Experiences from the State of Arizona, 170 Drupal sites all the way from Drupal 7 to Drupal 9

Governance in the digital age is evolving. Developing technology is rapidly reflecting the social, economic, and cultural changes happening. Leveraging the web for citizen engagement, delivery of government services to citizens, businesses and inter-government departmental services is key to strengthening the e-governance capability of a government.

The state of Arizona’s Department of Administration Technology has been cognizant of, and responsive to these factors. They understood the importance of a distribution built on a powerful, scalable, and adaptive Web Content Management System. Drupal was hence decided as the platform of choice as it is a tried and tested solution. Drupal is specifically adopted as the technology platform for building websites of federal institutions in the US and many other nations. The state has been using a Drupal 7 distribution for several years now and is now in the process of moving the distribution and the existing sites to Drupal 9

Managing 170+ websites was not without its challenges, however. Some of the key issues for government websites like security, scalability, responsiveness were just the tip of the iceberg.

The session will cover The experience of ADOA-ASET in maintaining and managing 170+ web properties in Drupal for different agencies and Challenges faced over these years

Anoop John

Founder and CTO at Zyxware, Passionate FOSS Contributor

Herndon, Virginia, United States

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