We rely on technology daily to help us fulfill responsibility and accomplish our professional goals; however, technology is ever changing, always offering new gadgets and gizmos. As part of the land grant mission, Extension has traditionally embraced new advances in agricultural, but is sometimes tentative to try new computer technology in the job place. Apple’s release of the iPad not only combines the newest software application technology, but packages it in a revolutionary touch-based user interface surely to change how we compute. The iPad offers a cost-effective option for staying in-touch and conducting basic tasks, in addition, to providing a stylish new way to expand your use of technology. Join us as we share what the iPad offers and how UT Extension county and state professionals are utilizing this new, emerging technology to benefit us and our programs.
Thanks to all who attended and the great convo that resulted! - Emily & David
On February 18, ECOP asked eXtension to create a plan using social media to draw attention to House Resolution with reduced current fiscal year's budget by $29 million. In this session, we will review the plan, some of the feedback we received, and some of the outcomes. We encourage session participants to ask questions about the plan and to discuss their institution's role in social media during the month when the continuing budget resolution was being addressed by Congress.
Long time users of the subversion version control software, the eXtension Engineering Team had the crazy idea in 2010 to switch to using the distributed version control software known as "git" - and using the "GitHub" service to help us in that transition. This session will highlight how we use git to manage the source code we write and adapt for the extension.org sites, and most importantly talk about the lessons we learned along the way, and the things that we are still learning about how we work and the tools that we've chosen.
10th–13th June 2011