Past Meetup

Drupal NYC Meetup @ 30 Rock - December 6th

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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 turn right & down the corridor on your left look for "NBC Guest Reception". You must bring your photo ID and your photo will be taken by security.

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Welcome to the Drupal NYC monthly meetup!

Please join us on Wednesday, December 6th for our monthly Meetup at 30 Rock for an evening of food/drinks, knowledge and friendship!

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 December 6th!

• 6:00 - Check-in opens, socializing + pizza sponsored by NBCUniversal
• 6:30 - Announcements
• 6:45 - Who's hiring, who's looking?
• 6:50 - Presentations
• 8:20 - Closing Remarks, socializing + leftover pizza
• 8:45 - After party sponsored by Fastly @ Bill’s Bar & Burger (1 block north, 16 W. 51st St., accessible via Rockefeller Concourse) (


Guest Emcee: Ryan Szrama!

Ryan (rszrama ( is one of the longest standing contributors to the Drupal project - the creator of Ubercart and the founder and maintainer of Drupal Commerce. He will guest co-host for us this evening!

Commerce 2.x and Recurring Billing by Bojan Živanović

Contributors from around the world gathered in DrupalCon Vienna to celebrate the release of Commerce 2.0 together. Since then the project has begun a "release a month" schedule for core updates, but the most significant work has happened in contrib via a collaboration with UK based agency Torchbox. Together, Commerce Guys and Torchbox have ported the recurring billing functionality from Commerce 1.x to Drupal 8 and expanded upon its feature set to make Commerce 2.x one of the most robust open source recurring billing solutions. This session includes a high level update on the status of core and contrib for Commerce 2.x with a demo of the recent work and Q&A about its capabilities and implementation strategies.

Bojan Živanović (bojanz ( joined Commerce Guys after contributing to Drupal Commerce 1.x in the Google Summer of Code 2010. He was appointed the project lead for Commerce 2.x on Drupal 8 in 2014 and has spearheaded the effort since then. He remained a part of the core team at Commerce Guys when it split from to refocus on Drupal Commerce in 2016.


Load Testing with Realistic User Journeys by Matt Glaman

Writing code that performs well at scale isn't yet second nature for most Drupal developers, but it can be hard to surface the issues real users will face when the heavy traffic comes. Sometimes that requires modeling complex interactions with a site including not just click paths but logins, content creation, checkouts, and other form submissions.

In this session, Matt will explain a recent load testing engagement at Commerce Guys and how working with Docker,, and New Relic helped a Drupal Commerce user resolve critical issues prior to Black Friday. The tools are use case agnostic, so while Drupal Commerce was our test case, the same pattern can be used for any type of Drupal site.

Matt Glaman (mglaman ( joined Commerce Guys in 2015 after contributing to Drupal Commerce 1.x on a personal basis while working for two other Drupal related businesses. He co-maintains Commerce 2.x and a wide variety of contributed modules, and he works primarily to help other agencies implement large Commerce 2.x projects successfully. He also remained a part of the core team at Commerce Guys when it split from to refocus on Drupal Commerce in 2016.


Drupal & Webforms as Public Policy Tools Supporting Online Voter Registration by New York City Council Member Benjamin J. Kallos

New York City just passed "Online Voter Registration" This lecture will show Drupal developers how they can help our get more residents registered via online.

New York City Council Member Ben Kallos was praised by the New York Times for his “fresh ideas” and elected in 2013 to represent the Upper East Side, Midtown East, Roosevelt Island and East Harlem along with all 8.4 million New Yorkers in the New York City Council. As an attorney and free and open source software developer, he serves as Chair of the Governmental Operations Committee where he has sought to root out patronage, eliminate billions in waste, and to use technology to improve access to government. He has become a leading advocate for education, affordable housing, public health, sustainable development and transportation as well as Universal Broadband, Open Data, and Digital Democracy. He is also the founding co-chair of the Free Law Founders, a national coalition of leaders in and around government to set the law and legislative process free. His office is open and transparent, with constituents invited to decide on how to spend one million dollars on local projects in the district as well as to join him in a conversation at First Fridays each month.