Fluid technical seminar at the JA-SIG Spring 2008 Conference

Colin Clark colin.clark at utoronto.ca
Mon Jan 21 17:52:18 UTC 2008

Hi Paul,

Sorry for the delay in responding; I suffered a big email outage from  
Friday until this morning.

On 17-Jan-08, at 3:55 PM, Paul Zablosky wrote:
> 	• Presenter's name  (we can have more than one)

Let's list the presenter's name as "Colin Clark and members of the  
Fluid community." I'm not quite sure who will join me to present this  
material, but it will be based on material produced by Eli, Michelle,  
and I.

Anyone in the community at large: if you're interested in lending a  
hand with this seminar, please let me know!

> 	• Presenters' brief bio

Here's my bio, for what it's worth...

"Colin Clark is the lead developer for the Fluid Project, an open
community dedicated to improving the user experience of open
source software. He is currently involved in user interface
development work within the uPortal, Sakai, and OpenCollection
communities. Colin has worked in the field of inclusive design and
software development at the University of Toronto's Adaptive Technology
Resource Centre for ten years."

> 	• Final title

The last title suggestion we cooked up was:

"Writing Fearless Javascript for Portlets, Widgets, and Portals"

> 	• Final description

Is this detailed enough? I can write a longer description if you'd  

"This session will provide developers with a hands-on understanding of  
modern JavaScript and DHTML programming techniques within the complex  
environment of a portal. We'll cover:
   * Unique features of the JavaScript programming language
   * How to use the jQuery toolkit and the Fluid plugins
   * Techniques for avoiding collisions with other JavaScript code
running in the portal
   * How to make your DHTML code more accessible

This session is targeted at programmers and Web developers. Some basic  
understanding of HTML and CSS is required."


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