Collaborations and Communities
OIT's Mobile and Web Strategy, Education & Research ( MWSER) Group works to encourage, contribute and collaborate in Campus-wide, UC-Wide and broad based open source community building efforts. This includes the collaborations with IMS-GLC, The IMS Global CASA workgroup, Mobile Web Framework, WebBlocks, Ohmage, Moodle, OpenmHealth, Drupal and more.
OIT Collaborates with IMS-Global on the CASA Protocol
OIT's Moblie Web Strategy, E & R Group has been participating as the UC/UCLA representative in the IMS - Global community for several years. This includes attending IMS Global meetings, giving feedback on specifications and now partnering closely with them on an ongoing basis to continue to move the CASA Protocol forward and build out the CASA (Community App Sharing Architecture) Network.
OIT Participates in the UCLA CCLE Community
OIT's Moblie Web Strategy, E & R Group has been an active participant in UCLA's Common Collaborative Learning Environment CCLE initiative since its inception in 2006. This history includes even prior phases of the analysis and planning effort of available learning environments as well as the planning of the current community structure. OIT's Moblie Web Strategy, E & R Group is currently active at all levels of the community, from providing a backup system administrator, to participation on the functionality group and giving extra attention to the system's accessibility compliance to weekly attendance at the Common Infrastructure Group (CIG) and the monthly Standards and Practices Group (S&PG).
OIT partners with OIP on the Code for the Mission App Competition
OIT partners with the Office of Intellectual Property every year to put together a mobile app contest called 'Code for the Mission' App Competition. We work to offer faculty, staff and students an innovative collaboration environment that is innovative, exciting and fun, but doesn't require losing any sleep (see the definition of "hackathon"). The contest runs from the winter quarter until mid September and prizes are awarded at The Mobility and Modern Web Conference MMWCON. Teams "Meetup" at events and form into projects and from there and can work all summer, with the final submission coming due on August 31st. Prizes of $5,000 or more per track are presented at MMWCON.