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The blueprint for secure Drupal 8 platform/builds with composer

This session will focus on what a secure Drupal 8 distribution should look like, and how to use Composer to build, package and deploy a Drupal 8 site.

In a Drupal 8 site, the only code in the repository will be custom code - everything else is defined as a dependency. This makes it clear what the audit surface is. If it's in the repository, it's custom-code. Everything else is added via our composer.json file.

Presenter(s): 
Lee Rowlands

A Continuous Delivery Culture: The Next Step for Agile in Government?

This session will broadly examine how agile practices are being used to deliver digital projects at all levels of government and more specifically how teams are implementing a model of continuous delivery on their projects.

We will explore how mature an agile team needs to be to achieve a good flow of delivery during development iterations.

Presenter(s): 
Jason Coghlan

Digital eDeposit using Drupal at the National Library of Australia

Publishers are now able to deposit publications with the National Library of Australia electronically, a process known as eDeposit. Publications are accepted in multiple electronic formats (such as PDF) and automatically registered with the Library's data management systems. The front end and management of submissions is powered by Drupal.

This session will discuss the overall business requirements for the project, a deep dive into the technical architecture, and a summary of some of the learnings for using Drupal as an application front-end with complex business logic.

Presenter(s): 
Christopher Skene, Colin Sweett

Building a Drupal distribution for a group of government depts in New Zealand

After an 18 month long RFP process, New Zealand’s Central Agencies Shared Services (CASS) tasked Sparks interactive to build a CMS Platform and distribution.

This platform supports 13 websites under the head of the three Central Agencies – the State Services Commission, the Treasury, and Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. In this presentation, we share our experiences gained from building a Drupal distribution to cater for over 150 quite specific requirements, and how we support the site owners to move onto the new platform. 

Presenter(s): 
Dave Sparks, Heike Theis

Conversational Interface: The coming face of the web

Conversational Interfaces are termed as the new age technology and something that will dominate the digital scene in the coming decade. We are already familiar with Siri assistant on iPhones, and Ok Google on Androids, but there is more to it.

Conversational Interfaces are not limited to speech recognition. There are alternative ways to engage the user in a conversation with the machine, many of them simpler and easier to integrate into our websites.

Presenter(s): 
Arijit Dutta

Revolutionising the Government Intranet with Drupal

The Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) intranet (e-Hub) has been developed in Drupal as a fully functional digital platform to be the single source of information for all personnel within CDPP. The new e-Hub was designed to not only be more visually appealing but also improve accessibility and usability across all devices to inspire all CDPP staff to communicate on the platform.

The main aim of this project was to revolutionise the way CDPP communicates with internal stakeholders. This meant:

Presenter(s): 
Ian Laslett

ACIAR: Case Study – UX for GovCMS

The Australian Centre for International Agriculture Research are seeking to transform their web and wanted to deliver a seamless User Experience utilising best practice approaches from the Digital Service Standard and GovCMS.

A critical output of this phase was an Alpha site the client could use to help sell back into their agency and stakeholder base, which in this case was a fully functioning high fidelity prototype. Learn more about how the prototype was tested with users and the efficiencies that were created which would significantly streamline the build phase in GovCMS.

Presenter(s): 
Vishal Sahody & Andrew Mackay