Webinars

Drupal4Gov hosts monthly webinars each third Thursday at 3pm EST.  

We are actively seeking webinar speakers. If you have an idea you would like to present, or see presented, please email us @ [email protected].

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2021 Webinars

Date

Webinar

May 20, 2021

Time:  

3:00PM - 4:00PM (EST)

The Magic of Development Workflows

Presenter:  Fatima Sarah Khalid

    Join Fatima Sarah Khalid for a journey through a magical development workflow powered by Terminus Build Tools to setup a Drupal 9 site using composer, managing code on Github and deploying to Pantheon with CircleCI.

    Attendees will also learn about the technical components in automated workflows.

    ***this webinar is open to all users, regardless of hosting environments.

    May 20, 2021

    Time:  

    3:00PM - 4:00PM (EST)

    Behind the Curtain: How We Run the DGC Website

    Presenter:  Mike Madison

      This webinar is all about how we (a small team of volunteers) build and maintain the Drupal GovCon website using tools and modules like:

      • Acquia's Build and Launch Tools (BLT)
      • Lando
      • Behat
      • Drush
      • Webform
      • Config Split

      And more!

      In this webinar we'll have a look at the code in the repository, walk through our development methodology, review our deployment process, and answer questions.

      April 15th

      Time:  

      3:00PM - 4:00PM (EST)

      Migrations Can Be Complicated!

      Presenter:  David Cameron

        Migrations in Drupal 8 and 9 are a complicated topic. The Internet is littered with blog posts containing outdated or unnecessary information. It can be difficult to know exactly what to do and which modules you should be using. What's even worse is all the conflicting methods of implementing migrations , just add confusion. My goal during this webinar is to give you clarity about the landscape of Drupal 8/9 migrations. I will share the lessons that I have learned from doing various types of data migrations in Drupal 8. Migrations can be a very technical topic, but I hope to provide valuable insight for non-developers as well. This presentation is intended for anyone who is interested in getting data into Drupal, whether it's from a Drupal 7 website, an XML data feed, or some other source. My plan is for some of you to come away from this experience with ideas for how you can use migrations to improve your Drupal experience.

        March 18th

        Time:  

        3:00PM - 4:00PM (EST)

        Journey into Kubernetes

        Presenter:  Salim Lakhani & Joel Lehman

          Running Kubernetes on your laptop is one thing, but running it in production requires a lot of considerations for planning and execution of the project. 

          Voice of America runs multiple news sites around the world and in multiple languages.  These are very large, highly performant sites that are designed to handle millions of hits a day. 

          Topics we will cover include:

          • Getting started with Kubernetes
          • Tooling up for production - things to watch out for.
          • Learning Curve - skills required for management, support, etc.
          • Dev, Test, Live Environments - what’s involved
          • Deployments - application and Kubernetes deployments
          • Technical considerations - for scaling, logging, monitoring, etc.
          • Cost Management - track and limit costs per site and per project
          • Security, Support, and SLA - what’s expected and how to address it
          • Contingency Planning - for loss of data center / access / Fail-over / Fallback

          At the end of the session, attendees will be able to:

          1. Avoid the traps and pitfalls during the migration process

          2. Plan for post migration issues they are likely to face.

          February 18th 

          Time: 

          2:30PM - 4:00PM (EST)

          Configuration Management & Config Split

          Presenter:  John Picozzi

          This webinar will provide an overview to Drupal's Configurations Management System and the Config Split Module.

          Session will begin with Configuration Management basics and common configurations. We will then move into live demo's that will show attendees how to setup Configuration Management and the Config Split Module.

          Attendees are encouraged to have a laptop configured to work locally (a couple of options for this are Lando or DDEV). However, just following along is perfectly acceptable as well.

          January 16th

          Time:  

          3:00PM - 4:00PM (EST)

          Securing Coding Patterns in Drupal

          Presenter:  Sam Mortenson

          While many view security as a moving target, with Drupal there are some concrete coding patterns you should be aware of when writing modules and themes. I'll be sharing lessons learned from researching Drupal security, including some obscure bugs that are more common than you'd think.

           

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