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Agenda and Slide Deck
Recordings of the sessions are available on the CWDS YouTube channel:
January 9, 2018 Quarterly Stakeholder Forum Video
Morning Session - Afternoon Session
Please join us at the next CWDS Noon Speaker Series for a special presentation by Free Software Foundation President Richard Stallman, a legendary and world renowned activist for free (libre) software.
Child Welfare Digital Services (CWDS), California governments’ largest and most innovative project, is seeking to fundamentally change the way state government develops software by leveraging free (libre) software, agile methodologies, and user centered design. One of the project’s main principles is to research, design, develop and operate a solution that is compatible with the GNU General Public License (GNU GPL), and is thus available to be copied and used as a public good by other government agencies and the public at large.
About the Speaker
Richard Matthew Stallman (RMS) founded the free software movement in 1983 when he announced the project to develop the GNU operating system, which is a freedom-respecting operating system meant to consist entirely of free software, and has been the project’s leader ever since. He then founded the Free Software Foundation in 1985, of which he is president as a full-time volunteer. In 1992, the last gap in GNU was filled by the recently freed kernel Linux, producing the GNU/Linux combination that has become widely used.
Since the mid-1990’s, RMS has spent most of his time in political advocacy for free software, spreading the ethical ideas of the movement and campaigning against both software patents and dangerous extension of copyright laws. The term "free software" refers to liberty, not price.
It is distributed under the terms that allow users to run the software for any purpose as well as study, change, and distribute it and any adapted versions.
WHO: Richard Stallman (RMS)
WHAT: Noon Speaker Series - Discussion About Free (Libre) Software
WHEN: Wednesday, November 15, 2017
12:00pm – 2:30pm
WHERE: Child Welfare Digital Services
2870 Gateway Oaks Drive
Sacramento, CA 95833
CWDS conducts monthly Solution Demonstrations to provide all stakeholders with an overview of our latest system developments. Please join us via WebEx following using the meeting link below. The event will also be livestreamed at: https://cwds.ca.gov/liveDate: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm, Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, GMT-07:00)
Monday, December 4, 2017 2:00 am, Pacific Standard Time (San Francisco, GMT-08:00)
Event number: 405 010 209
Event password: 2017
Event address for attendees: https://cwdsforums.webex.com/cwdsforums/onstage/g.php?MTID=e64d940ca725cafec073659e02c669315
CWDS held its monthly Solution Demonstrations on Nov. 6 to provide stakeholders with an overview of our latest system developments.
You can watch this Sprint Review here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLWF3yFjtTo
On October 10, the Training and Implementation teams presented an overview of the CWS-NS approach to training, and showcased a demonstration of their web-based training tool at our Quarterly Stakeholder forum. The team is currently busy developing training materials for Intake, CALS, and Case Management digital services. Future training development will occur for the Resource Management, Court Processing, Eligibility, and Financial Management and Administration digital services.
Counties and tribes are responsible to deliver training to their staff, therefore the project will deliver Train the Trainer sessions. Each county or tribe will be able to determine which training method fits their organization’s learning-style and preference. The goal is to provide a variety of training materials that meet a variety of training needs. Materials can also be customized to meet an organization’s specific business processes. The county will receive the entire set of training tools during the Train the Trainer sessions, including:
Traditional instructor-led training (ILT) with instructor and user guides along with a robust online training environment where users can practice real-life scenarios.
Web based training (WBT) that includes New System orientations with professional voice over narration and closed captioning for the hearing impaired.
E-learning courses that are SCORM compliant to allow counties with Learning Management Systems (LMS) to upload and track training statistics.
Job aids, user guides, and desk aids with step-action tables, new concepts and printable PDFs.
Demonstration videos comprised of brief 2-3 minute demos on specific functions that provide users step-by-step guided instruction.
The goal of the Implementation team is to get these digital services out to the counties in the most efficient way possible while meeting the unique needs of each county. One of the ways they plan to do this is by offering a single point-of-contact between each county and CWS-NS throughout the life of the project.
The team will continue to solicit and receive feedback from the core counties on training products in an effort to build training tools that allow the user to navigate the features of the New System with confidence. Please sign-up for the CWDS Newsletter to receive future updates.
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