Awards, articles and videos

The goal of this page is to compile a list of accolades and positive mentions for the Web Experience Toolkit. Please help out by adding any accolades or positive mentions that have not already been listed.


Award Event Year
Excellence in Public Service Delivery Government Technology Exhibition and Conference (GTEC) 2012
People's Choice Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI) 2011
Share & Re-Use Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI) 2011


Title Date Author Publication
CodeFest draws 500 for a better web Tom Pechloff Ottawa Business Journal
Keyboard-Only Navigation for Improved Accessibility (WET in use on the CIC site is given as an example) Marieke McCloskey Nielsen Norman Group
Open source driving digital innovation Todd Akers Canadian Government Executive
Codefest 2013: Lessons Learned (only accessible on Government of Canada networks) Meghan Hellstern & Laura Wesley Communications Community Newsletter
Fork Your Government: Github Opens A Portal For Wonks Anya Kamenetz Fast Company
GitHub Takes on the Government Todd Wasserman Mashable
Canadian web experience toolkit Ben Balter GitHub
Mobile Code Sharing Catalog Snippet: Web Experience Toolkit Jacob Parcell
WxT Codefest Today: Keep Calm and Hack the Government Tanya Snook
How the Web Experience Toolkit is changing how we view Public Servants Richard Pietro My Einstein Job (Personal Blog)
Open source solutions offered through Canada's web Experience Toolkit Molly Bernhart Walker FierceGovernmentIT
How Canada is Revolutionizing Digital Governance Andrea Sigritz DigitalGov
WetKit steals the show at DrupalCamp Ottawa Andrea Sigritz DigitalGov
Canadian Coders Solve Mystery of Open Source Government Robert McMillan Wired
The day I discovered Web Experience Toolkit Distribution Roberto Montero Personal blog
The right solutions – by design Laura Wesley Canadian Government Executive
The Canadian Government published their first Github Repo months ago Various Reddit programming discussion
Usability for Canadian Government Websites Lucia Harper The Other Harper


Title Event Time of WET reference
CodeFest 2014 Design Jam @ 1125 Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2014 Design Jam ( to ) Entire video
CodeFest 2013 Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2013 ( to ) Entire video
Pull: Richard Pietro on Technology and Government Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2013 () Entire video
Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2013 - Day 2 Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2013 () Entire video
Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2013 - Day 1 Web Experience Toolkit CodeFest 2013 () Entire video
@TonyclementCPC speaking about the new open gig platform used on With a throw out to #wxt socialcam (Richard Pietro, ) Entire video
Exploring Canada's Web Experience Toolkit Webinar () Entire video. There's also a blog post about it.
Nick Schonning & Laura Wesley present WET at A11yTO Meet-up - video by HTML5_Toronto Toronto Accessibility & Inclusive Design Meet-up () Entire video. There's also a Storify of the tweets
Creating dynamic and accessible content in Drupal 7 using WAI-ARIA DrupalCon Sydney () 15:45 to 20:06
GitHub in Government New York State Senate Capitol Camp () 9:35 to 9:47 and 17:15 to 20:00
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