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Uniforum Chicago Presentation on Drupal

Uniforum Chicago Presentation on Drupal

UniForum Chicago is the Chicago area affiliate of UniForum. UniForum Chicago has monthly educational meetings to provide a local forum in the Chicago area for open systems and UNIX discussion and to provide an opportunity to meet other professionals in our field. UniForum Association supports open computing by providing high-quality educational programs, conferences, publications, and online services. 

The next meeting is on Tuesday, March 22rd 2011 at 7:00 pm on the Rice Campus Illinois Institute of Technology in Wheaton. Promet Source's CEO Andrew Kucharski, will be speaking about Drupal.  More Specifically he will be discussing how to make Drupal run faster.  Andy has spoken at Drupal camps and DrupalCons several times in the past, as well as speaking and participating with the Illinois Technology Association.  He will cover:



  • What is page load speed?

  • Tools used to measure Drupal performance of your pages and site

  • Six Key Improvements to make Drupal "run fast"

  • Performance Module settings and how they work

  • Caching - biggest gainer and how to implement Boost

  • Other quick hits: offloading search, tweaking settings & why running crons is important

  • Ask your host about APC and how to make sure its set up correctly

  • Dare we look at the database? Easy changes that will help a lot!

  • Monitoring Best practices - what to set up to make sure you know what is going on with your server

  • What if you get slashdotted? Recommendation on how to quickly take cover from a rhino.

The next general meeting of UniForum Chicago will be:

Tuesday, March 22rd 2011 at 7:00 pm
IIT Rice Campus
Room 103
201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, IL 60187-8489

For more information visit Uniforum Chicago.