Arijit Dutta is an Indian national who has come to Australia before, and at DrupalGov March 27 he will be here again talking about Conversation Interfaces. He's an intriguing digital nomad with a lot of interests, so I was excited to ask him some questions!
One of our presenters this year is Ivan Zugec, he's going to be talking about Media in Drupal 8. Media in Drupal has been a thrilling and often painful ride. I remember James Walker's talk in Barcelona in 2007 "Image handling in core... for real this time." 10 years later and we're hoping Drupal 8 has learned from Drupal 7 and that Media will be a stable platform with great WYSIWYG integration.
Since its entry into Australian government about 10 years ago, Drupal has made significant advances. Of the 946 federal websites listed at Australia.gov.au, over 150 of these are powered by Drupal (the list is below).
We're proud to announce the first Keynote for DrupalGov 2017, Catharine McNally. Catharine is an Experience Analyst based in the United States. She works with the Drupal consulting firm Phase 2 Technology, and has a passion for utilizing technology to create an equal web for all users, regardless of whether or not they have a disability.
Early Bird tickets for DrupalGov 2017 are now on sale - and this year we are setting the bar with 50 tickets available for $35 + gst! That's only the price of 10 coffees (though I'll concede that's with my staff discount). This offer will last until mid January, or until we run out - and we will probably run out - so get in fast!
DrupalGov preparation for Canberra 2017 is well underway, and we are determined to make this event smoother than Lake Burley Griffin on a still Autumn day with the fountain turned off. To do this we need not only volunteers, but really clear direction on how we expect our volunteers to help us. So we've put together a volunteer information page that we will keep updated with the roles as they evolve.