If you’ve embedded a YouTube playlist into your WordPress site, you might have noticed it looks different. Fear not, you aren’t seeing things! We recently modernized the look and feel of the YouTube player on our Marketing-hosted WordPress sites.
For our final Web Council of 2013, special guest Duane Forrester of Bing will give us a tour into the future of search technology. We will then hear from Joel Walters about the newly launched Admissions site, plus Greg Frick from ACA will tell us all about the Microsoft SkyDrive Pro services that recently became available to UW students, staff and faculty.
Drew Collins from the College of the Environment showed off their new and improved site, guest speaker Lauren Hall-Stigerts discussed microsite branding and shared her favorite tools and tricks, plus Tracy Mehlin and David Campbell from the UW Botanic Gardens gave us a detailed look behind the scenes on their soon-to-launch interactive Arboretum map.
Web Council returns this month (yay!). Join us for a tour of the nifty new College of the Environment website, learn from our special guest Lauren Hall-Stigerts about micro-branding within a larger brand, and hear about an interactive Arboretum map from the fine folks at UW Botanic Gardens.
If today is any indication, Season Rainy is upon us. But rather than curl up inside for ten months, I find it a perfect opportunity to learn. Coincidentally, we have a number of affordable events in Seattle during September and October. I’ve picked my top three that will be of interest to marketing and content folks.
There’s a new face in our hood! Jon Swanson, most recently a developer with UW-IT and a 2013 UW grad, joined our team this week.
Alas, we have no Tegrity recording this month. I think the computer in Odegaard 220 is shy, so I’ve enrolled it in Matt McGarrity’s Public Speaking MOOC. Let’s hope that will do the trick in time for our September Web Council. In the meantime, here is your recap and slide deck round up.
Can you believe it’s already time for the August Web Council? Christine Tawatao will give us a sneak peek at the new Libraries site, Matt McGarrity will discuss the challenges and opportunities he’s had teaching 100,000+ students online, and Katherine Turner will give us her WebVisions Portland 2013 takeaways.
And a shameless picture of my feet.
AccessComputing and Computer Science & Engineering are sponsoring a public lecture by Google’s Ken Harrenstien titled “YouTube Captions: Making the World’s Videos Universally Accessible.” Ken’s lecture will cover “Automatic Captions,” which uses Google’s speech recognition technology and attempts to automatically generate captions for every video uploaded to YouTube.