next meetup: Practical Performance Wednesday, 5/23 @ Lullabot's place
Our next Providence Drupal Meetup will be this Wednesday, May 23rd at 6:00pm at Lullabot's Activity Center (150 Chestnut St, 3rd Floor, Providence, RI). We’ll be kicking back with food and drink in their swanky work space. Parking is free on and off street (starts at 5 pm).
Due to a scheduling conflict we're shuffling sessions a bit: RDI Studio will be presenting later this season and in their place I'll be hosting what I hope to be a good round-table style talk on Practical Performance - tips and tricks to speed up your Drupal sites from the basics of CSS/JS aggregation to Views Caching, the Boost module and some server tricks like MySQL tuning and setting up APC (it's not as hard as you think!). While we will certainly cover some very nerdy bits, please don't be shy! Good performance starts with good design decisions: we'll talk about some choices you can make in the design process that can greatly help increase the snappiness of your finished site.
Doors open at 6 pm; we ask that you try to arrive by 6:30 pm for networking. The program starts promptly at 7 pm. The program includes introductions, some quick presentations, and a chance to pick the brains of your fellow attendees.