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Episode 1: Personalization Begins with Content

Tue, 2017-08-08 14:34

The best personalization initiatives begin by understanding your existing content and how you will generate new content. That means starting with a carefully planned and executed content audit. More than just an inventory, an effective content audit should be conceived as part of a Discovery process that will map both your assets and the workflows that generate that content.

Join us for the first episode of our 5-part series for an in depth discussion around topics including:

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Drupal 8 Lessons From the Field: What is Continuous Delivery and Why it’s important

Fri, 2017-07-28 15:24

Optimize your entire Drupal project. Regardless of your technical fluency, join us to learn how to streamline front and back end Drupal 8 development and make applications that lasts. ‘Drupal 8 Lessons From the Field’ is a 3-part educational series led by Pavithra and Ron - Acquia solution architects with a combined 20 years of Drupal experience. We’ll start with the foundational tools you’ll need and work towards tangible tips to make everything faster - from delivery to performance.

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Leveraging Community Support Trends to Optimize the Customer Experience

Fri, 2017-07-28 14:46

In today’s customer centric economy, online support and customer community management should be a cornerstone of any organization’s digital brand and customer retention strategy. This is perhaps most pronounced in the tech industry.

The traditional support models of the past are no longer enough for modern tech products and services. With the proliferation of peer product and service reviews and user generated documentation, your support strategy can no longer be a one way conversation. Tech consumers want to receive support when and where they need it.

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A Professional Software Engineer's Checklist

Wed, 2017-07-26 15:45

The best engineers understand their technical responsibilities in the context of their business.
Building on the blogpost called, “A Professional Software Engineer’s Checklist”, this webinar will look at the bigger picture and explore some major areas of expertise in which a professional software engineer should be proficient.

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How to Use the Salesforce Suite with Drupal 8: A Quick Start Guide

Thu, 2017-07-20 20:10

Learn hands-on from the module’s architect how you can leverage the Salesforce Suite to integrate Drupal and Salesforce in D8.

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Alexa, Ask GeorgiaGov: Better Citizen Engagement with Amazon Echo and Drupal 7

Tue, 2017-07-11 19:58

Sometimes being a well-informed citizen involves jumping through many hoops, whether it's a chain of government hotlines or a series of pages on a website. Across the state of Georgia, government agencies work tirelessly to ensure that citizens can easily access information integral to civic engagement — from voter registration to license acquisition.

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PHP Performance tuning for Drupal 8

Mon, 2017-07-10 17:39

Your Drupal 8 site is fantastic: you've spent hours/weeks/months working on it, the work is flawless and the customer is delighted - what are you going to need to fly this thing? Which PHP tips, tricks and tunings will help your site perform exceptionally at scale.

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How to Use Drupal Vm to Develop for Drupal 8

Mon, 2017-07-10 12:34

Make your project’s local development workflow stellar, with Drupal VM. Taught from the vantage point of Drupal VM’s maintainer, you’ll be able to use Drupal VM immediately following this presentation. Based on your background, maybe even build a production server.

This session is targeted at intermediate Drupal developers who have used tools, Drupal VM or others, to develop Drupal sites locally on their own workstations.

We'll walk through:

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Modernizing Through the Cloud

Wed, 2017-06-28 14:35

Cloud computing is at the center of government's IT modernization efforts. New legislation aims to fund and drive agencies toward the cloud, and the current administration's proposed budget would boost cloud spending by more than $1 billion. The cloud is here to stay.

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Transitioning from SVN to Git

Mon, 2017-06-26 17:24

On December 1st, 2017, Acquia will be ending support for the SVN version control system, and at that time only Git will be supported. To help with the transition from SVN to Git, Acquia Support is presenting a webinar that will give an overview of the process and answer various questions on the subject.

During this webinar, we will explain how to get started transitioning from SVN to Git, including:

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Questions To Ask Before a Drupal Project Kickoff

Mon, 2017-06-26 15:26

Project Managers are the anchor for any project. They need clarity on the intricacies of their project before kicking it off. It is indeed essential for them to ask the right set of questions and leave nothing to assumptions.

