PES Webinar Membership Nov 2014

IEEE Power & Energy Society Membership Webinar Series

Chapter Websites: Templates, Resources and Best Practices

3 November 2014  4:00 pm eastern

Presented by Darrell Ross, Milsoft Utility Solutions


A website is a must for any professional organization in the 21st century. IEEE Entity provides an excellent introduction for a basic website. We will cover IEEE PES Seattle Chapter’s experience with using the IEEE Entity webhosting to create a responsive website. Enhancements you can make to your website which we will cover include: calendars with a widget showing upcoming events and linking to other calendar feeds; using forms to coordinate RSVPs to events, nominations, and member feedback; linking polls to your website; managing more content by delegating tasks.

Professionals of today expect any organization they join to have a solid online presence with a dynamic website that keeps them up to date. Building a website from scratch takes more resources than the average volunteer has time for. IEEE Entity provides hosting and an installation of WordPress which allows a person with limited webmastering experience and good technical ability (definition of many engineers I hope!) to run a high quality dynamic website. Getting started can be a bit daunting. This presentation starts where the IEEE Entity’s introduction document ends

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The Presenter:

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Darrell Ross has an undergraduate degree in computer engineering from University of California at Santa Cruz, a masters degree in math from Humboldt State University, and is working on a masters degree in electrical engineering at the University of Washington. He has worked the past five years as a full time software engineer for Milsoft Utility Solutions. He has been an IEEE member since 2000 and an IEEE PES member since 2009. He built his first website when he was 14 in 1994 and has continued to play with websites since. He is the webmaster for the IEEE PES Seattle Chapter and administrates a half-dozen websites for other groups.