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  • 1. OpenPublic The Drupal Distribution for Government August 15th 2013
  • 2. Phase2’s OpenPublic Team Project Manager Felicia Haynes Software Architect Erik Summerfield Content & Experience Strategist Shawn Mole Vice President of Strategic Services Karen Borchert Director of Government Practice Greg Wilson Marketing Analyst Danielle Miller
  • 3. What We’ll Cover • What is OpenPublic? • What are its design highlights? • How can you get involved?
  • 4. Distributions
  • 5. ” “ A starting point. What is a Distribution ? A unique combination of modules, themes, & configuration... aimed at a specific business problem. “ ” Distributions are full copies of Drupal that include Drupal Core, along with additional software such as themes, modules, libraries, and installation profiles. There are two main types of Drupal distributions:
  • 6. The Layers of a Distribution
  • 7. • Launched in 2011 • Downloads: 55,498 • Pantheon one-click install • Learn more at OpenPublic provides a content management system specifically designed for government requirements, without compromising accessibility, security, or usability. OpenPublic is built to be the most accessible and secure open source CMS available. OpenPublic is used by,,, the Wilson Center, Case Foundation, and the Georgia Technology Authority.
  • 8. Open Atrium is a collaboration platform designed to help organizations manage their communications, teams, and knowledge. As a flexible, open source solution, Atrium is not a single, standalone “solution,” but a platform that can be used to create an intranet, web portal, social forum, or project management tool, or a combination of these. Users of OpenAtrium include, and the Department of Homeland Security • Launched in 2010 • Downloads: 198,586 • Pantheon one-click install • Learn more at
  • 9. • Launched in 2009 • Downloads: 75,504 • One-click install • Learn more at OpenPublish is an open source content management solution designed to meet the needs of any publisher – whether large newspaper, TV news site, niche information publication or something in between. OpenPublish comes responsive design ready and is lightweight and flexible Drupal distribution. Users of OpenPublish included the Associated Press, Al Jazeera, the Washington Examiner, and The New Republic.
  • 10. OpenPublic
  • 11. Notable Milestones 2011 2012 2013 Beta 1.0 2014 OpenOmega Responsive Base Theme Beta 10 Platform Based Re-Architecture
  • 12. Open Public as ‘Shared Platform’
  • 13. OpenPublic Adoption Paths • Use OpenPublic to: • test drive Drupal • evangelize open source • use it as a template to get started with your site/platform build • build your site/platform with it and stay aligned
  • 14. 508 Compliance & WCAG
  • 15. State of Georgia Platform
  • 16. State of Georgia Platform
  • 17. OpenPublic 1.0
  • 18. But, why talk about “1.0” now? We’ve built some very big public sector sites and platforms with OpenPublic now. It works. Admittedly, maybe we should call it 2.0.
  • 19. Our Original Goals • Build an OpenSource CMS for the Public Sector, using what we learned from publishing (and OpenPublish on Drupal 6) • Try and help make it easier to meet new OpenGov and transparency standards • Make the best possible tool for building a site (Accessibility, Security… eventually Responsive) • Create a concrete point to talk about best practices in the community
  • 20. Problems We’ve Encountered • Difficult for contributors to create and share functionality among different sites • More optional features: multi-site and platforms mean more features are optional, even within a codebase • Need to make it easier for implementers to stay aligned with OpenPublic, extend it, and contribute back
  • 21. New 1.0 Goals • 80% Site < 20% Effort • Easier Platform builds • Be able to share “ideas” • Instant Test Drives ” “ We need to use Apps to break up OpenPublic into very modular pieces
  • 22. We want to be able to have the apps add functionality to other things, and let people control where they add it. Software Architect, Phase2 Erik Summerfield ” “
  • 23. We want apps to be able to add their functionality to stuff in the site, like… • adding mapping features to every content type • adding SOLR searching and filtering to content types • adding social media sharing to select custom content types We need a new way to use features for new work.
  • 24. Features Template
  • 25. Thanks !
  • 26. &Questions Discussion