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

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2023 Webinars

2023 Webinars
Date Webinar

September 21, 2023


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

Demystifying Design Systems

Presenter:  Morgan Guegan

In this talk, you will learn what a design system is and how it can improve your life - or at least your work life. A design system can act as a source of truth for every one of your teams, from marketing to design to development, improving collaboration and communication. It also allows you to reuse components, saving time and money while increasing efficiency and decreasing mistakes.

Come to this session to learn:

  • The advantages and challenges of using a design system
  • How to go about implementing a design system
  • When it is appropriate to use a design system
  • August 17, 2023


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

    Becoming a Drupal Front End Specialist

    Presenter:  Ashraf Abed

    What does it mean to be a Drupal Frontend Specialist?

    It means moving beyond CSS or HTML and includes understanding the ins and outs of theming in modern versions of Drupal.

    In this talk, we'll cover:

    • Twig tips
    • Techniques for writing maintainable code
    • Debugging your theme, and
    • Ensuring your theme files remain cacheable
    • and upcoming Debug Academy courses

    ….as well as what to consider when preparing for the Acquia frontend specialist certification exam.

    July 20, 2023


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

    Google Analytics 4: Tips and Tricks for Drupal 9 & 10

    Presenter:  Stephen Pashby

    Powerpoint Presentation

    Google replaced Universal Analytics (UA) with Google Analytics 4 (GA4). GA4 delivers an updated analytics model and a number of expanded capabilities over Universal Analytics.

    In this webianr, we will outline the high-level changes between UA and GA4 as well as how to leverage Google Tag Manager to get the most out of GA4 on your Drupal 9 & 10 website, including tracking embedded media, webform submissions, and scroll depth.

    In this webinar, we will discuss:

    • Google Analytics 4 in 5 minutes
    • Basic GA4 for Drupal
    • GA4 Gaps (and how to manage them)
    • Reporting
    • Properties and Multi-site

    June 15, 2023


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

    Composable Web Platform: Moving beyond the Monolith

    Presenters:  Bree Benesh, Brian Gruneberg & Henk Beld

    The increasing demand for high-performing digital experiences for government, non-profit and private sector sites means new solutions to deliver on these needs. Enter Composable Architecture.

    Composable Architecture does more than separate your front end from your back end; it sets you free to build a specialized stack of tools custom to your digital needs. Instead of leveraging a behemoth CMS loaded with a million tools -- many of which you may not use or may not fit your specific use case well enough -- move into the age of the composable web, where you bring together a suite of tools connected by APIs that target exactly the functionality you need.

    In this webinar you will learn about:

    • Benefits that composable architecture offers
    • Challenges from switching to a composable stack
    • Advantages of APIs that target needs

    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..