Drupal NYC Meetup @ 30 Rock - May 2nd

May 2, 2018 · New York, United States of America

Welcome to the Drupal NYC monthly meetup!

Please join us on Wednesday, May 2nd for our monthly Meetup at 30 Rock for an evening of food/drinks, knowledge and friendship!

You must enter your real name on the RSVP question or your RSVP will be removed. Check-in opens at 6pm sharp, see you on May 2nd!

Agenda
• 6:00 - Check-in opens, socializing + pizza sponsored by NBCUniversal
• 6:30 - Announcements
• 6:45 - Who's hiring, who's looking?
• 6:50 - Presentations
• 8:20 - Closing Remarks, socializing + leftover pizza
• 8:45 - After party sponsored by Fastly @ Bill’s Bar & Burger (1 block north, 16 W. 51st St., accessible via Rockefeller Concourse) https://goo.gl/maps/Eghs2 (https://goo.gl/maps/Eghs2)

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Beyond the Bubble – Blockchain Applications and the Drupal Ethereum Module by Thorsten Krug

Bitcoin and a countless number of other cryptocurrencies have gained a lot of mainstream attraction due to their immense increase in value. Its underlying blockchain technology, with its ability to create global p2p consensus, is being explored as a means to change the way we use the internet in many ways, because it adds decentralized trust, economic incentives and tamper-proof history.

Ethereum is one open source blockchain platform that is programmable via smart contracts. Integration with Drupal would allow organizations to integrate Ethereum into their user registry workflows and begin to explore blockchain's decentralization benefits and some of its interesting use cases.

We will also look at the semi-decentralized architecture of the open source Drupal Ethereum module, and understand the basics of the underlying PHP Ethereum library.

Bio
Thorsten Krug started creating websites in 1997. He is a graduated photo engineer and full-stack web developer with a passion for open source software, agile teamwork and mobile-first architecture and design. Recently he has been exploring the promising future of blockchain technologies.

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Site security goes beyond the server. What else impacts your site? by Scott Wolpow

Today your site must be https compliant , which requires a certificate. There are many options, some free, some costly. We will review some of these, the ease of use and for the uninitiated how to install them.

A damaging issue to your domain is SPAM. Google penalizes you on not taking preventive measures. Besides securing a server, domain records must be properly configured. The mysteries of SPF, DKIM and DMARC will be covered.

Bio
A life long entrepreneur, Scott has been involved in computing since the days of Western Union Teletypes. He joined the Drupal community in 2009 and has been managing projects for various clients.Recently he joined forces with Robert to form Public CTO, which offers technical expertise for companies that do not have their own tech team.

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Meanwhile, we are always looking for speakers! Submit your suggestions at http://drupal.nyc/suggest !

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