Penn State Web Developer Brown Bag Luncheons

Information Technology Services (ITS) provides a monthly meeting for Penn State Web developers to learn about current topics, trends, or services offered in support of Penn State Web sites. Announcements for these meetings go out to the Webtalk listserv. To subscribe, visit the Penn State Web Style Guide and follow the directions under "Resources." All luncheons will be held in room 118 Wagner Building over the lunch hour (and sometimes last until 1:30). You may bring your own lunch.

Penn State faculty and staff may join the meetings remotely by logging in at

Dates for 2011:

January 18 - cancelled!
February 15 - Accessibility (Christian Vinten-Johansen)
March 15 - JAWS Screen Reader
April 19 - Creating Accessible Tables and Forms
May 17 - Developing Accessible JavaScript (slides)
September 20 - cancelled!
October 18 -
November 15 -

Dates from 2010:

January 19 - The End of Search As We (Penn Staters) Know It (Jeremy Hill)
February 16 - Training at Penn State with (Chris Lucas)
March 16 - Web Analytics at Penn State (Nikki Massaro Kauffman and Andrew Calvin)
April 20 - Lightning Talks!
May 18 - cancelled!
September 21 - Mobile Web Development at Penn State (Derek Morr)
October 19 - Web Accessibility in CIC Schools (Matt Barkau)
November 16 - Web Application Assessment at Penn State (Ed Smiley)


Adobe Connect Pro (Breeze) recordings of luncheon presentations:


Web City: visioning our Web presence (Christian Vinten-Johansen, November 2009)

Write 2.0: Managing Web Content in a MashUp World (Rose Pruyne, Ocober 2009)

Writing for the Web (Suzanne Wayne, September 2009)

Perfect Storm or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Web (Christian Vinten-Johansen, May 2009)

"According to the Data" (Rose Pruyne and Tim Simkins, March 2009)

How collaborative technologies can make you more productive (and happier!) (Various Lightning Talks, February 2009)

The Successful Implementation of Day Communique at the University Libraries (The University Libraries CMS Team, October 2008)

Penn State Web Developers Social Network (Patti Fantaske, September 2008)

Web Conference Preview (Patti Fantaske, et. al., May 2008)

Nobody cares about your web site. Everybody cares about your web site. (Kevin Morooney, April 2008)

Firefox for Web Developers (Eric Steele, November 2007)

Managing Web Development Workflow (Brian Panulla, October 2007)

How a Content Management System Improves Efficiency and Effectiveness in Communication (Robin Anderson, Troy Anderson, May 2007)

Web 2007 Conference Preview (and select Lightning Talks) (Patti Fantaske, Deb Metzel, Christian Vinten-Johansen, Mark Heckel, Brian Panulla, Erik Rose, Connie Welch, April 2007)

Adobe Connect Professional (formerly Breeze) Demonstration (Kurt Baker, Connie Welch, Mark Heckel, February 2007)

Previously Recorded Presentation Videos Page (topics listed below):

Past Topics (Note: videos have been moved and will be linked individually):

Lightning Talks (Christian Vinten-Johansen, Kathy Mayberry, Eric Steele, Brian Panulla, Jerry Maddox, Patti Fantaske, Steve Selfe, Connie Welch, January 2007)
(Introduction to Lightning Talks Information by Christian Vinten-Johansen)
Web Statistics (Rose Pruyne, Mike Gallo, November 2006)
Web Survey Tools (Jodi Mathieu, Karen Schwentner, Husra Gursoy, October 2006)
AD54 Status and Supports (Robin Anderson and Christian Vinten-Johansen, September 2006)
Using the Penn State Search Engine (and latest updates, 2006) [Jeff D'Angelo and Jeremy Hill, May 2006)
Web Developer Toolbars ( Christian Vinten-Johansen, April 2006)
Lost Tags Found: Accessible by Design ( Christian Vinten-Johansen, March 2006)
RSS (Jimmy Vuccolo, December 2005)
Web Mediated Social Software (Jim Leous, November 2005)
Web Graphic Images: Mysteries, Pitfalls and Solutions (Alice Klarke, September 2005)
Web Project Management (Lynne Shala, May 2005)
Web Standards Experiences (Corey Maass, Rob Dickerson and Rose Pruyne, April 2005)
First Steps to Web Standards ( Christian Vinten-Johansen, March 2005)
Why Use Web Standards ( Christian Vinten-Johansen, February 2005)
Revisions to AD54 (Doug Stanfield, Jeff Hermann and Ahmed Khadr, January 2005)
Using the Penn State Search Engine (Jeff D'Angelo and Jim Leous, December 2004)
Introduction to Cascading Style Sheets in Dreamweaver MX 2004 (Adam Cavotta, September 2004)
Web Site Usability (William Welsh, Mike Brahosky and Linda Klimczyk, May 2004)
The Next Steps in Web Strategies (Russel Vaught and Doug Stanfield, March 2004)
Software and Technology Gadgets (Mark Staub, February 2004)