The aGov Drupal 8 government distribution

Following the forking of aGov for Drupal 7 for govCMS in 2015, significant effort has gone into rebuilding aGov as a distribution for Drupal 8. This talk will detail the major changes made in aGov 8 in terms of functionality and architectural approach, along with examples of it being used on live websites by major government organisations.

Owen Lansbury

Boost your site with type

Text-heavy sites are very common when working in government, but they don't need to be ugly. This session will take a dive in to online typography and how you can use it to make your site pop. 

We'll cover the principles of good typography, an introduction to webfonts and best practice methods for implementing webfonts and rich typography into your site.
Adrian Redman

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

Testing any day: guide to end to end test driven Drupal projects

Do you get notified if some crucial functionality on your website was changed or broken?

Is automated testing part of your daily routine or deployment process?

If not, then you are risking of losing parts of your website or even entire project.

Testing is no longer developers realm and everybody should get involved and get the benefits of test driven development.

In this session we will cover:

Vladimir Roudakov

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

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