Introducing TechBUGBecoming an Active Member of the Blackboard Tech Community<br />Scott Hurrey <br />Developer Relations ...
TechBUG - Who Am I?<br />Scott Hurrey<br />Developer Relations Engineer<br />Blackboard Partnerships<br />Blackboard Devel...
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What Is TechBUG??<br />A global user’s group designed for System Administrators, Developers and DBAs.<br />A place for col...
How Does TechBUG Plan To Do This??<br />Work with local groups to include technical content<br />Regular Webinars<br />Dev...
Where Did TechBUG Come From??<br />SYSBUG – Tim Boshart<br />System Admin BUG<br />Looking to build to the next level<br /...
Who Are the Client Leaders??<br />Tim Boshart (pronounced Bose-heart)<br />Blackboard Administrator at Univ. of Oregon w/ ...
Why the Name TechBUG??<br />         SYSBUG	        DevBUG	       TechBUG<br />8<br />
What is Blackboard’s Role??	<br />BUG = Blackboard User’s Group<br />Run by users, for users<br />Edugarage Team<br />Will...
When Does TechBUG Officially Begin??<br />First Meeting<br />Blackboard OpenDB™ Webinar<br />Tuesday, March 15, 2011<br />...
Other Planned TechBUG Webinars<br />TechBUG will host a webinar on the third Tuesday of each month<br />The first six webi...
Upgrades With Blackboard Building Blocks<br />Instructor: Scott HurreyDeveloper Relations Engineer<br />Tentatively schedu...
The Art of Opening Support Cases<br />Instructor: Matthew SaltzmanTier 3Blackboard Support<br />Tentatively scheduled for ...
OSCELOT<br />Instructor: Mark O’NeilPresident, OSCELOTProduct Manager,Blackboard<br />14<br />
OSD VI Las Vegas<br />July 10, 2011 Sunday before DevCon<br />OSCELOT’s Open Source Day is your opportunity to:<br />Meet ...
July 11 – July 12<br />DevCon 2011<br />Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino<br />Las Vegas, NV<br...
Instructor: Scott HurreyDeveloper Relations Engineer<br />17<br />
Blackboard Forensics: CSI For Admins<br />Instructor: Chris Bray, University of Arkansas<br />18<br />
This is the official home of TechBUG!<br />bit.ly/TechBUG<br />19<br />
Suggesting a Webinar Topic for TechBUG<br />Once logged into the TechBUG community site, click the ‘Webinar Ideas’ link to...
Submit Webinar Ideas<br />Clicking the New Thread link to the right will open up a form that allows you to enter a new sug...
Webinar Idea Form<br />1) Enter a title<br />2) Enter a description<br />3) Attach any documents you have to support your ...
Voting and Commenting<br />To comment or volunteer, simply use the comment form.<br />Got a presentation? Attach it.<br />...
I Have Questions About TechBUG!!<br />Find me at the conference!<br />Contact me anytime<br />scott.hurrey@blackboard<br /...
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Presentation given by Scott Hurrey at ARbug, introducing a new Blackboard User Group called TechBUG, designed to support and build collaboration amongst the technical users of the Blackboard Learn, Blackboard Academic Suite, Blackboard Learning System and Blackboard Angel Platforms

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  • Why Am I Here?To tell you what TechBug isTo tell you who our intended audience isTo show you how the Group was formedTo tell you why we think membership will be of valueTo tell you when we will kick things off
  • Quick Poll before we get started.By show of hands, how many in the audience fall under the category of System Administrator, Developer, DBA or some combination?Now of those that raised their hands, how many of you feel you would benefit from a group of like-minded techies and Blackboard SMEs meeting on a regular basis for training, discussion and collaboration?
  • TechBUG will work with local groups to help design and implement technical tracks at local conferencesTechBUG will hold regular webinars, some geared towards a particular job set, many geared towards all TechBUG will be part of Blackboard DevCon, although the methodology of this is undefined at this time. DevCon is for the same constituents as TechBUG, so working together only makes senseTechBUG is customer-driven, just like other BUGs, and will include regular Blackboard participation.
  • Tim Boshart – System Administrator @ Oregon created a System Administrators BUG in 2009.SYSBUG has several members, however the participation level was not where Tim wanted it to beGeorge Kroner and I were looking to start a BUG for developers, to bring Building Block training to local and regional groups as part of the local conferences they were already attending.Sahar Javadi suggested bringing the two together, and from this melding of the minds, TechBUG was born
  • Tim Boshart – System Administrator @ Oregon created a System Administrators BUG in 2009.SYSBUG has several members, however the participation level was not where Tim wanted it to beGeorge Kroner and I were looking to start a BUG for developers, to bring Building Block training to local and regional groups as part of the local conferences they were already attending.Sahar Javadi suggested bringing the two together, and from this melding of the minds, TechBUG was born
  • The name SYSBUG implies System AdministratorThe name DevBUG implies Building Block Developers.We wanted a group that would encourage all technical staff around Blackboard integrations to joinBlackboard recognizes the need to improve the relationships with our technical community, and wanted a name that was all-encompassing to encourage all techies to join.We thought it sounded cool
  • We will actively participate in meetings, whether it be as presenter, contributor, or just listener We will work to keep the members apprised of technical information around Service Packs, Releases, API Changes and other things that affect the professional lives of TechBUG members
  • SYSBUG was launched on March 26, 2009SYSBUG changed to TechBUG on February 10, 2011This is the official launchThe first official action of the group will be a Webinar about Blackboard OpenDB on Tuesday, March 15th at 11am EST. Check the Blackboard Connections site for details on how to register.
  • Webinar IdeasSubmit the topics you’d like to see covered on a TechBUG webinar Vote and comment on topics other’s have suggested Volunteer to lead your webinar, or one someone else requested
  • Introducing tech bug

