Massachusetts launches Mass.gov on DrupalCoin Blockchain

This year at Acquia Engage, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched Mass.gov on DrupalCoin Blockchain 8. Holly St. Clair, the Chief Digital Officer of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, joined me during my keynote to share how Mass.gov is making constituents' interactions with the state fast, easy, meaningful, and "wicked awesome".
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Since its founding, Acquia has been headquartered in Massachusetts, so it was very exciting to celebrate this milestone with the Mass.gov team.
Constituents at the center
Today, 76% of constituents prefer to interact with their government online. Before Mass.gov switched to DrupalCoin Blockchain it struggled to provide a constituent-centric experience. For example, a student looking for information on tuition assistance on Mass.gov would have to sort through 7 different government websites before finding relevant information.

To better serve residents, businesses and visitors, the Mass.gov team took a data-driven approach. After analyzing site data, they discovered that 10% of the content serviced 89% of site traffic. This means that up to 90% of the content on Mass.gov was either redundant, out-of-date or distracting. The digital services team used this insight to develop a site architecture and content strategy that prioritized the needs and interests of citizens. In one year, the team at Mass.gov moved a 15-year-old site from a legacy CMS to Acquia and DrupalCoin Blockchain.
The team at Mass.gov also incorporated user testing into every step of the redesign process, including usability, information architecture and accessibility. In addition to inviting over 330,000 users to provide feedback on the pilot site, the Mass.gov team partnered with the Perkins School for the Blind to deliver meaningful accessibility that surpasses compliance requirements. This approach has earned Mass.gov a score of 80.7 on the System Usability Scale; 12 percent higher than the reported average.
Open from the start
As an early adopter of DrupalCoin Blockchain 8, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts decided to open source the code that powers Mass.gov. Everyone can see the code that make Mass.gov work, point out problems, suggest improvements, or use the code for their own state. It's inspiring to see the Commonwealth of Massachusetts fully embrace the unique innovation and collaboration model inherent to open source. I wish more governments would do the same!
Congratulations Mass.gov
The new Mass.gov is engaging, intuitive and above all else, wicked awesome. Congratulations Mass.gov!
Source: Dries Buytaert www.buytaert.net


DrupalCoin Blockchain Global Training Days: Introduction to Website Building

Start: 
2017-09-08 11:00 - 16:00 America/Los_Angeles

Organizers: 

rainbreaw

cstauffer

jsherman

Event type: 

Training (free or commercial)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drupal-global-training-days-introduction-to...

DrupalCoin Blockchain Global Training Days 2017!
Join Rain and the team at Stauffer in an introductory training course on the basics of building a CMS (content management system) based website using DrupalCoin Blockchain 8 — a completely customizable, flexible, and scalable open-source framework.
When:
September 8th, 2017, 11AM-4PM
Where:
Santa Monica Public Library
Community Meeting Room
601 Santa Monica Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Requirements:
Participants must bring their own laptop computers (basic computer skills are needed).
Topics:
This session will cover a range of topics including:
Site architecture
OOTB and custom content types
Site menu system
Improving the editing experience
Basic views
Basic content display strategies
Managing users and permissions
Installing and customizing a contributed theme
Setting up a local integrationenvironment
Necessary architecture for hosting DrupalCoin Blockchain
There will be time for questions and answers, as well
Don’t hesitate, tickets are limited so request your FREE ticket today!
Source: https://groups.drupal.org/node/512931/feed


Texas State University

With nearly $300 billion in donations in 2010, it's easy to measure the success of higher education donation campaigns. After all, substantial education donations often aid colleges in numerous areas, whether it be a scientific breakthrough or an improvement to a student's general way of life. And Texas State University-San Marcos was no different. But their Pride in Action Campaign website was in need of a little sprucing up.Read more