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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Thursday, April 5, 2018 - 3:41pm

Stanford Drupal Camp 2018 is already upon us!

The ninth annual Stanford Drupal Camp will be hosted at the  Stanford Law School on April 6-7, 2018.

https://drupalcamp.stanford.edu/

Our Stanford Drupal Camp emphasizes introductory sessions for beginners, as well as use cases of Drupal in higher education. Those new to Drupal will be particularly interested in the events on Friday, whereas experienced Drupallers (yes, we spell it with two "L"s at Stanford) may be more interested in Saturday's program. Learn more about the sessions and log in to start your schedule planning.

As always, it’s free and open to the public.

If you have any questions, please contact drupalcamp@lists.stanford.edu.

Hope to see you there!

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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 4:04pm

As 2017 draws to a close, the Stanford Web Services team is closing sprints, cleaning our desks (mostly), emptying inboxes, submitting our final timesheets, and hoping no one reports a bug in the next 24 hours. Goodbye 2017, hello winter break! 

It was a big year, and we have so much for which to be grateful. We said hello and welcome to our new teammates Andy, Dena, and Bhavika, and we celebrated the birth of new babies and puppies. (So. Many. Babies.) We said farewell and best wishes to our teammates Grace, Claus, Kevin, and Jamie as they moved on to new adventures.

In 2017, we hosted a successful Stanford DrupalCamp and launched dozens of new websites, including Stanford Earth and Stanford School of Engineering, with the help of their talented communications and web teams. We kept millions of lines of code secure and accessible, and we kicked off Drupal 8 development and a move to the cloud. We even got our own website refreshed, thanks to our awesome communications friends in University IT. Best of all was the experience of working with our many talented and friendly colleagues from all over Stanford.

In short, we're as busy as ever and fortunate to be a part of this world-class university, and we look forward to all of the exciting changes coming up in 2018. 

Happy holidays to you all and best wishes for a healthy and happy new year!

Sara, Linnea, John, Shea, David, Anna, Greg, Dena, Kerri, Alyssa, Kellie, Andy, Caryl, Mike, Cynthia, Joe, Bhavika, and (St.) Nick

Group photo of Stanford Web Services staff members with Happy Holidays in white text on red background

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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 4:49pm

University IT will perform maintenance on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service on the following date:

This maintenance requires switching Stanford Sites to using its secondary database server in preparation for upcoming maintenance on the university's network. Planned changes should result in improved stability and faster performance for all websites hosted on Stanford Sites. This maintenance does not include Drupal core application or module updates.

Website owners should avoid content or configuration changes to their websites hosted on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service between 4:45-5:30 AM on Thursday, February 25. A brief loss of connection to the database server can be expected, though there should be no data loss or extended downtime.

Monitor https://uitalerts.stanford.edu for more information.

If you experience issues with your website(s) hosted on Stanford Sites, please submit a HelpSU request. We will respond as soon as possible.

Thanks for using Stanford Sites!

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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Monday, July 6, 2015 - 6:08pm

The relatively quiet summer quarter is underway at Stanford, and many folks are in the process of updating their websites for the coming academic year. Stanford is offering excellent new training opportunities to learn about essential tools, including Drupal, for website owners! There are courses to interest everyone, and now's the time to sign up.

Courses include:

  • Drupal for Novices
  • Drupal for Content Editors
  • Drupal for Site Managers
  • Google Analytics
  • CSS3: From the Beginning
  • HTML5: Getting Started
  • MailChimp
  • Git and Github Workshop
  • jQuery: The JavaScript Framework for Anyone
  • node.js: JavaScript Without the Browser
  • Be Agile: Introduction to Scrum
  • and more...

Many of these are part of the seventh annual Techie Festival. For a discounted rate of just $150 per class, learn from the experts on a wide range of topics, including several for web professionals at every level.

How to sign up for courses and webinars

Visit Technology Training's upcoming courses schedule to sign up for regular courses and webinars, or visit the Techie Festival website to see a full schedule of special discounted courses. Use those STAP funds before they expire!

Explore something new through lynda.com

Lynda.com is an Online Video Training Library with over 3,600 courses and nearly 150,000 individual videos (average of 25 courses added weekly). It is available at no charge, anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace to SLAC and University faculty, benefits-eligible staff, and students. Find out more at http://lynda.stanford.edu, or stop by the Tech Briefing led by Laurie Burruss from lynda.com on July 17 from 1-2:30 pm in Turing Auditorium. More details available at https://itservices.stanford.edu/service/techtraining/techbriefings.

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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Wednesday, May 13, 2015 - 4:09pm

Hey, fans of Drupal and WordPress - the Stanford Web Services team continues to grow! We are looking to expand our team with a talented and experienced web developer to help us create amazing websites and products to help Stanford faculty, students, and staff advance the mission of one of the top research universities in the world.

Who are you?

