drupal topics from site building, development and code, design and theming, to business and project management. Most sessions will be intermediate or advanced with some suitable for beginners too! Aside from planned presentations, we'll also have space for breakout sessions, and of course there will be lots of time to catch up with your Pacific Northwest Drupal friends. Register today for only $55!

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