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WordPress Theme Development RFP for Brescia University College
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We have just issued a WordPress Theme Development RFP, and would be happy if any of you would like to pass the links on to any WordPress developers you have worked with recently on higher ed projects…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Bashaw Mar 10.

Conference web sites - Which tools and services do you use?
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I have a project that started as a request for an online registration form, but has now morphed into a typical full conference web site: Schedule, presentations, registration with online payment…Continue

Tags: conferences, system, management, conference

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Hanselman Jul 17, 2013.

Migration to WordPress
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Several of us are currently migrating sites from various CMS's to WordPress. Let's use this discussion thread to share our tips and experiences with WordPress at the departmental and institutional…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Cara Peckens Jul 15, 2013.

What tech do you use for remote presentations?
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A former intern and I will be doing a conference session on 'Getting Started in Chinese Social Media' at #PSEWEB in Vancouver on June 25th. We'll be presenting from London Ontario, using a mix of…Continue

Tags: hangouts, skype, distance, virtual, presentation

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan Bashaw Jun 27, 2013.

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Dan Bashaw replied to Michael Carpenter's discussion Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 2014
"That concern makes"
8 hours ago
Dan Bashaw replied to Michael Carpenter's discussion Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 2014
"Hi Michael -- Do you have any links to recent articles, posts, or PSE policy documents that put CASL in the PSE context? I find that when I discuss CASL with various departments, a common first reaction is that it 'doesn't mean us'.…"
yesterday
Dan Bashaw replied to Emily Gravell's discussion What CMS are you using?
"Drupal has some strengths for larger sites, and has a strong a code-centric culture that seems to be a good fit for many universities looking at open source. I especially like the 'Types and Views' approach to displaying content chunks,…"
Apr 1
Dan Bashaw replied to Loren Leonard's discussion Commercial Hosting
""just kidding about the tears" Still... I feel your pain! :)"
Apr 1
Dan Bashaw replied to Emily Gravell's discussion What CMS are you using?
"Interesting question, and I'll kick off with the first open source option – there will no doubt be others put forward as well. We are migrating from static HTML to WordPress. Responsive. Check.  EMS Integration... Sorta. (via…"
Mar 28
Dan Bashaw replied to Loren Leonard's discussion Commercial Hosting
"Hi Loren, My tendency is to avoid shared hosting arrangements, and go for one of two alternatives: For experimental or short-term projects, a cloud server like DigitalOcean (I'm just starting using them now) or Bitnami running on AWS…"
Mar 24
Dan Bashaw replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion WordPress Theme Development RFP for Brescia University College
"Hi April -- We are into the first round of production, which is going well. Feel free to contact me at dbashaw@uwo.ca with any questions you have."
Mar 10
April Taulbee replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion WordPress Theme Development RFP for Brescia University College
"Thanks very much for the update, Dan. I had a look at your RFP a while ago and wondered how your search went. I hope to be able to contacted you off-list at some point for a few specifics as we're looking to do something similar. Best…"
Mar 3
Dan Bashaw replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion WordPress Theme Development RFP for Brescia University College
"Just as a follow-up, we completed the RFP project and have selected a proponent from the pool of seven applicants. One interesting challenge of this RFP process was finding a development-focused shop... most respondents were design/development, and…"
Feb 18
Dan Bashaw replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion WordPress theme developers you'd recommend? in the group WordPress
"Just as a follow-up, we completed the RFP project and have selected a proponent from the pool of seven applicants. One interesting challenge of this RFP process was finding a development-focused shop... most respondents were design/development, and…"
Feb 18
Dan Bashaw replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion WordPress theme developers you'd recommend? in the group WordPress
"We have just re-issued the WordPress Theme Development RFP, and would be happy if any of you would like to pass the links on to any WordPress developers you have worked with recently on higher ed projects and would recommend. (Or feel free to…"
Jan 15
Dan Bashaw posted a discussion

