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This Week's IDEA

An Introduction to Accessibility

This week, we're taking at look at how to reframe our approach to encouraging others to build with accessibility.
Dec 11, 2019
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Don’t let your agency waste knowledge and opportunity. Instead of planning for a handoff to O&M, plan for a long-term team. Instead of launching and then keeping it running, plan for ongoing development. — via 18F

Dec 09, 2019

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DevOps Holiday Special Event: Nicolas Chaillan

Join the Chief Software Officer of the USAF to learn: How the DoD moved to Kubernetes and Istio.
Dec 03, 2019

Health.gov’s Move Your Way Activity Planner: A Case Study

Adhering to user experience (UX) design principles can be key when making public health tools.
Dec 03, 2019
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U.S. Web Design System: November Monthly Call

Join Dan Williams, U.S. Web Design System (USWDS) product lead, in our monthly call as he walks through the design system and answers your questions.
Nov 21, 2019
Learning Series

DAP Learning Series: Site Analysis, Live!

Join us for a live demonstration of a real site analysis - from defining website mission, goals, and KPIs, to pulling reporting to better understand site performance.
Nov 20, 2019

IT Modernization Apprenticeship Experience: Breaking Down Workforce Innovation Barriers at USDA

Culture plays a vital role in modernizing agency operations, from frontline to C-suite.
Nov 20, 2019
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SocialGov Talk: Reaching Small Businesses in the Digital Environment

In this webinar, the social media experts from the U.S. Small Business Administration discussed how they find and communicate with small businesses on their social media platforms.
Nov 19, 2019
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Jez Humble: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations

This talk presents the findings from the latest State of DevOps report, including how to measure the performance of software teams, what capabilities organizations should invest in to drive higher performance, and how software leaders can apply these findings in their own organizations.
Nov 19, 2019
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An Introduction to the A/B Testing Community of Practice

We know there are many ways to use A/B testing to inform decision making at your agency – this is a quick introduction on the many ways CFPB has used it to improve UX across their website.
Nov 19, 2019

Building the Elements That Earn Trust

Let’s talk about the elements that go into building trust with people who are using our services.
Nov 18, 2019
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Intro to Kanban, Part II

with Alan Atlas and Alan Brouilette
Nov 14, 2019
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Intro to Kanban, Part I

with Alan Atlas and Alan Brouilette
Nov 13, 2019
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Ginny Redish: How to Collaborate on Strategies

How does content strategy mesh with business, user experience (UX), and a marketing strategy?
Nov 13, 2019
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Basics of Scrum, Part II

with Alan Atlas and Alan Brouilette
Nov 12, 2019

Meet Your Federal Web Council

Your partners in making 21st Century IDEA happen
Nov 12, 2019
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The National Language Service Corps Can Fulfill Your Translation Needs

An increase in demand for multilingual digital content, shrinking budgets, and rising translation costs have impacted federal agencies trying to offer information and services in languages other than English. Learn how the National Service Language Corps (NLSC) can help.
Nov 12, 2019
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Basics of Scrum, Part I

with Alan Atlas and Alan Brouilette
Nov 08, 2019
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Happy 3rd Birthday, Code.Gov! What We’ve Learned Three Years In

As Code.gov begins our third trip around the sun, we want to take a look at where we’ve been, where we’re going in the world of open source, and the implementation of the federal source code.
Nov 07, 2019
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Foundations of Agile, Part II

with Alan Atlas and Alan Brouilette
Nov 05, 2019