Our next meeting is Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at 12 p.m.

Financial Affairs: Information Technology will give us an overview of their department and share more about the wide range of projects they get to work on and web-based technologies they use to support the division.

Come join the discussion in Room A232 of the Faculty Resource Center in Gordon Palmer Hall.

UA WebTide will meet the third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. in Room A232 of the Faculty Resource Center in Gordon Palmer Hall.

Bringing University of Alabama web professionals together to educate, inform, discuss, innovate, and share.

While web design and development at the University of Alabama is carried out by many different people from numerous departments, we all share similar challenges, opportunities, and a goal of representing, and promoting, the University with a high quality web presence.

So let’s share our knowledge and resources! That’s where UA WebTide steps in. It used to be a web development blog but now it is being transformed into a true web professionals community, one that meets the third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m., to focus on, and discuss, topics ranging from social media to crisis communication.

Who We Are

WebTide is a community of web professionals at the University of Alabama which exists to help benefit its members, and the university, by promoting professional development, innovation, and discussion. WebTide is not a governing body or committee.

Monthly Meetings

All meetings are scheduled for the third Thursday of every month at 12 p.m. in Room A232 of the Faculty Resource Center in Gordon Palmer Hall.

When session lunches have been sponsored, it means food will be provided. We will try to let you know what is being provided ahead of time. You are also free to bring your lunch with you.

Date Topic/Speaker Lunch Sponsor
1/16/14 Social Media Roundtable
Brian Jones, Assistant Director of Web Communications
University Relations
2/20/14 UA Web Comm
Andy Rainey, Director of Web Communications
Arts & Sciences eTech
3/20/14 Video For The Web
Shane Dorrill, Assistant Director of Broadcast Media Relations
Matthew Muro, Web Developer, Office of Web Communications
College of Education
4/17/14 Accessibility
Dr. Rachel S. Thompson, Director of Emerging Technology and Accessibility
5/15/14 Crisis Communication at UA
Deborah Lane, Assistant to the President and Associate Vice President for University Relations
University Relations
6/19/14 People.ua.edu – UA Faculty Web Service
Christina Frantom, Director of Multimedia Services, Center For Instructional Technology
7/17/14 Tools and Resources For Your Job
Rachel Carden, Web Communications Specialist
Group Discussion
8/21/14 The Role of the Web in Higher Education
Andrew Richardson
Director of Advancement and Alumni Relations, College of Community Health Sciences
College of Community Health Sciences
9/18/2014 Alternatives to a Traditional CMS
Jason Phillips, Web Resources Integration Analyst, Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
Office of Institutional Research and Assessment
10/16/2014 News and Events at UA
Rachel Carden, Web Communications Specialist
11/20/14 Division of Financial Affairs: Information Technology
Stefan Kim, Director of Application Development
Division of Financial Affairs: Information Technology
12/18/14 at 11:30 a.m. Social Outing
We’re going to take a break from the usual gatherings and enjoy each other’s company off campus!
We’re going to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m.
Be sure to respond to the poll to help us select the location!

Tools and Resources

An awesome by-product of a few of our sessions has been the curation of some pretty helpful tools and resources. Feel free to take advantage of, and contribute to, the information below:

Getting Involved

If you are a University of Alabama web professional, and are not on our mailing/invite list, please send us an email and let us know more about you. We’d love to have you join us!

Also, let us know if you, and/or your department, are interested in sponsoring lunch for a future meeting. Your support would be amazing!