uPortal Dev Days

When: February 15-17, 2023
Where: Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel, NV

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uportal_max_logoLearn the uPortal code base and workshops on the latest technology: Web Components using Lit.

Hear where our vision is heading for uPortal and let's talk about the roadmap.

This is a great opportunity to meet peers and learn to become a contributor if you're starting out. If you're currently a contributor, you can help steer the future direction of the project.

Join us for the following sessions:


Managing & Promoting uPortal on Campus

When: Wednesday, February 15 | 10a.m. - 10:45a.m.
A round table format to discuss stakeholder buy-in, how you are promoting your portal on campus, and the governing body around publishing content.

Presenter:

Laura Moran - Strategic Project Manager and Software Developer, Unicon, Inc.


Gradle + uPortal

When: Wednesday, February 15 | 11a.m. - 11:45a.m.
Gradle is the new build and deployment tool for uPortal. This session will cover details about how uPortal builds and uPortal-start deploys with Gradle.

Presenter:

Michael Gillian - Senior Software Engineer, Unicon, Inc.


Workshop: How to Contribute


When: Wednesday, February 15 | 2p.m. - 4p.m.
A hands-on workshop on how to get you to contributor status. What defines a contributor, what can you contribute, and how can you get more involved at any level?
Prerequisite: Github account


Designing for Student Engagement


When: Thursday, February 15 | 9a.m. - 9:45a.m.
A facilitated discussion on keeping student engagement in mind as you design for the portal. What areas do your students engage in the most? What can the portal do better to keep this principle in focus?

Presenter:

Laura Moran - Strategic Project Manager and Software Developer, Unicon, Inc.


Google Analytics 4 Upgrade


When: Thursday, February 15 | 10a.m. - 10:45a.m.
Google Universal Analytics is deprecated and needs to be upgraded. This session will cover changes required for the implementation and usage of data from Google Analytics 4.

Presenter:

Michael Gillian - Senior Software Engineer, Unicon, Inc.


Introduction: Migrating to Web Components


When: Thursday, February 15 | 11a.m. - 11:45a.m.
In this section, we will describe some tactics and techniques useful in converting a portlet to a Web Component + RESTful API. The goal is to break down the conversion into bite-sized efforts.

Presenter:

Benito Gonzalez - Software Architect, Unicon, Inc.


Workshop: Converting Portlets to Web Components


When: Thursday, February 15 | 2p.m. - 4p.m.
In this hands-on workshop, attendees will be encouraged to take an existing community portlet and start writing the web component or RESTfulAPI replacement.

Presenter:

Benito Gonzalez - Software Architect, Unicon, Inc.


Better QA with Playwright


When: Friday, February 17 | 10a.m. - 10:45a.m.
With the variety of components, flows, and dependencies in uPortal, along with the open source nature of the application, makes repeatable, automated, end-to-end testing all that more important. uPortal has adopted the framework of Playwright to assist in this effort. Come learn how to work with Playwright, how it is integrated into uPortal, and be prepared to discuss how we as a community and in your specific adoption, can enhance automated end-to-end testing for a better portal experience.

Presenter:

Christopher Beach - Software Developer, Unicon, Inc.


uPortal 6 Architecture


When: Friday, February 17 | 11a.m. - 11:45a.m.
In this discussion, we will cover the major architecture changes planned for uPortal 6. This session will be heavily influenced by the Roadmap session. The architecture change has two goals: make uPortal more cloud-friendly and easier to manage as a service.

Presenter:

Benito Gonzalez - Software Architect, Unicon, Inc.


uPortal Roadmap


When: Friday, February 17 | 2p.m. - 2:45p.m.
Community discussion around what we need to keep uPortal successful and what changes constitute a new major release of uPortal -- uPortal 6.

Presenter:

Benito Gonzalez - Software Architect, Unicon, Inc.


Question & Answer Session

When: Friday, February 17 | 3p.m. - 4p.m.
Wrapping up the conference and providing a slot for questions and answers among your peers. If you need help on your portal this will give you the opportunity to talk with a Unicon representative.


Meet with a Unicon representative at this conference

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