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January 16, 2017

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Taming a dinosaur with Docker and JavaScript
Anniversary meeting!
Dennis Stevense, Streamline (a division of Digital Deployment)


Open source software can be used in various ways, and 'old' and 'new' can be used together. This talk will discuss maintaining a Drupal 6-based codebase — long after the releases of Drupal 7 (2011) and Drupal 8 (2015), and the recent 'end-of-life' of Drupal 6 (early 2016) — with the help of Docker and JavaScript.

Drupal is an open source content-management framework, written in PHP, and used for things ranging from blogs to corporate, political, and government websites; it's also used for 'knowledge management' and business collaboration. Interest in Drupal was boosted when it was used by the Howard Dean campaign during the 2004 presidential election. Today, there are over 35,000 free add-on modules, and over 2,000 free themes, available for Drupal. [Wikipedia] There's an active Drupal User Group in Sacramento, which also helps put together a Sacramento "DrupalCamp", one of many global Drupal conferences.

Docker is a 'containerization' platform, allowing you to wrap a piece of software in a complete filesystem that contains everything needed to run code; guaranteeing the software will always run the same, regardless of its environment.

About the Speaker:
Dennis Stevense is Lead Software Engineer at Digital Deployment, responsible for managing the development team, and planning ongoing development of their platform.

About Streamline and Digital Deployment:
Digital Deployment, Inc. is a Sacramento-based web development company specializing in content management systems where ease-of-use and scalability are required. Their clients include UC Davis, United Way, CalSTRS (Calif. State Teachers' Retirement System), and others. Streamline, a division of Digital Deployment, creates tools that help local governments stay compliant with Internet requirements, such as California's Senate Bill 272 (SB-272), the California Public Records Act.

This meeting marks our 18th anniversary! Join us in celebration with free pizza and snacks. Special location: Smashwords, Inc., downtown Davis.


A flyer may be available, if you'd like to print it and post it!

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    • Taming a dinosaur with Docker and JavaScript
      Dennis Stevense, Streamline (a division of Digital Deployment)

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