WordPress Theme Development RFP for Brescia University College

We have just issued a WordPress Theme Development RFP, and would be happy if any of you would like to pass the links on to any WordPress developers you have worked with recently on higher ed projects and would recommend. (Or feel free to respond yourself, if you are with a development shop.)The RFP submission process for proponents is pretty streamlined, as we did not want to bog developers down in proposal writing:The RFP document is here…See More
Jan 14
Dan Bashaw replied to Sharyne A. Miller's discussion Website Hosting
"Just as a quick response, to start the conversation: I think you will likely find managed hosting for windows-based servers somewhat more expensive than for equivalent LAMP servers. Managed hosting for LAMP typically starts around $100 a month and…"
Jan 2
Dan Bashaw replied to Matt Herzberger's discussion Org chart tools
"Hi Matt -- Did you come up with a solution for this? I did not respond because all I have bookmarked along these lines are general drawing tools, along the lines of Gliffy (http://www.gliffy.com/) and Cacoo (https://cacoo.com/). Your need for…"
Nov 27, 2013
Dan Bashaw replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion WordPress theme developers you'd recommend? in the group WordPress
"Note to Proponents,  Based on proponent feedback and relatively low uptake of the RFP as currently drafted, we have decided to temporarily withdraw the RFP.  We will carry out additional design work, and will re-post the project with an…"
Nov 20, 2013
Sanjeev Shukla replied to Dan Bashaw's discussion WordPress theme developers you'd recommend? in the group WordPress
"Hi Dan, Thanks for considering us to respond to this RFP. We will be glad to send our response and get back to you if we have any questions. --Sanjeev"
Nov 14, 2013

Profile Information

Employer?
Brescia University College
Website:
http://www.brescia.uwo.ca
List three areas of expertise or specialization.
IA UX CMS
What CMS are you using?
Primarily WordPress
What department or office are you in?
Communications
Primary Job Responsibility
Web development and maintenance + social media
Number of students at your institution
1200

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Karen Pederson replied to Emily Gravell's discussion What CMS are you using?
"We have been with OmniUpdate (OU Campus) since 2012. One of the reasons we chose OU: When I talked to universities about their CMS, in person or by phone, everyone who was with OU sounded happy. Really happy. And I feel the same. The support…"
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Ecommerce merchandise solution?

Hello,We are looking for a new third-party vendor to replace our current merchandise ecommerce platform.Here's our current site:http://www.marylhurstshop.com/Our bookstore manager thought cafepress.com might be a good solution.Can you recommend any others?Thank you,KarenSee More
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Dan Bashaw replied to Michael Carpenter's discussion Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 2014
"That concern makes"
8 hours ago
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Congrats go out to Harper College on their 2014 ACUP awards for their print and online catalog! Well-deserved!"
yesterday
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Wondering why you should pick a CMS designed exclusively for higher ed? Find out in today's blog post! "
yesterday
Michael Carpenter replied to Michael Carpenter's discussion Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 2014
"The discussion we've had around it so far concerns communications prior to as well as once the "business relationship" with the student has ceased, such as Recruitment and Alumni Relations activities. Since these activities occur in…"
yesterday
Dan Bashaw replied to Michael Carpenter's discussion Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 2014
"Hi Michael -- Do you have any links to recent articles, posts, or PSE policy documents that put CASL in the PSE context? I find that when I discuss CASL with various departments, a common first reaction is that it 'doesn't mean us'.…"
yesterday
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"The OmniUpdate family just got bigger! We welcome San Diego Community College District to the OU Campus CMS user community!"
Tuesday
Michael Carpenter posted a discussion

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation 2014

How have Canadian post-secondary schools dealt with complying to CRTC's anti-spam legislation that is coming into effect this July? Are all out-going bulk messages managed centrally?Are all your list-servs centralized?What services are you using?Any social media implications, such as promoted posts through Facebook?Thanks.See More
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Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Wondering how to create your own CMS gadget? Check out today's blog post! "
Apr 17
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"Another new customer! We welcome Clark College to the OmniUpdate family and OU Campus CMS user community!"
Apr 16
Profile IconAndy Long, Melba Acevedo and George Fullerton joined University Web Developers
Apr 15
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"We warmly welcome Dillard University to the OmniUpdate family! We're excited to have them aboard the OU Campus CMS user train!"
Apr 14
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"We welcome Reynolds Community College to the OU Campus CMS user community! We're excited to have them in the OmniUpdate family!"
Apr 11
Brian Richardson is now a member of University Web Developers
Apr 10
Sara Arnold commented on Lynn Zawie's group OmniUpdate
"New post up on the blog! Tips from Higher Education Marketing's CEO Philippe Taza on Tackling Higher Ed Digital Marketing Challenges. Give it a read and comment on your top challenges!"
Apr 9
John Jackson commented on Debbie's blog post New ICANN TLDs
"We've identified the domains we want to follow, such as .education (released at the end of March), .college, .university, and .sucks (I'm serious on the last one). The last three listed are still in the evaluation phase.  Just today…"
Apr 9
Brett Sizemore posted a discussion

Interactive Designer

APPLY AT: https://jobs.pepperdine.eduThe Interactive Designer supports Pepperdine's integrated marketing communications efforts aimed at strengthening the brand, elevating national reputation, improving recruitment, and building engagement through creative design across media including web, mobile, broadcast, print, and events.DUTIES: Directly support the creative communications needs of the University through the development and execution of integrated…See More
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