Archive for 2014

WordPress and Beer – Feedback

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Just received the audience feedback from my 2014 HighEdWeb presentation and wanted to share. Thanks again to everyone who attended! Evaluation Summary I didn’t really have an estimate on how many people attended my initial session, but looking at the numbers it was a packed house. A total of 69 people filled out an evaluation. […]

AllGrain.Beer (WordPress Plugin)

Friday, November 14th, 2014

In an attempt to make AllGrain.Beer as easy to use as possible, I’ve added a page that creates an oEmbed code for each recipe. However, for this work, you need to add the site as an oEmbed provider. So, I have built a plugin: Step 1: Download and install the AllGrain.Beer plugin Step 2: Once […]

AllGrain.Beer AllGrain.Beer

Friday, November 14th, 2014

So… I built a beer recipe calculator: AllGrain.Beer Okay, but why did you build it? I have been brewing for a number of years and enjoy building my own recipes. There are many recipe calculators out there, but I find most of them frustrating. Then, I had the opportunity to speak at a conference. In […]

Better Living Through Automation: Defeating Time Sucks and Doing Better Work

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Presenters Jesse Lavery – Allegheny College Location: Skyline II As a small office (or office of one) tasked with managing your institution’s website, social media accounts, and teams of co-workers and work study students, there’s a LOT to keep track of and not enough time in the day to deal with it. What if we […]

Moving to the Client – Writing Full Applications in JavaScript

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Presenters Chad Killingsworth – Missouri State University Location: Pavilion Ballroom East JavaScript has moved from providing minor interaction to a full scale development platform. Major application such as Gmail and Google Calendar have hundreds of thousands of lines of code all written in JavaScript. Mobile browsers have full featured browsers but performance and memory constraints […]

Authors Are People, Too

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Presenters Nikki Massaro Kauffman – Penn State University Location: Broadway If content is king and user experience is crucial, what can we say about the experiences of people who author content? What makes a good authoring experience, why should I care, and how can I improve my authors’ experience with the CMS? The fundamental purpose […]

Human at Work or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Get Better at My Job

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Presenters David Cameron – Ithaca College Location: Skyline II Where does our time go? Somewhere in the middle of our overlapping project deadlines, meetings, and daily emails, we are all just trying to do good work, but it’s hard to keep up. We do our best to stay organized with productivity apps and calendars and […]

Extreme APIs for a Better Tomorrow

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Presenters Aaron Maturen – Saginaw Valley State University Location: Pavilion Ballroom East It’s possible to make a structured, consistent, API that can handle changes to logic and the schema. Sure, it seems like a good plan to dump everything out of the database today, but what are you going to do when something changes down […]

Confessions of a CMS Generalist

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Presenters Stephanie Guay – Duke University Location: Pavilion Ballroom West After navigating the waters of not one, but 3 different CMSes for the same set of websites, Guay shares her insights into what works, what doesn’t, what’s great and what’s just plain dumb about Drupal, Plone and WordPress. She’ll even talk about her experiences making […]

Prototyping with WordPress: No coding required

Monday, October 20th, 2014

Presenters Gaurav Gupta – Virginia Commonwealth University Location: Broadway WordPress is a powerful CMS but it can also be used to build fully functional prototypes. Headway theme’s drag and drop visual editor allows you to create and experiment with different layouts including fixed width and responsive designs. Use the prototypes to collect feedback, test for […]