University Marketing & Communications

August Web Council recap

Lego figurine with helmet jumping off real rock with clear sky behind

Ben Erickson shared strategies for being the only developer on a team, Christine Tawatao showed us how UW Libraries use personas (and how we can, too!), and Alanya Cannon returned with a follow-up preview of the UW brand refresh as it impacts the Web. We wrapped up with Shane Fricks, Morgen Nilsson and Heather Wozniak from the College of Arts and Sciences, who shared their approach to building and supporting websites for academic units.

August 2014 Web Council: Arts and Sciences Department Web framework

UW "W" sculpture

Web Council returns this Thursday in Odegaard 220. Join us for two awesome Ignite-style presentations, a second update on what to expect from this year’s UW brand refresh for the Web, and to learn all about how the College of Arts and Sciences approaches building websites for their academic units.

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.”

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.

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