Configuration Management: A True Life Story

Long gone are the days of copying databases, creating a custom module, or creating features to push new functionality to your Drupal Website. Those days and arcane methods are a thing of the past with Drupal 8. Why or how you ask? Read on my friend, read on!

Managing configuration in Drupal 8 has become much easier with the introduction of configuration management. In this talk, we will review “good practices” Oomph has established for configuration management, what tools we use on all of our Drupal 8 projects and how to use them. We will also discuss how configuration management ties into a Continuous Integration pipeline using Github and Travis-CI.

We will discuss the following list of modules:

  • Configuration Manager

  • Configuration Split

  • Configuration Read-only mode

  • Configuration Installer


What you can expect to learn from this talk:

  • Automating configuration management in a Continuous Integration pipeline

  • How to export and import configuration in Drupal 8

  • How to manage configuration in version control

  • How to manage configuration for multiple environments

  • How to install a new instance of Drupal with a set of existing configuration

This talk is for all skill levels and aims to make everyone’s life easier through the magic of Drupal Configuration Management. We look forward to sharing our experience with you and answering any questions you may have.

Audience Level
10:15am - 11:15am
Gaige Classroom 202
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Oomph, Inc.
Senior Drupal Architect

As a Senior Drupal Architect at Oomph, and an Acquia certified Site Builder, I help our clients with all things Drupal – from complex content solutions to custom coded modules. Here at Oomph we are all about the people. We hire rock stars, we work hard and have fun doing it, and we enjoy hanging out with each other.

I also head Oomph’s Drupal community involvement by co-organizing the Providence Drupal Meetup and New England Drupal Camp, as well as co-hosting the Talking Drupal Podcast.

I have held a variety of Drupal related positions, working with companies such as CVS Caremark, Marriott International, and Blue Cross Blue Shield to name a few.

When I’m not at Oomph I teach client-side development at Johnson & Wales University. And when not doing either one of those things, I like to spend time with my family and travel.