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October 2017

WordCamp Birmingham 2017

October 21, 2017 - October 22, 2017
Pelham Civic Complex, 500 Amphitheater Road
Pelham, AL, AL 35124 United States
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Tickets will be $40 for the event, including lunch both days, excellent swag, and 2 days of WordPress goodness. We'll have sessions all day Saturday and focused workshops on Sunday afternoon. For more information visit: https://www.meetup.com/Birmingham-WordPress-Meetup/events/240921091/

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edUi 2017

October 24, 2017 - October 26, 2017
Charlottesville, VA Charlottesville, VA United States + Google Map

edUi is a conference for web professionals working at institutions of learning—colleges, universities, libraries, and museums. It provides practical professional development in the fields of user interface and user experience design, with a focus on overcoming the challenges unique to higher education and nonprofit organizations. The conference name is a concatenation of “edu” (as in .edu) and “UI” (user interface). As for how to say edUi, some people spell it out as in, “Eee Dee You Eye,” while others pronounce…

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November 2017

Spark Tuscaloosa: Wednesday Workshop

November 1, 2017 / 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Brewery Buddy Offices, 1902 Hackberry Lane
Tuscaloosa, AL United States
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WebTide Coordinating Meeting

November 8, 2017 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monthly WebTide Coordinating Group meetings are open to all members. We work among an amazing group of web professionals, and we are really excited to provide this forum as a vehicle for open collaboration in support of the WebTide community! Coordinating meetings are held monthly at 102 (old) Biology. Curious what topics we will be discussing this month? Check out our upcoming meeting agenda. Come join us! Interested in participating, but can't make it in person? You can catch us…

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Accessing Higher Ground 2017

November 15, 2017 - November 17, 2017
Westin Westminster Hotel, 10600 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CO United States
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Accessing Higher Ground 2017 will be held November 15-17 at the Westin Westminster Hotel in Westminster, CO. This conference focuses on the implementation and benefits of: Accessible media, Universal Design and Assistive Technology in the university, business and public setting Legal and policy issues, including ADA and 508 compliance The creation of accessible media and information resources, including Web pages and library resources Accessing Higher Ground is intended for: Individuals who need to design or provide accessible Web, media, information…

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WebTide Monthly Meetup: Taskstream ePortfolios

November 16, 2017 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States

Electronic portfolios (ePortfolios)—collections of artifacts curated and narrated by students—are becoming increasingly popular in higher education. Their potential uses include teaching/learning, assessment, and showcasing. In this session, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness team will provide an overview of Taskstream LAT, a web-based ePortfolio platform that is available at no charge to all UA faculty, staff, and students.

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December 2017

WebTide Holiday Lunch Social

December 7, 2017 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Surin of Thailand, 1402 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401, AL 35401 United States
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We hope that you all can join us Thursday, Dec. 7 at 12 p.m. at Surin for our 2017 WebTide holiday social! We will be making a reservation in advance to cover the number of attendees, so please send an email to meagan.bennett@ua.edu if you can make it. Can't wait to see you there!

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WebTide Coordinating Meeting

December 13, 2017 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Monthly WebTide Coordinating Group meetings are open to all members. We work among an amazing group of web professionals, and we are really excited to provide this forum as a vehicle for open collaboration in support of the WebTide community! Coordinating meetings are held monthly at 102 (old) Biology. Curious what topics we will be discussing this month? Check out our upcoming meeting agenda. Come join us! <!-- Interested in participating, but can't make it in person? You can catch…

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January 2018

WebTide Coordinating Meeting

January 10, 2018 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A236 Gordon Palmer Hall

Monthly WebTide Coordinating Group meetings are open to all members. We work among an amazing group of web professionals, and we are really excited to provide this forum as a vehicle for open collaboration in support of the WebTide community! Coordinating meetings are held monthly in A236 (OIT Conference Room), Gordon Palmer. Come join us! View the meeting minutes from this coordinating meeting.

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WebTide Special Event: WPCampus Virtual Conference

January 30, 2018

We are delighted to announce that for this year’s first get-together we are hosting live viewing sessions of the 2018 WPCampus Online Virtual Conference! Want to experience web publishing strategy sessions, technical expertise, and networking with users across the world without the expense and hassle of travel? If this sounds right up your alley, be sure to mark your calendar for Tuesday, January 30, 2018 for an entire day of education and professional development. Schedule 9:00 - 9:45 a.m. Gordon…

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February 2018

WebTide Coordinating Meeting

February 14, 2018 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A236 Gordon Palmer Hall

Monthly WebTide Coordinating Group meetings are open to all members. We work among an amazing group of web professionals, and we are really excited to provide this forum as a vehicle for open collaboration in support of the WebTide community! Coordinating meetings are held monthly in A236 (OIT Conference Room), Gordon Palmer. Come join us! View the meeting minutes from this coordinating meeting.

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WebTide Monthly Meetup: Legal and Compliance Considerations for Accessibility

February 15, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

As the legal landscape regarding web accessibility continues to develop, one thing is clear –universities are facing an increasing risk of liability for inaccessible websites and other IT. Private plaintiffs’ firms, advocacy groups and the federal government continue to target websites and digital content covered by the ADA, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, and related laws. Join us for a discussion of the impact of accessibility lawsuits and investigations, web accessibility policy, and best practices for compliance with relevant…

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March 2018

WebTide Coordinating Meeting

March 7, 2018 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A236 Gordon Palmer Hall

Monthly WebTide Coordinating Group meetings are open to all members. We work among an amazing group of web professionals, and we are really excited to provide this forum as a vehicle for open collaboration in support of the WebTide community! Coordinating meetings are held monthly in A236 (OIT Conference Room), Gordon Palmer. Come join us! View the meeting minutes from this coordinating meeting.

