Drupal HackCamp 🇷🇴 How open source helps you prevent the next Drupalgeddon

When Adrian from Softescu reached out to me it was the first time i heard about the Drupal HackCamp. A whole camp focused on security – SURE!

I’ll write more about the camp later. Let’s start with my slides here first!

Slides

Conclusions

  • Web Application Firewalls buy you time till you update your site
  • Update your core and modules regularly (at least the critical Modules)
  • Automate your processes! Sometimes you only have a couple of hours till attacks roll in.
  • Have several layers of security – It will pay out in the long run
  • It’s not humans that exploit your site – It’s bots
  • We should come up with a better naming than shouting Drupalgeddon 😉

Resources

There are many many resources linked directly in the talk but I’ll highlight a few here:

Drupal Camp Cape Town 2016 – Fast websites for all of us

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I was invited to Drupal Camp Cape Town to present on a topic which is very dear to me: “Fast websites for everyone” I was covering  principles or issues which need to be addressed in order to get sites as quickly as possible to the user.

My personal thanks go to the Team behind Drupal Camp Cape Town. It was amazing to be part of it and I loved the relaxed location and the many discussions with the people I met throughout the day.

Resources:

Slides

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To CDN and beyond! Speed up websites beyond the US and Europe

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I had the great opportunity to present my findings and stories at the DrupalCon in Dublin.
As always, I promised to put together the resources I used during my talk. Here they are:

If you attended my session, feel free to give feedback on the DrupalCon Website or here on my Blog. Any feedback is well appreciated.

Recording

Slides:


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Elasticsearch Session at DrupalCon Barcelona

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Yesterday I have had the chance to speak about ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash and Kibana) at the DrupalCon Barcelona.

I promised to put together some links I used during the preparations of my talk. Here they are:

Recording

Slides – Download

If you were attending my session feel free to give feedback on the DrupalCon Website or directly here on my Blog. Any feedback is well appreciated!

Looking back

Looking back at my session and the overall impression on this years DrupalCon I’m more than satisfied. The whole team did a really great job in organizing the conference and the Programme was good. I’m also looking forward to team up with fellow DevOps Ricardo Amaro to have a look back and decide what we could improve for future DrupalCons and lift the DevOps Track to the next level. One thing which I was missing was the “Current State of Drupal DevOps” Session by Kris, but I plan to run that as a BOF in future to facilitate the Discussion.

 

Are you visualizing your Logfiles? – DrupalDevDays Montpellier

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At the Drupal Dev Days Montpellier I got the oportunity to speak in the DevOps Track and talk a about the ELK Stack (Elasticsearch, Logstash, Kibana). It’s impressive to see what Elastic.co (formerly ElasticSearch) progresses into their products with every release.

If you are interested in the slides feel free to download them here (PDF) or enjoy them on Speakerdeck.

A special thank you goes out to the organizer team of the DrupalDevDays team in Montpellier for having me on stage and organizing such a nice event!

Resources

Here are some of the resources I personally find most useful for starting with ELK Stack:
Logstash Book
Elasticsearch the Definitive Guide
Grok Debugger