govCMS Camp 30, 31 January 2017 – openly collaborating to improve govCMS

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govCMS Camp will be an opportunity for people to get together to add new functionality to govCMS, to enhance the govCMS distribution, and to help prioritise the list of current issues. As part of the grassroots events, this camp is designed to get the community together to share expertise, collaborate across agencies, and to contribute back to the open source community.

In keeping with the tradition of camps and ‘hackathons’, the community decides which projects get worked on during the camp. Some themes that have been suggested for this event so far include, but are not limited to:

  • continuing the work assessing Drupal 8
  • improving how document and media asset management works
  • experimenting with more flexible workflows that also include different ways of managing users, groups and content permissions
  • scoping and prioritising the govCMS issues backlog

If you’re interested in attending, bring yourselves, your laptops and any other devices to participate. We’ll provide the WiFi, the pizza and a few other yummy snacks for the camp.

govCMS Camp will be held at Department of Finance, One Canberra Ave, FORREST ACT 2603, starts on Monday 30 January at 10.00am and finishes on Tuesday 31 January at 2.00pm.

For the first part of the session on the Monday we’ll brainstorm ideas for the projects then break into groups. We’ll spend the afternoon (and as much of the evening as you want) working on our projects. On Tuesday morning we’ll regroup to go over any last minute work that needs to be done on the projects then give a short update on the results of your project.

You don’t necessarily have to be a UX specialist, designer, developer, web content publisher/editor or site owner to attend the camp. Anyone who wants to inform the development of govCMS in 2017 is welcome to attend.

You will need to register at Eventbrite if you wish to attend the govCMS Camp.

If you are unable to attend but still want to ensure a specific issue or activity is considered, please email govcmscommunications [at] and we will ensure it is put on the board as an idea to work on.

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