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Unicon Technologists to Deliver Fifteen Presentations at the Open Apereo 2017 Conference

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Informative Sessions on Learning Analytics, webSSO, uPortal, and Sakai

Gilbert, AZ – May 16, 2017 — Unicon, Inc., a leading IT consulting, services, and support provider specializing in open source for the education technology market, will be leading and participating in a total of 15 technical seminars, presentations, and showcase demos at the upcoming Open Apereo 2017 conference in Philadelphia, PA, June 4-8. Nine open source software developers, architects, engineers, and other technology experts from Unicon will present on a variety of subjects pertaining to open source application deployment, development, and support for the online campus. 

Open Apereo is the premier conference for open source software in education. Unicon will present on the current state of the Apereo Learning Analytics Initiative, and conduct a showcase demo on how to visualize student course activity and data through Apereo’s OpenDashboard (an open source learning analytics application). Join Unicon’s data integration experts as they present on how organizations are using Student Information Systems (SIS) data, including an update on organizations who are implementing industry standards for rostering (this session also features a compare and contrast of tradeoffs for getting data from the LMS vs. the SIS).

Unicon Apereo community members will also present on how to get started with open source webSSO software, Central Authentication Service (CAS), and uPortal, the leading open source enterprise portal built by and for higher education institutions. Hear the current state of the CAS project, and explore the new features in uPortal 5 (the upcoming major release of uPortal). Updates on the latest features in the Sakai LMS will also be shared, including enhancements to the Rubrics and Samigo projects.

Unicon has a notable involvement in the Apereo open source projects. Unicon shares its latest progress on open source projects at Open Apereo to help the community keep abreast of project developments and aid in project collaboration. 

For full descriptions of the Unicon sessions, see www.unicon.net/about/events/open-apereo-2017.

About Open Apereo
The Open Apereo conference provides participants the opportunity to share their institutional experiences and learn from their colleagues, and to develop an understanding of other areas of the academic enterprise they may not be familiar with. The conference is held every year with the intent to help attendees network, grow, share, and learn from each other. Apereo is still accepting registrations for this conference. Register at www.apereo.org/conferences/open-apereo-2017.

About Apereo
The Apereo Foundation is a non-profit organization supported by voluntary partner contributions. Apereo provides a rational and improved organizational umbrella for a range of projects and software communities serving higher education. Apereo is dedicated to coordinating activities that foster software development and community health to ensure the long-term viability of the projects they support. The core mission of the Foundation is to "assist and facilitate educational organizations which collaborate to foster, develop, and sustain open technologies and innovation to support learning, teaching, and research.” Learn more at www.apereo.org

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