Drupal is an open-source content management system (CMS) written in PHP/MySQL. The local Drupal Atlanta group has two meetings per month. A hands-on, workshop-like meeting takes place at Manuel's Tavern intown. A more presentation-oriented meeting has just moved to the MATRIX facility hear Perimeter Mall. Probably the best way to get with them is through their MeetUp Group. If you miss a meeting, please don't cry blue tears, though.

Drupal Atlanta

  • The Atlanta Drupal User's Group

    The Weather Channel (TWC) has one of the most highly visited Drupal web sites in the world. Join James Rutherford from Atlanta’s Mediacurrent to gain insight into the architectural decisions that allowed Mediacurrent to address this complex site’s requirements. 

    Learn how Mediacurrent and TWC to worked together to understand and tackle the many engineering challenges that arose. The Weather Channel’s migration to Drupal included both addressing editorial concerns and replacing legacy systems and taking over the front end serving.

    See it in action at http://www.weather.co...

    You’ll hear about the pain points that TWC was experiencing before the conversion:

    •  With over 2 million locations with unique forecasts cache, efficiency was low.

    • Feature velocity was a challenge as requirements sometimes change quickly

    • Too many hurdles in the current platform to content generation 

    • Too many legacy platforms to support

    And you’ll learn about innovations created within the Drupal framework to support TWC:

    •  Presentation framework allows independent teams to create flexible widgets that can vary in presentation based on the consuming device (ESI, native, inline or AngularJS) 

    • How mobile has become a hub that supports the mobile apps

    • How the content workflow is write once use many places 

    • Highly leveraging ESI and a novel routing concept to increase cache efficiency


    James Rutherford
    Director of Client Services, Mediacurrent

    As Director of Client Services at Mediacurrent, James is responsible for client satisfaction and project success across all of Mediacurrent's engagements. James has worked at Mediacurrent for over 4 years and works closely with customers to ensure Mediacurrent's solutions align with their business needs.

    Before becoming Director of Client Services, James worked as a Lead Drupal Architect at Mediacurrent with experience that includes leading the redevelopment of Manhattan Associates flagship website into a fully translated Drupal 6 site serving hundreds of resources in over six languages. James worked as part of Mediacurrent team that migrated Georgia.gov and all Georgia Technology Authority websites from a proprietary CMS to Drupal 7, personally handling the migration of Georgia.gov data.

    James has a Computer Science Degree from Georgia Southern and has been an active member of the Drupal community for 8 years.


    • 06:15pm - Socialize

    • 06:45pm - ADUG Business and Introductions

    • 07:00pm - Program 


    Please familiarize yourself withthe directions in advance, and allow ample time to park and walk to theGordyRoom at the Wardlaw Center at Georgia Tech!


    • Learn about our upcoming and past meetings at Meetup.com

    • Find our past presentation videos on Vimeo.

    • Tweet with @DrupalAtlanta and use #DrupalATL.

    • Grow your professional network on our LinkedIn group.

    • Plan for the upcoming DrupalCamp Atlanta 2015.

    • Join the Drupal.org discussion on Drupal Groups.

    Atlanta, GA - USA

    Thursday, March 12 at 6:30 PM

    Attending: 36

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/drupalatlanta/events/220505938/

  • The Atlanta Drupal User's Group

    The Drupal Coffee Club

    Hi everyone!

    This is a supplemental meetup that differs from the main ADUG monthly meetups in that there's no set time or agenda. This is an informal gathering for anyone who wants to learn more about Drupal and get in touch with other members of the local community. Bring your laptop down and show us what you're working on or just sit back with a slice of cake and join the chat.

    This is a great opportunity to have more hands-on time with Drupal and for people new to the Drupal community to chat with other developers and novices alike. There will be a couple of us there throughout the evening who can help with any Drupal problems you have.

    Come by anytime between 5:00 and 9:30 (normally the 4th Tuesday of the month) and we're normally setup at the larger tables to the left of the entrance.

    Atlanta, 30340, GA 30340 - USA

    Tuesday, March 24 at 5:00 PM

    Attending: 8

    Details: http://www.meetup.com/drupalatlanta/events/220748649/