Dashboards and data displays—features often presented with the “wow factor” in mind—can be deficient in providing end users with critical information.
In this session we will discuss a bit about why and how we implemented the VA.gov CMS (Drupal 8) as a backend Content API to feed a decoupled, Metalsmith static HTML build and deployment system for the frontend.
After four years of auditing (and fixing) clients’ disorganized Google Analytics set-ups, convoluted Google Tag Manager implementation and other web data messes, I’ve learned a lot about how NOT to set up your organization’s website data.
Drupal allows for fast pace development of very complex systems: a QA nightmare. How will you be able to sleep at night? Plan Ahead!
Ever heard of infrastructure-as-code?
Behavior-driven development is the art of establishing a common language, improving communication, create automatable tests and providing living, always-accurate documentation at the same time. Especially in large scale projects with complex…
Building and deploying sites using traditional Drupal approaches require developers with a large amount of crossover knowledge and expertise. Full stack developers are hard to find and training junior developers into this role can take years.
Ten-plus years since its last platform update, EEOC.gov recently underwent a complete redesign and re-platform to better serve its constituents by moving to Drupal 8 on Microsoft Azure. In this session, you’ll hear from the EEOC.gov build team.…
Harish Rao is the founder and CEO of Interpersonal Frequency (I.F.). I.F.
Enabling the Change-Makers: Redesigning Princeton's School of Public and International Affairs WebsitePresenter(s): pixelite, jcloysLocation: Mobomo
In this session, we’ll give you an in-depth case study that guides you through the UX, visual design, and development process we followed to create a new digital home for Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs.
Putting veterans first in the design of a pilot hospital site on VA.gov, the largest hospital system in the USPresenter(s): kevinjosephwalsh, janeLocation: Debug Academy
The Veterans Health Administration provides health care to 9 million medical patients, 14 million veterans across through its 1200 facilities, including 150 hospitals and over 1000 community clinics.
The Recurring Events module is a Drupal 8 and 9 plug-and-play recurring events and registration system designed to be site agnostic and extensible.
What do the books Essentialism (McKeown), The Year of Less (Flanders), and Girl, Stop Apologizing (Hollis) have in common?
Data breaches and abuses of our personal data keep making the news. But what can we do about it? Are you protecting user privacy? Learn about best practices in managing privacy for your site users, and what resources and modules Drupal users can…
This session will focus on integrating a custom Drupal sub-theme with the latest version of USWDS. We will cover configuring USWDS settings, Drupal theme settings, and adding custom styling.
Unit tests are a critical tool for development, ensuring that classes and functions aren't inadvertently broken by new code.
Across roles, specialities, and companies job stress is increasing. The daily deluge of emails, Slack messages, and urgent tasks can be overwhelming and it may seem like there’s no solution. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed and just want to give up…
Accessibility is a critical component of any modern website (and double so for government sites).
Component-driven theming is gaining popularity in the Drupal and in the greater front-end development worlds. Taking a component based approach offers greater consistency, flexibility, re-usability and velocity for front-end development.
Starting with Drupal 8, the Migrate API makes it possible to write and execute migrations without having to write PHP code.
Open Data drives evidence based policy and decisionmaking, supports transparency and accountability, and is the language through which our institutions speak to each other and to the public.
As component-based design principles evolve, the actual implementation in Drupal can be performed in many ways. Most, if not all, component-based site building approaches rely on Entity Relationships.
This session will investigate how MetroStar’s Lean/Agile approach has enabled the iterative development of a popular USDA web tool that matches farmers with potential disaster assistance programs.
In today's world, data powers everything from the ads you see in your instagram feed to the suggestions on your Netflix subscription.
If you're looking to build a modern Drupal 8 or 9 site, then you're probably going to want to use the Drupal core Composer "recommended-project" template.
Now that the whole world has discovered decoupled CMS, the default and most common approach to Decoupled Drupal seems to be a completely independent static HTML+JS UI that uses Drupal only to get JSON data from it.
Google search results often include snippets that answer key user questions before other search listings.
The key to delivering an impactful new website is listening.
Drupal technology consultants abound with great sales pitches and flashy websites. But, what happens after the contract is signed?