Are portals really dead? "The reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated" (Mark Twain)

A session at Open Apereo 2013 Conference (Jasig & Sakai)

Tuesday 4th June, 2013

1:00pm to 1:45pm (PST)

According to some individuals, portals are dead. However, students and faculty continue to struggle with the shear volume of university applications and web sites. They seek a way to abstract and personalize their individual views of the university. This session seeks to motivate the case for a portal and why uPortal is a great long-term solution. Furthermore, we want to examine how portals fit into enterprise strategies such as mobile, web services, etc. At BYU, we have been running uPortal for our enterprise portal for several years. Recently, we have undergone a re-evaluation of our portal strategy. We will share the lessons BYU has learned and our experience on why uPortal is an attractive solution to build the foundation for the future.

About the speakers

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Tom Freestone

Senior Developer and Portal Technical Lead

Tom Freestone has been a developer for nearly 15 years. Tom has led the portal efforts at BYU. Tom has a BS and MS in Computer Science.

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Peter Sentz

Director Project Management

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13 attendees

  • Robert Brill
  • Dave Derderian
  • Eric Dalquist
  • Eric Goldman
  • jameswennmacher
  • Konstantin Makarov
  • Laurens Ghijsen
  • Nagai Takayuki
  • Peter Sentz
  • John A. Lewis
  • Rob van Leeuwen
  • Tim Levett
  • Tom Freestone

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  • Aaron Grant
  • Jim Helwig
  • Martin Morrey

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Time 1:00pm1:45pm PST

Date Tue 4th June 2013


Opal, The Westin San Diego

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