Drupal4Gov hosts monthly webinars each third Thursday at 3pm EST.  

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2023 Webinars

2023 Webinars
Date Webinar

April 18, 2023


3:00PM - 4:00PM (EST)

Content Sync Across Environments

Presenter:  Darcy Barton

Synchronizing content across environments has been a long time problem for Drupal. In this talk, we’re going to look at options for doing more than just migration scripts and export files. We will cover how we’re doing it at Palladian Partners and how you might be able to, as well.

Powerpoint Presentation

March 16, 2023


3:00PM - 4:00PM (EST)

Backdrop CMS - Providing a Soft Landing for Drupal 7 Sites

Presenter:  Tim Erickson

According to Drupal.org, there are still over 400,000 sites using Drupal 7. Backdrop CMS is a fork of Drupal 7 explicitly created to provide an option for Drupal 7 site owners that are unlikely to ever make the jump to modern Drupal (8/9/10). Backdrop CMS preserves the workflow and coding practices of Drupal 7 while adding some of the features of modern Drupal such as configuration management and a new layout system.

In this presentation we will talk about:

  • What is Backdrop CMS and how is it similar and different from modern Drupal (8/9/10)?
  • Backdrop CMS Values and Principles
  • Backdrop CMS contrib update. Which contrib modules are available for Backdrop CMS and which ones are not?
  • How to choose between modern Drupal and Backdrop CMS when upgrading a Drupal 7 site?
  • Tools and resources available for Drupal 7 to Backdrop CMS upgrades.

Other BackDrop Resources:


  • https://backdropcms.org/
  • https://www.triplo.co/blog/backdrop-cms-providing-soft-landing-drupal-7-sites

February 16, 2023


3:00PM - 4:00PM (EST)

Digging Deeper into Layout Paragraphs

Presenter:  Justin Toupin

Layout Paragraphs is a contributed Drupal module that combines drag-and-drop editing, Drupal core's layout API, and the Paragraphs module to provide an accessible, easy-to-use authoring experience. Designed to empower marketing and editorial teams everywhere, Layout Paragraphs offers a WYSIWYG interface for publishing highly visual, long-form content.

In this session, we'll demo the capabilities of Layout Paragraphs, explain how it differs from core's Layout Builder, and show participants how to implement Layout Paragraphs in their own Drupal websites.

Building on December 2021's Drupal4Gov webinar about Layout Paragraphs, we’ll dig a little deeper and also cover more advanced topics including:

  • Strategies for implementing web governance with Layout Paragraphs.
  • Extending Layout Paragraphs to build an authoring experience tailored to your team’s marketing and editorial needs.
  • Using Layout Paragraphs for decoupled websites and applications.

January 19, 2023


3:00PM - 4:00PM (EST)

Developer to Manager: A Survival Guide

Presenter:  Kat Kuhl

Good work leads to promotions -- and promotions from development to management come with more than increases in responsibility. While you might get promoted because you've been a great developer, you'll need a new skill set to be a great manager.

During this session, Kat will talk about adjusting from life as a developer to life as a manager, including:

  • Avoiding the pacesetting leader trap.
  • Giving performance feedback that goes beyond code reviews.
  • Giving room to make mistakes (while mitigating the big risks).
  • Investing time in people, not projects.

This session is targeted toward new managers and developers considering management, by a former developer who made the leap and loved it..