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Accelerate your web sites with Varnish

Thomas Barregren 4 July 2010
Type:  Not planned session

Learn how to install, configure and monitoring Varnish Cache - an increasingly popular reverse proxy cache that accelerates content-heavy dynamic web sites.

Varnish is a reverse proxy cache. It accelerate your web site by caching responses from your web server and thereby offloading Drupal. Varnish is a modern solution outperforming its competing products by as much as twenty times. That is the reason for its increasing popularity as web accelerator.


This session is for anyone who is not afraid to manage Linux servers, but who has not yet looked into Varnish.

What you will learn

In this session you will learn:

  • What Varnish is.
  • When to use Varnish.

Drupal Performance: Then, now, and the future of a speedy Drupal site.

slantview 28 June 2010
Type:  Session in official program

Drupal performance has always been a tough subject. In this session, I will talk about where we came from, what the latest trends are and where we are going.

This will not be a deep technical talk about how to make your site fast, nor will it be a marketing piece. I will take an in-depth look at the technologies that help Drupal perform and scale to the masses.

I will point you to the technologies and best practices that have been going on lately in the Drupal community, give you a rundown of where we came from and show you where we are going and how to get involved. I would suggest that you have at least a basic understanding of LAMP stack and basic Drupal tuning to get the most from this talk.

A love connection: Drupal & Ubuntu

Rubén Romero 19 June 2010
Type:  Not planned session

Learn how the Ubuntu Community and its ecosystem connect and spread their love for Free and Open Source Software using just that, Drupal and Ubuntu. It's everywhere:, LoCo sites, SpreadUbuntu, and many others.

With the incredible success of Ubuntu around the world, the LoCo project helps groups of Ubuntu fans and enthusiasts to work together in regional teams to help advocate, promote, translate, develop and otherwise improve Ubuntu.

This session focuses on how the Ubuntu Community makes use of Drupal everywhere: From through most Local Community sites worldwide and to the Ubuntu Marketing site SpreadUbuntu, we use Drupal to spread the message of Open Source Freedom. And we want to share this know-how with everyone!

Make performance a non-issue with Varnish

perbu 19 June 2010
Type:  Not planned session

Instead of focusing all your energy on tuning Drupal, PHP and MySQL you can easily just add coating of Varnish on Drupal and you'll have solved your problems forever.

Varnish Cache is a web accelerator, also known as a caching reverse proxy or a HTTP accelerator.

This talk focuses on what Varnish does, how Varnish achieves its performance levels, its architecture and future development. Experiences from applying Varnish to (a trac site) and (Drupal 6 Pressflow) is presented.