DrupalCon London 2011: THE ECONOMIST: AN INFORMAL TECHNICAL CASE STUDY

Presented by
Diana Montalion Dupuis
For people interested in big websites and their unique challenges, this panel offers a behind the scenes look at The Economist site. A team of experienced Economist developers will talk about the complicated challenges, the innovative solutions, and the still-to-be-solved issues of this popular website. There will also be a (lively, no doubt) Q&A.

The presentation aspect of this session will focus on workflow challenges, testing, performance issues, necessary custom-coded solutions, and 3rd party integration. Sprinkled in, there will be tales of the complex migration from the legacy site to Drupal. The panel will then answer questions and discuss the issues attendees want to delve more deeply into.

Note: There will be at least four team members on this panel.

Intended audience
Developers and business people interested in the technical aspect of The Economist website and the big-website solutions the team has developed.

Questions answered by this session
How does The Economist handle workflow and quality control?

How does The Economist handle testing?

What performance solutions has The Economist developed?

What aspects of The Economist site are custom-coded in innovative ways?

What's the status on The Economist migration to Drupal?