Seminar suggestions for the JA-SIG Spring 2008 Conference
eli at media.berkeley.edu
Sat Jan 12 01:14:11 UTC 2008
Thanks for the interest.
And that's a great point about the audience. The audience we want to
their code must exist on the page with other people's code. So
really, just about anyone who isn't writing a web app in a vacuum.
Widgets, and Portals.
On Jan 11, 2008, at 3:19 PM, Andrew Petro wrote:
> +1. Excellent seminar idea. I hope this is presented and that I
> get to attend it.
> Is the intended scope of the seminar development in a portal
> JSR-168 portlets specifically? (If the latter then tweaking the
> title towards Portlet Developers would be good.) If it's really
> still think it sounds very compelling, but I'd be concerned at the
> perception that that narrows the target audience down to core
> framework developers and so managing that expectation of for whom
> the seminar is appropriate will be important. Developers
> customizing their portals primarily through development of custom
> portlets don't always think of themselves as "portal developers".
> On Jan 11, 2008, at 4:03 PM, 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
>> OK, 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
>>> exercises to go with it.
>>> So consider this my draft proposal for a Fluid technical seminar.
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> 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
>>>> • Length - whether you expect the session to be a half-day or
>>>> 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
>>>> there are some really great seminars just waiting to be given.
>>>> Please post your suggestions to this list, or send them to me
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