Schedule

Schedule

A Better Idea: User-First for Federal Agencies

Description:

In this session, members of the U.Group Experience team will present our approach to tackling the digital strategy for Federal Agency clients looking to modernize and consolidate multiple legacy websites to Drupal 8.

Presenter(s): claymarshall, jabaliwilliams, marcrambeauSession Track: Content StrategyTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Room E1/E2

Composer 101 : Govern your Drupal project with Composer !

Description:

Composer is a must-have tool for any Drupal developers toolkit. Everyone has heard about it but isn't aware of the migration process to composer based Drupal management.

Presenter(s): RahulSession Track: Coding and DevelopmentTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Balcony C

Content Creation and Verification with Selenium and Python

Description:

Create a more robust regression suite by adding automation of node creation and verification with Selenium and Python.

Presenter(s): andersontqaSession Track: Devops, Performance, Security, and PrivacyTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Room C1/C2

Dyslexia tools - A good idea for 508+?

Description:

Accessibility is a big deal for government websites. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act covers sight, hearing, Parkinson’s -- all sorts of challenges.

Presenter(s): gillick, ptsaoSession Track: Design, UX, and AccessibilityTechnical Level: BeginnerLocation: Room F1/F2

ERD is the Word: Simplifying Content Structure

Description:

What do entity relationship diagrams (ERDs) and database design have to do with content strategy? More than you’d think. Web content lives in databases, and how you structure your content determines the shape of those databases.

Presenter(s): cleakeSession Track: Content StrategyTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Balcony B

Accessibility and Design: How to Create the Best Online Experience

Description:

You may have heard of the benefits of accessibility or know you need to prioritize it in your work. But you’re a little confused on what that means, where to start, and what steps you need to take.

Presenter(s): klocraft, courtneyclarkSession Track: Design, UX, and AccessibilityTechnical Level: BeginnerLocation: Balcony A

git, for users of git

Description:

Now we're gonna have some INTERMEDIATE FUN!

Presenter(s): alisonSession Track: Coding and DevelopmentTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Room E1/E2

Managing Burnout in the Tech Community

Description:

We are told that we just need to take a vacation, buy something nice, or achieve work/life balance. But those action do not get to the heart of burnout. Within days, the stress returns as fierce as ever.

Presenter(s): dmkelnerSession Track: Business + CommunityTechnical Level: BeginnerLocation: Room C1/C2

Multilingual 101

Description:

Having tackled two multilingual builds in the past year, one with just 2 languages and the next with 5 (!) -- including a Right-to-Left language -- we want to share what we've learned.

Presenter(s): zombree, pbarclay, mgreenSession Track: Site Building and Using DrupalTechnical Level: BeginnerLocation: Balcony B

Stop Reporting Pageviews & Other Tips for Actually Useful Reports

Description:

Oh, the dreaded monthly web analytics report! Compiling website -- and email and social media -- metrics into a regular report often falls to the content management team.

Presenter(s): elpattersonSession Track: Content StrategyTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Balcony C

Web Accessibility… like a BOSS!

Description:

Five ways managers can become champions of web accessibility… like a BOSS! As a manager, it’s very easy to feel overwhelmed by web accessibility with everything from acronyms and technical jargon to federal and state laws to learn.

Presenter(s): laura.gatesSession Track: Project and Team ManagementTechnical Level: BeginnerLocation: Room F1/F2

Break

Presenter(s): jdearie

Keynote Roy Varghese

Presenter(s): roy.vargheseSession Track: KeynoteTechnical Level: BeginnerLocation: Auditorium

Lunch

Presenter(s): jdearie

How to give feedback while keeping your head

Description:

Have you ever wanted to give feedback to a coworker or manager and were afraid of what their reaction would be? Have you ever had a project that was going off the rails and you were worried about how the client would react?

Presenter(s): Danielle_ShefflerSession Track: Project and Team ManagementTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Room C1/C2

DevOps for Drupal and Other Web Applications

Description:

Explore DevOps techniques, tools, and best practices for Drupal and other web applications.

This session will expand on the following topics:

Presenter(s): sk33lzSession Track: Devops, Performance, Security, and PrivacyTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Balcony C

Drupal GovCon 2020 Planners' Meeting (Room D)

Description:

Did you know Drupal GovCon is an all-volunteer run event? Join us as we discuss what worked well (and what didn't) in 2019 and help us plan for 2020!  All are welcome.

Presenter(s): jdearie

From User Acceptance Testing to Automated Testing

Description:

Development workflows, continuous integration and automated testing are a hot topics, and should be.  As teams rush to implement and improve their DevOps strategies, one thing hasn’t changed, testing is a afterthought.

Presenter(s): stephencrossSession Track: Coding and DevelopmentTechnical Level: BeginnerLocation: Room E1/E2

Making your site scream: building for frontend performance

Description:

No one likes a slow web page.  People’s attention spans are short. Every second of additional load time can cost you user engagement and less time spent on page. 

Presenter(s): adam.weingartenSession Track: Design, UX, and AccessibilityTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Balcony A

Neil Armstrong's Lessons for Building Government Websites

Description:

Story:

Presenter(s): NoahWolfeSession Track: Project and Team ManagementTechnical Level: IntermediateLocation: Balcony B

Running Drupal on Kubernetes the "Easy Way"

Description:

Okay, so what is this Koober-neetees thing anyway and what does it have to do with Drupal?

Presenter(s): ClintonAtMobomoSession Track: Devops, Performance, Security, and PrivacyTechnical Level: AdvancedLocation: Room F1/F2