Past Meetup

Boston Drupal Meetup - Lightning Talks & Special Guest

This Meetup is past

35 people went

Every 2 months on the 1st Tuesday until January 1, 2019


500 Harrison Ave Ste 5R · Boston, MA

How to find us

Take the elevator up to the 5th (5R) floor and follow the signs.

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Join the Boston Drupal Group for a night of Drupal focused conversations, presentations and talks form our members.

Special Meeetup Schedule
This month in addition to our themed lightning talks, we will have a special guest speaker: xjm! (Drupal 8 release manager)

Lightning Talks Theme: Decoupled Drupal
Decoupled, Headless, API-first, the approach to building a Drupal project that has a clear separation of data and display has many names. This month we want to learn more about decoupled Drupal architecture, the benefits and caveats, tools and technologies, case studies and experiences. Possible questions/topic ideas:
- An overview of the API-first iniative
- Using JSON or REST API to deliver data
- How to use React on your Drupal project
- The difference between decoupled and headless (is there one?)
- Examples of decoupled/headless projects
- Alternative front-end frameworks for rendering Drupal data

Volunteers get between 5 to 10 minutes to present a talk, question or presentation. No need to be prepared in advance.

Guest Speaker
xjm will be presenting to our group her keynote for the upcoming June Drupal HackCamp in Bucharest.

"Responsible disclosure, cross-project collaboration, and Drupal 8 security"

The Drupal project has been following a responsible disclosure model for more than 12 years. As Drupal has grown from a few thousand installs to more than 1 million, and as the number of contributed projects on has grown from hundreds to tens of thousands, the Drupal Security Team has continually evolved our processes to scale our security coverage.

With Drupal 8's release, important changes in Drupal core and the ecosystem have required further improvements to our process. This session will use examples from past Drupal 8 core security advisories to explore some of the lessons learned since Drupal 8's release.

Schedule for this months meetup:
6:30 - 7:00pm : Meet & greet; food & conversations
7:00pm - 8:00pm: Lightning Talks
8:00pm - 9:00pm: Presentation by xjm

Location: Genuine