Preconference Sessions

Two pre-conference sessions will be offered this year. These special sessions, open only to full conference attendees, will be given at different times on Tuesday afternoon, October 15, at a cost of $55 for each session, or both sessions for $100. Only full conference attendees are eligible to register for these sessions and all registrations must be received with your regular conference sign-up. Registration forms are included in this registration packet.

Session 1: Web Page Programming - The CGI Unmasked
Farley Stewart
Tuesday, October 15, 1996 - 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Lately we have all been dabbling with programming on the web. The tools for creating pretty web pages are getting better all the time. It is time to take your understanding of this technology to the next level. Farley Stewart, who did the wonderful job at last yearís conference on HTML programming, will be presenting the ins and outs of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) programming. CGI is the thing that will tie your web page to your legacy database for the collection and/or reporting of information through the web. There are some interesting technical issues to understand before getting serious about adding this depth to your web site, and Farley is just the person to bring you up to speed.

Session 2: Classroom Wiring from A to Z
Darryl LaGace and Addison Ching
Tuesday, October 15, 1996 - 4:00-5:30 p.m.

If youíve been given the task of connecting your schoolís classrooms to the siteís local area network and on to the Internet, but donít know your IDFs from your MDFs or your stackable hubs from your terminations, this session is for you! This tech team will show you everything you need to know about classroom wiring. There will be lots of show-and-tell available so you can actually see what multimode fiber optic cable looks like, what a CAT5 termination looks like, and how to wire it. An operational local-area network, complete with a distribution frame, hubs, patch panels, and a simulated classroom, will complete the presentation so you can see exactly what the "behind the scenes" network infrastructure actually looks like.

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