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O'Reilly Open Source Convention
Sheraton San Diego Hotel, San Diego, CA
July 23-27, 2001

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Web Portals Using Perl and mod_perl

Michael Cynn, Web Programmer/Developer, Harvard University

Track: Emerging Topics
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Location: Bel Aire South

Michael Cynn presents a case study of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences web portal. Cynn discusses the portal development from clay model to full production and redesign/rewrite. He includes usage statistics, development procedures, architecture, specific technologies including object oriented perl5, mod_perl, Apache, server-side authentication, caching content and 'web scrapings', and incorporation of 3rd party commercial code into the existing structure. He also details the developmental as well as political/administrative obstacles.

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