Oklahoma State Webmanagers Group Fall Conference 2012: Innovation and Modernization October 7-8, 2013
October 16, 2012
Metro Technology Center
Springlake Campus, Business Conference Center
1900 Springlake Dr.
Oklahoma City, OK 73111
Thank you to Metro Technology Centers and Ok.gov and Oklahoma Interactive for your support again this year.
The OSWG Fall 2012 Innovation and Modernization conference is created specifically for local and state government webmasters, web managers, public information officers, communication specialists, IT program managers, administrators and individuals interested in web development techniques, and accessibility. OSWG is a community of public sector professionals engaged in the design, production and maintenance of web-based services for Oklahoma's state and local government agencies, and higher education institutions. Conference Sessions are relevant to state agencies, city government and services, higher education institutions, corporations, and all developers interested in skill building. The OSWG Conference focuses on practical solutions presented by those who are designing, developing, or managing web presence/web services/communications in their organization. The OSWG conference brings together webmasters and information officers who share similar goals and issues. The conference is open to any web professional looking to enhance their skills.
|2012 Fall Conference: Lots of energizing sessions
||2011 OSWG Fall Conference: pictured left to right Mark Mitchell, General Manager, Oklahoma Interactive OK.gov; Brenda Dawes, Program Manager, Oklahoma ABLE Tech; Governor Mary Fallin; Jill Wilhoite, Director of Marketing & Operations, Oklahoma Interactive, Doug Doe, Office of State Finance Communications Director, and Alex Petit, Oklahoma's first Chief Information Officer
OSWG is interested in receiving proposals for next October 7-8, 2013. Presentations on both technical and non-technical topics are welcome.
Speaker Discounts: Presenting at this event offers you a 50% discount on conference registration, as well as an opportunity to network with your peers!
Example topics include:
- Authoring tool tips and tricks
- Website Enhancing Tips & Tricks – How to make your websites more interactive (Design, free tools, SEO, etc.)
- Share your innovative ideas – What works for you? Tips on design, communications, and technical issues.
- Dreamweaver (half/full day session is preferred)
- HTML 5 (half/full day session is preferred)
- CSS HTML to mobile
- HTML 5/CSS
- What's New in CS5?
- Drupal Best Practices for Government
- Developer techniques
- Best practices for web managers - Improving your webmaster abilities
- Progressive Enhancement
- How to set up search on your website
- How to jazz up your website with dynamic content
- Free tools/solutions
- Open Source/Collaborative Code
- Accessibility & 508 Standards
- Practical tips and techniques
- Use of media, audio, and video
General Session Ideas
- About OSWG
- Update on Consolidation – An overview of agency changes since last year
- Web Security – Briefing on national and state web security
- New OK CMS
- Web Security
- Briefing on national and state web security
- Socrata – Creating interactive maps for websites
- Meeting Exchange - Demonstration of webinar hosting service
- Enterprise State Services – Learn about Data.ok.gov, GovDelivery, Documents.ok.gov, Forms.ok.gov
- Get Involved With Your Government – How to: sign up for alerts/notifications, voting info, available publications, suggest ideas to the Governor, sign up for eGov news reports, receive meeting notices, learn about online services, search records, view bills and statutes, available grants, volunteer opportunities, current job openings, etc.
- Favorite open source tools
- Marketing your website
- Managing your agency web users - ideas for keeping staff current on web changes. Some agencies change information daily, others not as frequently but no matter what change does occur. What do agencies do to make sure that all employees are up to date on what's available on their site? Are employees utilizing the site when coming in contact with the public? Do agency personnel have ideas on good content for the site and how is it communicated to the web team?
- Management of communications and web; Project management processes
- Budget Crunch- Getting Creative with a small budget
- Design/Branding/Style Guide Creation
- Content marketing, social media, improving SEO, measuring success through analytics
- Implementation challenges and successes
Integration of technologies
- Using maps on your website
- Mobilizing government
- How to implement to save agencies money; using smart phones to manage a variety of content and applications.
- Social Media, how to use, how to manage
- Research on social media or government sites, trends, uses, etc.
- New tools and options for communicating with our state audiences, and web strategies
- Best practices and strategies for government agencies
- Web 2.0 technologies and civic engagement
- iPhone apps for agencies - where to start?
- Creating web applications (iTunes store, Android)
- Responsive/Mobile Web
- Why wikis? – What is the advantage of using a wiki for group communications?
- Website and Social Media Consultation - professional feedback about websites - Hear from experts about your website and learn by watching reviews of other sites. Suggest a look at 5 sites' navigation, content, back-end organization and social media presence. applicable. Participants will receive ideas or recommendations for improving your site.
Legal and policy issues
Government Website Trends
- Citizen/Community engagement/Citizensourcing
- Ok.Gov new CMS features and capabilities
- Government transparency (funding, data)
- Open Data
- Usability testing
- Designing for accessibility at the beginning
- Accessibility testing
- Web Accessibility, accessible media, distance education, ADA and 508 compliance
- Drupal and accessibility