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Drupal drop in the land of the long white cloud

Scanning the New Zealand Government ecosystem. How popular is Drupal in the land of the long white cloud?

Wednesday, 17 May, 12:00 PM -12:30 PM NZST
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Showcases & Project Management

Sean Hamlin

Sean Hamlin

Technical Account Management Lead

Have you ever wondered how popular Drupal is in your local region and at the National Government level? This talk will answer that question, using open source tooling. The hope is that you gain some insight into the relative popularity of Drupal and appreciate more the impact you and Drupal have in New Zealand.

This session will include the following:

  • How to get a list of every government website in New Zealand
  • How to determine what CMS they are using
  • How to measure site impact
  • Trends we are seeing at the national level, and by region
  • Comparison to Australia
  • Taking this tool further
  • How to contribute
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Creating a Culture of Documentation

Creating a Culture of Documentation

Wednesday, 17 May, 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM NZST
Track 2
Alanna Burke

Alanna Burke

Community Manager, Developer Advocate

Picture this: you’ve found a new project on GitHub. It does exactly what you’re looking for, and it’s open-source. Amazing! So you roll up your sleeves and get to it. But then, you run into an error. You Google it. You find similar queries, but never the answer. You pour over the code. You search for anything documenting this project, but keep coming up empty. This project would be perfect, but no one ever documented it.

Far too often, the information we need is never found. It stays locked in the minds of the engineers who wrote the code. But what good is code that no one knows how to use? Documentation is every bit as important as making sure the project works.

That buy-in can be hard. Stakeholders don’t want to pay for the time. Project managers don’t prioritize the work. Engineers don’t want to do it.

The only way to solve this problem is to create a culture around documentation. In this session, we’ll talk about how to elevate the status of the humble documentation to its rightful place alongside your code. We’ll cover how to integrate the documentation process into your existing processes so that your engineers are on board, and how to show stakeholders and others who push back that documentation is not only worthwhile, but essential to the success of your project.

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