Bruce Darby

Project Manager
Bruce started in the University Website Programme in March 2013 as Product Owner of the project to build a new Content Management System for the University website. He continues to work in this role for the future development of our CMS EdWeb.

Recent posts by Bruce Darby


Sep
4
2017

Get a site health check with Snapshot – the new site analysis tool

Snapshot is an audit tool that allows EdWeb editors and site managers to monitor and evaluate some key areas of their EdWeb site. Entering a URL will bring back an overview of the site, the site structure, how long ago the pages were edited and whether the site potentially uses any data gathering techniques that could be viewed as privacy invasive.

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May
9
2017

Celebrating a year of staff and student profiles with another EdWeb update

We have a number of significant updates for EdWeb that we are releasing together and deploying all at the same time. It’s been quite a while since our last deployment so we are bundling together a number of enhancements to the Profile content type including better support for PhD students, as well as our new flexible JavaScript and web application support and a set of core and module updates that complete the picture.
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Mar
30
2017

Our third EdWeb development code sprint

We have created, and continue to explore, an open system whereby developers from all over the University can write and contribute code adding new functionality to the software that runs the University website benefiting the whole University. With our third EdWeb code sprint completed the process now feels properly established. This is part of a very successful collaboration between two teams within Information Services: Applications and Website and Communications.

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Nov
15
2016

Our second collaborative code sprint

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To deliver our vision of encouraging and supporting a culture of innovation and creative problem solving we have successfully run two code sprints where developers have come together for a day to work on fixes and enhancements for EdWeb. We brought together our expertise and enthusiasm to work on a list of requirements gathered from our publishing community. Why not join the community and get involved? This is part of a very successful collaboration between two teams within Information Services: Applications and UWP and with developers from all around the University.

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Nov
3
2016

Opening the door to collaboration

Following on from the success of the first code sprint and our second one planned we took the opportunity to share our experience and thoughts on how the sprints fit into a wider context by joining up with Mairi Fraser from IS Apps to deliver a presentation at an IS lunchtime seminar. We wanted to explore why we are working to produce an EdWeb collaboration and development framework. And with this being a technical audience we also went through the structure of a sprint with the view of starting a discussion in looking at opportunities to introduce this in more areas across the University.

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