MAGWeb Minutes for Jan. 2011 (rescheduled because of blizzard)
February 3, 2011
Anthony Oropeza, Johnson County, Ks.
Eric Gruber, Lawrence, Ks.
David Eldridge, Shawnee County, Ks.
Katherine Shaw, Douglas County, Ks.
Susan Giffin, MARC
Brett Williamson, Johnson County, Ks.
Joy Devor, Johnson County, Ks.
Jim Shea, Johnson County, Ks.
Approval of Minutes
(December minutes delayed)
David Eldridge mentioned a printing company GotPrint.com, which can sell you affordable and nice-looking printing products like business cards. They’re website is at http://www.gotprint.com.
David also mentioned another site for affordable printing at http://us.moo.com.
Susan Giffin reminded everyone of the Midwest Disasters 2.0: Social Media and Emergency Response Workshop, which is taking place on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011 in Kansas City. There is still space available, so they are still accepting registrants. More information can be found at http://www.marc.org/emergency/training/rapio-midwestdisasters.htm.
Susan also mentioned that MARC will be working on a new site in the near future.
Eric Gruber mentioned that the City of Lawrence will be working on a site re-design in the near future, with an upgraded Drupal backend.
Eric also mentioned a book named “Rework”, which is basically about how your workplace can be more efficient with less meetings and more simple communication methods. It also covers telecommuting. More information can be found at http://37signals.com/rework/.
In addition, Eric mentioned that there will be a WordCamp (WordPress) in Kansas City on June 11th and 12th (Saturday and Sunday). More information can be found at http://www.wordpresskc.org.
Katherine Shaw mentioned that she’s working on a WordPress site for the first time as volunteer work. She said that it’s simple to set up, but the support could be better.
Anthony also mentioned a new site created by a co-worker for their Theatre in the Park program, which is located at http://www.theatreinthepark.org.
Eric Gruber presented on Git, a free and open source distributed version control system. In basic terms, this product is “the WikiPedia for code’s edit history” according to Eric. You can use this product from the Command Line or through its GUI. It has Windows, Mac, and Linux versions. After editing a web page and committing it to Git, the GUI contains a way to view your previous and new code in two different colors making it easy for see what revisions you made.
More information on Git can be found at http://git-scm.com/.
Thursday, February 17, 2011, 8500 Antioch, Overland Park, Ks.
Minutes submitted by Katherine Shaw