Presenter: Zeydy Ortiz
Data Science for Social Good
Presenter: James McGurk
Storytelling Q & A
Presenter: Brian Crawford
Drupal vs WordPress Smackdown!
Presenter: Ruby Sinreich
Tapping Collective Wisdom Through Audience Polling
Presenter: Dr. David Campt
The State of the Internet in North Carolina
A high-level examination of North Carolina’s internet as a resource. This presentation will highlight inequalities in infrastructure, quality of service, and accessibility within North Carolina as well as other cities that have pursued cutting-edge advancement for their Internet services.
The agenda includes:
- NC Broadband vs National Avg.
- ISP Competition
- Advertised vs Actual Service Quality
- Google Fiber in NC
- Case Studies: Kansas City, Chattanooga, Wilson
The Internet Society – RTP Chapter
Data Archiving – a case study
The relational database, used by the Human Kindness Foundation, was feeling the effects of bloat. Their main database tables contained decade’s worth of data that was no longer current.
This session presents the audience with Mark’s experience developing an archive process. Attendees to this presentation will benefit from the conversation with HKF staff and the Agile process to develop the archive tables and queries.
Mark is an IT consultant in Durham. He has started, run, and served in a leadership role for several local technology oriented user groups. Mark has presented at local and regional technical conferences.
Mapping Durham Civil Rights History with Drupal 8
In 2015, Savas Labs engaged with Barbara Lau and the Pauli Murray Project at the Duke Human Rights Center to rebuild their faltering, and previously vibrant online map of historical locations and events associated with the legacy of Pauli Murray. The site had not been updated in a while, and due to automatic updates to the Google Maps API, had been rendered fairly unusable.
To reclaim the powerful community resource, Savas Labs decided to rebuild the map in a then beta version of Drupal 8 to leverage some of the advantages of the newer platform while incorporating a new design, transitioning to free and open source tools that removed the previous bounds of Google Maps integration, while learning at every turn.
Come to this session to learn more about local history, the Drupal platform, generally, Drupal 8 and designing in Drupal 8 more specifically, and modern web mapping tools.
Chris has been a professional web developer since 2007 and made his first website on geocities.com when he was 11. He was a big fan of and was deeply saddened when it was deprecated. For Savas Labs, Chris relishes in the success and growth of his clients and team, and writing in the third person. When Chris is not behind the computer, he’s often on a bicycle. He is the former board chair of nonprofit hospitality network WarmShowers.org, served on the board of his local bicycle advocacy organization Bike Durham for 3.5 years, founded a bicycle-powered food scraps recycling company called Tilthy Rich Compost, and rode his bicycle 6,000 miles across the U.S. in the summer of 2008.