Institutional Web Management Workshop 2007:
Next Steps for the Web Management Community
Workshop Session

A9: "The Eternal Beta - Can it Work in an Institution?"

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The Eternal Beta - Can it Work in an Institution?
Phil Wilson, University of Bath
Google's famous for it, Flickr's moved to Gamma, Moo are on an eternal 1.0 - yet still in institutions we plod on with a tired, slow-moving and opaque process for developing and enhancing applications. From our closed support lines to official notices on unread websites and applications mysteriously changing in front of a user's very eyes we look staid and tedious. But it doesn't have to be like that, we could be fast faced and interactive - but at what cost? Continuity? Uptime?
Learning Objectives:
At the end of the session attendees should have a better idea of:
  • why eternal beta is used
  • where we can use it
  • technical and personnel processes for adoption of eternal beta status
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Room Requirements:
PC and data projector.
Monday 16th July 2007 from 15:30-17:00
Contact Details
Philip Wilson
University of Bath
Phone: +44 1255 383785 hcard


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