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WebTide Monthly Meetup: Texthelp Tools for Reading, Writing, Language Learning, and STEM

March 22, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

Emerging Technology and Accessibility's Melissa Green will demonstrate Texthelp tools now freely available to all UA students, faculty, and staff: Read&Write, a customizable toolbar with supports for reading, writing, research, and studying; EquatIO, an application that lets you type, handwrite, or speak to create equations, formulas, and other math and chemistry expressions; and Snapverter, a Google Chrome app that converts printed documents and inaccessible digital files into readable PDFs for easy sharing and reading aloud. Texthelp tools are particularly beneficial…

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April 2018

WebTide Coordinating Meeting

April 11, 2018 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A236 Gordon Palmer Hall

Monthly WebTide Coordinating Group meetings are open to all members. We work among an amazing group of web professionals, and we are really excited to provide this forum as a vehicle for open collaboration in support of the WebTide community! Coordinating meetings are held monthly in A236 (OIT Conference Room), Gordon Palmer. Come join us! View the meeting minutes from this coordinating meeting.

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Laravel Web Applications with A&S

April 19, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

Come join us as John Hunt discusses the web application framework, Laravel, and its use in the College of Arts & Sciences.

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May 2018

WebTide Coordinating Meeting

May 9, 2018 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A236 Gordon Palmer Hall

Monthly WebTide Coordinating Group meetings are open to all members. We work among an amazing group of web professionals, and we are really excited to provide this forum as a vehicle for open collaboration in support of the WebTide community! Coordinating meetings are held monthly in A236 (OIT Conference Room), Gordon Palmer. Come join us! View the meeting minutes from this coordinating meeting.

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WebTide Monthly Meetup: Web Accessibility

May 17, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

WebTide will meet on Thursday, May17 to mark the seventh Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), an event whose purpose is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion for people with disabilities. As part of the global GAAD celebration, ETA will be discussing updates to the UA campus wide accessibility initiative and resources to the UA community.

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June 2018

WebTide Coordinating Meeting

June 13, 2018 / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
A236 Gordon Palmer Hall

Monthly WebTide Coordinating Group meetings are open to all members. We work among an amazing group of web professionals, and we are really excited to provide this forum as a vehicle for open collaboration in support of the WebTide community! Coordinating meetings are held monthly in A236 (OIT Conference Room), Gordon Palmer. Come join us! View the meeting minutes from this coordinating meeting.

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WebTide Monthly Meetup: Virtual Reality with the Innovation Team

June 21, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rm 124 Martha Parham West (The Cahaba Room) Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States + Google Map

Join the Innovation Team in Martha Parham West to play with both the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive in a variety of applications and games. After a brief introduction, be prepared to participate in a casual virtual reality demonstration. If you haven’t experienced virtual reality before, this is a great chance to try it out.

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July 2018

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Let’s go to lunch!

July 19, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AL United States

Please join us for the July Meetup, lunch at T-Town Cafe. We look forward to seeing you there!

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August 2018

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Security and the Web at UA

August 16, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map
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September 2018

OU Update with Strategic Communications

September 19, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

Join us as Strategic Communications gives us an update on OU.

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October 2018

Data Driven Decisions: Using Google Analytics and Tag Manager to track lead generation, events, and improve user experience

October 18, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

Presented by Jessica Anderson from Strategic Communications.

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November 2018

OIT Data Center Tour

November 29, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
AL United States

This month we will tour the OIT Data Center! First, meet us at noon in GP A232 where Strategic Communications will give an important CMS update before proceeding to the data center. See you there!

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December 2018

Holiday Lunch Social

December 13, 2018 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Rock ‘N Roll Sushi, 2229 University Blvd
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
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We hope that you all can join us Thursday, Dec. 13 at 12 p.m. at Rock N Roll Sushi for our 2018 WebTide holiday social! We will be making a reservation in advance to cover the number of attendees, so please send an email to meagan.bennett@ua.edu if you can make it. Can't wait to see you there!

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January 2019

WebTide Special Event: WPCampus Virtual Conference

January 31

We are delighted to announce that for this year’s first get-together we are hosting live viewing sessions of the 2019 WPCampus Online Virtual Conference! Want to experience web publishing strategy sessions, technical expertise, and networking with users across the world without the expense and hassle of travel? If this sounds right up your alley, be sure to mark your calendar for Thursday, January 31, 2019 for an entire day of education and professional development.  The WPCampus Online conference schedule details…

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February 2019

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Through the Lens

February 21 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

Come join us as Zach Riggins from strat comm photography gives photo pointers to capture the best shot!

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March 2019

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Strategic Communications Social Media Team

March 28 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States + Google Map

From keeping content fresh to best practices (and pet peeves!), Strat Comm’s social team will be sharing information on the best ways to approach your social channels year after year. The team will also highlight the social media management tool in use – Spredfast (now Khoros), sharing some of the ways it has contributed to UA’s social media success.

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April 2019

WebTide Monthly Meetup: Culverhouse College of Business

April 18 / 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
A232 Gordon Palmer Hall Tuscaloosa, AL United States

Jaclyn Head, the Lead Web Architect for the Culverhouse College of Business along with Web Content Coordinator, Joey Marino will be sharing their experience successfully migrating Culverhouse's network of sites from a custom Ruby on Rails legacy content management system into a Wordpress Multisite platform.

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