Seminar suggestions for the JA-SIG Spring 2008 Conference
Paul.Zablosky at ubc.ca
Fri Jan 11 23:44:45 UTC 2008
I agree totally, Eli. This is exactly the gap we'd like to see filled
for the developers attending the JA-SIG conference. Bear in mind that
some of them will have attended Sang Shin's one-day AJAX course
<http://www.javapassion.com/ajax1dayworkshop/> at the 2007 June
conference in Denver.
As for the title, when I was pitching this to the conference committee,
I spoke of rich internet application clients (RIA clients) which I
think is still meaningful. When I spoke to Colin he used the words
/safe/ and /accessible/, and so maybe we could try something like:
/Well, it still needs work, but as you say, it's Friday.
Eli Cochran wrote:
> I like Colin's seminar idea quite a bit. The increased interest
> in DHTML techniques is breeding a whole bunch of brand-new JS
> programmers in the community. It's a good time to give them a hand up
> with the hard-earned learning that we've done on Fluid.
> As for the title, /Web 2.0/ means so many things to so many people and
> definitely Friday afternoon, maybe I can come up with something better
> on Monday.
> - Eli
> On Jan 11, 2008, at 2:22 PM, Colin Clark wrote:
>> Hi Paul,
>> I've been bouncing around the idea of a technical, hands-on DHTML
>> programming seminar for the JA-SIG conference. It's just an idea at
>> this stage, and I'd have to gauge interest and resources within the
>> community before committing to it.
>> The goal of the seminar would be to provide an overview of "modern"
>> play nice in a portal, is accessible, and leverages the unique
>> strengths of the language. Ideally, we'd provide hands-on programming
>> exercises to go with it.
>> So consider this my draft proposal for a Fluid technical seminar. Keep
>> in mind I'm terrible at coming up with titles. :)
>> Title: Web 2.0 Programming Techniques in a Portal Environment
>> Description: This session will provide developers with a hands-on
>> within the complex environment of a portal. We'll cover:
>> * How to use the jQuery and Fluid toolkits
>> running in the portal
>> * How to make your DHTML code more accessible
>> Length: Half-day seminar, pre-conference
>> Proposed Presenter: Members of the Fluid community
>> So then, my next question to the Fluid community is, who's interested
>> in collaborating on this seminar with me?
>> Just an idea,
>> On 10-Jan-08, at 5:56 PM, Paul Zablosky wrote:
>>> Following up on my posting about the upcoming JA-SIG Spring 2008
>>> Conference, I'm soliciting suggestions for half-day seminars and
>>> tutorials to take place at the beginning and end of the event..
>>> The conference will take place April 27-30 at the Crowne Plaza
>>> Hotel, St. Paul, MN. There will be participation from several higher
>>> education community source projects, including uPortal, Fedora,
>>> Internet2, Kuali, Sakai, and -- of course -- Fluid.
>>> We're hoping to have at least one Fluid-specific seminar, or one
>>> that relates closely to Fluid goals, principles, technologies, or
>>> If you'd like to see the sorts of topics that have been addressed in
>>> the past, take a look at the 2007 Sunday and Wednesday seminars at
>>> the JA-SIG 2007 Conference in Denver -- or any of the previous JA-
>>> SIG conferences. Topics can be deeply technical or of broad general
>>> interest, but the approach is usually tutorial. They can be aimed
>>> at any group within the participating communities, but there's a
>>> huge benefit when they cross community boundaries. Topics that
>>> require a full day for presentation can be spread across two half-
>>> day sessions (morning and afternoon on Sunday, usually).
>>> There is an extra fee charged to seminar attendees, but the
>>> presenter is rewarded with free registration to the conference.
>>> If you have an idea for a topic or a presenter you'd like to see,
>>> please let me know right away. (The planning committee is in the
>>> process of finalizing the schedule. I apologize for the short
>>> notice.) If possible, please include the following information:
>>> • Title - a phrase or one sentence summary
>>> • Description - approximately 4 - 5 sentences describing what an
>>> attendee would expect to hear about; (graphics can also be included)
>>> • Length - whether you expect the session to be a half-day or full-
>>> day seminar
>>> • Pre or Post - whether you would rather see the seminar on Sunday
>>> (pre-conference) or on Wednesday (post-conference)
>>> • Proposed presenter
>>> There are so many interesting threads of interest, ideas,
>>> techniques, and disciplines in the Fluid project, that I'm confident
>>> there are some really great seminars just waiting to be given.
>>> Please post your suggestions to this list, or send them to me
>>> fluid-work mailing list
>>> fluid-work at fluidproject.org <mailto:fluid-work at fluidproject.org>
>> Colin Clark
>> Technical Lead, Fluid Project
>> Adaptive Technology Resource Centre, University of Toronto
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> Eli Cochran
> user interaction developer
> ETS, UC Berkeley
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