Local government

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cities, rural districts, and other municipalities could benefit greatly by migrating from frequently proprietary and outdated software services to world-class free software content management systems built for community involvement...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.

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Drupal GovCon Sold out

Just wanted to share that our event sold out yesterday!!!!!


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NY.gov is Hiring for Front and Back End Developers

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.


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Forcontu is offering 10 x Drupal Training Scholarships

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:


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Half Day FREE Training Event @OPM

2015-03-17 13:15 - 16:30 America/New_York

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.

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jeisel's picture

Document Handling - Elfinder

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.

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Drupal GovCon

2015-07-22 08:00 - 2015-07-24 16:30 America/New_York

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.

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Drupal Web-Architekt (Fullstack) | IWF Web Solutions

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Drupalcon lunchtime Gov BoF

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?

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Free Webinar: The Road to Intranet Collaboration

2014-03-12 10:00 - 11:30 America/New_York


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.

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Free Webinar: The Road to Intranet Collaboration

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.

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Building a Collaborative Best Practice Security Document

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.

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Using a 3rd Party Forms Builder

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.


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Displaying documents in a document management interface

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!


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Drupal Government Days 2013!

2013-08-14 08:00 - 2013-08-15 17:00 America/New_York

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 Commerce

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jeisel's picture

City Park Chart


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.

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Help4Ok Challenge - National Day of Civic Hacking (NDoCH)

2013-06-01 (All day) - 2013-06-02 (All day) America/New_York

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.

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bendygirl's picture

Drupal Government Days North America and Europe this year!!

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/

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New Drupal implementation: Pitfalls?

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.

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The City of Portland, OR eGOV team in conjunction with our Bureau of Emergency Management moved our PublicAlerts.org site to Drupal earlier this Spring.

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Hot thread about merits of Drupal in Government over at Knight News Challenge...

Hi folks,

A couple of weeks ago we submitted a proposal to the Knight News Challenge (http://kng.ht/16Fw8w6) for free hosted open data portals for local government based on our DKAN Drupal Distro (http://drupal.org/project/DKAN). The submission made the front page of the contest based on "applause," and got some nice press coverage (http://bit.ly/10Gp7Zj), which has drawn enough interest to ignite a bit of a flame war about the merits, or lack thereof, of Drupal for government. Please do weigh in as you see fit! :)




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