Australian State of the Environment Report 2016

This is a case study about bringing a 1200+ page printed report kicking and screaming into the 21st Century.

The Australian State of the Environment report has been converted to an online, interactive site migrating the previous 2011 report and adding the 2016 report allowing for comparison of change over time.  The new site enables content to be browsed, filtered, aggregated and interrogated by users in a variety of ways.

Three different government open data, open source, platforms were brought together to deliver data and content.

Simon Gallant

Drupal 8 and Microservices

Over the past 5 years we have watched microservices come into the mainstream and be sold as the future of applications.

Large companies are trending towards splitting up their large monolithic service into smaller, more manageable deployment objects.

But what does this mean for Drupal 8? What could this mean for Government built sites?

Come on a journey with me as we cover:

  • Drupal 8
  • Microservices
  • Docker
Nick Schuch

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.

Arijit Dutta

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.

Vishal Sahody & Andrew Mackay

govCMS and the open data movement

govCMS is a great example of government making use of open source software, and driving a change across across a large organisation; moving toward greater collaboration and sharing of effort.
This talk gives some history about the origins of govCMS, how it came to use Drupal , how it is managed as an open source project and how it allows collaboration between agencies. I'll also touch on how this was important in the collaboration that produced the govCMS CKAN module.
Gavin Tapp

Making Views with Drupal 7 and Drupal 8

The Views module is a powerful tool. It gives site builders and site managers enormous control over displaying their content. But flexing the full power of views can be daunting.

In this session, we'll take a practical look at the difference between Views in Drupal 7 as a contributed module, and views in Drupal 8, now that it is in core.

We'll look at some of the Advanced features in views, and find out how we can get more out of our content using the full slice and dice capacity of the views module, with help from some of it's friends.

Donna Benjamin