Our second meeting is Friday Feb 10th at 3:15. We’re meeting in the Atrium Room in TAB (the Tufts Administration Building). Suggestions for the agenda are welcome. Anyone can have 5 minutes to present anything they like, perhaps a project, technology or pesky problem. The meeting will include a review of some new technology (perhaps Solr/Lucene based search). There may also be a presentation on some elements of Tufts IT infrastructure.
Our first meeting is Friday, Oct 28th at 3:15 in the Atrium Room in TAB (the Tufts Administration Building)
We begin with 3 minute group introductions in this order:
- UIT Educational and Scholarly Technology Services, Tech Team (Steve McDonald)
- UIT Enterprise Aplications, Application Services (Bill Sivret)
- UIT Student Information Services (Ruth Koch-Ashton)
- UIT Finance (Erol Irez)
- University Library Technology Services (Heather Klish)
- Library Information Technology Services (Thom Cox)
- Office of Info Tech Medical School, Infrastructure Services (Daniel Van Dae)
- School of Medicine, TUSK (Dan Walker)
- University Relations, Web Communications (Mike Lupi)
- Classics Department, Perseus Digital Library (Bridget Almas)
We follow up with 5 limit presentations on interesting topics by:
- Steve McDonald
- Bruce Krasnof
- Mike Korcynski
Next, Steve will present on Search and touch on a couple other topics. Its flexible, depending on time and the group’s interests.
Finally, we have a group discussion and then break-out conversations.
If you can’t attend in person, perhaps you attend via Adobe Connect. Contact Stephen.McDonald@tufts.edu for details.
Our first meeting begins with introductions. I’ve asked someone from each group to give a 3 minute talk describing their group. At a minimum, it should:
- Give the names of everyone in the group (members present at the meeting can say “Hi”)
- Describe what the group does for its customers
- List the major technologies used (languages, source control systems, dev environment, server software, etc.)
Speakers might also want to mention anything you have to share, upcoming challenges, recent successes, etc. There are going to be developers from maybe 8 different groups, so we’re going to have a bunch of short group intro talks. If you’re one of the speakers, you should think about something you can do to “spice-up” your talk. It isn’t required, but bringing some energy or doing something interesting makes it a little easier on the audience. If you want to use slides, please get them to me the day before the event so I can have them on my laptop. At 3 minutes per presenter we don’t have time to be connecting different computers to projectors.
After the introductions we have short talks on topics sure to interest developers. If you want to present something during this phase, just email Steve (Stephen.McDonald@tufts.edu).
We’re “gathering the tribes” on Friday Oct 28th at 3:15. The meeting is in the Atrium Room in TAB (the Tufts Administration Building). TAB is in Somerville, between Davis Square and Teele Square.
We’ll start the meeting with Ignite style/lightning group introductions. An individual from each group has 3 or 4 minutes to say who is in the group, what technologies it uses and what it does. Use of buzzwords and acronyms are encouraged, slides are optional.
Next, short, general interest presentations from developers. Anyone can talk about something sharable, fun or otherwise of interest to many in the larger community. Presentations are strictly limited to a maximum of 5 minutes. Perhaps you have some LDAP code you can share, a nice source code repository others can use, a successful project you recently finished or some new technology you’re excited about. You’re probably doing something others would benefit from knowing.
About an hour or so after we start, we’ll be done presenting. We hope people can stay around and chat with fellow developers until the end of the day. We’ll have snacks for this part of the meeting.