Improving Drupal Performance and the teams that build Drupal sites

Performance Katas

Katas are practice sessions in martial arts. Let's practice identifying and solving common performance problems in Drupal.

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Company: New Relic
Speaker/s: Belinda Runkle (bleep)
Timeslot: 3:45pm - 4:00pm

Finding the perfect PM for your Drupal Shop

This will be a heavily abridged talk based on the first section of my proposed Drupalcon session that was not selected. See here. It'll focus on the traits of a successful project manager and how to interview to find the right fit.

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Company: Metal Toad Media
Speaker/s: Adam Edgerton (atedgerton)
Timeslot: 4:00pm - 4:15pm

Planning and executing multiple projects for maximum efficiency and amazing results

Large nonprofit organizations often need to build several related projects at a time. This can include organizations with multiple, interrelated programs, or a family of sub-branded web properties run by a coalition or educational institution.

For the production team, that means designing, building and deploying several sites one after another, training the client team, and supporting each site after launch. This kind of multi-project engagement can get unwieldy fast if not planned for and managed correctly, but it presents an opportunity for an extremely efficient process and fantastic results.

We will briefly look at effective strategies for executing a collection of projects in one engagement, starting with an upfront planning and design process, followed by a concurrent implementation effort. We will bring in real-world examples from our work with several large non-profit organizations, including Knowledge for Health (K4Health), a USAID-funded project of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Session Information

Company: Aten Design Group
Speaker/s: Jon Clark (juaneclark)
Timeslot: 4:15pm - 4:30pm

Turbo charge your Drupal website performance

Dr James Broberg, founder of innovative content delivery network MetaCDN and respected author on Cloud Computing, will demystify the world of website performance to help you turbo charge your Drupal websites. Find out what's slowing your site down, what you can do about it and what tools & techniques can you start using with Drupal today.

Session Information

Company: MetaCDN
Speaker/s: James Broberg (james.broberg)
Timeslot: 4:30pm - 4:45pm

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Wednesday, May 22 - 03:45pm-04:45pm
Day Stage - Blink Reaction
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I'm disappointed this is only getting a 15 minute time slot; it speaks directly to many of the issues our team is addressing and I'd love something that would have the time to go into more depth.