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

Conference Year:
2020
Presenter(s): jeff.brauer, jeffrey barnes, ryansibley

What attendees will gain:

Session Track: Content Strategy and Analytics
Technical Level: Advanced

Let the Robots Win: Automation Working for You

Conference Year:
2018
Presenter(s): kday, burnettjoshua1, cathleentracy

Giving up a manual task to automate it can feel like something straight out of a science fiction story like “Westworld”. Giving up the time required to innovate process improvements is also a difficult pill to swallow.

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

Let's learn Git. No more excuses.

Conference Year:
2018
Presenter(s): mcdwayne

Whether it is for re-using the same code or deploying a bug fix or just for better document management, one of the most important leaps any site builder will ever take in their path towards becoming a developer is learning a version control…

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Beginner

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

Conference Year:
2020
Presenter(s): mknightjr

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

Making Drupal Friendly for Editors and Clients

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): nJim

Drupal’s extensibility allow us to create the perfect CMS for our organizations. But too often the same level of design is not considered when building out the editorial interfaces.

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

Making it easy for users to maintain their own content

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): andrew.cox

This session digs into how content moderation has been used over 2 years on a production Drupal 8 website with over 4,000 user authored nodes and a complex content approval process.

Key Takeaways:

Session Track: Content Strategy
Technical Level: Intermediate

Making Use Of Our Robot Overlords -- Automating Your Devops Workflows

Conference Year:
2017
Presenter(s): rvtraveller

Session Recording: https://youtu.be/MV0p7GfzbJ0

Session Track: DevOps
Technical Level: Intermediate

Making your site scream: building for frontend performance

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): adam.weingarten

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. 

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

Managing Burnout in the Tech Community

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): dmkelner

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.

Session Track: Business + Community
Technical Level: Beginner

Maneuvering agile requirements on government projects using Design Thinking Framework

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): rrabiela, lylydia20148

So your team has gone agile?

Session Track: Project and Team Management
Technical Level: Beginner

Mastering the CDN: Present & Future

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): populist

If you site is not running on a CDN, you are missing out. Modern websites receive enormous benefits in terms of speed & reliability when utilizing a content delivery network - and setting one up for your site has never been easier.

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

Measuring What Matters: Using Analytics to Inform Content Strategy

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): jasonhamrick

“Is my content strategy working?” “Do I need to do something different?” “Am I spending my budget effectively?” These are the questions that keep senior leadership awake at night.

Session Track: Content Strategy
Technical Level: Intermediate

Media module in core: Setting up a Drupal 8 media library

Conference Year:
2018
Presenter(s): jsheffers

Media is now in core!  Feel free to break out into your happy dance at any point while reading this abstract.  Let's be honest...handling media in Drupal has been a nightmare in the past.  Now that media is in core—thanks to the Drupal Media Team…

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

Migration Migraine

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): jgreenberg

Even though migration has come a long way since D7, there are still numerous opportunities for headaches.

This session is a case study of three issues I faced and how I resolved them:

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Intermediate

Migration Strategy: How to Be a Resource for your Team

Conference Year:
2018
Presenter(s): lynne.walsh

Is your team gearing up to migrate a site into Drupal 8? In this presentation, I’ll walk through the steps I’ve taken to prep my developer for a Drupal 8 migration. Topics covered will include the following:

Session Track: Content Strategy
Technical Level: Intermediate

Mobile accessibility: testing mobile sites and native apps for accessibility

Conference Year:
2020
Presenter(s): gianwild

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

Mobile Content Strategy for Drupal

Conference Year:
2017
Presenter(s): pixelite

We all know the importance of designing websites for mobile. But what about designing content for mobile?

Session Track: Project and Team Management
Technical Level: Beginner

mock-chain: a library for easier unit testing in Drupal (and beyond!)

Conference Year:
2020
Presenter(s): dafeder, fmizzell

Unit tests are a critical tool for development, ensuring that classes and functions aren't inadvertently broken by new code.

Session Track: Coding and Development
Technical Level: Advanced

Modern CSS: You can do it!

Conference Year:
2017
Presenter(s): acfind

Session Recording: https://youtu.be/QOmOGbgNyJ0

Session Track: Front End
Technical Level: Intermediate

Motivate Your Agile Team with an Open Source Mentality

Conference Year:
2018
Presenter(s): laural2979

Do you have a team that has lost their stride and lost interest in their work? Do you understand what really drives teams to perform their best?

Session Track: Project and Team Management
Technical Level: Beginner

Moving Federal Services Online

Conference Year:
2017
Presenter(s): dawnw1114, kbildahl, cneigh

Session Recording: https://youtu.be/UIB4bXesx3Q

Session Track: Project and Team Management
Technical Level: Beginner

Multi-Site Vs Domain: A Commerce Case Study

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): johnpicozzi

For ages people have been building Drupal Multi-sites to handle similar but different websites. The allure of updating a single code base while maintaining separate databases was and still is very appealing.

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

Multilingual 101

Conference Year:
2019
Presenter(s): zombree, pbarclay, mgreen

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.

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

Multisites and Platforms and Governance - Oh My!

Conference Year:
2017
Presenter(s): adam.organ@acquia.com, lcatlett

Session Recording: https://youtu.be/Tvmu2VuK7Hg

Delivering Sites at Scale: Platform Approaches in Government

Session Track: Business (Gov, Non-Profit, Commercial)
Technical Level: Intermediate