DATE/VENUE CHANGE: Drupal NYC Meetup @ NYU Stern - October 9

Drupal NYC
Drupal NYC
Public group

NYU Stern School of Business

Tisch Hall, Classroom 201, 40 West 4th Street · New York, NY

How to find us

From Stern's Gould Plaza at West 4th Street and Greene Street, find Tisch Hall at 40 West 4th Street. You must show your photo ID to security in the building lobby. Please arrive no earlier than 6PM. Our Meetup is on the 2nd floor, classroom 201.

Location image of event venue


NOTE: This meetup is taking place on October 9 (not October 2) at NYU Stern (not MongoDB).

We understand that this event coincides with the end of Yom Kippur, which may make it impossible for some of our members to attend. Because we lost our previous venue, scheduling this meetup was problematic and almost didn’t happen at all. We will commit to avoid such conflicts in the future, but for continuity we thought it best to proceed with this month's meetup.

Welcome to the Drupal NYC monthly meetup!

Please join us on Wednesday, October 9th for our monthly meetup for an evening of food, drinks, knowledge, and friendship in Tisch Hall classroom 201 on the campus of our generous venue sponsor, NYU Stern!

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 1pm on Wednesday, October 9th 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
• 6:40 - Who's hiring, who's looking?
• 6:45 - Presentations!
• 8:15 - Closing remarks, socializing + leftover pizza/drinks
• 8:30 - After party (location TBD)


Presentation 1

"Memes at Scale" by Oli Griffiths

Serving petabytes of images comes with its own challenges. Need a resize? Sure, but should you store multiple resizes of billions of images? That’s a lot of $$$. Need to know who uploaded and where an image is used based solely on its url? Law enforcement does. This talk dives into Tumblr's media strategy and the recent media registry project.

Oli will help us "get off the Drupal island" by showing us how Tumblr gets stuff done (without Drupal).

Oli Griffiths has worked in tech for over 15 years building everything from apps to APIs, websites to servers. Having worked at Tumblr for over four years, Oli has designed and built many systems from core to user facing. There’s always something new to learn.


Presentation 2

"Entity Reference with Layout: Integrating Paragraphs with D8's Layout System" by Italo Mairo

This talk will describe the experimental and unique approach of the ERL module, which couples the nested structure of Paragraphs entities with the flexibility of the Drupal 8 core Layout system, providing an elegant and interactive administrative UI. We'll examine basic and advanced D8 layouts, the advantages of the ERL module, and a real complex case in which it was successfully adopted.

Italo Mairo is a senior Drupal developer and active contributor on (username: itamair). He lives in New York City and works as a Drupal Web Solutions Architect at the United Nations. Italo is an expert in digital communication, with extensive experience as a developer, project manager, and consultant in the development of advanced open-source Web and Web 2.0 GIS advanced applications. He is among the 75 “Top Individual Contributors” on for the year[masked] per the DrupalCon Seattle 2019 keynote.


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