WIP at the RSC conference

The calm before the storm!

The calm before the storm!

RSClogoWe were lucky enough to be invited to showcase our work at the RSC (regional support centre) conference on Thursday 24th of June 2010. We met a diverse and enthusiastic collection of attendees. They were interested not only in many of the technologies we hope to bring to use at Exeter University, but they were interested in how each of the technologies can mash together to form a cohesive solution.

We have completed the first stage of making use of geo-location services, which has been very well received. We presented this using our TouchSmart PC which was running Google Earth and Google Maps (both in 2D and 3D) in the browser.

touchsmart

Visitors were able to explore mapping services using desktop and mobile multi-touch systems. We were also demonstrating other related technologies including creating your own map overlays and embedding them into your website, together with collaborative use of Google Docs.

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We also spoke to visitors about some of the things that are in daily use between staff and students at Exeter, and how we engage with and make use of social networks and cloud solutions. Delegates were also interested in disseminating information and training materials, joining information sources such as blogs, facebook pages, twitter streams, video, audio and screencasts together.

This is exactly what we are working towards, so we were very pleased. We have actively sought from day one to make sure each of these technologies tie together and are not thought of as a single solution on their own. It is the blend of these many exciting technologies that come together to build the best user experience.

We would like to thank all that attended the RSC conference. We are delighted that we were able to help those that stopped by our stand, and very pleased to pass on some of the things we have learnt to our learned friends.

2 Responses

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  1. Alastair Banks
    Alastair Banks 2nd Aug, 2010 at 1:32 pm | |

    I love the stuff you’re getting involved in. I recently did a couple of presentations at the University on Social Media useage and put forward a number of suggestions on how they could use it especially where the link with business comes in. I’m pretty active myself in the Social Media community and feel that the university can offer lots to the business community and vice versa through these tools. It’s going to be exciting times for the end of 2010-2011 🙂 Keep up the great work.

    1. Rich
      Rich 13th Aug, 2010 at 11:53 am | |

      Thanks Alastair – pretty impressive track record you have there as well, good to see such a strong web company are based here in Exeter. Be interesting to swap notes one day, maybe we should do lunch 🙂

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