Monthly Drupal Meetup at Stetson's

Our regular meetup is the second Monday of every month at Stetson's on U St. Join us for a round of lightning talks and plenty of socializing. This is a pretty casual event: everyone is welcome, and by no means do you need to look professional!

We don't have a set schedule, but just so you know what to expect, this is more or less how things tend to go:

  • Hang out for a bit and meet new people
  • A few quick lightning talks and any announcements
  • "Stump the expert" panel, where we discuss "how would I do this in Drupal?"-type questions
  • Quick introductions of everyone
  • More hanging out and drinks.


If you're interested in presenting a short lightning talk (5-7 minutes or so), leave a comment here or email Danielle ([masked]). Some ideas of what you could present:

  • Show off a newly-launched Drupal site
  • Demo a contrib module that you've released
  • Give a preview of changes being made in the next version of Drupal core
  • Share what you learned at a recent Drupalcon or camp
  • Talk about any Drupal-related topic as it relates to project management, design, development, accessibility, usability, etc.


We hope to see you there!

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  • David M.

    There was some trailing discussion following one of the NASA presentations last night that touched on options for dynamically loading/refreshing updated regions in cached static pages without having to clear the target page's cache; i.e. loading dynamic content via lightweight Ajax/JSON calls after the cached page loads. There are a few modules that seem to attempt to address this in Drupal 7 that may be worth evaluating:

    > Authcache -­
    > Ajax Blocks -­
    > Block Lazyloader -­

    I personally tried Authcache and Ajax Blocks a year+ ago for a heavily cached distributed site, but could not get them to meet my requirements at the time, we ultimately went a different route. Both of these modules seem to have a good amount of recent activity, so they may be worth checking out. Don't know anything about Block Lazyloader, but the linked demo implementation seems to work.

    1 · March 11

  • Danielle_S

    Chris, that would be great. If anyone else would like to present, we'd love to have you!

    March 6

    • Ted S.

      Sure. I just contributed a couple modules I would love to demonstrate.

      March 7

    • Danielle_S

      Thanks, Ted! Looking forward to your presentation.

      March 7

  • Chris S.

    I'd like to give an overview of the architecture we're planning to use to migrate to D7 in the AWS cloud. It's the #2 busiest site at NASA so we've got some scale and security issues we need to satisfy. It's a follow-up to the Ansible automation talk Josh gave at February's meetup.

    1 · March 6

  • Kirk H.

    I have an earlier event but hope to make it

    February 25

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