The Uweb track at the LSP conference is below. Please see the full line-up; and sign-up. See you there.
9:00 – Mobile Web
An answer for mobile users is a necessity in today’s world. John Rhea will discuss the basics of that hallowed buzzphrase “Responsive Design” and how to implement it in your projects. Doug Chestnut will then discuss how to implement cross platform mobile apps using your already honed web skills.
Presenters: John Rhea, Webmaster Curry School of Education; Doug Chestnut, Web Programmer, UVA Library
10:00 – Social Media: Small Bets; Big Wins
We all know social media platforms matter; higher education can’t afford to ignore the digital spaces in which their students, faculty, staff, alumni and potential community members already converse. The challenge is more often one of resource allocation: How do you secure social media “big wins” while under a time/labor/budget crunch? A collaborative effort between Darden’s Communication & Marketing and Admissions departments, join Valerie Harness and Fareine Benz as they share how small bets led to big wins for the Darden School of Business and how you might benefit from some of their favorite tools of the trade.
Presenters: Valerie Harness, Web & Social Media Manager, Communication & Marketing for UVA Darden School of Busines; Fareine Benz, Admissions & Marketing Specialist, Admissions for UVA Darden School of Business; Ray Nedzel, Webmaster, School of Medicine
11:00 – Lightning Round [sumbit and vote here]
Lightning Rounds are 5 minute sessions which are designed to showcase your work with cutting edge technology, new solutions and emerging trends; it is also an opportunity to get new information out to the uWeb community. Speakers are limited to 3-5 slides.
Moderator: Doug Chestnut, Web Programmer, UVA Library
1:00 – WordPress and Drupal: Lessons Learned, Problems Solved
More and more, WordPress and Drupal have entered higher education as the current open source content management tools of choice. Yet, aside from sometimes emotional debates about one system’s inherent superiority over the other, there is little objective discussion of when Drupal or WordPress makes sense and why. In this session, developers and users of Drupal and WordPress at UVa will discuss their choice of either platform, the problem it addressed, how their choice solved the problem, and lessons learned. Those with questions about the advantages of either platform are welcome to ask questions. This is not a debate, but rather a moderated discussion of how each of these open source tools has been used to address specific web needs for the University. Discussion will be moderated by Cathy Finn-Derecki of the School of Medicine.
Panel: Lynne Bell, Director of Development Communications, Curry School Foundation; Carrie Hill, Web Developer, UVA Office of Communications; Dave Moody, Webmaster, Health Sciences Library; Anson Parker, Web Developer, Health Sciences Library; Moderator: Cathy Finn-Derecki, Web Developer, School of Medicine