Archive for the ‘work’ Category

Automate all the things with Yo, Grunt and Bower

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Presenters Marcello Prattico – Syracuse University Location: Pavilion Ballroom East Yo, Grunt and Bower are new ways to help you streamline you site/app building process. Grunt is a task manager that can do lots of cool things like compile you SASS into CSS, move files around, compress files etc. Yeoman is a site/app generator. Do […]

Connecting Reusable Disconnected Content: Our CampusData Project

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Presenters Chris Nixon – University of Arkansas Location: Pavilion Ballroom East We generate lots of content and manage lots of data in disconnected ways. The University of Arkansas started a project a few years ago called the Campus Data Project. A not seksi name for an incredible foundation with a REST API that lets users […]

Collaborating with GitHub

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Presenters John Britton – Github Location: Skyline III In this hands-on talk, we’ll introduce Git and GitHub. We’ll demonstrate how GitHub is used in classrooms as well as campus IT departments. You’ll learn how to make your first contribution to a project on GitHub. We’ll show you how to contribute via the command line, the […]

Moving to Git-based Version Control with Small Teams

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Presenters Waylon Baumgardner – California Baptist University Location: Pavilion Ballroom West Version control has become increasingly important as websites have matured into complex, data-driven applications. The execution of a version control solution, especially with smaller teams, can be daunting. This presentation is meant to provide a brief overview of the various reasons for version control, […]

WordPress & Higher Ed

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Presenters Curtiss Grymala – University of Mary Washington Location: Skyline III You’ve probably read the critiques about WordPress: “It’s a blogging tool,” “It’s not secure,” “It’s only for people who don’t know how to code,” and “It’s free, so it must be full of bugs.” The reality is WordPress has grown into a mature, full-featured […]

Adding an extra DB Table Adding an extra DB Table

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

This is an extension of my 2014 High Ed Web presentation: WordPress and Beer Sometimes you need to store a bit of data that won’t fix in a post type. For our calculator: each recipe is a post, but we also have to store the list of ingredients for the recipe. This is a many-to […]

Caching Application Data (WordPress & Beer)

Monday, October 13th, 2014

Storing your application data in WP is really convenient, but querying it all can take a lot of overhead. There are many ways to cache data, but my preference is to create a “hard cache” – this means that the data is simply written to a file each time something is changed. Luckily WordPress makes […]

Custom Fields and Meta Boxes Custom Fields and Meta Boxes

Monday, October 13th, 2014

This is an extension of my 2014 High Ed Web presentation: WordPress and Beer Custom fields In our example, each of the brewing ingredients is stored a custom post type. There is also a bunch of data that needs to be associated with each ingredient – this is where the custom fields come into play. […]

Custom Post Types and Taxonomies Custom Post Types and Taxonomies

Monday, October 13th, 2014

This is an extension of my 2014 High Ed Web presentation: WordPress and Beer Custom post types In WordPress everything is a post (well… almost everything). Custom post types are a convenient way to store all of your data needed for the application. Here we have created post types for: Grains, hops, yeasts, water, styles […]

WordPress and Beer: Homebrew web applications with WP WordPress and Beer: Homebrew web applications with WP

Monday, October 13th, 2014

WordPress is an incredible platform for building full-featured, customized web applications. Every beer on the planet is made from the same four ingredients: hops, water, barley and yeast. Similarly, WordPress is built around a small feature set (posts, pages, media and tags), but from these you can build anything from a single blog to a […]