‘government’ Videos

  • Monica Solheim Slind and Magne Ilsaas: WordPress at scale within the Norwegian Government

    WordCamp Nordic 2019Speakers: Monica Solheim Slind, Magne Ilsaas

    June 10, 2019 — The Norwegian Government Security and Service Organisation facilitates and runs over 75 WordPress sites on behalf of all the ministries, and have a long history with WordPress. It started out with themebuilder and a standard theme, but as the platform grew, it became nearly impossible to maintain and support due to all the possibilities and variations. The internal team spent most of their time supporting what was already there, and had little time for innovation and optimisations.

    Together with Dekode, they have now rebuilt the platform, and made their own modular custom theme, with a flexible but common design system in place. This allows them to spin up new, complex sites within days instead of weeks, freeing up both capacity and resources to further develop the platform, and to better serve their clients.

    The platform has been designed for scale from the start and all further development contributes to the platform as a whole.

    This talk will cover both sides of the story. From within G.S.S.O, and how it has changed the way they work with, and deliver WordPress. How a project like this is a partnership with a large dose of mutual trust. How a design and code system can save a lot of time and money. And last but not least, how this way of working is a lot more fun for everyone involved.

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  • Jason Bahl: Gutenberg, GraphQL and Government – Building Blocks for the State of California

    WordCamp US 2018Speaker: Jason Bahl

    December 27, 2018 — A department within a state government recently launched a new site on WordPress, using Gutenberg as the primary editor.
    This talk will showcase some of ways Gutenberg was used to provide a custom editing experience that would have been much more difficult without Gutenberg. We’ll also look at how using GraphQL, via the WPGraphQL plugin, with Gutenberg led to performance and developer experience enhancements while delivering custom blocks.
    After this talk, developers and users of WordPress should feel excited about the possibilities of Gutenberg, but also have realistic caution about jumping all-in with the new editor and be aware of some real pain points, but also some proposed solutions and workarounds to said pain points.

  • Winstina Hughes: How A Woo-Commerce Platform Almost Became an Economic Development Initiative

    WordCamp US 2017Speaker: Winstina Hughes

    December 10, 2017 — As brick and mortar stores close because of tough e-commerce competition, local governments can take a page from the retail playbook. Innovate with the times, or risk being left behind. When local private investment dries up and empty stores predominate downtown, “Buying Local” is only one step in thinking critically about how to improve a local economy. Why not buy local…online? Here is how one local government almost made this a reality.

  • Cameron Barrett: WordPress for Government

    WordCamp NYC 2015Speaker: Cameron Barrett

    December 21, 2015 — WordPress has been making great inroads into government agencies, pubic school districts and military institutions. This session will cover the business case(s) why WordPress should be considered and wholeheartedly embraced by those organizations that are spending taxpayer money. Case studies will include a large public school system and the U.S. Army.

  • Sara Cope: WordPress in the White House – Development of the Open Innovation Toolkit

    WordCamp US 2015Speaker: Sara Cope

    December 11, 2015 — The Open Innovation Toolkit, part of the Obama Administration’s Second Open Government National Action Plan, harnesses public ingenuity to help address scientific and societal challenges. The first half of the toolkit, focusing on citizen science and crowdsourcing, was developed in collaboration with over 20 government agencies and built on the WordPress Multisite platform. This session will be a case study review of the project, challenges, and lessons learned. We’ll cover how the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy leveraged WordPress as a CMS and federal volunteers to create a low-cost resource to facilitate open innovation within the U.S.

  • Paul Clark: How WordPress Saves Lives and Moves Governments

    WordCamp San Francisco 2014Speaker: Paul Clark

    November 5, 2014 — Discover how WordPress empowers relief teams working in war zones in Southeast Asia. Explore the challenges behind creating an application that tracks medical care and human rights abuses in the jungles of Burma. With real-world results that can be achieved with WordPress by putting the needs of people before the needs of computers.

    With Custom Post Types and the Pods Framework, doctors and relief workers are able to make data-driven decisions when treating 15,000 patients each year, and governments were moved to take a stand on issues brought to light by our favorite publishing platform. Learn how you can use these same tools and WordPress to power maps, charts, and interactive timelines.

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  • Sara Rosso: WordPress Use Cases in Enterprise, Media, and Government (2/2)

    WordCamp Tokyo 2013Speakers: Sara Rosso, Naoko Takano

    June 18, 2014 — 【基調講演】世界の WordPress 事例: エンタープライズ・メディア・ガバメント

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    WordPress は世界のトップ1000万サイトのうち18%以上で使われるほどになりました。WordPress を使っているブランドや企業の利用例には、驚くべきものもあるかもしれません。

    このセッションでは WordPress を活用した最先端の試みを行っているサイトを紹介し、彼らが WordPress を選んだ説得力のある理由や、WordPress を利用する上で学んだことなどを共有します。また、WordPress に対するよくある誤解を解きつつ、デザイナー・技術者・ユーザーの皆さんのインスピレーションとなるようなパワフルで美しいサイトの事例を紹介します。

    登壇者: サラ・ロッソ(Sara Rosso)
    通訳: 高野直子

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