Join CivicActions at Drupal GovCon 2016

As proud diamond-level sponsors, CivicActions is showing up big this year at Drupal GovCon 2016.

This year, we’re presenting at a variety of noteworthy sessions, hosting hacking events and — back by popular demand — sponsoring free massages.

Presentations

Check out the following sessions led by the CivicActions’ team:

Code sprints

CivicActions is also leading two code sprints in the main sprint room:

Hacking Drupal + U.S. Web Design Standards
We will work on Drupal themes based on the U.S. Web Design Standards. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Hacking Drupal + Security/Compliance

We will sprint on enhancements to the Security Review Drupal Module to afford broader compliance auditing, evaluate OpenSCAP Ansible roles, and propose changes to OpenConcept’s Drupal Security Guide. If time permits, we may sprint on creating a Drupal module to integrate Vault. Contact [email protected] to learn more.

Connect with us

Drupal GovCon 2016 is July 20-22 at the National Institute of Health campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

We’re proud to be diamond sponsors supporting the government Drupal community. If you’re interested in collaborating with us or joining our team, stop by our booth or introduce yourself to the team.

Hope to see you there!

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About the Author:

Heather joined CivicActions in 2015 as an Engineer, bringing over five years of experience in delivering sustainable, scalable, user-focused and content-driven web solutions for both government and higher education clients. Heather combines her front-end development chops with an extensive background in site planning and building to create user interfaces that are simple, elegant and easy to maintain.

Prior to joining CivicActions, Heather served as a front-end developer, technical architect and project lead at Chief on major website projects such as a bulk publication ordering system using Drupal Commerce and Internationalization for the Federal Trade Commission. Her career in Drupal began at the University of Maryland, where she designed and developed multiple Drupal sites for the A. James Clark School of Engineering, including the University of Maryland’s Division of Research, and pioneered the University of Maryland Drupal Users Group.
Heather loves to shares her passion for creating clean, semantic, and easy-to-maintain markup, and has given multiple talks at venues such as BADCamp and Capital Camp on using Sass, and CSS methodology SMACSS, to write leaner, more efficient code.

When she’s not bending your ear about best practices in web design and development, Heather is most likely to be found reading, planning her next travel adventure, or teaching German to her collie pup, Winston.

Q&A

What do you do at CivicActions?

I’m an engineer focused primarily on front-end development, content strategy, and user experience. Lately, I’ve been involved in leading CivicActions Labs, serving as practice lead for front-end development and participating on our marketing team.

What tools do you use most often?

  • Slack
  • Google Drive
  • Trello
  • Terminal
  • Git
  • JIRA

What do you love most about CivicActions?

What makes CivicActions unique to other workplaces is the emphasis on work/life balance, and growth both personally and professionally.

See my Promoting Personal and Professional Balance: Workplace Culture at CivicActions blog post for more details.

What do you love about what you do?

I love working Agile! Instead of being handed a mockup to code out at the last minute before the deadline, all team members, including clients, constantly work together to deliver the product in increments.

The transparency, open communication, and rapid delivery make development fun again.