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Drupal Rockville August Meetup

This month's Rockville Meetup is scheduled for August 13th at 7:00pm at ICF International.  Our past meetups have all been a huge success and we invite you to join us again this month for some socializing, presentations, and networking.

Dan Davis will be presenting "Moving content into Drupal" and will summarize the problem of content migration, present several approaches (Plain old PHP, the Feeds module, and the Migrate module).   The presentation will include a code-level overview and demonstration of the Migrate module, and a higher level discussion of some standard problems with migrations, i.e. preserving links, transforming body content, migrating repeatedly during development, and migrating content incrementally.

Dan has been a Systems/Software Engineer since he graduated Carnegie Mellon in 1991, shortly before NCSA Mosaic was released.  He has written pseudo-device drivers in a number of Unix systems, including Linux, and embedded code for RAID arrays.   He's spent most of the past decade indexing stuff in C/C++/Perl/Linux for Index Engines, Inc.  Writing an internal licensing application for Index Engines introduced him to php and front-end programming.   The siren call of the front-end proved too strong to resist last July.  Since then he's been kicking the tires on web technology for the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

This will be a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning about Drupal migrations !

We look forward to seeing you there.  As a reminder, our regular meetup is the second Wednesday of every month.  If you'd like to get signed up for a presentation, long or short - or just a quick lightning talk for one of our future sessions - please let us know!

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  • Ian C.

    Dan's presentation and code samples have been posted on our G+ page:

    August 20, 2014

  • Ian C.

    Thanks everyone for coming & thanks Dan for your detailed overview of the Migrate module. Once I get Dan's materials I'll post the presentation at

    August 14, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Ian fir organizing this meetup. I look forward to the next one.

      August 16, 2014

  • Ian C.

    A new Google+ page has been setup for archiving presentations: If you presented at a past Rockville meetup and would like your presentation added, please let me know.

    August 13, 2014

  • Ian C.

    If you arrive and the door is locked - call[masked] and I will let you in.

    August 13, 2014

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