13-15 March 2020

City, University London

15.00 - 15.45

Session (Sat only)

Open source has won. How do we avoid dying from success

Scheduled day
Prerequisites

Know about open source

Session details

Join us on this panel to discuss with project maintainers, users and other actors in the open source community what's the future of open source, the challenges we are facing as maintainers, but also as users, and what can we all do to make the whole ecosystem fair and future proofed.

I'll be joined by:

  • Rachel Lawson,
  • Alex Moreno

  • Baddy Breidert

  • Gen Ashley

  • Eriol Fox

  • Gabor Hojtsy

 

This will be a Zoom/Video session as per the virus situation, but you'll be able to follow from the room.

 

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
Yes
Previous speaking experience
All of the panellists have excitement and are well known in the community
Session Type
Sponsor

In memory database MemSQL. When and how to use with Drupal.

Scheduled day
Prerequisites

Understanding of modern DBMS, performance optimisation.

Session details

MemSQL - what it is. Key features.

Comparison with MySQL. Performance tests.

Integration with Drupal. Introducing DB driver for Drupal 8 https://www.drupal.org/project/memsql

When it can be used effectively and when it should be avoided to be used.

Room
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
No
Previous speaking experience
Drupal Camp Belarus 2018 https://www.enik.io/drupal/theme/2019/06/10/component-based-theming.html
Drupal Camp Kyiv 2015 https://www.enik.io/drupal/modules/2018/02/26/avoid-theft-data.html
Drupal Camp Moscow 2014 https://www.enik.io/drupal/architecture/2014/12/26/lazy-evaluation.html

Build infrastructure for a multi-site Decoupled Drupal solution using Terraform

Scheduled day
Prerequisites
  • Basic understanding of decoupling a Drupal website
  • Basic understanding of JavaScript and front-end stack
  • Good understanding of server infrastructure, CDNs, and cloud infrastructure.
Session details

While hosting a Drupal website can be a challenge, it is largely a solved problem with several PaaS providers providing optimized Drupal hosting. Even if we didn’t want to use that, there is extensive documentation around best practices in hosting a PHP application or Drupal specifically.

In a Decoupled Drupal setup, we would need to even host the front-end application separately somewhere apart from Drupal. In this session, we will discuss how we hosted a “serverless” front-end application with multiple cloud providers available via a CDN while allowing it to access Drupal’s API endpoints on the edge (again with FaaS computing paradigm). We will also discuss developer constraints, security considerations, and website performance.

Further, we will also see how such an application can be provisioned multiple times in different regions of more than one cloud providers using Terraform. We will talk about using Terraform and writing wrapper scripts for Terraform to make it easier and more consistent to deploy infrastructure. Further, we will discuss how much of this setup can be automated considering enterprise security regulations, developer effectiveness, and customizations.

In this session, you will learn:

  • Plan your API contract across multiple websites in a multi-site Drupal setup.

  • Architect a “serverless” solution to serve the front-end with data retrieved via an API from Drupal.

  • Use Terraform to build this setup.

  • Run Terraform modules using a wrapper script or even via a CI tool.

  • Enterprise level security considerations such as IP whitelisting the access to Drupal server, firewall, granular access to cloud resources, etc.

Room
Skill Level
Session Time
On
Session Track
Have you spoken at DrupalCamp London before?
Yes
Previous speaking experience
I have spoken at various DrupalCons, camps, meetups, and internal webinars. I have spoken at two DrupalCamps in London before as well.

Sponsors

Diamond

ddev

Gold

Acquia - Experience digital freedom
Agiledrop - Trusted Drupal teammates
Droptica
Dropsolid

Weekend Keynote Speakers

Kevin Bridges

DDEV, CTO

Michel van Velde

One Shoe, CEO

Nick Veenhof

Dropsolid, CTO

CxO Keynote Speakers

Kevin Bridges

DDEV, CTO

Michel van Velde

One Shoe, CEO

Greg Harvey

Code Enigma, Director

Rachel Lawson

Drupal Association, Community Liaison

Carrie Lacina

Drupal Association, Fund Development Director

Jeffrey A. “jam” McGuire

Open Strategy Partners, Partner

Tracy Evans

Open Strategy Partners, Partner

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