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May 10, 2012 at 12:26 pm #160878
I used to provide info at the VA booth, but last year, the event was cancelled as Congress removed funding for it. Somehow, $15k to recognize the work we do seemed too high a cost. Yes, $15,000. That’s not even as high as a rounding error in the budget.
The event on the Mall was a great way to talk to citizens visiting DC about what government does. There was usually a Military/Security area and then the civilian agencies. You could get info on jobs from OPM, benefit info from VA, turn the corner and SSA would help you learn about social security and HHS had nurses that would take your blood pressure… Schools and kids came through and lots and lots of tourists.
The way things are going now, I’m waiting for the day that the Smithsonian starts charging admission. BTW, they’re government employees, too.
January 6, 2012 at 6:37 pm #139575
I know this is now an old thread, but I was just thinking that maybe, based on what you’re saying you’d like to do, that a twitter like threading would be the kind of “forum” you need. Especially one you can use with folks outside of your agency but which can also be group.
So, 1, the earlier suggestion for Drupal Commons is pretty on target. It does that out of the box. But more Facebook like than Twitter like.
my suggestion is more #2: http://identi.ca/ well, not really Identi.ca, but rather, what it’s built on http://status.net/ and they have made no customizations to run it. And they also tell you they haven’t.
August 25, 2011 at 5:41 pm #139591
yep, Drupal does. In fact, it’s pretty easy to configure those for use. It’s also an optional core feature, so with Drupal, out of the box, you get a Forum (if you want it).
May 31, 2011 at 2:15 pm #127779
This sounds amazing.
April 11, 2011 at 4:06 pm #127773
This one is Drupal only. If there was sufficient interest, I’d be happy to promote a Joomla or plone or other sprint event.
Maybe we could do something like this at Picnet for Gov’t and non profits?
February 9, 2011 at 1:00 pm #120981
I’ve updated this blog post to note that there will be a Drupal4Gov happy hour on Thursday, February 10th at Fast Eddies.
January 24, 2011 at 7:28 pm #120983
Just a reminder, tonight is Drupal4Gov happy hour.
Join us at Fast Eddies for some drupaly talk over libations.
November 23, 2010 at 9:25 pm #116169
Most I see like this are either under web master, web content manager, or Social media/New Media director/specialist. Or, we lump them into the catch all: Management Analyst or Program Analyst, or my favorite, Program Management Analyst. Nice, huh?
August 28, 2010 at 11:17 pm #109039
You mean like creating a social network type? Have you looked at Brazen Careerist? They did that. I’d probably start with organic groups, cck, views, panels (but I’ve never actually worked with panels).
However, if it’s a small community, I’d probably just put up a forum, but that’s cause in the end, I like forums for skipping and picking what I want.
June 23, 2010 at 3:13 pm #101026
Got a demo on Monday of Drupal Commons and it was great, but your question seemed to be based on how to create a social network. Open Atrium is simple to use, will need little, if any, training for end users. It’s flexible enough in that you can build Features that build out specific social networking type activities. With Open atrium, you can also track projects through case tracker.
Drupal Commons goes beyond where Open Atrium leaves off, but without the case tracker. Again, you can build a feature and extend Commons. However, Drupal commons hasn’t been released yet in Beta. Soon, just not yet.
I’d recommend looking at http://www.brazencareerist.com/ to take a look at some of the modules they used to develop their site.
BTW, Organic groups works great for setting up divisions between groups. You’ll also need Views and possibly Panels. But, I would start with distributions that already exist and see if those might actually work for what you want to do (open atrium, drupal commons when in beta testing), then modify as necessary.
May 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm #101124
You can run virtual machines in a cloud environment and load a LAMP stack onto the VM. This solves the issue with “clouds” not having a LAMP (for the most part).
Additionally, Drupal7 is looking at being database agnostic. With Drupal7, you should be able to run on SQL and oracle based setups. Current Drupal requirements are available on Drupal.org and if you head over to Drupal.org, make sure you check out the forum pages, they’re always full of interesting new ideas, modules, and work arounds.
September 24, 2009 at 1:40 pm #81406
How do we submit possible agenda or panel items and topics?
September 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm #79735
I’m not so sure that Open Source is becoming a minority application. It is, at this point, a minority application, but there is interest and that interest is often mixed with fear. It’s not like we all haven’t heard it, “open source can’t be secure”, “open source could bring down our systems because we don’t have a way to maintain it” , “the costs are too high because we have no contractors who can develop using open source” and ad infinitem.
But, here’s the thing.
Open source is secure.
It isn’t going to bring down any environment if you’re using it (unless there are XSS attacks and if so, the vulnerability will likely be addressed before you even know there was an issue, you just need to keep up on this stuff).
You can hire folks who do know a thing about open source. They work in government now. Often, we play in Drupal, Joomla or whatever at home. You need to know your staff, and be able to utilize those skill sets when found.
Open source isn’t as big and scary as it seems. And until we as practioners figure out how to talk about it, I think these same issues will continue to creep up. Unfortunately, on this one, no better phrase fits than “We need to change the paradigm.” So, maybe the discussion should be how do we do that, here and now and on into the future?
May 8, 2009 at 7:34 pm #64245
But, this is a term actually used in the construction industry, long before the recovery act. They really are “shovel-ready” projects.
May 8, 2009 at 7:32 pm #64247
I’d rather go back to Corporate Welfare, it’s way more accurate. Or rather, how about Bank and Financial Industry Welfare. That seems to fit even better.