Virtual InterLab, Summer 2014

The Virtual InterLab webinar event details from June 26, 2014 are archived below.

Date: Thursday, June 26, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM MDT

Enterprise Drupal at SLAC

Enterprise Drupal CMS: 2000 Websites, 5 pros, 1 platform
Content Management Systems are generally good for helping end users manage the content of their site(s) but how does an organization create, manage, and support potentially thousands of websites? SLAC will share our experience with the recent implementation of an enterprise Drupal 7 platform that allows us to centrally manage all external and internal web properties created using the platform. We will walk through the challenges as well as the wins.

Topics included:

Presenter: John Doumani

Web Collaboration at Sandia

Collaborative tools are considered essential to success in large enterprises. Why that is true is not necessarily fully understood. Often, the employees do not adopt the tools as expected and the tools end up lightly used or entirely ignored.

Successful implementations have been studied and what is becoming clear is that up-front planning and understanding why the tools exist is essential to success. Knowing the audience and purpose of the tools is a start. Being able to make clear what the individual benefits will be and getting a critical mass of users on board is also important. If you’re hoping to build a community, having an active community manager and support system in place makes the difference and leads to thriving digital communities.

What is Sandia doing towards these goals? Let’s talk about where we’ve failed and succeeded, and where we think we’re headed.

The archived slide presentation is available: Web Collaboration at Sandia.

Presenter: Hope Niblik

Countdown to InterLab 2013: Agenda and Lightning Talks

Hello everyone!

InterLab 2013 is right around the corner. Have you registered yet? If not please get your registration in ASAP! We have an exciting program planned and don’t want you to miss a thing! Here are a couple of updates as we get closer to the event kickoff:


The agenda has been posted. Our program features many exciting talks, workshops, and events, including:

  • HTML5 Monday All-Day Tutorial with Emily Lewis, Joe Lewis, and Janine Scott, followed by a free shuttle to Sandia Peak!
  • Keynote addresses from guest speakers Chantal Forster, Emily Lewis, and Virginia DeBolt!
  • Lightning Talks at the Tuesday reception!
  • Night at the Atomic Museum – Wednesday night exclusive access to the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History with free catered dinner, free shuttle to and from the museum, and a no-host bar.
  • Many outstanding talks from your peers around the national lab community!


Tuesday Night’s reception will feature an hour of “Lightning Talks” – fast paced and informal five-minute presentations from attendees on any subject you like. No restrictions on subject area: Talk about web programming, print design, social media management, your favorite piece of historical knowledge, financial advice, or play us a tune! This is an opportunity to get up and practice your public speaking and to kick off discussions with your peers. Presentations should be conversation sparks – a place to start a discussion that would continue through the evening as you descend from the stage and mingle with your peers. Sign up for your 5 minutes of fame today!

See you there!

Monday Tutorial Announced: “Introduction to HTML5” workshop

We are pleased to announce that our Monday all day hands-on workshop will be Introduction to HTML5, taught by Emily Lewis (author, Microformats Made Simple & HTML5 Cookbook), Janine Scott (Sandia Labs), and Joseph Lewis (Sandia Labs, Author of AdvancED CSS and the Foundation Website Creation series.) Don’t forget to register, submit abstracts if you’d like to speak, and to make sure your lab conference/travel approval process has started!