Schedule

Content Models: The Design Tool You Never Considered

Presenter(s): courtneyclark, jbradshawLocation: ITCON

You're in it. Development has begun. You're building out content types, sorting out view modes. But wait. You have a LOT of questions for your designer. Do we really need these two components that are nearly identical?

Session Track: Design, UX, and Accessibility
Technical Level: Intermediate

Drag & Drop Content Management For Government Websites

Presenter(s): chrisodva, acouchLocation: Debug Academy

By combining design systems with Layout Builder and Drupal features such as blocks we can deliver a "Wix" like drag and drop experience to site builders tasked with managing Drupal 8/9 websites. 

In this session attendees will learn:

Session Track: Site Building and Using Drupal
Technical Level: Intermediate

Empowering Site Owners by Developing Custom Views Plugins

Presenter(s): nJimLocation: Acquia

Views is an indispensable tool for Drupal site builders - allowing them to create complex queries and displays without writing a single line of code. But too often developers like myself avoid these interfaces.

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Intermediate

Why Metrics? How Metrics? Do I even need them?

Presenter(s): eduardomadariagaLocation: Mobomo

Metrics has become one of the most popular terms when talking about team introspection, especially in the software industry.

Session Track: Content Strategy and Analytics
Technical Level: Beginner

100% Remote: Tips for Managing a Fully-Distributed Workforce

Presenter(s): monicadearLocation: Debug Academy

 

Session Track: Project and Team Management
Technical Level: Intermediate

8 Tech Questions to Ask Before You Even Think About a New Website

Presenter(s): stidmore-mcLocation: Mobomo

It’s happened to you: You’re putting together requirements for a new website, but when it comes to your existing technology, you don’t know what you don’t know. Do your third-party software platforms integrate with each other?

Session Track: Site Building and Using Drupal
Technical Level: Beginner

Drupal Hosted on Kubernetes

Presenter(s): suniltanejaLocation: Acquia

Run Drupal and other workloads such as SOLR, Elastic, Redis or Memcache in Kubernetes. In-depth analysis of which services are much more suited for Kubernetes.

Session Track: Devops, Performance, Security, and Privacy
Technical Level: Advanced

The future of Drupal MultiSites

Presenter(s): SchnitzelLocation: ITCON

Drupal MultiSites are great, at least they initially sound great:

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Beginner

Digging Into User Experience at Any Level

Presenter(s): bendygirl, s010sdcLocation: Keynote - Thursday

Sara is a Dayton, Ohio based software engineer, and program manager for the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) where she works on open innovations.

Session Track: Keynote
Technical Level: Beginner

Platforms, Platforms, Multisites, and Platforms

Presenter(s): _doyle_, adam.weingartenLocation: ITCON

Open source is free... so why does it cost me so much to keep my websites running?  Why am I spending so much time updating my websites and not enough time using them?

Session Track: Devops, Performance, Security, and Privacy
Technical Level: Beginner

Real-world example of using the U.S. Web Design System

Presenter(s): dcmouyardLocation: Debug Academy

The EPA started using the U.S. Web Design System in 2016 to guide the look and feel of EPA.gov. During the migration to Drupal 8, we rebuilt the theme from scratch.

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Intermediate

Resilient Leadership in Difficult Times

Presenter(s): dmkelnerLocation: Acquia

The year 2020 came in with a bang. Our plans were put on hold, our lives were changed. We all ended up with zoom fatigue trying to satisfy our human need for social contact and social change.

Session Track: Community and Being Human
Technical Level: Beginner

The Question Is Moot! Accessibility and Dataviz Is NOT an Either/Or: How to Design Accessible, Usable Data Visualizations

Presenter(s): klocraft, Tim ShawLocation: Mobomo

“Regarding accessibility, how do you determine situations in which a data visualization is not feasible?” This question came to us from a client.

Session Track: Design, UX, and Accessibility
Technical Level: Intermediate

Creating Layouts & Landing Pages in Drupal: the Paragraphs vs. Layout Builder Edition

Presenter(s): pixeliteLocation: Debug Academy

Two requirements that come up constantly on projects are “How do we make it easier for non-technical users to update our website?” And “How can we give content editors more flexibility?"

