Performance and Scaling Summit

Date: Monday, April 8
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Cost: $250 (Coffee and lunch included)
Hashtag: #DrupalPerform

Can you handle growth? From scaling performant Drupal websites to scaling efficient Drupal development teams, the Performance and Scalability Summit is the place for developers, DevOps professionals, decision makers, and other technical stakeholders to plan for growth.

The Scaling Journey

Join us on a journey through the modern development workflow cycle, starting on a developer's computer, moving through CI and testing environments, and final deployment into production infrastructure. Our guides are experts from across the Drupal-sphere who want to show you the best tools and techniques in 2019.

  • Rob Bayliss (Last Call Media): Local Dev Tools Showdown
  • Mike Herchel (Lullabot): Front End Development Performance
  • Michael Schmid ( Infrastructure as Code
  • Amin Astaneh (Acquia Cloud): Scaling Your Infrastructure + Development Team
  • Ryan Aslett ( technologies, running a service not a site
  • Nate Lampton (Lullabot): - Performance Troubleshooting and Pitfalls
  • Josh Koenig - (Pantheon)  Comparing Infrastructure Performance

What To Expect

Expect to be involved! Each of these experts will be giving dynamic presentations that prompt you to discuss real-world problems with your peers. Speakers will be asking questions, creating discussion groups, and inviting you to take advantage of their expertise.

Expect to walk away with answers to your specific questions and new friends.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is interested in the technical problems of scaling performant websites, as well as the tools and methodologies for scaling efficient Drupal development teams. This summit is aimed towards technical audiences, but intended for both novices and experts alike.


Preliminary Agenda* 

*Subject to change. 

Time Content

8:30 am - 9:00 am

Registration, networking, and coffee

9:00 am - 9:15 am

Welcome and Intro

9:15 am - 10:00 am

Local Dev Tools Showdown with Rob Bayliss (Last Call Media)

10:00 am - 10:45 am

Front End Development Performance with Mike Herchel (Lullabot)

10:45 am - 11:00 am

Coffee break

11:00 am - 11:45 am

Continuous Integration Breakout Sessions 

  • Front-end / Developer Level Tooling
  • DevOps / Systems Level Backend Tools
  • Process / Management (edited) 

11:45 am - 12:15 pm

Scaling Your Infrastructure + Development Team with Amin Astaneh (Acquia Cloud)

12:15 pm - 1:30 pm


1:30 pm - 2:15 pm

Infrastructure as Code with Michael Schmid (

2:15 pm - 3:00 pm technologies, running a service not a site with Ryan Aslett (

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

Coffee break

3:15 pm - 4:00 pm

Performance Troubleshooting and Pitfalls with Nate Lampton (Lullabot)

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Comparing Infrastructure Performance with Josh Koenig (Pantheon)

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Reflections and Q&A