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Drupal Business, Non-Profit and Government

Overcoming institutional Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt around releasing your code.

Many large organizations express very real concerns around publicly releasing internally built software and engaging with the open source community. Lawyers are are concerned about the intellectual property consequences, security teams are concerned about exposing vulnerabilities, communications staff are aren't sure how to let engineers communicate with the public, and engineers themselves are afraid of letting anything but perfect code see the light of day.

Building High Performance Teams -- Advice From A Project Manager And A Lead Developer

We’ve all seen talks about what motivates developers or how to get the most out of your team.  Unfortunately, all of these sessions only focus on one side of the equation.  They only present one perspective on motivating a team. 

Come watch and learn as one of the most cohesive Drupal development duos shares their perspectives on building highly motivated, high performing teams.  Brian and Karen have worked on distance learning, social networking, e-commerce, and large corporate sites for a variety of clients.  They’ll even share tips for working with each other (which is sure to make the day after this talk exciting).  You’ll learn how to get the most out of your team to deliver your projects on time and on budget.

To Be Or Not To Be Drupal -- A Project Manager’s and A Lead Developer’s Perspective

The latest project just came down the pipeline and now it is time to start planning.  This unique session will share two different perspectives on figuring out if Drupal is the right choice for your project using the real world experiences from a knowledgeable and experienced development team.  

Brian and Karen have worked on distance learning, social networking, e-commerce, and large corporate sites for a variety of clients.  Come watch and learn as the two of them share their real world lessons, gotchas, and tips so you don’t make the same mistakes.  Combine Brian and Karen’s real world experience with a little chemistry and a little humor and you’re sure to have a good time while learning about what to consider when evaluating Drupal for your next project.  

OpenPublic 1.0- The next generation of open source government sites

OpenPublic 1.0 offers a refreshed app strategy, integrations with trusted 3rd party services providers specific to government users, and additional new features. Join us for a hands on session on how OpenPublic 1.0 can be used for micro sites to massive flagship sites, using some clever content strategy and the new apps model. This session will include lessons learned from current  OpenPublic implementations and demos of the new features focused on how OpenPublic scales and can be the basis of your next government site, be it a PaaS seed or massive site build. 

OpenAid: Build Capable NGO Websites Fast

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Submitted by juaneclark on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 18:38

Program-focused NGOs, organizational partnerships and grassroots groups have been taking advantage of OpenAid to build Drupal websites quickly and cost-effectively. This website-building product allows users to create full-featured sites with capabilities like program profiles and interactive mapping, blogs, document library with faceted search, partner and author profiles, image galleries, and soon an events feature and new theme.

HAND-IN-HAND: MULTIPLE VENDORS WORKING FOR THE GOOD OF ONE CLIENT

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Submitted by jhoholik on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 17:37

A typical enterprise website today relies on service oriented architecture to bring multiple pieces of functionality into the hands of their clients. How do you manage a project that entails the integration of multiple applications owned by multiple vendors and on multiple timelines?

JoMarie Hoholik is a seasoned veteran and has successfully (and sometimes not so successfully) managed projects that have integrated Drupal with multiple applications owned by multiple vendors. Join her and some of her clients in a discussion on best practices.

Website Redesign: Are You Planning To Succeed Or Succeeding To Fail? It All Starts With Your RFP

Don’t let planning your next website project become a full-time second job. Join us for a fresh look at the planning, RFP writing, and hiring process. We’ll provide a “from the trenches” look at common points of failure and provide tactics for avoiding them through guidelines, tips, case studies, and role-play.

During this session attendee will learn:

  • how to plan a successful website project
  • how to prepare an appropriate RFP
  • how to select appropriate internal resources and/or external vendors

Thinking outside the Drupal box: Creating value with data

Submitted by rocket777 on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 15:19

Organizations have volumes of data that's managed outside Drupal. This data can be used to enhance an organization's external site, shared internally for better decision making, made available for others to consume and add value. Within Drupal, version 8 is being enhanced to make integration with external applications easier as well.

This session will discuss the types of data available, how it's been used and the potential to create value and better user experiences on websites.

Contributing-It's Not as Hard as It Looks

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Submitted by karolus on Mon, 06/30/2014 - 14:37

Drupal, like any open-source project, is dependent upon voluntary participation for its success and survival. A large part of the challenge is boosting interest and involvement—not only from developers and site builders--but from maintainers, users, and their clients. At Drupalcon Austin, a Community Summit working group was formed to tackle this issue, and we are continuing to process to lower barriers to entry by flattening the Drupal cliff.

Come see what progress we have made, and how you can help by involving yourself and others in helping improve Drupal.

US Project Open Data Compliance with the DKAN Drupal Distro

Governments, non-profits and companies worldwide are managing and publish open data, but until recently few were using Drupal to do it.  In DC, US Project Open Data compliance has been a challenge for many agencies to comply with.  The DKAN distribution of Drupal is gaining traction in DC and worldwide as one of the top 5 tools for open data management.

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