I’ve posted my trip report from my recent attendance at the Educause Annual Conference at http://sites.middlebury.edu/mikeroy/2010/10/19/long-strange-trip-report-educause-2010/ for those who might find it of interest.
NITLE Camp 2010 was 4 days of in-depth discussion and learning about assessment activities and the pedagogy and support of mobile devices. For me, it was a fantastic intro. to these topics and I have so much more to discuss than what you’ll see here (so find me and we can talk if you want to hear more!) but here are some highlights of what I learned:
Day 1: Assessment: Ideas for inquiry & student success Continue reading
In June, I attended Boot Camp! For science librarians. We were more like Girl Scouts than the army, and even though the sing-alongs (I’m serious) were a little unusual, I learned a lot. Here’s the best of what I learned, for your enjoyment.
Science Boot Camp
UMass Lowell, June 9-11, 2010
Explore science key concepts in select subject areas and prepare to engage faculty about e-Science in their disciplines
The Best (Most Interesting, Relevant, Useful) of What I Learned: Continue reading
After attending a conference, I usually think, “Wow, we’re so far ahead here at Middlebury!” Not this time! DrupalCon was incredibly helpful in demonstrating all of the ways we can improve our site with better performance, better search, better content, and better code. I’m also really excited about the upcoming release of Drupal 7 and both confident we can move our site onto this new version and eager to use all the new features.
Here are the highlights from the last day: Continue reading
Are you ready for excitement? Intrigue? Adventure? Stop reading now. But, if you want to know what I did as one of the 1075 attendees of IUG in Chicago, carry on with the reading. Continue reading
Here is an overview and some notes from day 2 of the DrupalCon conference that Ian and I are attending in San Francisco. As Ian mentioned in yesterday’s report, day 1 of DrupalCon was mostly focused on the future of Drupal, specifically on the changes and improvements in the upcoming Drupal 7. Today’s sessions dealt much more with the current Drupal release, as well as with version-neutral topics.
Read on for more on the following topics:
- Drupal deployment strategies
- The Chaos tools for Drupal module development
- Drupal in Education
- Searching with Apache Solr
- Recent MySQL happenings
Here is an overview and some notes from the Drupal Scalability and Performance Workshop I attended before the start of the DrupalCon conference that Ian and I are attending in San Francisco. As the title suggests, this workshop was focused on making Drupal (and web-applications in general) run fast. Really fast. I hope to apply the techniques learned in this workshop over the next weeks and months to make our sites run fast enough to handle any traffic load that might be thrown at them, even were an event to occur that would send major public traffic to our sites.
Read on if you are interested in the performance and scalability of Drupal, MySQL databases, and web applications in general.