My produce in action: How to Create an Online Course Catalog
Published Friday May 22nd, 2009 from Tokyo, Japan. Listening to おんがく, feeling 元気.

"Stony Brook University's Web Content Manager, Michael Gasparino, and Web Coordinator, Lynn Zawie, join Lance Merker, President and CEO of OmniUpdate, to discuss how and why the university created an online undergraduate course catalog."
View the webcast recording here (Unfortunately they've utilized Webex to do the webcast..)

I created that thing (the architecture and code--everything except the actual data--for the online course catalog) from scratch. Boo-ya. It was actually quite an interesting (at least more interesting than one might suspect) undertaking. There's some intense XSL action holding that thing together! The XSL-FO used to generate the PDFs made my head spin when I wrote it. It's pretty neat! I also now know more about the inner workings of a course catalog than I probably ever wanted to. Haha!

In other news: I fail as a blogger, lately. Also, hello OSS/ACC/TUJ staff; I see you've been keeping tabs. I'm tempted to write something scandalous--Do you mind? ;-)

Posted by Matt @ 17:35, June 16, 2009
You will never look at another course catalog in the same way again. Apparently neither will I since I am now inheriting this beast.