Case Study: How & why Drupal powers 900 websites at McGill

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Jun 14, 2019

Joyce Peralta and Matt Corks

Drupal is used extensively at McGill University; a team of 10 manages a platform used by 1,700 active site managers to power 10 million page views per month on the website ranked # 115 in all of Canada by Alexa. This is achieved via a shared Drupal multisite architecture, automated deployment and provisioning scripts, dedicated and responsive support staff, extensive internal training and documentation efforts, and an Agile workflow. This session will cover the project's goals, scope, history, architecture, staffing, user base, planning, training, documentation, and challenges, and will be presented by Joyce Peralta, a web analyst and UX specialist, and Matt Corks, a back-end web developer.

Matt Corks
Senior Web Developer/Analyst, Montreal, @mvc447
I'm a developer and project manager who has specialized in Drupal since 2005. I've contributed to the Drupal community by giving presentations and contributing patches for many years. I've worked as a developer on web sites for a wide variety of corporate, institutional, and non-profit clients. Prior to joining McGill IT Services in 2017, I built Drupal sites for Evolving Web, the Linux Foundation, the federal New Democratic Party of Canada, and two consulting agencies specializing in work with the non-profit sector.

https://drupalnorth.org/en/session/case-study-how-why-drupal-powers-900…

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I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.