Web Developer

You’re a plan-maker and a problem-solver. You have a passion for healthy open source communities and are happiest when the products you build are efficient, stable, secure, accessible, version-controlled, tested, and documented. You enjoy the technical challenges in development and architecture and appreciate working hand-in-hand with designers and producers to craft the best possible user experience for clients. A fantastic communicator, you stay on top of technology and value an environment where learning is at the heart of our mission. 

Your work will include:

  • developing large-scale, complex Drupal and/or WordPress websites and services
  • pitching solutions and working with a team to craft scalable, high performing services in the cloud
  • providing technical strategy advice to departments partnering with external vendors to ensure their work meets Stanford’s web technology, quality, and security standards

Read more about the web developer position and apply on Stanford Careers.

Who are we?

Stanford Web Services is a creative web studio serving clients across Stanford University. We are a tight-knit and highly creative team of project managers, designers, producers, developers, and customer experience specialists, and we connect with every School and administrative group at Stanford, building strong relationships and encouraging an active community of web professionals.

In 2014, our agile team worked with 55 clients on 99 separate engagements - including 66 projects - and maintained the growing Stanford Sites system of over 1,200 active Drupal websites. We also contribute to the community by developing custom Drupal modules for Stanford and providing leadership in communities of practice for user experience, service design, and content strategy.

What it’s like to work here

Perks

  • a collegial environment with creative spaces for collaborative work and quiet spaces for heads-down focus time
  • amazing Stanford benefits and a healthy environment, including easy access to athletic facilities and wellness classes
  • support and funding for continuing your career development in technology and leadership
  • office kitchen with coffee, tea, and Free Bagel Tuesdays
  • top of the line workstation and laptop of your choice
  • friendly and supportive teammates

Location

Stanford Web Services is located on the main Stanford University campus in Laurel Hall, a small building behind the new Engineering Quad and within a 5-minute walk of restaurants and coffee shops, including Peet’s and Coupa Cafe at Y2E2, and the new Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center.

We need your help!

Apply today on Stanford Careers and include a cover letter, resume, and links to your Github and/or Drupal.org user profile. 

(Bonus points for including links to your online portfolio and/or contributions to open source communities, such as code or documentation posted on GitHub, Drupal.org, etc.)

We look forward to hearing from you!

@SUWebServices

John, Joe, Nick, Shea, Megan, Cynthia, Jamie, Caryl, Linnea, and Sara

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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Monday, April 6, 2015 - 2:54pm

The Stanford Web Services team is growing! We are looking for talented and experienced new team members who can create amazing websites and products to help Stanford faculty, students, and staff advance the mission of one of the top research universities in the world.

We are adding two new positions to our team: a web producer/site builder and a web developer.

Who are you?

Web Producer/Site Builder

You’re a people person - you love working with clients to bring life to their vision. You are energetic and enjoy variety in your day; your ideal task list includes a variety of activities, from leading meetings with clients, working with a designer on wireframes and building a new service prototype, to testing for accessibility and training content editors on the latest feature. You appreciate healthy, open source communities and actively seek ways to contribute. You thrive in a fast-paced, agile, start-up environment and deeply appreciate that your work has a meaningful impact on the world.

Your work will include:

  • managing the production of new Drupal and/or WordPress websites for a wide variety of clients, including everything from a small research lab to a large department reaching thousands of prospective students
  • sharing your knowledge by authoring posts on the SWS blog and speaking at events like Stanford Drupal Camp or BADCamp
  • advocating for the best possible user experience by producing accessible, mobile responsive, and user-friendly websites

Read more about the web producer position and apply now on Stanford Careers.

Web Developer

You’re a plan-maker and a problem-solver. You have a passion for healthy open source communities and are happiest when the products you build are efficient, stable, secure, accessible, version-controlled, tested, and documented. You enjoy the technical challenges in development and architecture and appreciate working hand-in-hand with designers and producers to craft the best possible user experience for clients. A fantastic communicator, you stay on top of technology and value an environment where learning is at the heart of our mission. 

Your work will include:

  • developing large-scale, complex Drupal and/or WordPress websites and services
  • pitching solutions and working with a team to craft scalable, high performing services in the cloud
  • providing technical strategy advice to departments partnering with external vendors to ensure their work meets Stanford’s web technology, quality, and security standards

Read more about the web developer position and apply on Stanford Careers.

Who are we?

Stanford Web Services is a creative web studio serving clients across Stanford University. We are a tight-knit and highly creative team of project managers, designers, producers, developers, and customer experience specialists, and we connect with every School and administrative group at Stanford, building strong relationships and encouraging an active community of web professionals.

In 2014, our agile team worked with 55 clients on 99 separate engagements - including 66 projects - and maintained the growing Stanford Sites system of over 1,200 active Drupal websites. We also contribute to the community by developing custom Drupal modules for Stanford and providing leadership in communities of practice for user experience, service design, and content strategy.

