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!

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InterLab 2013 Updates for February

We are excited to announce that the InterLab 2013 Web Collaboration Workshop is set for June 3-6, 2013, hosted by Sandia National Laboratories at the Sheraton Uptown in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Save the date! Here’s some things to know and prepare for as the date approaches:

  • Put in your conference travel requests to your lab management ASAP. While you don’t need to book flights or hotels yet, many labs are requiring some sort of approval process to allow travel to these sorts of events. The good news is that we have costs well below the DOE’s $100K threshold and plan to offer an informative yet cost-effective event.
  • Conference registration costs per attendee is expected to be $400 or less.
  • Event will be held at the Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown. We will have a block of 50 rooms reserved at the per diem rate of $81. Book by May 12th to get the per diem rate.
  • Evening events will include a Monday informal group tram excursion to Sandia Peak, a Tuesday night reception at the Sheraton Uptown, and a Wednesday night gala event at the National Museum of Nuclear Science and History.
  • The Sheraton Uptown is in a very walkable neighborhood with access to shopping and restaurants, and you could easily get by without the need of a car to save on costs. We will arrange bus transportation to the Sandia Peak Tram event and the Atomic Museum gala.
  • Most meals will be catered except for the informal Monday evening event, providing additional expected cost efficiencies.
  • The DOE approval process is ongoing. We are very confident that this will fly, but stay tuned for the final green light.

Expect a call for papers in the next few weeks, spread the word to your colleagues, and more details to follow!

Register for Virtual InterLab, Fall 2012

Registration details for the FREE Virtual InterLab webinar events on November 13 and 14 are provided below. Please note that you need to register separately for each day. Both 90-minute sessions begin at 1:00 EST.

After you register, be sure to go to the GoToWebinar “Test Your Connection” site (http://support.citrixonline.com/en_US/GoToMeeting/help_files/GTM140010). This should help to minimize connection problems on the days of the actual events.

Please communicate this registration information to your peers – email, news items, blog posts, twitter messages, and Facebook entries all work. Get the word out ASAP. Our goal is to get more participation from individuals and groups that couldn’t otherwise make it, and to have representation from each lab and center. We want as many people as we can get to be involved and collaborating, and to build momentum for our next live InterLab workshop in 2013! Thank you for your help in getting the word out.

InterLab Session 1

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/333812278

Sandia.gov Redesign: Key players in sandia.gov’s redesign will walk you through the lengthy process. From selling the idea to executives, to messaging, design, content, to choosing a CMS….and all the bumps, bruises, and successes along the way. We learned a lot and we’re happy to share lessons learned and strategic decisions made along the way.

Day 1’s session will focus on the overall redesign Strategy. Hear how one small idea originated at an Interlab event just like this, and turned into a two-year, multidisciplinary transformation of sandia.gov. We’ll discuss the project plan, pitching the concept to executives, funding, usability and stakeholder analysis, and aligning the site with corporate communications goals. Then, we’ll progress into how we chose to use Cascade as the CMS. Also, learn about the hunt for strong content, the content approval process, and ongoing efforts to ensure content remains high quality and meets industry standards.

InterLab Session 2

Wednesday, November 14, 2012
1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Reserve your Webinar seat now at: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/122724686

Sandia.gov Redesign: Key players in sandia.gov’s redesign will walk you through the lengthy process. From selling the idea to executives, to messaging, design, content, to choosing a CMS….and all the bumps, bruises, and successes along the way. We learned a lot and we’re happy to share lessons learned and strategic decisions made along the way.

Day 2’s session will cover Implementation.  Team designers and developers will discuss sandia.gov’s visual design and how it tied in with corporate branding and other redesign decisions. We’ll discuss the core principles, technologies and challenges of implementing responsive design, as well as the technical implementation of the Cascade CMS: from navigation and browser considerations, to developing workflows.

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

System Requirements

  • PC-based attendees: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
  • Mac®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
  • Mobile attendees: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Virtual InterLab, Fall 2012

Because the annual InterLab event is moving to a spring timeframe beginning in 2013, there wasn’t a “live” event this year. However, we hosted a successful online event in the spring and will be hosting yet another FREE Virtual InterLab webinar-based event on November 13 and 14. Descriptions of the two 1.5-hour sessions are provided below.

Virtual InterLab Sessions

Sandia.gov Redesign: Key players in sandia.gov’s redesign will walk you through the lengthy process. From selling the idea to executives, to messaging, design, content, to choosing a CMS….and all the bumps, bruises, and successes along the way. We learned a lot and we’re happy to share lessons learned and strategic decisions made along the way

Day 1’s session will focus on the overall redesign Strategy. Hear how one small idea originated at an Interlab event just like this, and turned into a two-year, multidisciplinary transformation of sandia.gov. We’ll discuss the project plan, pitching the concept to executives, funding, usability and stakeholder analysis, and aligning the site with corporate communications goals. Then, we’ll progress into how we chose to use Cascade as the CMS. Also, learn about the hunt for strong content, the content approval process, and ongoing efforts to ensure content remains high quality and meets industry standards.

Day 2’s session will cover Implementation. Team designers and developers will discuss sandia.gov’s visual design and how it tied in with corporate branding and other redesign decisions. We’ll discuss the core principles, technologies and challenges of implementing responsive design, as well as the technical implementation of the Cascade CMS: from navigation and browser considerations, to developing workflows.
Updated information will also appear on https://doeinterlab.wordpress.com, the new home for the InterLab community.

We also have a centralized Twitter presence: https://twitter.com/#!/doe_interlab

Important changes in event information

This message is for people who have already registered for Virtual InterLab as of Wednesday, April 18th at 3:45PM: Due to unexpectedly high demand for this event and a need to increase capacity, the GoToMeeting location must be moved to an account with more capacity.

Expect to see a new email from NREL GoToMeeting with Confirmation: “Session 1” and Confirmation: “Session 2” in the subject line. Use the information in these emails to log in to Virtual InterLab.

Older emails from “DOE InterLab Committee” with “Order Confirmation for Virtual InterLab 2012” in the subject line will have the old, outdated event information. Please disregard these notices and use the new information from “NREL GoToMeeting.” We apologize for the confusion.

Each registrant will have a unique login for this event. No additional action should be required by you at this time, except to look for, hang on to, and use this new GoToMeeting event information!

Sincerely,
The DOE InterLab Committee