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Shawn DeArmond

Web Architect / University of California Davis

Shawn is the Web Architect for Information and Educational Technology at UC Davis. He supervises the Web Development team, which offers custom web development services to campus units, as well as builds and maintains the SiteFarm web platform service.

Shawn has been a UC Davis employee since 1997 and cut his teeth at the School of Education. Now in IET, he drives a high-performing team implementing state-of-the-art web technology. They use highly evolved development methodologies and workflows including established version control strategies, code-review practices, and automated testing, builds, and deployment.

In addition his work at UC Davis, Shawn is a founding member of the UC Drupal Collaboration, along with UCLA and UC San Francisco, in an effort to save costs and create a community of practice of web development across the UC System. He has also organized the Higher Education Drupal Summit at the Bay Area Drupal Camp and DrupalCon since 2010.

See Me At These Sessions

October 26

3:45 PM-4:30 PM

Config Management for Drupal Multi-site and Distributions

architecture / process / backend development

Drupal 8's Configuration Management System is a modern marvel. We now have a standard way to export, store, and import configuration files.

When working on a single site, built on a fresh Drupal 8 install, the process is pretty straightforward and there are many tools to help along the way.

But what if you're building lots of similar sites? Like a multi-site? Or maybe a Drupal Distribution? Or Install Profile? Or Sub-Profile? In Drupal 7 we had Features. Do we still need that?