Drupal NYC Meetup @ MongoDB - June 5

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1633 Broadway 38th floor · New York, NY

How to find us

Enter Paramount Plaza from Broadway between 50th and 51st streets. MongoDB is on the 38th floor. You must show your photo ID to security in the building lobby and also check-in on the 38th floor. Please arrive no earlier than 6PM.

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Welcome to the Drupal NYC monthly meetup!

Please join us on Wednesday, June 5th for our monthly Meetup for an evening of food, drinks, knowledge, and friendship at the HQ of our generous venue sponsor, MongoDB!

All are welcome to attend the Drupal NYC Meetup. At each meetup there will be one or more lightning talks and presentations as well as opportunities for new and old Drupalers to network, socialize, and get their Drupal questions answered.

You must enter your real name on the RSVP question (for building security) by 11am on Tuesday, June 4th or your RSVP will be removed. Check-in opens at 6pm sharp (please don't arrive earlier). We look forward to seeing you!

• 6:00 - Check-in opens, socializing + pizza and drinks (generously sponsored by Pantheon)
• 6:30 - Announcements
• 6:45 - Who's hiring, who's looking?
• 6:50 - Presentations!
• 7:50 - Drupal Q&A - come with your Drupal questions!
• 8:20 - Closing remarks, socializing + leftover pizza/drinks
• 8:45 - After party (location TBD)


Presentation 1

"Lando for local Drupal development with Pantheon" by Sean Robertson

Learn about the Lando local development environment including a live demo of using it with Pantheon's Drupal cloud hosting. See https://docs.devwithlando.io/

Sean is a web developer and graphic designer with experience in print and web specializing in design and development of Drupal-based web sites for Democratic political campaigns and allied organizations.


Presentation 2

"The Upgrade Status Module for Drupal 9 Readiness" by Zoltán Herczog

This module scans the code of the contributed and custom projects you have installed and reports on any deprecated code that must be replaced before the next major version. Available project updates are also suggested to keep your site up to date. Over time, the project will resolve deprecation errors. See https://www.drupal.org/project/upgrade_status

Zoltán is a Drupal Developer at Cheppers. He got introduced to Drupal through the Cheppers Drupal Academy two years ago and immediately became an active member of the community. In his free time he likes contributing code to Drupal and getting stuck in elevators. His goal for the future is to get more experienced as a speaker.


Presentation 3

"What's this node doing in my composer?!? Simplify your life with the Composer NodeJS installer" by Jon Pugh

1. Install Node and NPM inside `vendor/bin` using the exact version you want! No need to install node or use a container.
2. Use the same method to install grunt or Bower or whatever else you might be using.
3. Use asset-packagist to install npm and Bower libraries without node at all.
4. Hook into `composer install` to kick off theme builds using these tools, removing the need for a second command.
5. Attempt to include a decoupled front end in a different directory.

& Bonus Lightning Talk: Introducing Yaml Tests: a new Composer plugin that makes it super easy to run a group of tests and post results to GitHub. See https://github.com/provision-ops/yaml-tests

Jon Pugh has been building websites for 22 years and is the lead architect of DevShop, the open source DevOps platform.


Drupal Q&A

This month's presentations are on the shorter side so we are dedicating some time after the presentations to get your Drupal questions answered. Come bearing questions (and answers) no matter how basic or complex!


Have feedback for us? Let us know: http://drupal.nyc/feedback

Meanwhile, we are *always* looking for speakers! Volunteer/submit a suggestion at http://drupal.nyc/suggest or get in touch on Slack at http://drupal.nyc/slack/ with any questions.

We're also soliciting talks for a one-off "Building Faster PHP Apps" Meetup (not specific to Drupal) that will take place on July 22. If you are interested in presenting on any topic related to PHP performance, please get in touch!