Libraries redesign and online learning: August 2013 Web Council

Odegaard library's remolded entrance

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.


Pleasant surprises

"move forward" wood inlaid text by bench

And a shameless picture of my feet.


YouTube video captioning lecture by Ken Harrenstien

Closed Caption symbol

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.


WordPress “super theme” and GoHuskies relaunch: July 2013 Web Council

Thor action figure on a my little pony

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.


Hot dawg! Katherine continues to rock Vine

Hot dog on bun, topped with pickle relish and mustard

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.


June Web Council recap

2008 Motorola mobile phone

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.


Will you take my picture?

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male graduate with American flag tank top showing under his gown in front of a monster truck track mural

This student came up to me and asked, “if you take my picture will I ever get to see it?”


Mobile panel & screen readers: June 2013 Web Council

Site usability

Web Council is June 20th in Allen Library (not the usual location). We’re excited to feature a panel discussion about mobile Web this month. Also on the lineup: Gregory Koester will answer your questions about Trumba, Terry Thompson and Dan Comden will demo a screen reader, and the UW Drupal Group will share highlights from DrupalCon Portland 2013.


We graduated to Vine

Dane wearing his 2013 grad cap

UW grads and Vine videos, oh my! (P.S. Dane is awesome.)