Contributor: Adam Berkowitz

Adam Berkowitz

Web Developer, University of Connecticut@adamjberkowitz

Hi! I'm on the web development team at UConn's office of University Communications. Mostly I work on WordPress development and maintenance with an emphasis on accessibility. However, since our team of developers is so small, I've also been learning about and working with tools like Docker, Jenkins, and CI/CD in general. I've been at UConn since 2016. Before that I was a professional musician performing and teaching throughout New England.

Session: Composing continuously

When you have a handful of sites, updating plugins and core from the Web GUI, and managing your theme in GIT works. ┬áBut what happens when you have dozens if not hundreds of sites? How do you manage changes in an efficient, standard fashion, that minimizes downtime? Enter Composer, a package manager for PHP that…

Session: The University of Connecticut Banner: An Accessibility Case Study

Websites for colleges and universities need to be accessible for all kinds of people. However, some web developers, designers, and project managers can feel intimidated by the need to remediate sites that are currently inaccessible or plan for and maintain accessible sites in the future. This presentation, will focus on a banner which appears on…

Session: Create accessible navigation from scratch with WordPress

No matter how users get to your sites, they deserve an inclusive, accessible experience. A main navigation component built with accessibility in mind goes a long way towards this goal. Fortunately, WordPress leaves the implementation of accessibility best practices up to theme and plugin developers. This means that by carefully thinking about how to build…

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