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July 10, 2016

FFW at Drupal GovCon 2016

Thought by Ricardo Osuna, Director, Marketing Communications
Drupal GovCon 2016 - FFW

If you work in the public sector and want to learn about the latest and greatest in Drupal, there’s no better place to go than the annual Drupal GovCon. The conference, held at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library in Bethesda, MD, is one of the biggest Drupal conferences on the East coast. GovCon 2016 is taking place July 20-22 and will feature talks and sessions from some of the foremost Drupal leaders from around the world.

FFW is proud to be a gold sponsor of the event as well as offer two trainings. Additionally, FFW staff will be presenting two sessions, on the topics of Personalization Strategies for Government Websites and Managing CSS and JavaScript Files in Drupal 8 with Libraries. Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that we’ll also be hosting a GovCon kick-off happy hour at our office in Washington DC. We hope to see you there!

 

GovCon Kick-off Happy Hour

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm  |  FFW Office - 1203 19th St. NW 3rd Floor, Washington, D.C

Join us at our office in Washington DC to kick-off GovCon in style and meet up with other GovCon attendees in a casual environment. There will be refreshments, ping pong showdowns, and great company.


 

Training: Drupal for Project Managers

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm

A hands-on training to guide you in the process of building modules for Drupal 8, leveraging object-oriented techniques, modern PHP functionality as namespaces, dependency injection and new concepts introduced with Drupal 8, such as the routing system, the configuration system, and plugins.

During the workshop, students will create a custom module and other components by using various APIs, plugins, and hooks.

Training: Drupal 8 Features and Modules

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 9:00am to 4:00pm

A hands-on training to guide you in the process of building modules for Drupal 8, leveraging object-oriented techniques, modern PHP functionality as namespaces, dependency injection and new concepts introduced with Drupal 8, such as the routing system, the configuration system, and plugins.

During the workshop, students will create a custom module and other components by using various APIs, plugins, and hooks.


 

Session: Personalization Strategies for Government Websites

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 2:00pm to 2:45pm

Ray Saltini, Director of the FFW Center for Excellence, will present this session introducing the basics of web personalization and present several simple ways for government agencies to get started with web personalization on Drupal.

The session is ideal for both technical and non-technical audiences. The presentation will include simple demonstrations with Drupal implementation details, contrib module tips, and various real-world examples.

 

Session: Managing CSS and JavaScript Files in Drupal 8 with Libraries

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 from 1:00pm to 1:45pm

David Hernandez, Manager of Learning & Contributions at FFW, will be speaking about Drupal 8’s library management system, which controls the attaching of CSS and JavaScript files. This helps to revolutionize the theming experience in Drupal 8, giving themers flexibility and control like never before.

 

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