The Institutional Web Managers Workshop (IWMW) is a yearly conference for higher education (HE) web managers. This year it was held in a surprisingly sunny Edinburgh. Being new to HE, it’s obviously the first time I’d been. Pleased to report it was an excellent event, both in content and organisation. There were around 170 people, with representatives from most UK universities.
I was there representing the uni – as I’m currently the Applications Development Manager there (essentially looking after the team of devs who do web / mobile application work). Fellow judges were Jenni from Bath Uni and Carey from Box UK, and organised by Lisa and Emma.
Though day to day will be looking after the actually software delivery lifecycle, like to understand the users and domain working in as much as possible. So was quite fortuitous this popped up on my second day. It was well attended (70-100 people?) with a good mix of lecturers, students, librarians, tech people and others staff. Education is a brand new domain for me, so all quite new and these are just initial thoughts. Though a lot of the issues felt familiar.