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Keynote: True, real and ideal… designing for purpose, delivering with impact

Speaker(s) Harriet Wakelam

This session will examine the system of design... It will look at how we design for actions, consequences and relationships and how this makes it easier to design products and services that wow.  I am going to tell you some hard earned stories of the way I've learnt to tread the line between true and real and ideal.  How even having these conversations will change the work you are trusted to do... and what might happen if we do things properly.

Case Study: Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria

Speaker(s) Jen Kingwell

The Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria (DVRCV) was one of the first organisations in the Victorian family violence sector to have a website and social media presence, and continues to be a sector leader in building innovative, award-winning digital projects aimed at preventing and responding to issues around family violence.

In 2013, DVRCV redeveloped its existing flagship website, moving from Wordpress to a Drupal multisite, alongside a new visionary website for workers who support women and children experiencing violence. 

Government as a Service: Architecting govCMS

Speaker(s) typhonius
Session Track Planning for Drupal

Architecting any solution can be tricky to get right. With different requirements, sometimes unknown but important functionality and often several stakeholders to satisfy.

How then, is a successful Whole-of-Government solution engineered? One that is able to take the needs of the many, and place it into one codebase. 

This session discusses the process taken by Acquia in conjunction with the Department of Finance to make govCMS a success. We'll be explaining:

Changing Government

Speaker(s) George

Australian government is moving to a digital first model based with Agile principles and an emphasis on innovation. But how do you make a case for this in a large organisation with stakeholders with different interests. This session provides case studies for change. **Other speakers welcome - just wanted to get this idea up**



The present and future of intranets

Speaker(s) rebeccar

As Drupal makes its mark on public-facing websites, there is matching interest in reshaping staff-facing intranets.

This talk, by Rebecca Rodgers a Principal Consultant with Step Two Designs, the leader in intranets, will provide a pragmatic view of the current state of intranets, and the future possibilties.

Packed with screenshots from real-world intranets, this session will inspire you to deliver a great intranet, as well as providing a framework for developing an intranet strategy.

The Dark Art of making a Non-Profit (beyond contact management)

Speaker(s) peter.davis
Session Track Drupal public

Non Profits come in many shapes and sizes. Some need 'case management' tools, for others their 'core business' is campaigning. Online shops, membership systems, task tracking, grant management, event management and managing volunteers are also common requirements. And underpinning all of the above is the need for comprehensive contact management and communication package.

Using Drupal in education: strategies, standalone vs collaboration

There is no simple solution to cover all the challenges that education is currently facing. The number of software applications that are currently on the market are addressing only fraction of requested features. After extensive research and the number of specialized and customized projects for universities, we set the goal to create LMS that education sector is craving for.