Monthly Archives: May 2010

Web Service Discussion Group Ignites This Thursday!

You liked the last Ignite Web Services! session so much, we decided to do it again.

What: Ignite-style presentations from UW people using Web services – 5 minutes and 20 slides each! We also decided to mix it up a bit. Each presentation will be followed by a 5 minute Q&A period.

When: Thursday, May 20 from 3-5pm.

Where: Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220


1) Access Agreement Service
-Rupert Berk, UWIT Information Management

2) Let Them Eat Data: Unlocking Room Availability Information
-Scott Bush, Office of the Registrar

3) SQLShare: Query Services for Ad Hoc Research Data
-Garret Cole & Bill Howe, eScience Institute

4) A New Source for the Person Registry: Math Placement Testers
-Trevor Leffler, Office of Educational Assessment

5) YARN: Yet Another REST Narration
-Patrick Michaud, UWIT Learning & Scholarly Technologies

6) Just Can’t Decide? There’s a Web Service for That!
-Scott Stephenson, UWIT Information Management

Web services discussion group info

We meet once per quarter, from 3:00-5:00 PM in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, room 220. Our meetings will begin again in Fall Quarter.

To discuss Web services of all flavors, please email questions, suggestions, challenges, etc. to:

Our Web service blog is located at:

The UW Web services Registry is located at:

And finally, don’t forget a free service available to the UW developer community–Web Service Design Reviews. If you are designing, developing, or integrating a Web service and would like some help, call on us! More information is available here:

Decision Support Web Service v1.0 Launched

The Decision Support Web Service (DSWS) v1 is live in production. The service contains resources to view the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW) Data Availability Summary — the date and time data was last loaded and load frequencies — and to search for reports available in the EDW.

The web service is utilized by the newly launched Decision Support web site — “Delivering data to meet your business needs” — but it is completely public, requiring no authentication or authorization to access.