What it’s like to work here

Perks

  • a collegial environment with creative spaces for collaborative work and quiet spaces for heads-down focus time
  • amazing Stanford benefits and a healthy environment, including easy access to athletic facilities and wellness classes
  • support and funding for continuing your career development in technology and leadership
  • office kitchen with coffee, tea, and Free Bagel Tuesdays
  • top of the line workstation and laptop of your choice
  • friendly and supportive teammates

Location

Stanford Web Services is located on the main Stanford University campus in Laurel Hall, a small building behind the new Engineering Quad and within a 5-minute walk of restaurants and coffee shops, including Peet’s and Coupa Cafe at Y2E2, and the new Arrillaga Outdoor Education and Recreation Center.

We need your help!

If either the web producer or web developer position sounds like your dream gig, then we want to hear from you! Apply today on Stanford Careers and include a cover letter, resume, and links to your Drupal.org user profile. 

(Bonus points for including links to your online portfolio and/or contributions to open source communities, such as code or documentation posted on GitHub, Drupal.org, etc.)

We look forward to hearing from you!

@SUWebServices

John, Joe, Nick, Shea, Megan, Cynthia, Jamie, Caryl, Linnea, and Sara

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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Friday, November 7, 2014 - 7:16am

Are you at BADCamp this weekend? Want to talk about opportunities for web-savvy folks at Stanford?

We want to talk to you, too!

It’s a great time to be working on the web, particularly in Drupal, at Stanford - there are over 100 positions in various fields across the university, and as of right now almost 20 of them involve Drupal. You have a passion for supporting Stanford’s academic mission? We have open positions for project managers, site builders, developers, content strategists, writers, and designers. See all the jobs open at Stanford and search for the right one for you.

A little shout-out for SWS

Our team is partnering with Stanford's top-notch School of Engineering to create new roles and do great work together. We’re looking for amazing people for the following positions:

web project manager to lead custom Drupal development projects with clients as well as select internal projects, including custom module development, upgrades to the popular Stanford Sites platform, and anything else our team can dream up. The perfect role for a seasoned PM who loves agile and thinks Post-It’s and kanban boards are beautiful office decor. Apply for this position on Stanford Careers with job number 63437.

producer/site architect to partner with the web project manager to build excellent Drupal sites hosted on the Stanford Sites platform. The perfect role for someone who loves Drupal, solving problems, building Features, and working with a team. Extra points for someone who loves to share what they're learning with others through our blog and Drupal camps. This gig isn't on the job board just yet; contact SWS to learn more.

@SUWebServices
John, Zach, Shea, Megan, Cynthia, Caryl, Linnea, and Sara

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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - 12:29pm

A critical security update for Drupal 7.x was released today, October 15. University IT is conducting unscheduled maintenance for all websites hosted on the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service to mitigate this vulnerability, and no further actions need to be taken by site owners at this timeMore details on what was included in this critical update can be found at https://www.drupal.org/drupal-7.32.

Please note that another, unrelated critical security fix is underway which affects the university's web servers. These updates are ongoing, and websites hosted on the Stanford Sites service and on AFS or other systems may experience temporary instability until the maintenance is completed.

University IT follows security best practices and closely monitors the releases of all core and module updates; critical security updates may be tested and applied immediately, and less urgent bug fixes are tested and applied in scheduled maintenance windows on a regular basis.

If you experience issues with your website hosted on Stanford Sites, please submit a HelpSU request, and we will respond as soon as possible.

Update - October 15, 2014, at 6:07 pm:

University IT completed the update to Drupal 7.32 for the Stanford Sites Drupal hosting service, including all websites on people.stanford.edu and sites.stanford.edu.

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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Friday, September 19, 2014 - 1:07pm

Our next Stanford Sites Superstar is the Laboratory for Social Research. The Laboratory for Social Research is a cutting edge research facility serving the faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars of Stanford’s Sociology Department.

The new LSR website features information about their faculty, students and staff, related news, embedded social media links, and more. It nicely complements the new Sociology website by using the same theme and styles.

Great job, LSR team!

Homepage of LSR website

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Sara Worrell-Berg Posted by Sara Worrell Berg on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 6:13pm

We're just about a month away from the new academic year, and many folks are in the process of updating their websites. Stanford is offering excellent new training opportunities to learn about essential tools for website owners, HTML5, and of course, Drupal and Stanford Sites! There are courses to interest everyone, and now's the time to sign up.

New courses include:

  • 9 Essential Website Tools at Stanford
  • Content Management Systems - Drupal and WordPress
  • Drupal for Content Editors
  • Drupal for Site Managers
  • HTML5 and Languages of the Web
  • Beginning Programming
  • Collaboration Technologies: Blogs, Wikis, Sharepoint and More
  • Photoshop: Complexity Made Simple
  • From HTML to CMS: Website Building Concepts
  • and more...

Many of these courses are part of the sixth annual Techie Festival. For just $125 per course, learn from the experts on a wide range of topics, including several aimed at web professionals at every level. Visit the Techie Festival website to see a full schedule and register.

How to sign up

Visit the IT Services Technology Training current courses schedule to learn more and sign up for regular courses and the special Techie Festival sessions. Use those STAP funds before they expire!

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