Because delivery is a project manager’s responsibility, it’s essential to have a project manager who understands the length and breadth of the project. That way, they can answer every questions ranging from the vision to implementation flow and act as a common point to all the stakeholders involved in the project.

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Using Personalization to Create Meaningful Patient Outcomes

Fri, 2017-06-23 16:16

Patients today expect their health care journeys to be on par with all of the other digital interactions they have on a daily basis — like online shopping, or media and entertainment. They want to be presented with personalized content and experiences at any time, on any device.

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Content Before Code: A D8 Success Story

Thu, 2017-06-15 13:57

Getting content ready for launch is tough for all involved, especially clients. They are often faced with two challenges - tailoring their content to audience needs and restructuring their content to align with the architecture of the new site.

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Using JSON API to Get Your Content Where It Needs to Be

Mon, 2017-06-05 14:02

Today’s Drupal applications connect to many external systems via APIs - more than ever before. Phone apps, decoupled frontends and other sites or services all need to consume content. Given the number and variety of interfaces a Drupal application needs to interact with, how can you ensure your data gets where it’s needed with minimum fuss?

This session will focus on integrating a JavaScript application with Drupal, but the knowledge will be applicable to many other use-cases. We’ll cover:

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Dominating Digital Transformation: How M&E Giants Are Maintaining Their Position at the Top

Tue, 2017-05-23 20:14

In 2006, only 22% of the Top 50 digital properties were Media & Entertainment companies. Today, this number has risen to nearly 70%. How did M&E brands achieve such growth over the past 10 years?

Media brands were the first movers to the web and mobile - but in world dominated by digital behemoths like Google, Facebook and Microsoft - M&E brands are forced to innovate quickly in order to grow their position in today’s digital landscape.

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Streamlining Agile Drupal Sprints: Leverage Jira for Good

Mon, 2017-05-22 21:43

You've got a great team of agile architects and developers who are making great progress through the backlog; and you're working with a group of enthusiastic product owners who are writing good, clear user stories and acceptance criteria. As a project manager or scrummaster managing a large, distributed team, are the ways you can further improve, and get your deliverables out the door more quickly and efficiently?

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A Decoupled Drupal Story: Powdr Gives Developers Ultimate Flexibility To Build Best CX Possible

Thu, 2017-05-18 20:42

As the internet and web-connected devices continue to evolve, so do the needs to develop and render content. Given today’s rate of change, organizations are using decoupled architecture to build applications - giving them flexibility to accommodate any device or experience.

In this session, we’ll cover Powdr, a ski resort holding company. To give its developers the freedom to use the right front-end tools needed for any given use case, Powdr built its 17 ski resort websites on one decoupled Drupal platform.

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Four Reasons to Fast Track Your Move to Drupal 8

Thu, 2017-05-18 19:31

If you haven’t already heard, it’s time for you to upgrade to D8. Why? If your organization wants to be a market leader, or at the very least just wants to stay in business and not lose ground, you need a tool that is built to facilitate digital transformation.

Drupal 8 has made it easier than ever to migrate your Drupal or non-Drupal project, and it’s flexible, out-of-the-box features are a competitive solution to rigid, proprietary CMS frameworks.

Register for this webinar with FFW to dive deeper into the four reasons you should make the switch to Drupal 8, including:

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Acquia Product Roadmap: See What’s in Store for 2017 & Beyond.

Wed, 2017-05-17 19:43

Join Acquia’s Chief Products Officer, Chris Stone, to get an exclusive look into Acquia’s roadmap. Chris will unveil upcoming solutions you can expect to see from Acquia in 2017 and beyond.

In this 45-minute webinar (plus 15-minute Q&A), Chris will share details around:

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Building, Collaborating and Scaling Drupal Distributions for Federated Organizations

Tue, 2017-05-09 21:30

The promise of open source technology has always been the ability to collaborate, customize and scale. Drupal distributions perfectly exemplify this value prop: building and bundling Drupal functionalities to create sites that share specialized needs.

In this session, we’ll discuss our work with one of the largest federated non-profit organization in the world, the YMCA. We will focus specifically on a community driven initiative, Open Y - a Drupal distribution custom built for YMCAs everywhere.

Some specific topics we will go over include:

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