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.
Web Council returns to Odegaard 220 this month. Dane Odekirk will give us a sneak peek into the new UW WordPress “super theme,” Harry Hayward will update us on finding a closed captioning preferred vendor for the UW, plus Carter Henderson and Brian Wagner from Athletics will show us the new gohuskies.com.
Ogling over pretty pictures again.
In honor of our recent bout of 80-plus-degree weather, Katherine shot another Vine-tastic stop-motion video. Spoiler alert: The video features mouth-watering hot dogs grilled to perfection.
The Allen Library Auditorium is not equipped for Tegrity recordings, so we unfortunately have no recording of today’s Web Council. Instead, I present to you this recap of our stellar presentations.