With fewer than 50 tickets remaining, we're expecting a full house at OpenGovDC! To cap off the day we have an amazing line up of panelists to teach us about the changing practices of design in the government space.
Matt Ipcar, former designer for Whitehouse.gov and Change.gov, will walk us through the design process used in rebranding WhiteHouse.gov. While design is often an afterthought, the panelists will discuss how addressing IA and the design process up front contribute to financial payoffs and building for permanence.
Matt Ipcar will be joined by Haley VanDyck, director of citizen engagement at the Federal Communications Commission. As a part of the FCC new media team Haley helped usher along the rebranding of FCC.gov, which launched this past month on a Drupal platform.
Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress and Automattic, along with Samantha Warren, senior designer at Phase2 and FCC designer Kyle Stoneman will be offering there experience and insight into implementing a design process within the federal space.
To complement these real world case studies, there will be a technical workshop at 10:00. Geared towards government developers, this session offers a guide to building usable websites.
And just in case you can't make it to the conference (or you wait too long to buy your ticket), there will be an OpenGovDC happy hour at Hill Country BBQ that everyone is welcome to attend!