CDMUG June 2011 Meet Up "Server and Performance Day"

  • June 15, 2011 · 6:00 PM
  • Duo Consulting

June will be a special meetup as we present "Drupal Server and Performance Day". We lined up presentations from each of the top three high performance Drupal providers in Chicago to cover topics such as LAMP basics, database tweaks, file-system optimization, cache methods, and more. 

Duo will start opening doors at 6:00pm for attendees to arrive, socialize, and hang out before meetups.  We are hoping to officially start meetup by 7:00pm. Comment your RSVP with name and bring photo ID to gain authorized access to Duo's office downtown.


  • LAMP Basics and Server Vocab for Drupal by Matthew Lechleider 
  • Peeling The Lid Off MySQL by Fred Salchli
  • File/Web Server Tweaks and Cache Methods by Andrew Kucharski

Matthew Lechleider - is a product of the Nintendo Generation. He has spent 10 - 15 hours online every day since before the Internet was cool. He enjoys speaking at conferences, skateboarding, music festivals, Linux and Drupal. Organizing the Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group is one his favorite aspects of the Drupal community. Matthew provides high performance Drupal development and training services as

Fred Salchli - seasoned systems engineer and software development manager, Fred brings to Duo Consulting over 15 years of experience in the design, implementation and management of Information Technology solutions. Fred has created applications for a range of specialized needs in the public and private sectors, and has experience in data modeling, database design, implementation and tuning, programming, networking and operations. Fred holds a Masters in IT from Northwestern University, as well as earlier degrees from Skidmore College and an M.S. in Neurobiology and Physiology from Northwestern University.

Andrew Kucharski is the CEO and founder of Promet Solutions has more than 15 years of technical and project management experience from startups to Fortune 50 firms with industry experience in banking, telecommunications, government, and association technology management. Mr. Kucharski's eCommerce experience dates to 1998 with the implementation of highly scalable enterprise solutions for telecommunications providers. Representative clients include Yahoo, MSN, Best Buy, Sony Ericson, Sprint, Bank of America, and Texas Instruments.

Estimated Agenda:
6:00 - Doors Open
6:30 - Meetup Starts, Arrival, and Socialize
7:00 - Presentation: Matthew Lechleider -
LAMP and Server Vocab 
7:15 - Presentation: Fred Salchli - Peeling The Lid Off MySQL  
7:45 - Break with Questions and Answers

8:00 - Presentation: Andrew Kucharski - File/Web Server Tweaks and Cache Methods
8:45 - Questions, Answers, Closing/Wrap Up
9:00 - Beer @Dick's Last Resort (315 N Dearborn St)

The Chicago Drupal Meet Up Group is proud to present at least two featured presentations about the hottest Drupal topics each month. We have room for 75 people and all skill levels are welcomed. If you are brand new to Drupal we recommend attending one of our free monthly training workshops.

Almost every CDMUG presentation is recorded and now available online @

If you are not able to physically attend, join us virtually in our #cdmug IRC chat room on freenode. Members hang out in the chat room on a daily basis even when meetups are not happening. If you are unfamiliar with IRC view feel free to utilize our web based chat client @

All meetups will be in traditional CDMUG fashion. No dress code, relaxed attitudes, open ideas, laptop encouraged, remember business cards, and we will probably go for a beer afterward.

Contact us if you are interested in presenting, have ideas for the group, have any type of feedback - or follow us on twitter @

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  • Kevin A.

    Valuable hands-on advice from real experts on the topic = another great CDMUG meet up.

    June 17, 2011

  • Matt O.

    very helpful presentations

    June 16, 2011

  • Matthew L.

    Sysadmins helping sysadmins :)

    June 16, 2011

  • Andrew M.

    Plenty of good ideas with practical examples, open-source caring members, and community ethos!

    June 16, 2011

  • marc d.

    Great meetup. It could have been twice as long. Learned a lot.

    June 16, 2011

  • Quirino C.

    Best meetup yet... good presentations, and good crowd.

    June 16, 2011

  • China W.

    While the topic of the meeting was not exactly what I am interested in regarding Drupal, I am glad that I attended and I did learn some valuable tidbits.

    June 16, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    learned a lot!

    June 16, 2011

  • Fred S.

    Peeling the lid of MySQL presentation here: Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Thanks for coming!

    June 15, 2011

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