Community Source needs you! The Apereo Foundation fosters community source projects. To support this role the foundation has a dedicated member of staff as the CLE Community Coordinator, Neal Caidin. Neal promotes the needs of the Sakai CLE community. In this presentation Neal Caidin and Alan Berg, a member of the Technical Coordination Council2 (TCC), explore how to participate fully in the community. This presentation will act as a gentle introduction to the well trodden paths to community involvement. Please come prepared with your questions!
Many schools adopt Sakai because, as an open-source platform, each campus can meet local needs by making changes to the source code. Yet when is it sensible and sustainable to make local customizations? How do you weigh and prioritize the feedback and requests of a diverse population of faculty and students? And once you've committed to making changes, how do you establish an effective and repeatable process for implementing, testing, and evaluating efficacy?
With such a vibrant development community, we don't always have to reinvent the wheel. How can we discover and leverage customizations made by other schools in a sometimes chaotic, open-source community? And how best to manage campus expectations regarding new development, when just because we can make local changes doesn't always mean we should?
by Russ Little
High Level overview of the Student Success Plan (SSP), a status update on the project, and a chance to see the new 2.x features including the new Academic Advising tools (MAP). SSP is a thriving project, and moving ahead with new features, implementations and actively building community. We invite you to come learn more about how technology can support student success, retention and completion.
by Shoji Kajita and Benjamin Oshrin
This panel session will envision the future of internationalization (I18n) of the Apereo Projects, in the context of the work accomplished over the last decade as Jasig and Sakai. To date, I18n activities have not been well coordinated across the Jasig and Sakai projects, and as a result it is harder for each project to leverage the best practices developed by the others.
The merger of the Jasig and Sakai communities provides an opportunity to consolidate I18n resources and best practices into a common community of practice for cost-effective activities that promote the international adoption of Apereo software. This panel will invite representatives from various Jasig and Sakai projects to discuss the current state of I18n, and what needs to be done to construct a common I18n foundation for the Apereo Community.
Mandatory annual membership meeting per Foundation bylaws
Join us for fast, fun presentations about developing for Apereo and open-source projects. Each presentation is 5-7 minutes. Learn from your peers about new tools, new developments, and other strategies and techniques.
WANT TO PRESENT? Sign up at the conference registration desk or at http://bitly.com/apereo-talks -- spaces are limited so sign up quickly!
2nd–7th June 2013