Lightning talks

Date: Thursday, July 13, 2023
Time: 9:00 - 9:45 am (CDT) (UTC-05:00)
Location: Room 1

Join us for a quick overview of Chat-GPT, ActivityPub, passkeys, and transitioning from Drupal to WordPress. Lightning talks are a great way to learn about new topics.

2:00 - 2:45 pm (CDT) (UTC-05:00)

Better Content Governance with Chat-GPT

Nathan Wallace

In this session, we will examine a Chat-GPT Gutenberg block using a WordPress custom plugin and the Chat-GPT API. We will show you how to configure messages based on prompts that follow writing standards and policies, ensuring that the content generated is consistent with your brand's voice and style. We will begin by introducing you…

2:00 - 2:45 pm (CDT) (UTC-05:00)

Building a large-scale, decentralized academic social network with WordPress and ActivityPub

Bonnie Russell

Humanities Commons launched in 2016 as an academic social network primarily serving scholarly societies. It is based on the Commons-in-a-Box WordPress plugin developed by CUNY, which is in turn based on BuddyPress. Since then it has expanded into a global network of knowledge creators who are connecting, sharing, and collaborating. Our CORE repository has deposits…

2:00 - 2:45 pm (CDT) (UTC-05:00)

Passwords are Broken, but Passkeys are Coming to Save Us

Kathy Zant

Every day we learn about a new data breach that has exposed our private personal information, including usernames & passwords, to malicious attackers. As more and more breaches happen, including the breach that happened at LastPass last August, it is becoming increasingly evident that using the traditional username/password combo isn’t working. With less than 30%…

2:00 - 2:45 pm (CDT) (UTC-05:00)

Transitioning Our Campus Portal from Drupal to WordPress

James Nicnick

The Lafayette Campus portal, which caters to students, faculty, staff, and alumni, is a web application containing a vast number of important audience-specific resources with a lightly customizable interface. The portal contains calendars, identity and access information, newsfeeds, user-specific course information, career-building resources, important links, and many other resources frequently utilized throughout the College. Previously…

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