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Exploiting XML, XSLT & JSON - Avoiding pitfalls in multimodal distribution

#TPR4 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

Room 101G


Description In the information silos of today’s university environment, multiple sources of content are difficult to integrate. Deploying a Web ecosystem that exploits XML, XSLT and JSON allows for rapid deployment of multimodal information distribution channels across Web, print, email, mobile, social networks, and digital signage. In addition to a fast paced overview of XML, XSLT and JSON, during this session, we will present lessons learned and the critical success factors of building an enterprise class information architecture. The focus will be on use cases for the publish once and distribute everywhere model, including an inventory of existing applications, data structures, data transforms, and distribution strategies. Learning Objectives include: an overview of XML, XSLT, and JSON; an evaluation criteria of the data structures of existing apps; deploying an ecosystem which supports persistent feeds; strategies for efficient content publishing and reuse audience; application developers; and systems integrators.



Jim Gardiner
Web Application Developer Lead, Active Data Exchange

Jim Gardiner has more than 10 years of web development experience. From 2003-2010, Gardiner managed the CMS at Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, PA serving over 35,000 students. Currently at Active Data Exchange he is on a team of developers building enterprise class calendar solutions. Gardiner has extensive knowledge in ASP.Net, C#, XML, XSLT, JQuery, and JSON programming.

David Lavigna
Education Practice Manager, Active Data Exchange

David Lavigna has over 10 years of experience providing software solutions in Higher Education, Corporate, and Publishing industries. In his role as education practice manager at Active Data Exchange, Lavigna focuses on developing and maintaining key relationships with both clients and education technology service providers nationally.

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