This year we are prioritizing interactive content and activities for our virtual conference. There will be fewer sessions than at most conferences so we can focus our efforts on providing opportunities for interaction and to encourage participation in these unique activities.

We will have curated NY-themed sessions on Friday, November 13th, along with interactive activities. We will be soliciting sessions directly from speakers rather than hosting a traditional session submission process. Know of someone who could give a uniquely NY-themed talk? Please email

Join #camp-discuss on DrupalNYC Slack or follow us on Twitter to be alerted when we have more to share.

Confirmed sessions

Striving for Inclusion Through Accessible Design

In this talk, the NYU Stern UX team will discuss accessibility and the importance of accessible design. We will cover the design process the Stern UX team went through bring the portal up to WCAG 2.0 AA standards. We will highlight some of the challenges we encountered implementing the accessible design in Drupal 8. 

Presented by: Aimee Quesada and Ashworth Charles from NYU Stern

Friday, November 13 - Time: 11:00 AM-11:45 AM EST


Launching a career in Drupal as a working adult

Learn how the Communication Workers of America provides training (including developing Drupal expertise) to its union members through its Joint Training Initiative.

Presented by: Sam Lerma, Ainsley Tracey, Yolanda White, Antiena Perry, Toyia Flowers, Mary Kenny, and Michael Creegan of the CWA

Friday, November 13 - Time: 12:00 PM-12:45 PM EST


Lightning talks 

Come prepared to give a short 5-minute talk on any topic (Drupal or non-Drupal). Speaking slots will be first-come, first served during this opportunity for you to present at DrupalCampNYC.

Presented by: You!

Followed by 1:1 networking (time permitting)

Friday, November 13 - Time: 1:00 PM-1:45 PM EST


Modernizing NYC's radio news using Drupal, AWS, and SalesForce

Since 1989, large media distributors and news agencies across North America have been using ANPA-1312 to standardize the content and structure of text-based news articles. A majority of journalists, independent writers, and news agency managers still compose their articles, upload code-friendly content through an FTP network, and release on the wire. Much of this work is done in forgotten rooms on outdated hardware. Thanks to the standard format, however, the content can still be aggregated into the newswire. Fast forward almost 30 years later, in 2018, when a major NYC-based radio station invested in an industry-disrupting solution leveraging Drupal, new groups module, AWS SQS, and SalesForce. The resulting service? An app that allows newswire uploads from phone, tablet, or desktop computer. From anywhere around the world, the app categorizes data so even writers unfamiliar with the ANPA format can submit their articles on the wire. The modern UI offers dramatic usability improvements, like allowing talk-show hosts and radio-station reporters to build show rundowns, content customizability, and edited article access across networks. Spend an hour with me as I talk about some of the challenges faced while building a custom workaround for NYC’s biggest internet radio station and renovating the ANPA standard. 

Presented by: Boris Smirnov from Drupal Contractors by Esteemed

Friday, November 13 - Time: 2:00 PM-2:45 PM EST


How NYPL Leverages Free Tools for CI/CD

Learn how the New York Public Library is making the switch to Drupal 8 using more modern techniques for development and deployment. We'll cover what tools we use for site building, local development and deployment to self-hosted or third-party hosting environments. 

Presented by: Greg Kallenberg and John Berube from The New York Public Library.

Friday, November 13 - Time: 3:00 PM-3:45 PM EST


The Challenges of Migrating UFT from Drupal 6 to Drupal 8

Learn how the United Federation of Teachers (UFT) managed a massive migration from D6 to D8, including hundreds of custom modules.

Presented by: Matthew Merkelson and Lenny Zenith from the United Federation of Teachers

Friday, November 13 - Time: 4:00 PM-4:45 PM EST