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IWMW 2011 is the fifteenth workshop.
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Institutional Web Management Workshop 2011:
Responding to Change

Talks P8: The Strategic Developer

Title:
P8: The Strategic Developer
Session Tag:
#P8
Time:
Wednesday 27th July 2011 14:15-15:00
Speaker:
Paul Walk, UKOLN.
Abstract:
One issue in the HE sector is the lack of career options for successful Web developers other than to move into less technical management roles. Many of our best developers simply move out of the sector entirely in order to progress in their careers. An idea the JISC-funded DevCSI project are starting to explore is the possible development of a new role in the sector the Strategic Developer a developer who has both technical and domain experience, and who can contribute to strategic planning and decision making. Establishing such a role may take time but, as technology is undoubtedly going to play an increasingly important role in the future of further and higher education, so must we ensure that the people who understand the technology stick around long enough to be able to contribute at this level.

Materials

Slides
[MS PowerPoint format]

Note that the slides are also available on Slideshare and embedded below.

Recording of Talk
[In Adobe Connect]

IWMW Plenary P8: Paul Walk from UKOLN on Vimeo.

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Note that additional information about this talk is available on the IWMW 2011 Lanyrd page.