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WPCampus 2018 - Dare to Share

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Dare to share how and why you create web software. Be the change you want to see - document, be the expert, and contribute back.

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WPCampus 2018 - Dare to Share

  1. 1. Dare to 
 Share
  2. 2. Eric Sembrat Web Manager at Georgia Tech Ph.D. Candidate at Georgia State nerd extraordinaire twitter: @esembrat web: webbeh.com
  3. 3. Remember the scientific method?
  4. 4. Question Hypothesis Experiment Results
  5. 5. Question Hypothesis Experiment Results Replication
  6. 6. Replication is… Adoption Adaptation Reuse
  7. 7. Replication is… Adoption Adaptation Diffusion & Reuse
  8. 8. We work in education. Our research commonly doesn’t tackle replication.
  9. 9. We work in education. Our research commonly doesn’t tackle replication. Especially software replication.
  10. 10. Why?
  11. 11. This is how software development is discussed in educational research.
  12. 12. Talking about how we build software is difficult and complex.
  13. 13. Usually, research prefers to not do it. This chokes opportunities for replication.
  14. 14. However, we are a perfect sample case for talking about (web) development.
  15. 15. However, we are a perfect sample case for talking about (web) development. How did you learn WordPress? CSS? PHP? Did you learn alone, or from others and your experiences?
  16. 16. Because we have already done it, and continue to do it to build our expertise.
  17. 17. Because we have already done it, and continue to do it to build our expertise. GUTENPOCOLYPSE
  18. 18. Help us.
  19. 19. Your expertise and knowledge in CMS design, development, and coding best practices are crucial.
  20. 20. Here’s what you can do.
  21. 21. 1. Spread the good word of WordPress (and CMS design) to faculty and research.
  22. 22. 2. Be a good digital citizen and share your work - far and wide - and share HOW YOU DID IT.
  23. 23. 2. Be a good digital citizen and share your work - far and wide - and share HOW YOU DID IT. Documentation Matters.
  24. 24. 3. Promote and encourage multiple ways to discuss web development.
  25. 25. 3. Promote and encourage ways to discuss web development. Development philosophy. Design, Plugin decisions. Workflow, process.
  26. 26. 4. Volunteer to be a subject-matter- expert for a research project.
  27. 27. Dare to care. Dare to share.

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