Sessions at University of Illinois Web Conference on Wednesday 5th April

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  • Get Your Head in the Clouds: Exploring the Landscape of AWS Services

    by Jeff Winesett

    When trying to get started using Amazon Web Services in providing solutions for your technology projects, the sheer volume of services offered and options provided can be overwhelming. Not knowing how to interpret what is offered and unsure how the services work together to achieve your goals can prevent you from taking full advantage of what the cloud has to offer.

    In this workshop, we'll learn about the different types of services offered and what role these general categories of solutions could play in various technology projects. Once you have an understanding of how to look at the services from a higher categorization level, navigating the options becomes more manageable. You can then more efficiently make the best choices for your specific project requirements, and ensure a more successful cloud solution.

    At 9:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 5th April

  • Head and Heart: The Art and Science of Digital Storytelling

    by Voltaire Santos Miran

    Storytelling is one of the oldest forms of communication in the world. Modern science has shown that stories affect us deeply neurologically and psychologically— helping us to solve problems, experience pleasure, provide pattern and order, and assimilate into society. In short, humans are wired for story.

    Storytelling also plays a significant role in helping institutions of higher education to reveal and build their brand. As we recruit students or faculty, nurture relationships with alumni and donors, and raise awareness and esteem in the community and among our peers, we tell our stories in order to educate, inspire, engage, and move people to action.

    Join Voltaire, mStoner's co-founder and CEO, for this workshop as he explores the art and science of storytelling. You'll learn about the essential components of a great story and principles for using storytelling to build your brand, as well as techniques for becoming a masterful storyteller.

    At 9:00am to 12:00pm, Wednesday 5th April

  • Web Components

    by Wes Cravens

    One of the first things that people new to HTML ask is "How do I make my own custom elements?" And the disappointing truth was that you couldn't. In recent years, we've seen custom elements championed by several web platform technologies such as Angular directives, but it still wasn't part of the HTML and browser standards.

    Over the last few years, we've watched the concept of native custom elements become a reality. Come learn about the four technologies of Custom Elements, HTML Imports, Templates, and the Shadow Dom come together to form what we collectively know as Web Components. This is a new world of component composition and globally reusable elements all in native browser technology.

    At 1:30pm to 4:30pm, Wednesday 5th April