July 22nd - 23rdVirtual Event!

Modernizing VA.gov with Decoupled Drupal

Jon Pugh

Elijah Lynn

Beth Jacobson

Kevin Walsh

When: July 22 @10:15amET

The Department of Veterans Affairs serves 18.2 million veterans with benefits and healthcare. The VA.gov website is a mission-critical tool in getting veterans access to healthcare. 

In 2015, VA.gov was redesigned into a mobile-friendly, statically generated website, powered by Metalsmith. 3 years later, Drupal 8 was introduced as "Content API" for the front-end site, utilizing GraphQL.

This session will be a panel of select members from the team who built this site and the infrastructure it runs on. We will tell the story of the project, and touch on as many of these topics as possible in the time allotted.

  1. Content, Design, and CMS UX Initiative.

  2. Decoupled Drupal DevOps

  3. Running Drupal in the VA Enterprise Clou

  4. VA’s commitment to Open Sourc

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