Say no to special snowflakes and scale: Drupal as a service for higher education

At the University of Colorado Boulder, we run Drupal as a service for any college, school, department, faculty member, or student group on campus free of charge. We are approaching 1,000 websites on our service and do this with 4 developers.

This presentation will provide and overview of our approach and tools we use to run this service.



Tired of manually clearing caches? Tired of needing the Rules and the Expire module to clear any non-node content (views, panels)? Everything you know about cache clearing is about to change.

Component-driven Drupal theming

Modern front-end development has become a complicated mix of fast-moving technologies. The challenge for front-end developers is trying to keep up with the latest changes in Front-end. How do you find and learn about the best tools and techniques? And even after we've learned a new tool, it can feel like our skills are soon out-dated.

Let the Machines do the Work

When developing a Drupal site there is so many things that developers have to remember. Developers like all humans are error prone. Computers don't make mistakes, they don't get bored, they do what they're told. Instead of relying on error prone developers, workflows should rely on automation.

Today there is a lot of hype about how startups X and Y do DevOps. These "celebrity" implementations can be intimidating for developers struggling with manual deployments and poor workflows. Many of these examples can be difficult to map to how Drupal works.

Story Mapping³

Help clients make better decisions with user story mapping, persona story mapping, and content strategy story mapping techniques.

Holistic SEO and Drupal

Learn common search engine ranking factors, best practices for technical SEO using Drupal, and ideas on how to guide and empower administrators to create the best content to achieve their goals.

Leveraging Multiple Cloud Orchestration

We'll introduce our solution (Cloud module project - including its requirements, architecture design and business value. We would like to show how Drupal 8 can define to manage multiple Cloud infrastructures and why Drupal 8 can be used as Web Application Framework.