Kanopi 2019 DrupalCon Seattle Sessions

We are thrilled to have had three of our sessions chosen for DrupalCon Seattle in April 2019. You’ll find us at the booth, in the hallway, and out and about in Seattle, but make sure to visit us in our three Builder Track sessions:

Keep Living the Dream! How to work remotely AND foster a happy, balanced life

Virtual. Remote. Distributed. Pick your label. This style of organization is becoming wildly more in demand and popular among many Drupal shops. While many folks have gone remote, some people find the experience quite isolating and disconnected.

In this session we will talk about how to be the best remote employee, as well as provide ideas if you are a leader of a remote team. We will talk about key tactics to keep you (and all other staff) inspired, creative, productive and most importantly, happy!

Presenter: Anne Stefanyk

Beyond the Screen Reader: Humanizing Accessibility

We talk a lot about the basics of accessibility. But what does it really mean to be accessible? How do we ensure we are including everyone and empowering every user in every scenario to use our sites, products, and devices? We think about deaf and blind users, we check contrast for colorblind users. We consider the elderly and sometimes those with dyslexia. Are we including trans folks? Parents? The chronically ill? People with limited literacy? The injured? People in a major emergency? Who are we designing for? What should we be considering?

If you’re wondering how these folks might be affected by accessibility and you want your website to be inclusive for everyone, this is the session for you.

Presenter: Alanna Burke

Deep Cleaning: Creating franchise model efficiencies with Drupal 8

COIT offers cleaning and 24/7 emergency restoration services. Their 100+ locations serve more than 12 million homes & businesses across the United States and Canada.

It had been years since the COIT site had been updated, and it posed a host of technical challenges. Franchise content optimizations resulted in redundant updates for the SEO team. The mobile experience wasn’t optimized for conversions. There was a mountain of custom technical debt. And despite the current content administrative challenges, the localized experience lacked the level of context-awareness that consumers have come to expect. It was time for COIT to clean up its own mess.

In this case study we will cover the more technical parts of this Drupal 8 implementation: how we kept a multinational but distinctly separate brand presence with geolocative features, maintained custom promotions tailored to each franchise location, and kept the existing hard-won SEO and SEM business drivers intact.

Presenters: Anne Stefanyk and Katherine White

Allison Manley, Director of Marketing & Communications
Allison Manley

Allison is a recovering (and award-winning) designer who applies her creative and organizational skills to marketing strategy. Her diverse, multi-disciplinary background — which in addition to design includes glassblowing, publishing,...

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