Thursday, April 29, 2010

NCCU Web Services Presents at Duke University's Speaker Series on Web Technology

On April 15, 2010, North Carolina Central University's (NCCU) Web Services spoke at Duke University's speaker series on web technology.

Hosted by Ben Riseling, the Web Operations Manager in the Office of News and Communication at Duke University, the popular speaker series has successfully run for over six-years with a focus on solving web issues on campus.

Derek Brinson, Michael Render, Darin Tyler, and I spoke to an audience ranging from 30 - 130 people about life in web development at NCCU. Those in attendance seemed interested in our business processes, project management methodology, development environment, and notable projects.

Following the presentation, both NCCU and Duke's web teams went out for lunch where we exchanged ideas and asked pressing questions. According to the feedback, the event went well with promises to keep the dialog going.

Thanks to Ben Riseling for inviting the team to his campus. Each of us had wonderful things to say about the experience and look forward to getting together again soon.

Thanks to Tam Furguson, Ben Kimmel, Barbara Puccio, Ryn Nasser, Jennifer Carpenter, Ben Schell, Blyth Morrell, Cynthia Varkey, and Christina Dulude for the hospitality and role you played in getting us to the campus.

Finally, a special thanks goes out to Anton Zuiker, whom I met at ScienceOnline2010, for the recommendation that led to this exciting opportunity. 

Below is an interview of the NCCU Web Services team immediately following the presentation. The video captures the excitement and lessons learned from the event. Also, to view the entire presentation (via Adobe Connect), click here.

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