Last Call for edUi 2010

edUi 2010 ConferenceThe 2010 edUi Conference will begin in less than 24 hours, but there are still a handful of spots left if anyone is interested in attending. For those that are not aware, edUi is a conference for Web professionals at higher education institutions, libraries, museums and more. The conference focuses mainly on user interface (UI) and user experience (UX), but myriad other topics will be covered, too.

edUI Conference 2010 – Call for Proposals

The official “Call for Proposals” has been issued by edUI. If you’ve got something to share with a group of Web professionals from colleges, universities, libraries and other educational institutions, please consider submitting a proposal. Following is some information about the call for proposals.

We seek dynamic speakers willing to share their knowledge and expertise about Web design, user experience design and development. Preference is given to presentations that offer practical methods and ready-to-use techniques and tools.

  • Have you completed an innovative Web project at your institution that you want to tell others about?
  • Are you enthusiastic about introducing new technologies and techniques to other Web professionals?
  • Do you want to share your ideas about user experience design and development?
  • Are you ready to add something exciting to your CV or resume?

A Helpful Resource for Regular Expressions

RegExLibI have been working with regular expressions quite a bit over the last few weeks, and have had numerous occasions when the regex I’m writing doesn’t do what I want it to do.

I would consider myself somewhere between beginner and intermediate when it comes to regexes. I know how to do most simple things, and I understand why a lot of fairly complex regexes are written the way they are. However, when it comes to actually writing complex regexes, I usually find myself forgetting something really simple, or banging my head against the wall over and over again because I can’t figure out the one character I need to add or take out of it.

However, I’ve now found a great resource to help me when I get stuck. The Regular Expression Library is a site completely devoted to regexes. The site has a huge database of user-contributed regexes, along with a cheat sheet, a tester (albeit a tester that only allows you to test javascript or regexes), a list of other good resources and forums for the discussion of regexes. It really seems to be a one-stop-shop for regular expressions.