Firewise 2.0: Bringing a paper process online with Drupal 8

Firewise USA™ teaches individuals how to adapt to living with wildfires and how to take action as a community in order to prevent loss of property. The program’s paper application process has existed for 15 years, but, in 2016, the Firewise team decided to bring the process online, using Drupal 8 as their platform.


Join Aron Anderson, Associate Project Manager in the Wildland Fire Operations Division of the NFPA, and Nick Switzer, Development Director at Elevated Third, to discuss the challenges and rewards of bringing a paper process online as a Drupal 8 web app.


Topics we’ll discuss include:

  • Organizational hurdles to overcome when adding structure and bringing an established paper application process online
  • Leveraging an agile philosophy to respond quickly to change, collaborate across disciplines and stakeholder groups and get to a working product in as little amount of time as possible.
  • Balancing effective deliverables with shared understanding to produce working software that meets the organization’s needs.
  • Development workflow leveraging Composer, Git and Configuration Management.



60 minutes
Speaker(s): switzern Time: July 29th - CAMP 11:15am-12:10pm Room: Room 215 Track: Business and Open Source