Posts Tagged ‘strategic-developer’

The Changing Role of the Developer in HE

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

Paul Walk, Director of the JISC Innovation Support Centre at UKOLN, was invited to give an invited plenary talk at the joint Sakai/Jasig Conference in Atlanta, in which he introduced the notion of the connected developer. Further details are available from the Innovation Support Centre blog.

IWMW 2011: Systems Approach

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Paul Walk, Deputy Director, UKOLN, and Thom Bunting, Web Manager (eFramework and JISC IE Technical Foundations), UKOLN, will both be contributing to sessions on 27 July 2011 at the Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011 (IWMW 2011). Thom in a computer-lab-based session entitled Doing Drupal: quick start deployments via distributions will focus on a distribution providing automated content and data aggregation, tagging, mapping, and trend visualisation. Paul,  conscious of the the lack of career options for successful Web developers in many HE institutions will explore the possible development of a new role in the sector – The Strategic Developer – a developer who has both technical and domain experience, and who can contribute to strategic planning and decision making.

JISC and DevCSI Know the Value of Local Developers

Monday, May 9th, 2011

In a recent post on the JISC blog, Paul Walk, Deputy Director, UKOLN, writes about the value that local developers in Further and Higher Education represent, describing how the JISC-funded DevCSI Project is working to expose and maximise this for the sector, and introduces the concept of the Strategic Developer.