• November Monthly Meetup
    Join us for November’s Meetup at Chief. This month, we will have Emily Patterson presenting: The Most Misunderstood Metrics on Your Site - And What to Measure Instead Ever been asked to report on pageviews to your boss or client? Or wondered whether your bounce rate is good, bad or irrelevant? Reporting on your website stats doesn't have to be tedious. This presentation covers the metrics people most often use incorrectly, what they really should measure and how to get real insight into engagement on your site. Due to heightened security requirements in the building, prior signup will be required to access the building. As always, food and drink will be provided by CHIEF.

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    CHIEF

    1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor · Washington, DC

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  • Drupal NoVA Meetup at EPAM - Decoupled Drupal with Contenta / Using Composer
    Please join us on 10/16 at 7 pm for the next Drupal NoVA meetup at EPAM Systems. Rafael Nogueira, EPAM Systems Title: Decoupled Drupal with Contenta and React Learn how separation of concerns helps to isolate the CMS from the rendering layer (React), and deliver a modular, robust, and fast application. Topics will include using the Contenta distribution as our CMS, bootstrapping a React application in fewer than 5 minutes using create-react-app, and using Drupal’s built-in REST API. Marvin Oey, Acquia Title: Starting a Drupal Site Right - with Composer Composer is an essential part of the Drupal developer toolbox. Like it or not, it's here to stay. First we will build a "vanilla" Drupal site, then one with the Lightning distribution. I'll then go into the basics of Composer and some challenges you might face. Pizza and drinks will be served. Please note that this NoVA meetup is happening at EPAM, not at Bixal. The address is: EPAM Systems, 7901 Jones Branch Dr., Suite 400 (4th floor), McLean, VA 22102 There is free parking in the garage directly behind the building, or it is a 0.6 mile walk from the Tysons Corner Silver Line Metro Station. If you arrive after 7 pm, the main doors will be locked - please call the number posted on the doors to be escorted up.

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  • October Monthly Meetup
    Join us for October’s Meetup at Chief. This month’s presenter is Kirsten Burgard (@uniongal). When not doing Drupal at the US Department of State, she’s organizing Drupal GovCon (founder), Drupal4Gov, and other events. She has presented on a wide range of topics at DrupalCon North America, various local Drupal camps, including Baltimore, Pennsylvania, Atlanta, Drupaldelphia and Florida. She brings a wealth of experience on event management and community building. Due to heightened security requirements in the building, prior signup will be required to access the building. As always, food and drink will be provided by CHIEF. Can’t make the Meetup? Check out the presentation on the @agencychief channel at: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pGS1Z_TNt1Q

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    CHIEF

    1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor · Washington, DC

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  • Drupal NoVA Meetup: Using Drupal Console Strategically to Make Your Life Easier
    Join us on 9/18 at 7 pm for the next Drupal NoVA meetup! Davey Oudshoorn, a web developer who works with Bixal, will do a presentation on Drupal Console covering the following topics: What is Drupal Console? How can you customize Drupal Console by writing your own commands? What classes can you use to extend Drupal Console's capabilities? How do you register a new command? How do you inject services from the service container? ...and more! Davey will also demo a few custom commands that may be useful to developers on their own projects. There will be light appetizers, drinks (with alcohol and without), and lots of great networking.

    Bixal

    3050 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 420 · Fairfax, VA

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  • September Monthly Drupal Meetup
    Join us for September’s Meetup at Chief. This month's topic: The Worst SEO Mistakes to Make When (Re)launching Your Site The magic of working in tech is that most people can't tell if you're doing everything right, but a single misplaced keystroke can cause a disaster. Whether you're a developer or the person responsible for getting an audience to your website, there are a few common mistakes (including misplaced characters) that can cause your site to lose all its Google search traffic. Learn how to prevent mistakes like this. About the speaker: Melanie Phung (https://twitter.com/melaniephung) is a digital marketing consultant specializing in search engine optimization and content strategy, with a successful track record of driving results for businesses, e-commerce sites, and non-profit organizations. She has served as the in-house SEO and content strategy expert at PBS, as well as e-commerce retailers, and consulted for a diverse set of clients including local businesses, national associations, an international relief agency, and the World Bank — in some cases, growing organic search reach by more than 500%. Learn more about Melanie and her SEO consulting services at https://www.orangesparkdigital.com - - - Due to heightened security requirements in the building, prior signup will be required to access the building. As always, food and drink will be provided by CHIEF.

