October 21 to 23, 2011

UC Berkeley, California

A culmination of the brightest Drupal minds in the technology hub of the world


Why the *bleep* is my site so slow? (aka Demystifying Drupal Performance Tuning)

Every person reaches this point with their site development for new sites:

  • Development done? Check.
  • Theming done? Check.
  • UAT done? Check.
  • SEO Strategy? Check.
  • Marketing Strategy? Check.
  • Press releases ready? Check.
  • Soft launch with internal users? Check.
  • Performance tuning? Umm... wait, what?

Performance tuning is often the last thing people check because they expect things to "Just Work" (TM). Our job as Drupal engineers and developers is to keep the illusion alive. We want to make sure that things go as smoothly as possible for site launch and not end up in a situation where the beautiful new site crashes and burns upon launch.

This session will get you started on the basics of performance tuning. You will learn about what tools to use in order to find the bottleneck of your performance issues. This session will give you a roadmap of technologies that we use on a daily basis in order to help our clients keep speedy Drupal sites up and running. This is not an in-depth class, so anyone who understands intermediate Drupal should get something out of this.

I will also be releasing a framework for Drupal Performance and Load Testing during this session and provide some tools for users to use in order to make performance tuning your site much easier.

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