Wednesday, August 12, 2015
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Agave Room - Student Union


Polyglot Developer: Branching out and diversifying

Alex Wynter will talk about how the University of Arizona web development scene concentrates a lot on using Drupal and PHP to solve a lot of the web problems we have. This isn't a bad thing, these solutions were chosen for a reason. However, as we homogenize, we run the risk of making some things harder for ourselves and losing out on progress made in the web development world outside of the university. This presentation is to encourage people to explore these other solutions or more solutions on their own in the terms of edge cases that our current technology choices might be less than well-suited for.


2014 Overall Best Website goes to Campus Recreation!

Congratulations to the Campus Recreation Web Team for winning the inaugural University of Arizona Web Developer’s “Overall Best Website” award for 2014!

A total of 71 individual people submitted 221 votes from around the campus and voted on the categories of:

  • Prettiest (nicest design)
  • Meatiest (beefiest and juciest content)
  • You Are Here (most coherent and intuitive navigation and content structure)

The overall results were
Campus Recreation 34% (362 points)
College of Engineering 14% (150 points)
Special Collections 12% (133 points)
Eller Buzz 11% (122 points)
Make Eller Greater 10% (114 points)
Humanities Seminars Program 9% (106 points)
Arizona Medical Marijuana 7% (76 points)

Congrats to all. We look forward to seeing what great sites get built this year as we plan to honor the best of the best for 2015!


UA Web Developers Group

This is a group for anyone interested in the latest trends, techniques, and tips in web design and development. We meet up once a month to share ideas and engage in lively discussion about best practices and new developments in the web frontier. We look forward to interacting with the diverse group of web professionals in Tucson.

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