Past Meetup

Drupal NYC Meetup @ 30 Rock - November 3rd

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NBCUniversal NYC Headquarters

30 Rockefeller Center · New York, NY

How to find us

Enter of 50th street entrance under the neon sign that says Rainbow Room/Observatory Deck. Then go straight and slightly to the right to the check-in table. Here is a video =>

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Welcome to Drupal NYC!

Our November meetup will feature Howard Tyson, VP of Engineering at Zivtech. He will be speaking about, a new open source continuous integration system designed from the ground up to work with Drupal.

Please note that this meetup will be on the first Tuesday of November, not Wednesday. You must enter your real name on the RSVP question or your RSVP will be removed. Check-in opens at 6pm sharp, see you on the 3rd!

• 6:00 - Check-in opens, socializing + pizza
• 6:30 - Announcements
• 6:45 - Who's hiring, who's looking?
• 6:50 - Talks begin!
• 8:20 - Closing Remarks, socializing + leftover pizza
• 8:45 - Afterparty @ Bill’s Bar & Burger, concourse bar (1 block north, 16 W. 51st St., accessible via Rockefeller Concourse)

Talks & Speakers


Introducing by Howard Tyson

Probo.CI ( is a new open source ( continuous integration system designed from the ground up to work with Drupal. It integrates with Githhub to build your pull requests and post the status of your builds back to the Github PR, just like The part that is different from is that it does not tear down your environment at the end and instead posts a link to that environment on the github issue for easy code review, client feedback, and project manager evaluation. Learn more at

Howard Tyson is the VP of Engineering at Zivtech where he architects systems using open source components. He has been focused on automation and a devopsy workflow since before devops was a buzz word and has been working in open source since getting a start with Drupal 4.7. He worked on the team that upgraded from CVS to git and has a passion for building tools that make developers lives and jobs easier and more fun. @tizzo (


The Physical Web by Elijah Lynn

The Physical Web is an approach to unleash the core superpower of the web: interaction on demand. People should be able to walk up to any smart device - a vending machine, a poster, a toy, a bus stop, a rental car - and not have to download an app first. Everything should be just a tap away. Learn more at (

Elijah Lynn (+ElijahLynn ( is a senior software engineer at NBCUniversal. Elijah works on the Publisher team where he helps maintain an internal Drupal 7 distribution for brands such as Bravo, USA, Syfy, NBC, Sprout, Oxygen and more. Elijah is an active contributor to ( and is the maintainer of the Sticky Edit Actions ( module.

As a former locksmith Elijah once opened a house for the FBI in an emergency situation (they claimed their locksmith couldn't make it), after a few minutes one of the agents joked "come on, the guys on CSI only take 30 seconds"... a few minutes later the lock was opened successfully.


Monitoring Drupal installations by Lumturio
with Murielle Marie Ungricht and Sam Hermans

Drupal is a powerful CMS, frequently used by enterprise clients, but as an open source platform, it is vulnerable to cyber attacks. Security depends on timely updates and monitoring and even though the stakes for enterprise are high, the necessary maintenance is often overlooked, exposing you and your clients to security breaches. We’ll discuss the context of Drupal security today, common mistakes and oversights when implementing Drupal, easy steps that enterprises can take today in order to reduce risks and give a demo of the Lumturio platform.


Murielle Marie Ungricht, CEO

Belgium born co-founder Murielle Marie Ungricht is a successful and soulful entrepreneur, mentor, coach, writer and business strategist. She has a heart for women causes and women empowerment. Together with Sam, she has been running her own web agency for more than a decade. After finishing a philosophy major at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium she found her way in the corporate world, working as a web project manager for national and international companies.Her latest consultancy position was with the European Union.

Sam Hermans, CTO

Belgium born co-founder Sam Hermans is a successful entrepreneur, technical specialist and developer for one of the largest and fastest growing CMS platforms. He has been running his own web agency with Murielle Marie Ungricht for more than a decade and has been a technical and security consultant for national and international corporations. His latest consultancy position was as the Head of Web Department, working for the European Commission. The European Commission handles over 300M page views per month.

Lumturio is derived from the Esperanto word for Lighthouse. With an expanding and global world in mind, and a future in which cyber security will be of the most critical importance, we find that this name represents our values and vision perfectly.


Want to present at Drupal NYC?!
We are always looking for new talks and speakers from all skill levels. If you are interested in presenting at Drupal NYC please message Ben Jeavons, our Speaker Organizer, @