LocalGov Drupal Week 2023
Come and join us for our first annual LocalGov Drupal Week.
Monday, 13th November - Friday, 17th November 2023
In a week of virtual sessions, we’ll be sharing best practice, code and experiences, all focusing on doing more with less.
It’s an excellent opportunity to network and solve problems with digital professionals from councils and their suppliers.
Thanks to our LocalGov Drupal Week sponsor, Home Connections, for their support and all those contributing throughout the week.
You can register and find all the sessions listed on Luma. We have also listed them below.
Monday 13th November
16:00 - How can we incubate a healthy, collaborative accessibility community in LocalGov Drupal?
Hosted by Maria Young, Open Digital Cooperative and Agile Collective
Tuesday 14th November
12:00 - Using LocalGov Drupal with Outpost to build a user-led directory of community service
Hosted by Alex Sturtivant, Royal Borough of Greenwich Council
13:00 - Introducing our latest feature: HTML Publications for LocalGov Drupal
Hosted by Justine Pocock, Chicken
16:00 - Upgrading LocalGov Drupal - Drupal 10 and beyond
Hosted by Finn Lewis, Open Digital Cooperative
Wednesday 15th November
12:00 - Creating an Accessible and User Driven Experience Out-Of-The-Box
Hosted by Shazia Attia, Invuse
13:00 - Contributing to LocalGov Drupal: where to start?
Hosted by Maria Young, Agile Collective and Open Digital Cooperative
16:00 - Open Digital Cooperative AGM (members only)
By Aaron Hirtenstein, Open Digital Cooperative
Thursday 16th November
12:00 - Can Running a Fleet of Microsites Really Be This Easy?
Hosted by Mark Conroy, Annertech
13:00 - Creating Inclusive Experiences for SEND Audiences Using LocalGov Drupal
Hosted by Leila Dewhurst, Invuse
16:00 - Explore Hammersmith and Fulham's new website and custom features
Hosted by Justine Pocock, Chicken and Ryan Falcon-Hay, Hammersmith and Fulham Council
Friday 17th November
12:00 - Introduction to content migration
Hosted by Simon Chapman, Agile Collective
1:00 - Why I became a member of the Open Digital Coop
Hosted by Will Callaghan, Open Digital Cooperative
16:00 - Southwark Council and Big Blue Door - our LGD journey so far
Hosted By Simon Stewart and Paul Jenkins, Big Blue Door and Olivia Smith, Southwark Council
Making LocalGov Drupal Week Diverse & Inclusive
With only 4% of contributors who are women or non-binary and 16% who are members of ethnic or national minorities in the country where they currently live, it’s clear that open source has a diversity problem. This imbalance is also present in the LocalGov Drupal community.
Creating more diverse and inclusive LocalGov Drupal events is a step towards addressing the diversity disparity in the Drupal community and beyond.
We strongly encourage submissions from facilitators and presenters who have been marginalised due to racism, misogyny, transphobia, and other forms of discrimination.
Sessions will be presented virtually on Monday, 13th November - Friday, 17th November, in 3. Slots each day:
- 12pm - 1pm
- 1pm - 2pm
- 4pm - 5pm
Sessions should share knowledge and enhance the community—rather than sell products or services.
Preference will be given to sessions that aren’t already available online.
We encourage longtime contributors to lift as they climb by partnering with other community members- new faces are especially welcome!
To create well-rounded presentations with varied perspectives, we encourage session partnerships between service providers and recommend that session facilitators and presenters represent different organisations.
The number of facilitators and presenters per session is limited. See the information in the session types section below.
Manels (men-only panels) will not be accepted.
Facilitators and presenters may submit up to two session proposals.
Accepted facilitators and presenters may participate in a maximum of two sessions, only one of which can be a solo session.
Facilitators and presenters must read and adhere to the DrupalCon Code of Conduct.
Submitters may edit their submissions until the deadline.
Content Focus Areas
Below is a list of ideas of areas your sessions could focus on:
Content design & strategy: Calling all content designers and digital strategists - we need you! We’re looking for sessions on LocalGov Drupal’s capabilities for content management and design; as well as creative ways to use LGD for meeting council’s needs.
User Experience, Accessibility, & Design: Designing for usability, accessibility, and universal access and inclusion should be a priority. We would love sessions on making LGD and the web more usable and accessible.
Core Contributions: This track is for active and prospective contributors to share big ideas about the future of LGD, as well as discussions about where we want to go and how we're going to get there.
Development & Coding: for front- and back-end developers alike, covering all things front-end, back-end, migration, decoupling, and more.
LGD Showcase: Inspire your peers and spotlight your recent LGD projects. We’re looking for case studies that show the inner workings of the project, who participated, the process and methodology, the problem or opportunity addressed, and how it was all made possible with LGD. Note: This track is for showing, not selling.
Community Health: This is meant to help all Drupalists be happy and healthy at work, be a productive team and community member, and ultimately build a strong, diverse, and welcoming community. Encouraged sessions include those about building community and increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion within the LGD community and tips for improving mental and physical health.
Below is a list of format ideas. You are also welcome to come up with your own.
Birds of a Feather: Small, informal group discussions that allow attendees to exchange information, discuss best practices, and network with others around common identities, interests, and issues. Access will be limited to 20 attendees. (45 minutes, one facilitator)
Demo: Demos are hands-on demonstrations of new technologies, tools, or projects. These sessions should share knowledge and enhance the community rather than sell products or services. (15 minutes, one presenter)
Fireside chat: Fireside chats are casual conversations between a facilitator, an interviewee, and the audience without the aid of slides. (30 minutes, one facilitator and one interviewee)
Lightning talk: Lightning talks are short, focused lecture presentations from a single speaker, often with slides. No Q&A. (15 minutes, one speaker)
Panel: Panels unite diverse perspectives for dynamic debate and discussion between panellists and attendees without slides. Panels are not a series of short presentations. (45 minutes, 1 facilitator and up to 3 panellists)
Skill Share: Session content is consumed asynchronously. Facilitators and presenters are available during the conference for discussion and Q&A. (30 minutes for live element, 1 presenter)
Social: Social events bring attendees together in a social and/or entertaining way. Examples include, but are not limited to, quizzes, chair yoga, music performances, and games. (No time limit, up to 3 facilitators and presenters)
Workshop: Workshops provide active and in-depth learning through hands-on activities. Attendees should leave with a tangible skill or product. (45 minutes, 1-2 Facilitators and presenters)
Thanks for reading.
Thanks to DrupalCon North America 2021 for inspiration.