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I'm a web developer at the University of California, Irvine in the Office of Information Technology (OIT).

I am responsible our simple web hosting solutions using WordPress Multisite - UCI Sites and Faculty Websites . I am also responsible for the Office of Information Technology's public website which is currently using WordPress as the content management system.

I'm an avid baker, love to draw, and am well on my way to becoming a cat lady.

Sylvia Bass

WordCamp SF 2014 – October 25 & 26

October 21, 2014

Last year I attended WordCamp in San Francisco via Live Stream. This year I had hoped to go to San Francisco and see the camp in person. However, life got busy and I missed the opportunity to buy a ticket before they sold out. However, I still got a lot out of WordCamp via the…

New IT Website: Presentation at UCCSC 2014

September 3, 2014

I had the opportunity to speak again at UCCSC. UCCSC is a technology conference that travels to different UC campuses each year. This year it was hosted in beautiful San Francisco. My presentation was on our approach to completely redoing our IT website to focus on user needs and the services we provide. Session Information…

WordCamp OC 2014

May 9, 2014

Tickets for WordCamp OC went on sale on Wednesday. Last year it sold out in a few days, so get your tickets now if you want to attend. If you use WordPress, develop for WordPress or just want to learn more, this is a wonderful local opportunity. WordCamp OC

New Drawing Blog

September 10, 2013

“We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us, the sooner we get them out the better.” – Walt Stanchfield I love to draw. I always have. However, when I haven’t drawn in a while I get performance anxiety and don’t want to draw anything poorly. I love the quote by Walt Stanchfield because it gives…

DIY Websites

August 8, 2013

UCI hosted the annual UC IT conference, UCCSC, this year. Each summer one of the 10 University of California campuses hosts the conference which brings IT professionals together for two days of sessions relating to the work we do. I presented for the first time this year to talk about our WordPress Multisite installations of…

Cat Ipsum

July 17, 2013

Have you ever used “Lorem ipsum”? If so, you’ll likely recognize the placeholder text used to demonstrate where content should go in a print or web design. Have you ever been bored with Lorem ipsum and looked for alternatives? Look no further, if you share a home with cats or just find them funny. Cat…

A little bit of kindness

May 3, 2013

WordCamp OC

May 1, 2013

I’m going to WordCamp OC! I’m glad I managed to get a ticket before they sold out within one day.

Panda!

March 1, 2013

Benefits of Accessibility and SEO

January 17, 2013

This is a good overview of how web accessibility and search engine optimization are important and how they go hand-in-hand. Understanding the benefits of accessibility and SEO Improving SEO Using Accessibility Techniques | by Morten Rand-Hendriksen View this entire Improving SEO Using Accessibility Techniques course and more in the lynda.com Online Training Library®.