Session Track: Site Building and Using Drupal
Technical Level: Intermediate

Lessons learned re-platforming VA.gov on Drupal in 12 months

Presenter(s): jeff.brauer, jeffrey barnes, ryansibleyLocation: Mobomo

What attendees will gain:

Session Track: Content Strategy and Analytics
Technical Level: Advanced

Smithsonian + Google - Open source web components for visualizing and interacting with 3D objects

Presenter(s): rossiv, sharkbaitdc, gjcope, elalishLocation: ITCON

This session will discuss two open source web components for visualizing and interacting with 3D objects, Google's <model-viewer> and the Smithsonian Institution's Voyager, and how the Smithsonian leverages these technologies along with…

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Advanced

Successful Projects Start with Great RFPs

Presenter(s): jcrespoLocation: Acquia

For years there’s been a lot of ink spilled about how the RFP process is broken, particularly when it comes to technology projects.

Session Track: Project and Team Management
Technical Level: Beginner

Let’s Talk about the "A" Word: Tips for Helping Reluctant Teams and Organizations to Embrace Agile

Presenter(s): mknightjrLocation: ITCON

While many government agencies have moved to incorporate Agile methods into their web development practices in recent years, there are still just as many who are reluctant to make the shift for a variety of reasons (i.e.

Session Track: Project and Team Management
Technical Level: Beginner

Mobile accessibility: testing mobile sites and native apps for accessibility

Presenter(s): gianwildLocation: Debug Academy

Unfortunately, when developing WCAG2, the Working Group did not envision the current world where mobile is almost ubiquitous.

Session Track: Design, UX, and Accessibility
Technical Level: Intermediate

My First IDE

Presenter(s): mikemadisonLocation: Mobomo

IDEs are an incredibly powerful tool. They are also an incredibly complex and intimidating tool if you've never used one (or are new to them).

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Beginner

Understanding Drupal

Presenter(s): dinarconLocation: Acquia

Drupal is an extremely flexible system. To achieve this, various layers of abstractions were built into it. A lot of concepts were created to explain these abstractions. Unfortunately, they are not always intuitive.

Session Track: Site Building and Using Drupal
Technical Level: Beginner

Building Sites from the User’s Perspective via Effective Content

Presenter(s): karolusLocation: ITCON

Drupal offers many powerful features out of the box—as well as  a world of possibilities via contributed and custom options. While this may be tantalizing from a technological standpoint, it may not be from the user’s perspective.

Session Track: Content Strategy and Analytics
Technical Level: Beginner

Mentoring Team Members and Promoting Growth

Presenter(s): Danielle_ShefflerLocation: Acquia

Many times, team members feel like they can't mentor others unless they are a manager or a team lead. However, mentoring allows for growth of both senior team members and junior team members.

Session Track: Community and Being Human
Technical Level: Intermediate

Using Post Update Scripts to Deploy Content Across Environments

Presenter(s): tk421jag, ashleyfmiller, MattCLocation: Debug Academy

This session focuses on how we rolled out large amounts of content using a Drupal post update script. This method was used for several tools on Farmers.gov, most recently The Disaster Assistance Tool.

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Intermediate

What can the USA learn from the world on accessibility policy?

Presenter(s): mgiffordLocation: Mobomo

Canada, the European Union and the United Kingdom have all developed legislation on web accessibility since the Section 508 Refresh process was enacted in 2017.

Session Track: Design, UX, and Accessibility
Technical Level: Beginner

Authentic digital inclusion is easier than you think

Presenter(s): Andrew_Mallis, crispinbailey, Consulting@AFB.org, wreuschelLocation: Acquia

Do you feel distracted by a suite of automated tools, pages of report data, and feedback on work that was designed and developed weeks and weeks ago?

Session Track: Design, UX, and Accessibility
Technical Level: Intermediate

Dealing with unprecedented scale during Covid-19

Presenter(s): wiifmLocation: Debug Academy

Covid-19 for some sites has meant a massive surge in traffic. Some of the health related sites that we look after at amazee.io have experienced a 80x traffic increase over the last couple months.

Session Track: Devops, Performance, Security, and Privacy
Technical Level: Intermediate

Granicus meeting and asset importer (using Drupal + Feeds)

Presenter(s): jenlamptonLocation: ITCON

I would like to do a quick show-and-tell of a neat feature we're using on about 5 government sites I help maintain.

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Intermediate

Why You Need Disciplined Agile For Your Projects and Organization

Presenter(s): wabrantyLocation: Mobomo

Disciplined Agile (DA) is the most comprehensive agile and lean body of knowledge in existence.  It can be a toolkit to help you to choose your way of working (WoW) for your projects, programs, and organization.

Session Track: Project and Team Management
Technical Level: Intermediate