Lightning talks

Date: Friday, July 26, 2019
Time: 9:30 - 10:15 am (PDT) (UTC-07:00)
Location: AF Chapel
9:30 - 9:42 am (PDT) (UTC-07:00)

Supporting Free Geek

For the WPCampus 2019 conference, our organizing team decided that, in lieu of spending money on swag, the WPCampus organization would donate those funds to Free Geek, a non-profit organization in the Portland metro area that focuses on creating digital equity through environmental sustainability. We invited others to donate to the cause. Overall, we raised…

9:42 - 9:54 am (PDT) (UTC-07:00)

5 people you should know on your campus

Brian DeConinck

In a campus community of thousands (or tens of thousands!), there are lots of people you don’t know. But some of them do work that overlaps with your web projects in important ways, and they can provide you with valuable feedback. In this lightning talk, we profile five people who are probably on your campus…

9:54 - 10:06 am (PDT) (UTC-07:00)

Write right: 10 common content writing mistakes and how to avoid them

Donna Talarico

In this lightning talk, you'll learn or get a refresher on at least 10 things you can do right now to improve your (or your team's) writing for the web -- from the mechanical to the creative. Even if we know the rules, sometimes we fall into bad habits or, other times, we make mistakes…

10:06 - 10:15 am (PDT) (UTC-07:00)

An introduction to information security and why you should care

Paul Gilzow

By 2017, 7 billion sets of credentials had been leaked. Through 2018 and now into 2019, we're nearing 9 billion sets. Everyone, regardless of their job or role is affected. Those of us in Higher Education are at a distinct risk because we're of particular interest due to the number of high-valued assets we posses. …

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