I almost forgot to say that I’ll be in York on Monday at the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2007 presenting “The eternal beta – can it work in an institution?”, I’ll be covering practical ways that Universities can incorporate web 2.0-style technologies into their software development, rollout and maintenance lifecycles as well as how to harvest staff/student-based feedback in an intelligent way.
The title is the most boring ever but I wasn’t quite confident enough to name it “University 2.0” which is what was suggested to me. Rather like the title, the abstract was knocked up in under five minutes and remains now as it did when I wrote it. Obviously it’d been a day of meetings 🙂
The slides are now online, probably the most reliable place to get them is here on slideshare
6 thoughts on “University 2.0 at IWMW 2007”
I can’t make it to IWMW this year, but your presentation sounds very useful (I rolled out an auto-suggest / AJAX version of our search yesterday – our first beta release of anything since I’ve been here) – I’d love to see your materials afterwards if that’s okay (unless they broadcast it of course!)
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Hi Anthony, that sounds really cool! I’d like to do something with our problem submission form (auto-suggest solutions based on content) based on the way that geni.com does it.
Start typing in the message box on http://help.geni.com/index.php?departmentid=5&_m=tickets&_a=submit&step=1 to see it if you haven’t already.
In talk-related news, I’ll be putting the slides online afterwards, although this year they’ll be OpenOffice based rather than S5, just for a change really 🙂 I think it also exports as Flash so I may put that up in addition.
Best of luck for today!
Having seen the Genie link you sent, I’d appreciate you casting your eye over this: Search Beta
It’s rough and ready, but if it takes off then we can refine it.
Very impressed with the talk and has encouraged me to push for the last few steps to get a truly agile development process.
Thanks for that Mike! It was good to talk to you about the stuff you’re doing at Edgehill and it’s given me some ideas for some directions we can take here too.
Good technology should vigorously promote the development and in order to give more people the convenience.