Reason Conference 2012
We expect the conference to run from 9-5pm on Thursday, July 12 and from 9-1pm on Friday, July 13. Lunch will be served both days. We also invite you to join us for dinner in downtown Beloit on Thursday evening at 6pm. To register for the conference, please complete this form.
|Day 1||Thursday 7/12|
|9-11:30am||Hack/doc fest||Doug Bratland (doc)
Nate White (code)
Willy Lee (git)
Reflecting on Reason
(Jason Hughes, Nate White)
|Noon-1pm||Lunch in the Library|
|Social Sharing in Reason
|(15 minute break)|
|Deployment with Git
|(15 minute break)|
|Reason 4.2 for developers
|Reason Pain Points Roundtable
|(1.5 hour break)|
|6pm||Dinner - La Casa Grande|
|Day 2||Friday 7/13|
|11:30-noon||Wrap up (Melissa, Nate)|
|Noon||Lunch - Bushel & Peck|
Design Responsively (Amanda Frisbee) The 5 step "program" to get your site mobile. Mobile apps vs responsive sites. Responsive design and its variations. New ways of CSS thinking. Reason implementation for easy content management. Responsive design in action!
Deployment with Git (Ben Wilbur) Learn how Ben and Steve worked to make Luther's Reason deployment process as painless and streamlined as possible by mimicking the deployment process of Heroku (git push heroku).
Social Sharing in Reason (Mark Heiman) Reason 4.3 will make available social sharing features - our starting point will be the publications and events modules. This session will provide a quick preview of what might be coming, and an opportunity for group discussion about how you use (or would like to use) social sharing in Reason. What social services do your faculty, staff, and students use? What are examples of successful uses of social media on your existing websites? What kinds of social sharing integration could we build into Reason that would strengthen your communication with internal and external audiences?
Locks: Controlling what your site maintainers can edit (Matt Ryan) You've probably set up a Reason site, only to have it broken or carelessly rearranged by its site maintainers. Reason's new locks feature allows you to "lock down" many aspects of a Reason site, giving you a powerful tool to make your sites more robust and "userproof". Find out how locks work, and how you can use them to their best advantage.
Reason Pain Points Roundtable (Mark Heiman) This session is intended to be an open discussion that identifies and prioritizes Reason "pain points." The goal of this session is to identify frustrations and help us prioritize development for Reason 4.3 and beyond.
A "pain point" may be one of the following:
- Something you can do but the path to doing it is extremely inefficient.
- Something it seems you should be able to do but cannot (because of a bug or because there is no way to do it).
- Something you repeatedly do incorrectly and then have to fix.
- Something that you find really annoying.
This session will begin with brainstorming of pain points as described by the audience. Once an initial list is established, the pain points will be discussed and ranked by consensus. Many pain points identified in last summer's conference have been fixed - this is a great opportunity to get your concerns on the development priority list.
Accommodations are listed in order of proximity to the College. We strongly suggest making reservations in advance. Be sure to mention Beloit College when making reservations, as most will offer a special rate.
The Beloit Inn
500 Pleasant Street
Toll free: 608.362.5500
2784 Milwaukee Rd.*
Holiday Inn Express
2790 Milwaukee Rd.*
2786 Milwaukee Rd.*
2956 Milwaukee Rd.*
3002 Milwaukee Rd.*
* All lodging on Milwaukee Road is 5 minutes from campus, by car. Beloit Inn is within walking distance of campus.