Government Summit

Learn and share at one of DrupalCon's many industry and topic-focused summits. Summits are typically day-long, separately ticketed events, but for DrupalCon Global they have been shortened and incorporated within the main conference programming. Come for medley of short presentations and discussion, at no extra charge.

Are you a federal, state, or local government employee? A private sector employee supporting government? This summit is for you! Gov Summit attendees range from project managers and content editors to full-stack devs; and we want to make sure there’s something for everyone! Meet Drupalers from all different skill levels, from beginner through expert, in a variety of roles--site builders, developers, themers, project managers, support specialists, etc. If you are running up against a challenge or obstacle getting something approved or completing a task, there’s a good chance others are too, and can offer advice or act as a sounding board to discuss potential solutions! Let’s meet up and share our collective expertise!


Start and end times are approximate. All times listed in UTC.

Main Room / Content Strategy Room:

  • 18:00-18:15 Welcome from organizers Jess Dearie and Becca Goodman and introduction to sponsors,, and Phase2
  • 18:15-18:40 Content strategy when you’re also the chief cook and bottle washer, with Lois Nilsen. If one of the hats you wear is Content Strategist, it can be difficult to know where start and where to focus. Learn which tools are essential to being effective.
  • 18:40-19:00 Why your next web project needs a content strategy with Baddý Breidert. Every web project needs a content strategy with clear goals, a great UX/design, and a thoughtfully modeled information architecture. Learn tips for creating a mutual understanding of all stakeholders and a workflow for collaboration.

United States Web Design System Room:

  • 18:15-18:50 USWDS - Still an 80% solution with Larry Gillick. Dot-gov websites should not all look the same. We’ll discuss the 80% solution and how to keep your site at the forefront of usability.
  • 18:50-20:00 Training: Integrating USWDS and Drupal: Getting Your Hands Dirty with Dustin Boeger and Brian Seek. This session will focus on creating a custom Drupal sub-theme using the latest version of USWDS and the Drupal USWDS theme. We'll go over new features, the mechanics of creating the sub-theme, USWDS settings and Drupal theme settings, and custom styling. We will also look at utilizing existing components, creating custom components, and a review of accessibility.

Web Components Room:

  • 18:15-18:50 Smithsonian + open source web components for visualizing and interacting with 3D objects with Jamie Cope, Ha Pham, and Vince Rossi. This session will discuss Voyager, a Smithsonian built, open source web component for visualizing and interacting with 3D objects. The Smithsonian team will talk about how they are leveraging this technology along with Drupal and open-access content to create engaging learning experiences.
  • 18:50-20:00 Training: Web components and Drupal with Bryan Ollendyke



When & Where

Tuesday, 14 July, 2020 - 18:00 to 20:00
Hopin Sessions

all times are listed in UTC
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Included in the ticket price