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Web Service Discussion Group Ignites This Thursday!

You liked the last Ignite Web Services! session so much, we decided to do it again.

What: Ignite-style presentations from UW people using Web services – 5 minutes and 20 slides each! We also decided to mix it up a bit. Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute Q&A period.

When: Thursday, May 20 from 3-5pm.

Where: Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220


1) Access Agreement Service
-Rupert Berk, UWIT Information Management

2) Let Them Eat Data: Unlocking Room Availability Information
-Scott Bush, Office of the Registrar

3) SQLShare: Query Services for Ad Hoc Research Data
-Garret Cole & Bill Howe, eScience Institute

4) A New Source for the Person Registry: Math Placement Testers
-Trevor Leffler, Office of Educational Assessment

5) YARN: Yet Another REST Narration
-Patrick Michaud, UWIT Learning & Scholarly Technologies

6) Just Can’t Decide? There’s a Web Service for That!
-Scott Stephenson, UWIT Information Management

Web services discussion group info

We meet once per quarter, from 3:00-5:00 PM in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 220. Our meetings will begin again in Fall Quarter.

To discuss Web services of all flavors, please email questions, suggestions, challenges, etc. to:

Our Web service blog is located at:

The UW Web services Registry is located at:

And finally, don’t forget a free service available to the UW developer community–Web Service Design Reviews. If you are designing, developing, or integrating a Web service and would like some help, call on us! More information is available here:

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Web Service Discussion Group Ignites! Thursday March 4

When: Thursday, March 4 from 3-5pm.

Where: Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220


1. Brian Ferris (CSE) – OneBusAway: Improving the Usability of Public Transit

2. Zephyr McLaughlin (UW Tech) – Getting Our Umbrellas Wet – A Cloud Integration Story

3. Scott Stephenson (Office of Information Management) – Enterprise Architecture and Web Services: Better Together

4. David Morton (UW Tech) – Mobile Authentication: The Current State

5. Jim Earnshaw (Chemistry) – How a ‘Nonprogrammer’ Uses the Group Web Service RESTful Interface

6. Nathan Dors (UW Tech) – A Top 20 Countdown: the Service Catalog

7. Darcy Van Patten (OIM) – Moving from Redundancy to Reuse: on the ROAd to SDB replacement

8. Tim Bond (Informatics) – Course Enrollment Tracker

9. RL “Bob” Morgan (UW Tech) – OAuth Magic

10. Paul Schurr (OIM) – Three Cheers (and One Jeer) for Kuali Rice

11. Matt Winslow (Registrar) – The R25 Web Service

12. Jaewha Lee (OIM) – Bring It On! The Person Web Service

13. Sean Vaughan (UW Tech) – REX: Simple SQL-XML-ReST Mapping

14. Tony Chang (OIM) – The Greatness that Is the SWS Enrollment Resource

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Slides from Webservices Discussion Group

Here are the slides from today’s talk on the Allen Center kiosks.

The PHP in these slides should be good, but keep in mind that I edited it by about 30% so it would fit on one slide.  I’ll be glad to share source code for any of this with anyone who might need it.  PHP programmers who are about to consume their first webservice might get a boost from looking at it.  If you have any question, please don’t hesitate to ask.

And thanks to everybody who came today!

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