UW Code Camp

Want to learn from colleagues about current technologies, use real problem-solving in sessions and connect with people outside their normal circles? Then we want to hear from you!

The first UW Code Camp is scheduled for March 27, 2013. Please take a few minutes to tell us what topics you want to learn about or present on, and vote on existing topics.

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  1. Web services at the UW

    What are the biggest improvements and needs we should be considering for our UW Web services? http://webservices.washington.edu

    86 votes
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    • Cloud Computing at the UW

      What are the best ways to get started using cloud computing (AWS, Azure, etc) at the UW? What are the challenges and solutions for considerations such as security, privacy, authentication, and performance?

      72 votes
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      • Using UW Central Warehouse Data in Your Applications

        Have someone from the data warehouse talk about best practices for using warehouse data, what is available etc.

        63 votes
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        • Developing an Intranet at UW

          How do people collaborate and share documents, ideas and others on campus? External or Internal services?

          60 votes
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          • Responsive web design — necessary or nicety?

            Is a responsive web design worth it? Discuss the pros and cons of a responsive web design vs. a traditional fluid or fixed width design.

            49 votes
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            • Real time event messaging

              When an important change happens in a system that you care about, do you want to know about it in your application immediately or vice versa?

              39 votes
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              • Drupal deployment strategies

                Git + Features + Drush. Case studies and idea-sharing about managing and deploying Drupal sites.

                33 votes
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                • Team Foundation Server

                  Best practices- what is working/not working for different teams, with respect to both source control and project management.

                  31 votes
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                  • Documentation tool at UW?

                    What are the desired tools/servers we should use for application system documentation (including access control)?

                    31 votes
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                    • Acceptance testing with Cucumber

                      Are you constantly refreshing your browser, manually testing whether your web app still works? Automate it! Learn how to test PHP and Ruby on Rails based web apps with a natural language syntax and some basic ruby.

                      27 votes
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                      • Notifications for your app

                        Sending SMS and/or Email notifications from your application

                        22 votes
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                        • Managing multiple Drupal websites

                          Multisite? Separate sites? One big site with multiple domains? Single sign-on? A survey and discussion of approaches to managing multiple Drupal sites.

                          22 votes
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                          • Using Powershell for Improving Systems Management

                            How can IT support staff across campus learn and share PowerShell scripts for efficiently managing common tasks in different environments?

                            22 votes
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                            • 19 votes
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                              • Implementing Accessibility

                                What standards should we be using? How do we upgrade existing applications?

                                18 votes
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                                • Evaluating the Accessibility of My Website

                                  We will walk through tools and criteria for evaluating whether your site is accessible for people with various disabilities.

                                  14 votes
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                                  • Developing client heavy web applications

                                    What existing UW web applications should adopt client heavy development approaches like the "Single-page Application"? How can new tools like CoffeeScript, TypeScript, Jasmine, Backbone.js, Node.js, and others help make the process of developing maintainable heavy clients easier.

                                    10 votes
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                                    • SharePoint- who is doing what, and how is it going?

                                      Various departments are at various stages of SharePoint maturity with various versions of SP. What is working well, and what challenges are you running into if you are hosting your own SP instance?

                                      3 votes
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                                      • MIcrosoft Deployment Toolkit

                                        Ideas and processes used by support staff to take advantage of MDT in different environments. How fast can you drop a fully built, fully patched image?

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