Hello!

My name is Logan Franken.

I'm a software developer. I live in Seattle.

I love making code work for people. I've been developing applications for students and staff at the University of California, Santa Barbara since 2008.

Talks

Participating in the developer community, both learning from and teaching fellow developers, is important to me.

Here's a list of talks I've given:

Inside the Black Box: Open Source and Higher Education Systems

A talk given at the annual 2016 HighEdWeb conference, exploring how the collaborative narrative underlying university libraries has allowed them to foster a flourishing open-source ecosystem despite the overwhelmingly bureaucratic culture of higher education.

Turning the Monolith Inside Out: Open-Source and Higher Education Systems

A talk given at the 2016 HighEdWeb West conference, identifying the lack of an open-source ecosystem within higher education and how the higher education culture of bureaucracy contributes to this deficit.

Creating Dynamic Web Content

A talk given to a group of financial aid professionals from across the UC system about creating dynamic content for the web.

Overview of Web Standards

A UCSB Web Standards Group talk with a number of speakers, including myself, Keri Bradford (UCSB Marketing, Design, and Social Media Coordinator), David Gurba (web programmer for UCSB Instructional Development Artworks and fellow Web Standards Group co-chair), Sam Horowitz (UCSB Chief Information Security Officer), and Tessa Mendez (UCSB Policy Coordinator).

Introduction to Web Accessibility

A UCSB Web Standards Group workshop, providing an introduction to web accessibility. The workshop included an introduction by UCSB Adaptive Technology Specialist Mark Grosch, a series of practical web development tips by me, and a live demo of the JAWS screen reader by a former UCSB student.

Introduction to Responsive Design

A UCSB Web Standards Group workshop, providing an introduction to responsive web design.

Responsive Whales: Tables and Images

A talk given at the 2013 MMWCon reviewing various techniques for responsive tables and images.

Creating Responsive Content

A talk given to content creators at UCSB about writing quality content for the web.

Introduction to WebBlocks

A talk given at the 2013 UCCSC conference along with Eric Bollens, a colleague from the University of California, Los Angeles, providing an introduction to WebBlocks, a responsive web design toolkit.

Let's Share: A Financial Aid Case Study

A talk given at the 2013 UCCSC conference, discussing the creation of a centralized financial aid estimation service used by a majority of the University of California universities.

jQuery: JavaScript Made Easy

A UCSB Web Standards Group workshop. Jeff Pignataro, a colleague at UCSB, gave the first half of the presentation and I led the second half, a hands-on workshop.

Responsive Design: Real Talk

A talk given at the 2013 HighEdWeb West conference, providing both an introduction to responsive web design as well as a pragmatic discussion about its challenges.

HTML5: Let's Go

A UCSB Web Standards Group workshop, including an overview presentation (part 1) and a hands-on workshop (part 2).