Building on Drupal 8


Turner and the NBA reimagined and relaunched their entire digital presence in under  a year, bringing their new concept to the web, mobile, apps and connected devices in time for the 2016-2017 season. On the backend, D8 is both ingesting data and driving content, feeding those platforms, and driving the web and mobile experience. A panel of the architects and developers will discuss the project, including the technologies used (D8, Angular2, Elasticsearch) and the challenges they faced.


  • Not-quite-headless D8

  • Drupal 8 DevOps in AWS

  • Feeds for stats and other data

  • Live events and live scoring systems

  • Angular2 on the bleeding edge

  • Integration with various external data and content systems

  • Media importing and media asset management

  • Quick tips and tricks on how to architect a site this intricate and complex

  • Q&A


This session is for:

  • Developers on large projects

  • Site architects looking to see how others approach large projects

It will cover:

  • An overview of and why Drupal 8 was chosen

  • How Drupal 8 interacts with other systems and stack components

  • A high-level overview of what was used to build the site and why they were chosen (Paragraphs module, Angular 2, etc)

Attendees will learn:

  • What worked (and what to avoid)

  • Tips and tricks on architecting a complex site build

Session Track

Coding and Development

Experience Level


Drupal Version

When & Where

Tuesday, 25 April, 2017 - 10:45 to 11:45
307 - Acquia