This is probably one of the funniest Magento developer talks and a very relevant one, too. It’s hard to believe that this was Tadhg Bowe’s first talk ever. Not only at a Magento event, but on any stage. It took place at The Commedy Store on November 12, 2016 during Mage Titans, a Magento developer conference organized by Magento community members.
Tadhg explains what Magento’s data migration tool is all about. Follow what happens when a real world Enterprise client decides to migrate! How was the migration investigated, what actually happened, how were issues resolved, what were the workarounds, how was go-live planned. All this in 15 minutes no problem! Including a small excursus on how to use Dutch toilets.
One thing that becomes clear from the talk is that it’s probably not going to be as easy to migrate data from Magento 1 to Magento 2 as you thought. It’s clear that you will also need to migrate your extensions, but this talk is mostly concerned with the database.
Tadhg started in the world of e-commerce back in 2005. He joined Screen Pages an e-commerce website provider in 2006 and has been developing Magento sites since 2010. Tadhg has helped plan, develop, lead and when needed project manage many online shops for leading UK brands. In recent years he has also been focused on things like “how can we develop better as a team”. In late 2015 he started studying Magento 2 with a particular focus on data migration. A loyal supporter of the Magento community, Tadhg attended Mage Titans in 2015 and vowed to return one year later to give his first ever talk! Grand.