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Tuesday, May 31
ePortfolio Workshops at the Alt-I-Lab

OSPI leaders will present two workshops following the Alt-I-Lab in Sheffield, England on June 23, 2005: Open Source Portfolio Release 2 and
The Essential Guide to ePortfolios Services.

Click more.. below for a description of each workshop.

Tuesday, May 24

OSPI Conference Early Bird Deadline Looms

Hello OSPI Community!

We are ramped up for the OSPI Conference to be held June 10-11 in Baltimore as part of Community Source Week. The early bird registration deadline is tomorrow, May 25. To qualify for your $50 discount, please register before it expires. You can find the program and registration links at the OSPI website. We have over 100 participants registered to date and expect an intimate conference with plenty of opportunity to converse with thought leaders and experts in OSP. Your presence would contribute to the success of the conference with the additional perspective you would bring. Hope to see you there!

Kari Branjord

Thursday, May 19
Apple Digital Portfolio blog launches

The Apple Digital Campus Exchange has launched to " share lessons learned, best practices, and ideas about new ways of teaching and learning within Apple pervasive computing environments." One of the blogs of the ADCE is titled "Practicalities and Promises of Digital Portfolio." It would be great to have ideas and opinions from the OSPI community as part of the exchange.

OSPI Program Published


The program for the second annual OSPI conference has been published. Please visit the conference web site to view the program and register for the conference. We are very pleased with the breadth of this year's program which includes a keynote address by Steve Ehrmann, director of The Flashlight Program and Vice President of TLT; a full technical track for assistance with installing, configuring, and extending the OSPI code base; 12 breakout sessions with reports by community members who are in varying stages of implementation about strategies, tools, pilots, and techniques; and closing remarks by Jeff Haywood of University of Edinburgh and our newest OSPI Board Member. Saturday afternoon will be devoted to specific workgoup face to face meetings. The OSPI Board will provide a project update in this, our third year, as well. Please join us on the Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, June 10-11 to continue the collaboration.

Best regards, and see you in Baltimore!
Kari Branjord

Friday, May 13
OSP 2.0 Load Test - Results

Load Test Participants,

The participation from the OSPI Community overwhelmed our test instance. Separate from today's test, we were already planning a formal load test on the system which will allow us to better control the volumes and thereby isolate performance issues. The formal load test will utilize automated tools (Load Runner & JMeter). Today's test certainly confirmed the need for further load testing.

Thanks for your participation.

Scott Birmingham,
QA Lead

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