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Hannah Nicholas

We've started off 2023 strong, with the Reusable Community Directory Show & Tell on the 9th of January and the first community meetup on the 10th.

Reusable Community Directory Show & Tell

In this show and tell we did a recap of the past year and refreshed everyones memories of what we're trying to solve!

I also spoke about Outpost and the Outpost Platform and gave a demo, you can view just the demo video here. (Apologies for the audio quality, my office had no furniture that week, or the next for that matter)

We also talked about our progress on the Greenwich community directory, combining LocalGov Drupal and Outpost.

Outpost (by design) has no content management features built in. So far we've only used Outpost with a static site generator which uses a seamless approach of jumping between two different sites (scout + cms) with the same design. One of our aims is to expand the Outpost Platform offering and provide some tools to help integrate Outpost into other technologies. This work is the first step towards hopefully being able to share a reusable solution or guidance for displaying services in LocalGov Drupal.

We also spoke about our plans for the future, where we're at with our goals and the current roadmap!

We had some excellent feedback and questions, some of which I have incorporated in the documentation. You can view some of the questions on the Frequently asked questions. There were some that were very specific to products so I have added those to some new product faq pages. Scout FAQ and Outpost FAQ.

Outpost Community Meetup

Our first community meetup! 馃帀

Topics covered included introductions, and some initial getting to know one another. We spoke about the challenges people are facing and discussed what people would like to get out of the community. We also briefly reviewed the current roadmap that Alex and I put together.

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Hannah Nicholas

22 September - 5 October

This sprint theme is a continuation of the previous sprint but with more back-end input. We have created the [[Outpost design system]] which corresponds to some of the earlier work from sprint 1 and 2 spikes around the design system and how it could fit in with the approach for creating a reusable Outpost. We now need to discuss this approach and decide if its the one we really want to take.

We are also preparing for our first Show and Tell on the reusable outpost and will be having a session this sprint to prioritise our goals as we merge with the Greenwich product team in the next two weeks.

  • We have fixed our Open Referral UK compliancy issues
  • Deployed changes around pagination on scout