Towns, cities, rural districts, and other municipalities could benefit greatly by migrating from frequently proprietary and outdated software services to world-class free software content management systems built for community involvement... such as Drupal. This group facilitates work on features for people's participation or to pushing governments to provide more information and allow greater involvement.
If anyone has done any research or worked w/ a marketing group to figure out how their local citizens and businesses prefer to interact w/ their local government to get things done, pay, get notifications, find out about proposed city development, learn about upcoming meetings of interest, etc. please post the findings here.
Low Income Residents: Prefer interactive texting
45-54 age group: prefer mobile apps
25-34 - prefer mobile apps
Senior Citizens: prefer to call 80% of the time
We're hosting a half day in DC for Drupal Global Training day. This is OPEN to the Public and Free.
Submit your lightning talk to drupal4gov (at) gmail We have a few spots open for lightning talks.
This is also a 100% ID Check location, so please bring your ID with you (license, passport, gov ID, etc...)
Please also sign up for this event on the EVENTBRITE page.Read more
The Front-End Web Developer for the Media Services Center will work with the content team to help evaluate incoming requests and brainstorm design possibilities in consideration of the limitations and possibilities of the Drupal platform as well as all options of content placement within NY.Gov, Governor.NY.gov and any additional website related to the Executive Chamber.Read more
Forcontu is offering 10 x Training Scholarships for the Expert in Drupal 7 online course (valued at USD1350). If you want to apply, complete the form before April 15, 2015. On April 16 we will announce the 10 winners of a scholarship to join the course completely free. The course will be conducted from May 4 to December 4 (7 months).
More information and registration at:Read more
Fabulous news today!
Office of Personnel Management will be hosting the next Drupal4Gov half day event.
And it's gonna be amazeballs!
We will start the afternoon with welcome remarks and a Keynote then we'll learn some cool stuff, contribute or participate in a sprint with USDA. Then, when it's all done, we'll head back to the auditorium for the closing announcements, Happy Hour info and a short discussion lead by USDA's William Brantley.
It's a full afternoon of awesomeness.Read more
We've had this problem for a while in terms of handling a single document that appeared in multiple locations on the site.
(IE, you want the Budget on three different pages, but you don't want three different versions of the Budget floating around).
The problem we'd run into is that we wouldn't know which files were updated and which weren't, because if you loaded a file through the Drupal user interface, it would create a brand new document, instead of updating it.Read more
Drupal Government Days and Capital Camp are back again for 2015. Capital Camp and Drupal GovDays have combined and are now Drupal GovCon.
This year’s conference is July 22 - 24, 2015 at the NIH Campus in Bethesda, MD. Dries Buytaert, Drupal founder and lead developer, will be keynoting.
Registration and session submission is now open, but closes April 10th, so get your sessions in!!
Please visit drupalgovcon.org for more information. Session submissions close on Friday, April 10th.
We anticipate anywhere from 800-1100 attendees and for the event to sell out.Read more
IWF AG: unsere Agentur
p>Unsere Angebote in Politik, Kommunikation, Networking und Technologie machen uns zu einer schlagfertigen Full-Service-Agentur. Dienstleistungen und Produkte aus diesen Bereichen bieten wir bedürfnisgerecht separat sowie in Kombination an. Kunden und Mitarbeitende schätzen die Qualität unserer Leistungen und profitieren von der Stärke unseres Netzwerks.
Web Solutions: unser TeamRead more
I posted our usual drupal gov BoFs for drupalcon and noticed that there's a "Public Sector" meetup (looks like a gov meetup) at the same time, sponsored by Acquia.
I was thinking that maybe I should cancel the day 1 BoF, but am hoping for more opinions on this matter before I do.
If you're coming to Drupalcon, would you prefer to meet as a BoF or the Acquia sponsored meetup?Read more
At the Drupal and SharePoint Can Coexist webinar, Jessica Dearie had noted the awesomeness of the keynote and session from Jayson Peltzer. So, we reached out to him, and back by popular demand we have Jayson Peltzer formerly of Government Canada.Read more
Drupal4Gov has been hosting webinars this past year and you too can join in the fun. Next up is a session on The Road to Intranet Collaboration with Jayson Peltzer.
Links to our previous sessions' recordings are at the bottom of the eventbrite page. As we do new webinars, I'll be updating this list with the new links for the previous webinars.
Jayson's session is scheduled for 3/12/14 at 10am Eastern Standard Time.Read more
We recently wrote a security best practices document for a government client. We wanted to distribute this more widely because security is a complex issue, that so many organizations seem to get wrong. In government this is often because they are working in isolation and haven't been able to keep up with the rapid changes in IT security.Read more
Wondering if anyone has bypassed using any Drupal forms creation solutions like WebForms or Forms Builder and used a third party solution they could recommend. Like wufoo for instance? We are looking for a forms building solution that is VERY easy for the enduser to use, our content team for our city. thx.
Can anyone send me site examples or tools they have used to display documents/forms on your sites for the public that make it easy to view, search, sort. PDF files, Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. We are moving our city site to Drupal early next year and want something that will allow our authors to post files easily and the public to find them easily in one system. thx!
Session Submissions CLOSE TODAY, August 2nd!!!!!!!!!!
Drupal4Gov and Mil-OSS will be co-hosting Drupal Government Days 2013 (just outside of Washington DC) at the Natcher Conference Center at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesday, MD.
This is the 3rd Drupal Gov Days, the first was held in 2011 in Brussels and the 2nd in Washington DC at the Department of CommerceRead more
Maybe this will inspire some of the cities out there -
Using the Views module, we created a searchable chart for our city parks where people could sort by different types of amenities.
Additionally, we added individual pages for the parks. Eventually, we're going to have maps on the parks as well, but the project had reached the point where it could go live.Read more
Join people from all over the world June 1 and 2, 2013 for a national Hack for Change event.
Click Here to signup for regular updates! http://bit.ly/help4ok_challenge
In conjunction with RHOK Boston - http://hackforchange.org/rhok-boston
and the National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH) http://hackforchange.org/, a team of passionate team members will come together and Hack for Good! Join us!
History and Goals
Connect people who need help with people who can give help.
This year, there will be two Drupal government days. One in Europe (yet to be announced) and one in North America, DC to be specific.
The North American conference will be held at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The event is a joint conference with Mil-OSS and will have multiple tracks this year and span 2 days. More information is available on our splash page http://drupal4gov.drupalgardens.com/Read more
The County of San Mateo is going Drupal !...
Now, and before we get too existed and start repeating the same mistakes some of us have made, I was wondering if anybody was willing to reach out and share some of the pitfalls they encountered in the course of their migration.
I am not necessarily talking technical aspect but also how to evangelize an organization, establish workflows and maintain editorial and UX styles throughout a large government organization.