When Aaron Baker arrived at Harvard last year, to begin work on web analytics, he had…Google Analytics, and its data. But that wasn’t really enough to do the kind of reporting that their office needed. While they had data, Aaron really needed to be able to tell stories. Before you can turn data into stories, […]
Some folks just seem better at coming up with creative ideas than others. If you find that you’re one of the folks who struggles with idea generation and creative problem solving, don’t despair. Matt has provided a full tacklebox of strategies to help. Most good brainstorming sessions follow six basic rules: Start by reviewing the […]
Have you ever wanted to pull data out of your LDAP system and use it in your WordPress site? How about pulling data from WordPress to use in another system or in a mobile app? Or using structured data from a non-WordPress source in your CMS? The REST JSON API may help you to do […]
Jim Barnes Web Applications Developer, University of Central Florida Jo Dickson Web Applications Programmer, University of Central Florida https://2016reg.highedweb.org/psessions/detail/691667c1-72fe-4974-8f23-18efc701eb87 Jim and Jo’s office is supporting 36 sites using the same core code, but copying WordPress themes across sites. Most functionality is defined a common theme, with limited plugins. New projects are developed as complete sites, not just themes, so […]
Erik Runyon Technical Director, University of Notre Dame erikrunyon.com https://2016reg.highedweb.org/psessions/detail/0a51e842-86df-43da-820e-6784c0b3980c Time is valuable. Tension of waiting is palpable. There are lots of things that raise our stress levels…things like standing in line, watching a horror movie…and waiting for web pages to load. In fact, the heart rate of your visitors increases 38% while waiting for a web […]
Brian Panulla Business Intelligence Developer, PropertyRadar https://2016reg.highedweb.org/psessions/detail/e700e4f3-e440-4815-aa70-a642077415eb How do you make it appealing to your team to move to Git? Most teams are already using some sort of version control — Brian’s group was entrenched in Subversion. But SVN had its pain points. Everyone checks out the full trunk (in Brian’s case, about 1.5GB!), and […]
Standing up at her desk for the most of the day, Kerri shows us her office, candy dish and Bendy Bacon Guy.