Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Introducing tech bug
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5
×

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

×

Introducing the official SlideShare app

Stunning, full-screen experience for iPhone and Android

Text the download link to your phone

Standard text messaging rates apply

Introducing tech bug

1,177
views

Published on

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, …

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

Published in: Technology

0 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total Views
1,177
On Slideshare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
0
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
0
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

Cancel
No notes for slide
  • 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
  • Transcript

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