New features

We have a couple of experimental new features for you to try.

Events listing

We now have an events diary. If you want to add a conference or similiar event to it, create a cloudscape for the event and add the dates and location of the event and it will appear in the list.

User tags

If you edit your profile, you can now add tags to yourself. Users tagged with a particular term will then appear on the page for the tag. Here is an example with the cloudworks tag page.

FAQ

Rebecca has written a great new FAQ for the site.

We've still got work to do on these.  Providing a way to get data about events out of the site and a better way to add single-session events spring to mind. Let us know if you have any comments or ideas for improvement. Also if you spot any bugs, please drop us an e-mail at cloudworks@open.ac.uk.

Coming soon, we're doing finally testing on sections for cloudscapes, so that you can divide up the clouds into cloudscapes into categories. See the Learn About Fair Cloudscape for an example. We're hopefully going to make it a bit less painful to upload pictures for cloudscapes and also provide a way for people to 'vote up' their favourite clouds and cloudscapes.

 

 

  Posted by Juliette Culver on 5 February 2010

Comments

Amyas Phillips says...

Hi Juliette, these look like great features and I'm looking forward to giving them a try.  All I need to do is get myself some reputation!

I can see your work making a big difference to the usefulness and usability of the site and a question I've just been asked, not entirely tangentially, is whether your Cloudworks codebase is or will be open source?  The idea behind the question was that with an increasingly attractive feature set institutions might want to run their own instance for more limited purposes than the public Cloudworks site. 

Amyas

8 March 2010

Juliette Culver says...

Hi Amyas,

Yes, we're planning to make the codebase open-source later in the Spring. I'll try and do a separate blog post about this at some point!

We'd like some volunteers to try out installing and setting up the software just before we make it open-source, so if you're interested in that, let me know. 

8 March 2010

Gráinne Conole says...

Hi Chris

yes the plan is to make the site open source in the Summer.

5 May 2010

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