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  • Name: Alex Ma
  • Login Name: macat
  • Email: ama@caida.org
  • Office Phone: 858-822-3506
  • Location: LaJollaOffice
  • Comment: CAIDA Webmaster starting 2000

Things I've been working on that I don't want to forget about

Sep 2013 Document the caidawebmaster@gmail.com account to list what it's being used for: doodle, webmaster tools, custom search tool on caida, youtube account, google docs
Sep 2013 Lightbox needs to get hooked into XSLT at the right place so that it sets up the IE conditional directives correctly, so it can be deployed on a sitewide level rather than just in Publications Posters; related files on cider:
/www/content/www-xml-443/c2supportfiles/lightbox2.6/
/www/backend/www-xml-443/stylesheets/page2html.xsl (maybe pagecontentwrapper.xsl needs involvement instead)
Dec 2014 PubDB Presentations needs deploy tested further, more options for faster deploy. The input interface still has bugs with the first-time input, and the venue/presenter accordions.

Annual Goals 2013-2014

Fully document the CAIDA Publications Database for use by others in the event of webmaster absence Moved to next year.
Deploy and evaluate the second generation of a CAIDA Publications Database that manages CAIDA presentations and slidesets Not yet done. Presentation deploy needs work.
Update the research section for the CAIDA public website with new information to reflect recent activities and deliverables in those areas. DONE.
Complete transition of AS Rank from relying on flat data files to using a database Transferred ownership to Brad.
Increase communication and feedback with others in the group by holding periodic web design meetings Needs improvement next year
Maintain NDN wiki and explore new wiki and blog apps to make sure our blog/wiki infrastructure is up to date DONE.
Make sure all papers and slides are posted, and all folks have home pages Almost DONE.
Provide assistance to new employees to orient them to the CAIDA workflow environment DONE.
Take a leadership role in capturing updated content and populating the annual report on a frequent basis DONE. 2013 Annual published May-June 2014.
Continue exposure to the LaTeX document preparation system to support the creation of PDFs for CAIDA papers and documents DONE, mostly funding proposals removing sections and building, converting.
Establish and maintain regular in-person contact hours for coworkers and collaborators DONE.
Provide consistent, timely feedback on my weekly activities via weekly reports DONE. Except December was crazy.

Annual Goals 2012-2013

Deploy and evaluate the second generation of a CAIDA Publications Database that manages CAIDA presentations and slidesets. In development. Presentations still needs work.
Document how to maintain the AS Rank website and how to further develop it. DONE.
Update the research and data for the CAIDA public website with a new information architecture to reflect recent activities and deliverables in those areas. DONE. More work to do
Deploy a new version of AS Rank that uses a database backend in place of flat datafiles. DONE. June 2013
Provide assistance to new employees to orient them to the CAIDA workflow environment. DONE. Oriented Edgardo, Pol Colomer
Take a leadership role in capturing updated content and populating the annual report on a weekly/monthly basis. DONE. 2012 Annual finally published Jul 2013.
Continue exposure to the LaTeX document preparation system to support the creation of PDFs for CAIDA papers and documents. DONE. Worked on NDN Annual Report and ULSD-DARPA proposal.
Establish and maintain regular in-person contact hours for coworkers and collaborators. DONE.
Increase technical, leadership and management skills by enrolling in relevant technical/business courses at UCSD Extension or with UCSD HR/staff education. Did not do.
Provide consistent, timely feedback on my weekly activities via weekly reports. DONE.

Annual Goals 2011-2012

Take over the design, development, evaluation and deployment of the first generation publications/presentations database. DONE. New development owned by jon
Learn the LaTeX document preparation system to support the creation of PDFs for CAIDA papers and documents. DONE. Prepared Papers/2012/imc-topocompare LaTeX. More learning to be had.
Establish and maintain regular in-person contact hours for coworkers and collaborators. DONE.
Hire another webmaster's assistant from the UCSD student pool to replace graduating/outgoing student Alex Dodge. DONE. Sep 2011. Hired Jon Yuan
Update the research and data for the CAIDA public website with a new information architecture to reflect recent activities and deliverables in those areas Partially DONE. Added images, in progress
Take a leadership role in capturing updated content and populating the annual report on a weekly/monthly basis DONE. Staged and published 2011 annual by July
Promote accessibility by implementing sections of the website that orient a site visitor with a limited background in networking research DONE. (in some capacity, it's an ongoing effort)
Funding permitting, increase leadership and management skills by enrolling in relevant business courses at UCSD Extension or with UCSD HR/staff education NOT DONE.
Provide consistent, timely feedback on weekly activities via weekly reports DONE. weeklies sent tuesdays
Increase communication and feedback with others in the group by holding periodic web design meetings DONE. meet one-on-one, group meetings minimized

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