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Georgia state agency employees, are you ready for another GOVTalks?!

Since our last meeting in September, we've done a lot of work with our development partner, Lullabot. We can't wait to show you what's been done and talk about how close you are to migrating to Drupal 8!

GOVTalks Agenda

Time Details
8:30 a.m. Check-in and light breakfast
9:15 a.m.

Opening Remarks

Calvin Rhodes
Chief Information Officer, State of Georgia

9:30 a.m.

Keynote: The new role of your website
Websites are no longer digital versions of brochures or a collection of pages. As state agencies get ready to migrate to the new digital platform, we demonstrate a decoupled approach to content management. This talk shines a light on how your content needs to be structured, inter-connected, and also decoupled from pages, to make your website dynamic and future-ready for channels that do not exist today.

Nikhil Deshpande
Chief Digital Officer, State of Georgia

10:15 a.m. Break
10:25 a.m.

Planning Beyond the Page
Communicating your organization’s messages effectively can be an overwhelming challenge in the age of mobile browsing, social sharing, and endlessly multiplying “engagement” tools. By moving beyond the “one post, one page” view of your content, you can make better use of your organization’s resources, simplify your own work, and plan more effectively for the future.

Jeff Eaton
Senior Digital Strategist, Lullabot

11:10 a.m. Break
11:20 a.m.

Migration Schedule Update
The migration is underway! Donna will provide a look at all of what a project of this scale includes, and discuss the schedule and process to get all sites onboarded.  She'll walk through some next steps and content scenarios to be on the lookout for as you prep your site for migration.

Donna Sumner
Sr. Project Manager, DSGa

12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m.

Best Way to Use New Content Types in D8
User Experience (UX) Breakout
Learn about the new features and functionality on the Drupal 8 platform. The do’s and don’ts for various content types will be explained, complete with some user experience and interface design best practices.

Dominic Distretti
UX Designer, DSGa

1:40 p.m.

Designing smart layouts in the GOVHub
User Interface (UI) Breakout 
In the new system, editors have a lot more freedom to lay out content in a way that makes sense for their agency’s goals and their audience’s needs. Of course, that means they’ll also have more freedom to lay it out in a way that doesn’t make sense. In this hands-on workshop, we’ll cover some ground rules and work on a page layout together so you leave knowing how to make your content shine.

Rachel Hart
UX / UI Designer, DSGa

2:20 p.m.

Preparing Content for the Drupal 8 Migration
Content Strategy Breakout
As agencies begin the migration from Drupal 7 to Drupal 8, it's time for a new approach to content. This breakout will discuss how to prepare for content for migration and how to think differently the way we organize, structure, and present public-facing content.

Amanda de Zayas
Content Strategist, DSGa

2:50 p.m. Wrap-up

Hashtag: #GaGOVTalks
Sponsor: Lullabot