LDSTech
Newsletter: December 2009

Merry Christmas

We want to extend our holiday greetings and thank you for participating in the ever-growing LDSTech community.

Over the last year we have seen a tremendous growth in activity on the LDSTech Web site. Here are some exciting statistics representing our growth.

  • Forum registrations have increased by 63% this year.
  • Over 15,000 new posts since the beginning of the year.
  • The LDSTech Wiki continues to grow with over 1384 pages and files.
  • LDSTech community projects have expanded to include10 new mobile applications in development.

We have a lot planned for 2010 and expect our growth to continue. We thank you for being a part of this exciting community.

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Comments sought on LDSTech blog's 'Read More' button PDF Print E-mail
Written by G C Duerden   
Wednesday, 08 October 2014

Regular readers of LDSTech’s blog may have seen a recent change in how the articles are presented. Since July we have added a “read more” button, showing only a tease of the first few sentences to let the reader know the main idea of the articles, and we want to know what our readers think of this.  Is it annoying, do you like it, or are you unaffected by it? What are your opinions?

Input from our readers is important to us. We are actively seeking your comments on the stories and articles on the LDSTech blog. How do they appear on the blog? Is the content of interest to you? What do you like about it and what do you suggest to improve it?

With that invitation, the rest is up to you.  Just add your comment below.

 
LDSTech on Twitter PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Friday, 01 May 2009

You can now receive updates from LDSTech by following us on Twitter.

Twitter is a free service that allows users to send and receive short updates.

We will be using Twitter to inform you about featured articles, opportunities to help with Church projects, hot topics in the LDSTech forum, and job positions.

Read Tom Johnson’s article about Twitter and LDS General Conference for more information about how members of the Church use Twitter to communicate.

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Employee Spotlight: Josh Smith PDF Print E-mail
Written by Cassie McDaniel   
Monday, 01 December 2008

Question

What is your current position at the Church and what are your responsibilities?

Answer

Officially, I am an individual contributor. In practice, I’m a team member in Infrastructure’s Middleware group. Middleware responsibilities include proxy and caching solutions, ftp services, n-tier application and Web servers (multiple technology platforms), and some other stuff (that’s the technical term).

Within Middleware, I am part of the Public Facing Sites (PFS) team.  As implied, PFS’ focus is public sites and content, which include LDS.org , Newsroom , Mormon.org , and others. The team is responsible for the application environments’ availability and administration.  To that end, PFS integrates closely with partner organizations such as Dev and QA to provide useful content and products that perform effectively and are highly available.

 
Newsletter: November 2009

LDSTech Talk 2009 Now Available

The recording of the LDSTech Talk is now availabe. Go to the LDSTech Talk page to watch it.

Submit any feedback to the LDSTech Forum.


From the Archives

An Introduction to the Clerk Wiki
by Robert Lindsay

The job of a quality assurance engineer is to constantly be looking for ways to improve quality, including setting targets for metrics or setting criteria that must be met before we consider it a quality product.

At a recent gathering of Church quality assurance employees we discussed the idea of how truth affects the quality of our work processes and lives.

We may be really good at setting goals and envisioning the future. However, our ability to achieve those goals depends on having a true understanding of our current state of being— how we’re doing right now. This is the point: often we are not truthful with ourselves about the reality of what our current state actually is. We think (or believe) we know where we are, but in reality we may be far off.

Read full article.


LDSTech Developers Conference

We are planning an LDSTech Developer Conference in Utah this spring and are considering options for the date of the conference, what topics will be covered, and more.

We need your input. Please visit the LDSTech Developer Conference poll and answer a few questions. This will help us gather information that will help us put on the best inagaural LDSTech Developers Conference.

More information is forthcoming.

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