Webinars

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

We are actively seeking webinar speakers. If you have an idea you would like to present, or see presented, please email us @ [email protected].

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Interested in past webinars, take a look at 2021 Webinars.

2022 Webinars

2022 Webinars
Date Webinar

July 21, 2022

Time:  

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

The Future of Drupal & Web Content Publishing in Government

Presenter:  Suzanne Dergacheva

Link to Powerpoint

Drupal has long been considered a top-notch content management system. It's well known in the government space for its flexibility. You can customize it to fit your content model and it also provides components and templates for building accessible, multilingual, easy-to-use, and mobile-friendly websites.

However, we're moving towards the age of Digital Experience Platforms (DXP) and multi-channel publishing, where content management is just one piece of the puzzle. In this case, we should be asking ourselves: how does Drupal fit into this landscape?

In this webinar, we leverage our 15 years of experience to discuss the future and what role Drupal will play in it, considering the challenges government web publishing stakeholders are facing today.

What you'll learn:

  • The benefits of a content-centric digital experience platform and how Drupal stands out
  • The future role of the content editor
  • How to use Drupal as a platform rather than just a content management system
  • What types of architectural models and integrations Drupal offers, and when to use them
  • How government uses other platforms and tools and how Drupal fits within the larger ecosystem

June 16, 2022

Time:  

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

One Bite at a Time: Incrementally Re-Designing the NIA Website Using the USWDS

Presenter:  William Hurley

Redesigning a site is a chance to take the lessons you have learned and applying them to make a better, more intuitive, easier to access site. Doing so now allows us to leverage the work that was done with the US Web Design System, built-in compliance with section 508 as well as the 21st Century Integrated Digital Experience Act. But instead of re-building the site all at once, NIA is moving section-by-section, component-by-component.

In this talk you will learn:

  • Advantages of re-designing incrementally
  • Lessons learned about adopting the US Web Design System
  • Tools and techniques to accelerate the redesign process and ensure consistency

May 25, 2022

Time:  

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

Understanding Caching for Drupal 8 and Beyond.

Presenter:  Ashraf Abed

Drupal utilizes an advanced caching architecture to improve performance. It's actually one of Drupal's biggest strengths!

Join us as we discuss the critical elements of caching a Drupal 8+ website, including:

  • Render arrays
  • Cache tags
  • Contexts
  • TTLs
  • Varnish
  • CDNs
  • And more!

March 17, 2022

Time:  

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

Easy Intro to Using Composer with Drupal

Presenter:  Ashraf Abed

Use of Composer is vital to development in Drupal 8+. Simplify upgrades and improve stability & security by managing your site's dependencies using Composer, the package manager for PHP.

Attendees Can Expect to Learn how to use Composer for:

  • Strategies to simplifying upgrades.
  • Security improvements
  • What the php package manager does
  • How to manage your sites dependencies
  • And how using composer will assist in over all site stability

February 17, 2022

Time:  

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

Deploying an Ecosystem to Serve California's Justice System

Presenters: John Faber & Mike Madison

California's court system is the largest in the nation and serves a population of more than 39.5 million people — about 12 percent of the total U.S. population. The state's court system is in the middle of a multi-year process of deploying a shared infrastructure and design system that will eventually serve dozens of affiliated court websites. Chapter Three is helping guide the technical and strategic rethink of how to run a modern, multi-tiered court system online.

January 27, 2022

Time:  

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

Content Management: From Docs to Components

Presenter:  Yanko Ivanov & Madison Taylor

Headless Drupal enables content distribution from one central authoring point to many front-end user experiences. To enable full flexibility for tailored user experience, we need to ensure that front-end applications are able to request and consume only relevant components of the content. In this webinar, we will explore the journey from a CMS as a tool delivering complete web pages to a CMS that is built around content components that can be assembled in many different ways to deliver that coveted customized end-user experience.