I'm working on a "checklist" of essential tasks for implementing or migrating to uPortal 4.1.
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Please join us Friday morning for the uPortal Open Source Support Briefing, Q2 2013. We'll use Adobe Connect, https://unicon.adobeconnect.com/egoldman, for our discussion. The call will begin at 8:30am Pacific, 11:30am Eastern.
Recently I was asked by a client to share some thoughts about working with Source Code Management (SCM) tools and uPortal, and specifically for best practices when it comes to updating the local portal project with newer Apereo sources. Here's the essence of what I sent out.
On Tuesday, March 26th 2013 at 8:30 AM PDT, the Unicon Cooperative Support Team held the first quarter Cooperative Support uPortal Briefing teleconference. Slides from the presentation are attached to this page (below).
Some Highlights of the Call
A couple weeks ago (March 17 - 21), I spent a very satisfying and productive week working at Johns Hopkins University. Chris Doyle and I spent the bulk of it developing something I consider to be a real gem: an implementation of uPortal's Groups and Permissions (GaP) API that discovers groups maintained in an LDAP directory and makes them available for use in the portal. You can find a more complete description of this technology, its features, and configuration at this wiki page.
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Drew joined Unicon as a Software Architect in 2001. He is a passionate open source advocate, and commits to several open source projects including uPortal and most Apereo sponsored and incubating portlets. Drew is an experienced technology consultant in higher education and has worked with leading institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including California Polytechnic State University, University of Manchester, University of Illinois, and Yale University. Drew has made numerous technical fixes, feature enhancements, and improvements to Apereo uPortal since 2005, including the Import/Export Data Migration Tools and the SmartLdap Group Store. Drew is the current Lead Engineer for the Apereo Email Preview portlet. Drew is also a regular speaker at Apereo conferences, and has served as a member of the Conference Planning Committee for the past three years.