Walsh College is pleased to announce the formation of an Open Source Community that will focus its efforts on Internet technology.
The purpose of this community is to share and educate people within the group on all facets of web development tools and techniques, as well as initiate and publish open source web-based software projects.
The group is open to all Walsh Students and Alumni and is provided free of charge. This is a great opportunity to learn about developing web sites, configuring Linux servers, discussing design patterns, plus numerous other topics related to Internet technology. If you’re already an expert in one of these fields, it’s also a great platform to share your knowledge to help others learn.
To help facilitate the learning process, the Open Source Community will also undertake the development of software projects and websites. This provides numerous opportunities for people to get involved, even if you currently have no web-based technical abilities. There is a need for Project Managers, Technical Writers, Software Testers, Graphic Artists, and of course, Programmers.
To join the Open Source Group forum for meeting dates, announcements and discussions, please register at: http://walshcollegeopensource.com/
Our next meeting is November 9th, Room 199, Troy campus, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
This open to the public.
2013 Meeting Dates:
October 12th - Fourth Year Anniversary of the Group!
November 9th - Word Press Guest Speaker Debra Schmidt
Is a WordPress website right for you? We’ll discuss what WordPress can do for you and your business. We’ll go through the steps to getting a site up and running beginning with the choice between WordPress.com and WordPress.org. Then, we’ll look at how to get started, choose a look and style for your site and learn how to operate the dashboard. We’ll add some handy tools and then create a page and write a post.
Debra is a blogger, designer and WordPress coach/creator who works with small businesses to think about and set up their WordPress websites. I’ve been using WordPress since 2007 and active in the WordPress community since 2010. I was a co-organizer of the Metro Detroit WordPress Meetup and have presented at several meetups and presented at WordCamp. I had a corporate background in finance and business management in my prior career.
December 14th - 10:00 AM to Noon, Room 199
Topic: Eric Hill will take us through the latest technology in software tools for web development. As fully expected, there’s so much activity in this area and it’s changing the skillset you need as a web developer. If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about web development, it’s important to get started with the right tools. Some of these new tools are so powerful that the productivity gains are amazing. Don’t miss out on the last session of the year!
Questions? Contact Nan Poulios at 248-823-1369.