Washington DC: Agenda
8:30AM Registration, Breakfast & Solutions Showcase
9:30AM Welcome: Acquia by Lynne Capozzi, VP Marketing, Acquia and Tim Bertrand, VP Business Development, Acquia
9:35AM The Drupal Revolution - Buckle up, we're just getting started! by Dries Buytaert, Founder and Project Lead, Drupal, and CTO, Acquia
10:00AM Open Source Software as an Instrument of Policy
Presented by Brian Behlendorf, Advisor to HHS and World Economic Forum
10:45PM Break & Solutions Showcase
11:00AM Beyond Websites: Building an Open Source Application Strategy Dave Cole, Sr. Advisor to the CIO of the Executive Office of the President, whitehouse.gov
11:45AM Resourcing for Drupal: Attracting Talent, Building Teams and Managing Rollouts
Panel session featuring Deb Moriarity from GDIT, Jeff Walpole from Phase2, Jacob Redding from Drupal Association, Gray Brooks from FCC, Andrew Schwartz from CSIS and Anna Murray from tmg-emedia.
12:45PM Lunch & Solutions Showcase
1:30PM Engage Securely with Amazon Web Services (AWS) by Tom Stickle, Lead Solution Architect, Amazon Web Services
2:00PM Acquia Solutions: A Roadmap to Enterprise Success with Drupal, by Peter Guagenti and Bryan House, Acquia
2:45PM Break & Solutions Showcase
3:15PM Journey to the Center of Collaboration, presented by Luis Medina, GSA
4:00PM Using Drupal to Open Up the New York State Senate by Andrew Hoppin, NY State Senate
4:45PM Closing Remarks by Tim Bertrand, VP Business Development, Acquia
5:00PM Cocktails and Light Refreshments in Solutions Showcase
*Agenda is subject to change.
Beyond Websites: Building an Open Source Application Strategy: Next year, the United States government will spend $80 billion dollars on IT projects. Amid the operating costs of powering the nation’s 1,100 data centers, agencies are building, maintaining, and upgrading countless applications. These applications range in purpose but more often then not will be developed using proprietary software frameworks or fit into closed source commercial products. Let’s explore how the open source solutions we’ve used to make more interactive and efficient government websites can be applied to more traditional IT applications.
Open Source Software as an Instrument of Policy: This session will describe how to use open source software to drive the adoption of standards that can help solve a governmental/operational problem. One step further than "why .gov should use open source", this session will include details on how some Federal projects are working with the Open Source community on new software to address big problems including healthcare projects and other efforts.
Journey to the Center of Collaboration: A review the three phases of my involvement in deploying a social media collaboration platform - Policy, Requirements, & Implementation.
Panel Discussion: Resourcing for Drupal: Attracting Talent, Building Teams and Managing Rollouts: Using Drupal to power you business means building strong Drupal teams. Yet finding experienced talent in a relatively new technology space can be a challenge. What are the best ways to recruit resources? What about training? What can I expect to pay in compensation? Can I develop a team and roll out a project at the same time? Listen to those who have done it for sound advice and practical tips. Along the way, hear more case studies from businesses using Drupal to power their Social Web initiatives.
Using Drupal to Open Up the New York State Senate: Over the past two years the "Open Senate" online Gov 2.0 project has helped to transform the New York State Senate from an opaque and even dysfunctional legislative body into one of the most transparent, efficient, and participatory legislatures in the nation. Open Senate is comprised of multiple sub-projects led by the Office of the Chief Information Officer in the New York State Senate, ranging from migrating to cost effective, open-source software solutions, to developing and sharing original web services providing access to government transparency data, to promoting the use of social networks and online citizen engagement. Participatory websites were developed for all 62 Senators and more than 40 Senate Committees, and integrated with social networking tools; data portals for publishing and receiving public comment on all administrative and legislative data were deployed; use of open-source software, open data standards, and cloud-based-hosting services minimized the cost of these innovations.
Acquia Solutions: A Roadmap to Enterprise Success with Drupal: Implementing and maintaining Drupal websites has never been easier. Acquia offers expertise and managed services that enable companies and organizations to take advantage of the power of Drupal while meeting both your business and technical requirements. This session will articulate how Acquia can assist site owners at every stage in their web development projects - from training and prototyping through to deployment and operation of a Drupal website.
Engage Securely with Amazon Web Services (AWS): Learn how AWS can help you quickly and cost-effectively increase citizen engagement and internal collaboration while still meeting your security requirements. Our customers such as the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, U.S Department of Homeland Security, and U.S. Department of Agriculture architected secure solutions that enabled them to take advantage of the agility and cost-benefits of cloud services. We will show you how to architect secure solutions so you can take full advantage of AWS’s cloud platform as well.