    1. 1. Introducing TechBUGBecoming an Active Member of the Blackboard Tech Community<br />Scott Hurrey <br />Developer Relations Engineer<br />Blackboard Partnerships<br />
    2. 2. TechBUG - Who Am I?<br />Scott Hurrey<br />Developer Relations Engineer<br />Blackboard Partnerships<br />Blackboard Developer Network<br />2<br />
    3. 3. 3<br />
    4. 4. What Is TechBUG??<br />A global user’s group designed for System Administrators, Developers and DBAs.<br />A place for collaboration and education in the Blackboard Learn™ product line from a technical perspective.<br />Access to Blackboard subject matter experts and peers with the same needs and pain points you may have.<br />4<br />
    5. 5. How Does TechBUG Plan To Do This??<br />Work with local groups to include technical content<br />Regular Webinars<br />DevCon<br />Both member and Blackboard participation<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Where Did TechBUG Come From??<br />SYSBUG – Tim Boshart<br />System Admin BUG<br />Looking to build to the next level<br />Edugarage Team<br />Wanting to start a Developers BUG<br />Looking to better support developers locally<br />Blackboard Communities<br />Sahar Javadi was working with both<br />Win-Win<br />6<br />
    7. 7. Who Are the Client Leaders??<br />Tim Boshart (pronounced Bose-heart)<br />Blackboard Administrator at Univ. of Oregon w/ 21,000 students<br />Originally, a Blackboard Classic client, now running 9.1<br />Over 10 years running Blackboard (since CourseInfo 1.5)<br />Running on Linux<br />When not working with computers, I can often be found at a baseball game or working on an 18” gauge railroad.<br />Bryan Fendley<br />Director of Academic Computing at Univ. of Arkansas – Monticello w/ 3,485 students<br />Originally a CE institution, now running on 9.1<br />10 years running WebCT/Blackboard<br />Running on Solaris<br />Past Texas State Champion Cross Country Motocross Racer<br />7<br />
    8. 8. Why the Name TechBUG??<br /> SYSBUG DevBUG TechBUG<br />8<br />
    9. 9. What is Blackboard’s Role?? <br />BUG = Blackboard User’s Group<br />Run by users, for users<br />Edugarage Team<br />Will Support the group<br />Active Participation<br />We’re open to suggestions…<br />9<br />
    10. 10. When Does TechBUG Officially Begin??<br />First Meeting<br />Blackboard OpenDB™ Webinar<br />Tuesday, March 15, 2011<br />11am EST<br />Check the Blackboard Connections site and join TechBUG for webinar registration details!<br />10<br />
    11. 11. Other Planned TechBUG Webinars<br />TechBUG will host a webinar on the third Tuesday of each month<br />The first six webinars are planned; TechBUG will suggest and decide on Webinars after that.<br />Follow the TechBUG Community or Blackboard Blogs for the latest webinar schedule and links to recordings.<br />11<br />
    12. 12. Upgrades With Blackboard Building Blocks<br />Instructor: Scott HurreyDeveloper Relations Engineer<br />Tentatively scheduled for May 17, 2011.<br />12<br />
    13. 13. The Art of Opening Support Cases<br />Instructor: Matthew SaltzmanTier 3Blackboard Support<br />Tentatively scheduled for May 17, 2011.<br />13<br />
    14. 14. OSCELOT<br />Instructor: Mark O’NeilPresident, OSCELOTProduct Manager,Blackboard<br />14<br />
    15. 15. OSD VI Las Vegas<br />July 10, 2011 Sunday before DevCon<br />OSCELOT’s Open Source Day is your opportunity to:<br />Meet with fellow Developers interested in open source solutions<br />Discuss the latest standards and share ideas for future projects<br />Develop a project with experienced developers<br />Learn more about OSCELOT<br />Visitwww.oscelot.org orwritemark.a.oneil@oscelot.org for more information.<br />
    16. 16. July 11 – July 12<br />DevCon 2011<br />Venetian Resort-Hotel-Casino and Palazzo Resort-Hotel-Casino<br />Las Vegas, NV<br />Developer and System Administrator Tracks<br />Blackboard and Client Experts Sharing Expertise<br />Ask the Experts<br />Developer Appreciation Party<br />Did I mention Vegas??<br />Visitbit.ly/DevCon2011 orwrite BbWorld@blackboard.com for more info.<br />
    17. 17. Instructor: Scott HurreyDeveloper Relations Engineer<br />17<br />
    18. 18. Blackboard Forensics: CSI For Admins<br />Instructor: Chris Bray, University of Arkansas<br />18<br />
    19. 19. This is the official home of TechBUG!<br />bit.ly/TechBUG<br />19<br />
    20. 20. Suggesting a Webinar Topic for TechBUG<br />Once logged into the TechBUG community site, click the ‘Webinar Ideas’ link to the right under ‘Quick Links’.<br />20<br />
    21. 21. Submit Webinar Ideas<br />Clicking the New Thread link to the right will open up a form that allows you to enter a new suggestion.<br />21<br />
    22. 22. Webinar Idea Form<br />1) Enter a title<br />2) Enter a description<br />3) Attach any documents you have to support your idea, i.e. PPT, outline, etc.<br />4) Click Save and Preview to preview or simply click Submit.<br />22<br />
    23. 23. Voting and Commenting<br />To comment or volunteer, simply use the comment form.<br />Got a presentation? Attach it.<br />Use like or unlike to vote on interest (thumbs up or down<br />23<br />
    24. 24. I Have Questions About TechBUG!!<br />Find me at the conference!<br />Contact me anytime<br />scott.hurrey@blackboard<br />202.463.4860 x2620<br />Edugarage.com forums<br />TechBUG community site.<br />@shurrey<br />24<br />

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