I’m interested in topics like Open Source Communities, Development Methodology, Enterprise Portals, User Experience/Interface Design, Instructional Technology, and Identity Management and try to make it to relevant conferences and meetings when possible.


Limited events coming, though I’ve become pretty involved in the local Meetup Community in NYC.


Portlets 2009 @ Canada


Portlets 2009 & CampusEAI Annual Conference (Cleveland, OH)

Jasig 2009 (Dallas, TX 3/1-3/4) Attending the 2009 Jasig & Community Source conference. Will be presenting a bit on some of the work we’re doing in myCampus around extending CAS for SSO w/blackbox applications, as well as covering Eugene’s presentation on Cross-Platform portlet development.

EDUCAUSE 2008 (Orlando, FL)

Jasig Unconference (Madison, WI)

Portlets 2008 & CampusEAI Annual Conference (Cleveland, OH)

Gettysburg Portals 2008 (Gettysburg, PA)

Sakai Conference (Paris, France)

Sakai Conference (Newport Beach, CA 12/4-7) – Attending the Sakai winter conference in Newport Beach.

JA-SIG Unconference (New Brunswick, NJ 11/12-13) – Am very interested in exploring portal-LMS integration and the roadmap/direction for the new uPortal 3 effort.

NJEdge Conference (10/31-11/2) – Presented a talk on Virtualization in Development and Testing.

EDUCAUSE (10/24-26)uPortal Training Conference (U. of Dundee, Scotland 10/15-19)

NYC Sakai User Group Meetup (NYU 9/25)

JA-SIG Summer 2007 (Denver 6/24-27) – I was on the conference program committee for the summer JA-SIG conference, and delivered a pair of Sakai related presentations.

  • Integrating External Services With SakaiWednesday, June 27, 2007, 8:30AM-9:30AM
  • Tuning Sakai for ProductionMonday, June 25, 2007, 4:45PM-5:45PM

Sakai Conference (Amsterdam 6/11-13) – Attended the Sakai Conference, to get up to speed and meet some of the various members of the community.

Portlets 2007 (University of Montana, May 16-18) – CampusEAI and the University of Montana organized a workshop/conference focused on portlet development. I presented 2 sessions, as well as met and networked with a number of University portlet developers. The sessions were:

  • Portlet development using the Spring Framework. (slides)Thursday, May 17, 3:30PM – 4:20PM
  • Central Authentication Service – CAS (slides)Friday, May 18, 10:30AM – 12:00PM

Spring 2007 uPortal Developers Meeting (JHU April 23-24) – XHTML/CSS theme work and anything that I’ve been doing with Jen from Yale related to AJAX D&D customization. Only made it to one day of this and dinner, but got to talk to a lot of other uPortal developers, and also picked up some Sakai tips to boot 🙂Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise (Philadelphia March 28-29) – Chariot Solutions is sponsoring a conference to talk about Enterprise, lightweight Java, Web 2.0 etc. I’ll be presenting:

  • Leveraging RSS in Enterprise Integration (slides)Thursday, March 29, 1:00PM – 2:00PM

JA-SIG Winter 2006 (Atlanta 12/2-5) – I presented/facilitated a number of sessions.

  • Assessing Identity Management Maturity: A Rutgers Case StudyMonday, December 4, 2006, 3:30PM-4:30PM
  • Identity Management Best Practices DiscussionMonday, December 4, 2006, 4:45PM-5:45PM
  • uPortal User Experience DiscussionTuesday, December 5, 2006, 11:30AM-12:30PM
  • Providing Calendar Data within the PortalTuesday, December 5, 2006, 3:30PM-4:30PM

Fall 2006 uPortal Developers Meeting – Attended via video conference the uPortal developers meeting hosted at UW-Madison.Spring Forward 2006 – Attended this conference sponsored by Philly Spring JUG and Chariot Solutions. Was good, well focused, and seeded with implementors.Spring 2006 uPortal Developers Meeting – We hosted this one at Rutgers. JA-SIG Summer 2005 (Baltimore) – My first JA-SIG conference. I presented some of my experiences related to customizing the uPortal user interface.