Confessions of a Coder, Search and Configuration Management in Drupal 8

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We have three exciting presentations for you this month. We'll start off the night with "Confessions of a coder" by Anton, then we'll learn about search in Drupal 8 by Ivan and finally Alastair will teach us how to use Git to manage configuration in Drupal 8.

1800 Drinks
1830 Presentations
1915 Lightning talks and announcements
1930 Drinks, pizza, socialising and mentoring
2100 Kickout

Presentation 1: Confessions of a coder

By Anton Baggerman

Freelance Drupal developers regularly parachute into unknown Drupal sites. Like the early explorers do we find ourselves in "here be dragons" territory, or on a sunny beach with a cold beer waiting for us? Learn why it is so important to stick to standards and keep your Drupal site free of barnacles.

Presentation 2: Search in Drupal 8

By Ivan Zugec

Discover what's new and what's changed with search in Drupal 8. We'll review what's new with the core Search module and we'll take a look at Search API ( for Drupal 8.

Looking for work?
A chance for Drupal developers who are looking for work (contracts, partnerships, employment) to make a 1 min pitch to the audience. This is your chance to intro yourself. Be sure to mention your skills and what work you are looking for.

Lightning talks

How to use Vagrant in your dev flow

By Alexar Pendashteh

Drupal 8 CMI + GIT

By Mr Snow

Got a quick 5 min talk up your sleeve? Bring it along on the day.

Get involved

We are actively encouraging presenters and mentors to come forth to take part in future events. If you have some ideas, just let us know. Each month there is room for lightning talks as well, so if you have something to present bring it along.


Shout out to the sponsors of the Meetup. You can see them listed on the left hand side of this page.

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You might also want to check out the meetups of some of our friends. The Sydney Drupal Social Meetup ( is (mostly) held on the first Thursday in the month at the Trinity Bar ( in Surry Hills. If you are into PHP, and you probably are, please check out SydPHP. For wider web related things there is also Port80.