A true partnership: Luminary + Cancer Council Australia

When Cancer Council Australia (CCA) decided to rebuild its website, it wanted a tech partner that could mentor and guide it, not just execute and deliver a product. It found that partner in Luminary. Here’s a video and summary of the presentation CCA and Luminary CTO Andy Thompson gave at the 2020 Kontent Horizons conference.

Tami Iseli

By Tami Iseli, 1 minute read

The new website for Cancer Council Australia (CCA) was developed under rather unusual circumstances. For a start, it was built almost entirely under lockdown, with the CCA team based in Sydney and most of the Luminary team in Melbourne. But the most defining element of the project was that CCA was very much in the driver’s seat, with Luminary playing a supporting role.

CCA’s Head of Digital, Doug Hussey, and Lead Developer Benoit Morana presented on the collaboration, along with Luminary CTO Andy Thompson, at the Kontent Horizons virtual conference in November. 

As Hussey explained “We wanted someone to work with us, not for us. We wanted to drive the project rather than just getting check-ins”. 

CCA needed an agency that could scale up or down quickly, depending on what was required at each stage of the project. It was also looking for a strategic partnership that would live beyond the initial project. 

The project was a highly collaborative agile engagement that resulted in a microservices-based platform, centered around headless CMS Kentico Kontent. And in Hussey’s own words, CCA couldn’t be happier with it.

Below is a video of the presentation from Kontent Horizons, including:

  • An explanation of the challenges that CCA faced, and why it decided to opt for a collaborative approach 
  • How Luminary worked with CCA, Kentico and SEO agency Overdose to support CCA
  • The outcomes achieved through the project
  • A Q&A with Doug Hussey, Benoit Morana and Andy Thompson on the Jamstack, static site generators, and onboarding content editors and business users with Kentico Kontent. 
Video URL: https://www.youtube.com/embed/8Gh7VYM0pK8

For more on this project, check out our Cancer Council Australia case study

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