Web Council: Call for Ignite-style presentations

Tony Chang describing a diagram on Course Enrollment project

Consider this a formal call for for speakers interested in the shorter Ignite presentation format. My goal is to incorporate three or four Ignite-style presentations back-to-back for both our July and August Web Councils. Ignite topics can cover anything relating to the Web—including technologies, code or even content.


June 2014 Web Council recap

Three ducklings on a wooden ramp

Alanya Cannon started off Web Council with an update on the UW brand refresh timeline. The Web Team’s Kilian Frey followed-up with a preview of a Web components style guide that will better help units rollout the brand updates on their sites. Finally, Tim Crandley gave us a historic overview and live demo of Michelangelo, an intuitive database tool that allows users to “effortlessly query everything.”


Brand update and self-service reporting tool: June 2014 Web Council

Michelangelo's David statue

Web Council returns this Thursday in Odegaard 220. Join us for an update on what to expect from this year’s UW brand refresh (which includes the Web!) and hear all about a cloud-based and self-service reporting tool named Michelangelo.


Data visualization and screen reader demo: May 2014 Web Council

Screenshot from data visualization tool

Join us for another action-packed Web Council this Thursday! John Wilkerson, Nick Stramp and Christian Schmidt will discuss wrangling decades of lawmaking data into a interactive and visual online tool, new UW accessibility team member Hadi Rangin will demo screen reader technology, and Web Team developer Jon finally gets to present on choosing the best tool for the job.


April Web Council recap

Shiba Inu with fake mustache in front of its nose

Karin Roberts and William Washington from ACA gave an overview of the MyUW rebuild for student content, Patrick Neeman from Apptio explained the different roles within the user experience field, and Daniel Schwalbe and Melissa Albin from the Office of CISO discussed the Hearbleed security bug and gave us advise on how best to protect our information.


MyUW rebuild and UX disciplines: April 2014 Web Council

Hand-drawn wireframe on iPad screen, pencil and notebook nearby

Karin Roberts will give us an overview of the MyUW rebuild, Patrick Neeman of Apptio will explain the core disciplines of the UX field and how each can best contribute to Web projects, and Daniel Schwalbe and Melissa Albin from the Office of CISO will answer our questions about the Heartbleed security vulnerability.


March Web Council recap

Blooming cherry trees in the UW Quad

Rick Ells shared some takeaways from the Feb. ConveyUX Conference, special guest Michael Wiegand taught us how to better use Google Analytics, and Ben Erickson gave us an overview of the Alumni Association’s 125th Anniversary site.


Improve your content with Google Analytics: March 2014 Web Council

1936 photo of three University of Washington crew team members standing

Web Council is this Thursday, March 20th. Rick Ells will share his takeaways from the Feb ConveyUX Conference, Michael Wiegand of Portent will visit to teach us about improving our website content with Google Analytics, and Ben Erickson will give us a tour of the new UWAA 125th Anniversary website.


Trumba FAQs, touch development and UW SharePoint: February 2014 Web Council

Marketing Web Team page on iPhone

Web Council returns this Thursday; same time (9-10:30 a.m.) and same place (Odegaard 220). Bill Schaefer and Fang Lin will demystify the Trumba event calendar, the Web Team’s very own Jon Swanson will give us a primer on Web development for touch screens, and ACA’s Greg Fricks will share examples of how the UW community is best using SharePoint.


January Web Council recap

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Stephanie Krimmel and Caitlyn Clauson shared their case study for an OPB interactive landscape survey, Harry Hayward updated us on the cost to caption and transcribe video using the new UW-preferred vendor, and Dane gave a high-level tour through the world of jQuery, Backbone.js and other modern front-end development tools utilizing Javascript.