Shhhhh - Don't tell the Faculty. We're Upgrading to 2.9

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

Tuesday 4th June, 2013

2:00pm to 2:45pm (PST)

Upgrading Sakai might seem hard. Upgrading while ensuring your custom changes are intact might seem even harder. Doing all of this without faculty noticing a major upgrade is taking place? It's not as impossible as you might think.

The purpose of this session is to provide a roadmap for institutions that want to upgrade Sakai while minimizing risk. We will describe how the University of Dayton made the jump from Sakai 2.6 directly to 2.9 in one academic year, and brought five years of custom code changes along with us. Although we have a small staff, our goal was to make this large upgrade "quiet"; we wanted to avoid the hiccups that normally accompany an upgrade, and make the transition as invisible and seamless as possible.

We will also cover how we cultivated a pilot group of faculty and students that used a beta server for a semester, and the benefits of soliciting feedback from this group. We will also explain how we plan to stay current with the community's code moving forward.

About the speakers

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Ryan Allen

Assistant Director of E-Learning Systems and Support Services

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Jerry Timbrook

E-Learning Specialist and Adjunct Faculty of Psychology (HCI, UCD, and Persuasive Technology) at The University of Dayton a

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  • Adam Hauerwas
  • Angela Rabuck
  • Benito J. Gonzalez
  • Dave Gunn
  • Joshua Swink
  • Jerry Timbrook
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  • Laurens Ghijsen
  • Matthew McCarty
  • Joni Miller
  • Loretta Howard
  • Reba-Anna Lee
  • Rob van Leeuwen
  • Ryan Allen

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Time 2:00pm2:45pm PST

Date Tue 4th June 2013


Diamond I, The Westin San Diego

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