The July NWDUG meetup will take place on 2nd July at MadLab on Edge Street from 7PM until 9PM.
This month we have Adam Evans who will be talking about the Using Fastly CDN To Turbo Charge Your Drupal Site.
High traffic web sites often use content delivery networks to provide edge caching, removing load from your own servers and relying on 3rd party providers to distribute your content using there extensive network infrastructure.
Using a CDN with Drupal to serve both content and static assets is hard due to traditional CDN's not supporting things such as HTTP Form posts, and varying on cookies.
Fastly is a CDN provider that allows you to overcome the common issues using a CDN with Drupal and has the perfect architectural fit allowing you to serve your site to a massive world wide audience making use of their edge locations to provide a better user experience.
This presentation will aim to show the basics of architecting your site to work with Fastly and the why and how.
After the talk we will break off into groups so that people can talk through their Drupal problems with other members of the group. There is nothing formal planned for this, we will just ask if anyone has any problems and if anyone can help them solve it.
We usually wrap things up before 9:00 PM and move to a pub. Come along and join in the Drupal fun!
If you are interested then please sign up at meetup.com.