It’s Friday! And that means another link round up. Some of the things we’ve discovered this week are a children’s book that teaches kids how to code, 25 tips for building better mobile sites, plus an adorable video of a hamster eating a tiny burrito.
University Marketing & Communications
A few people have recently asked me about professional conferences I would recommend, so I decided it was time for a local conference roundup. This post turned into a relatively comprehensive list of conferences for anyone who works in the Web, whether you’re a content person or a developer.
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.
Every day, members of the Web Team share awesome things from around the Web amongst ourselves. The beauty of being a cross-disciplinary team that ranges from content specialists to developers is that what we share is broad but fascinating in scope. But we’ve never shared any of these finds with you. Until now.
Last week we quietly launched the third version of our ever-popular campus map. We’ve gone with single “drawer” UI that contains the building pop-up windows, search box, directions and resources. This creates a single, unified go-to point. But who are we kidding? It’s just prettier.
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.
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.
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.
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.