Building a Virtual Conference for 100,000 attendees in 10 weeks, using Drupal + Vue

In this session we will cover:


Why Vue.js and how it helped with performance and privacy
Utilizing Drupal to overcome 3rd party API shortcomings
Performance measurements, scalability
Project Management:

Coordinating with multiple vendors on tight deadlines
Managing 4 internal teams
Implementing Risks and Decision Log

Short summary: had a 10-week timeline to design and build their online conference platform from scratch. The client assembled a team of top-tier vendors and partners, with Palantir as the technical lead. Our role was to:

Implement a Drupal 9-centric solution that would sit nicely with their existing technology stack, leveraging style guide elements and enhancing their web marketing infrastructure.
Evaluate and make recommendations for the best third-party technology solutions for video streaming, one-on-one session management, feedback systems, sponsorship systems, and community and connection platforms.
Translate custom visual design provided by the client’s design partner into a style guide and then implement it on the live site
Coordinating and collaborating with a large team of partners and vendors on a tight timeline, developing a solution that could easily handle traffic from more than 100,000 attendees during the event.


Ofer Shaal
Senior Frontend Developer at
Drupal core maintainer (Umami)

Jennifer Shaal
Project Manager at
Jennifer Shaal currently serves Palantir's portfolio of clients in Managed Support as a Project Manager.

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