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    CHIEF

    1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor · Washington, DC

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  • August Monthly Drupal Meetup
    This month's topic: HAX HAX the web is a headless authoring solution being developed by Penn State built on one question: Why can't all platforms have the same authoring experience (AX)? We decided that in order to build the best AX for Drupal we needed to NOT build it just for Drupal. Learn about how you can leverage HAX in your (deep breathe) Drupal 6, Drupal 7, Drupal 8, GravCMS, Desktop apps, BackdropCMS sites and more! Learn how and what you can build when we all work together across ecosystems on the front-end using a technology called Web components. Bryan Ollendyke (btopro) is the HAX project lead and will be demonstrating HAX, talking about it's capabilities and how to extend it, what you can do to use it in your projects and how and why web components should be the only technology implemented in your front end / theme layer of Drupal (and beyond). Bryan Ollendyke (btopro) is a long time member of the Drupal community (13+ years) and works at Penn State on a platform called ELMS: Learning Network. Bryan is an open source absolutist, contributing 100% of his efforts back to the Drupal and webcomponents communities in the form of modules, themes, install profiles, tutorials, design assets, tooling and more. Bryan drinks enough coffee to put down an elephant, and his "energy" is reflective of this. Due to heightened security requirements in the building, prior signup will be required to access the building. As always, food and drink will be provided by CHIEF.

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    CHIEF

    1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor · Washington, DC

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  • Drupal Meetup NoVA: Developer’s Guide to Content Strategy with Carrie Hane
    To win at digital, content must be easy to find, shareable, and available across all channels and devices across the internet. Behind all good content is the right content management system. As a developer, you know how to build structured content, understand relational databases, and make all the pieces come to life. But do you know where the content comes from? What is it meant to do? How do authors need to interact with it? In this session, we'll put all the pieces together from inception of an idea to launching a website that is useful and usable. Learn what content strategy brings to the process and what questions developers need to ask for the CMS to fully support the content. Leave knowing you can build a system that allows non-technical people to effectively manage content. Carrie Hane (https://www.linkedin.com/in/carriehane/) is the founder of Tanzen (http://www.tanzenconsulting.com/), which provides content strategy consulting and training designed to change how organizations approach content. For nearly 20 years, she's been helping organizations and people rethink how they create, manage, and connect content. She is the co-author of Designing Connected Content: Plan and Model Digital Products for Today and Tomorrow (New Riders, 2018) (https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Connected-Content-Products-Tomorrow/dp/0134763386/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1529618824&sr=8-1&keywords=designing+connected+content). When not taming content, Carrie tries to tame her two boys. Content is easier.

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    Bixal

    3050 Chain Bridge Rd., Suite 420 · Fairfax, VA

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  • July Monthly Drupal Meetup
    Join us for July’s Meetup at Chief! This month's topic will be debugging of Drupal code. Marvin Oey of Acquia will be showing you how to do effective debugging/tracing. Due to heightened security requirements in the building, prior signup will be required to access the building. As always, food and drink will be provided by CHIEF.

    CHIEF

    1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor · Washington, DC

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  • June Monthly Drupal Meetup - Improving Drupal with React JS
    Join us for June’s Meetup at Chief! Main Presentation: Modernizing & Improving Your Drupal Site's Editor Experience with ReactJS. Ashraf Abed of Debug Academy will walk through a standard Drupal-based website's standard workflow, then demonstrate how much better it can be when a portion of the website is replaced with a ReactJS app. Additionally, he will discuss why his team decided to add a ReactJS app to a Drupal 7 website before migrating the website to Drupal 8. Due to heightened security requirements in the building, prior signup will be required to access the building. Food and drink will be provided by CHIEF. Can't make it to @agencyCHIEF tonight? The @ashabed presentation will be streaming online at: https://youtu.be/B-MZs4g0ce8

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    CHIEF

    1800 Massachusetts Ave NW, 2nd Floor · Washington, DC

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  • GraphQL and Automated Testing
    Join us on May 22nd for the next Drupal NoVA Meetup at 7 pm. at ICF in Fairfax, VA. We will have two presentations, as well as discussion following each. GraphQL and Drupal • Simpler and leaner than the JSON API, a quick exploration of GraphQL with Drupal • Presentation by ICF's Alejandro Quesada Automated Testing • Automated, cross-browser, cross-OS testing framework for functional and visual regression testing, featuring the API from CrossBrowserTesting.com. • Presentation by ICF's Hunter Hough Not necessarily in that order. Please note that this meetup will take place at ICF in Fairfax, VA. Pizza and beer will be provided. Our regular meetup is the third Tuesday of every month (it's the fourth Tuesday this month due to scheduling conficlits), rotating between ICF and Bixal in Fairfax. Look forward to seeing you there! - Anna, Chris, Alejandro, Carla and Andrew

    ICF International

    9300 Lee Highway · Fairfax, VA

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