June 17th special board meeting video available

David Hohman just posted the June 17th video; it is 38 minutes and I am listening to it now.



2 Responses to “June 17th special board meeting video available”

  1. charlesdschultz Says:

    Not seeing the bids on the Unit 4 website. Did I miss them?

  2. charlesdschultz Says:

    For some reason, the general contractor bid was not posted on the website. Oops. Funny how the left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing. 🙂

    Also, the board retreat is still unannounced (the only “public” mention being buried as the last item on the June 17th agenda).

    Why am I picking on these relatively minor things? Because they are things I look for. I do have a few very positive things to say also.

    For instance, I know Brian Trout is the mastermind/guru behind the new Unit 4 website that is scheduled to be unveiled this summer. I have been invited to help beta test it, and am waiting for that opportunity to start. In talking with Brian, I have heard of some really cool features. To damper all the cheery goodness, the website will be rolled out in phases, so not all features will be immediately available on the first day. But some cool stuff to look for:
    – search (yes, you will actually be able to search for things now)
    – more dynamic and open calendar
    – rss feeds/atoms on various pages

    The back-end engine is Drupal, and Brian assures me he is taking meticulous notes so that he is not a single-point-of-failure (if anything should happen to him). There are some other pieces that sound exciting as well, including better support and a more intuitive approach to content generation allowing more folks (especially at the building level) to submit items and even to customize their web presence. I believe there will be blogging features available, but I get the impression that there are still discussion as to how they will actually be implemented.

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