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Why You Should Attend?

uPortal Dev Days
February 15 - 17, 2023

Get Inspired

Learn the latest use cases of uPortal to engage students and keep them informed.

Fresh Tech Insights

uPortal is using modern technology and learn what tools can be used to administer.

Networking Session

Get to know your fellow peers, find inspiration, and engage in opportunities to collaborate.

About This Event

uPortal Dev Days
February 15 - 17, 2023

Wanna Know Our Mission?

Working under the Apereo Foundation, our mission is to provide an engaging system to students by providing them with their information in one simple place.

What you will learn?

Learn the uPortal code base and workshops on the latest technology: Web Components using Lit. Hear where our vision is heading for uPortal and let's talk about the roadmap.

What are the benefits?

This is a great opportunity to meet peers and learn to become a contributor if you're starting out. If you're currently a contributor, you can help steer the future direction of the project.

Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel

Silver Room

February 15 - 17, 2023

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

25 Available Seats

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Technical Workshops

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Event Schedules

Below is the session schedule,
after lunch we will be hosting collaborative workshops.

Conference kick-off welcoming our campus participants with introductions from our speakers and an opportunity to network with participants.

A round table format to dicuss stakeholder buy-in, how you are promoting your portal on campus and the governing body around publishing content.

Gradle is the new build and deployment tool for uPortal. This session will cover details about how uPortal builds and uPortal-start deploys with Gradle.

A hands on workshop on how to get you to contributor status. What defines a contributor, what can you contribute, and how can you get more involved at any level. Prerequsite: Github account

A faciliated discussion on how you keep student engagement in mind as you design for the portal. What areas do your students engage in the most? What can the portal do better to keep this priniple in focus?

Google Universal Analytics is deprecated and needs to be upgraded. This session will cover changes required for the implementation and usage of data from Google Analytics 4.

In this section we will describe some tactics and techniques useful in converting a portlet to a Web Component + RESTful API. The goal is to break down the conversion into bite-sized efforts.

In this hands-on workshop, attendees will be encouraged to take an existing community portlet and start writing the web component or RESTfulAPI replacement.

Walking through example portal designs and an opportunity for our particpants to showcase features in their campus portal.

With the variety of components, flows, and dependencies in uPortal, along with the open source nature of the application, makes repeatable, automated, end to end testing all that more important. uPortal has adopted the framework of Playwright to assist in this effort. Come learn how to work with Playwright, how it is integrated into uPortal, and be prepared to discuss how we as a community and in your specific adoption, can enhance automated end to end testing for a better portal experience.

In this discussion, we will cover the major architecture changes planned for uPortal 6. This session will be heavily influenced by the Roadmap session. The architecture change has two goals: make uPortal more cloud-friendly and easier to manage as a service.

Community discussion around what we need to keep uPortal successful and what changes constitute a new major release of uPortal -- uPortal 6.

Wrapping up the conference and providing a slot for questions and answers among your peers. If you need help on your portal this will give you that opportunity to talk with a Unicon representative.

Who's Speaking?

uPortal Dev Days
February 15 - 17, 2023


Technical Architect, Unicon Inc


Strategic Project Manager, Unicon Inc.


Software Engineer, Unicon Inc

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Registration Cost

uPortal Dev Days
February 15 - 17, 2023

Standard Registration


  • Entrance
  • Sessions
  • Workshops
Discounted Registration


  • Entrance
  • Sessions
  • Workshops

Learn More


uPortal Dev Days
February 15 - 17, 2023

There is not a hotel block for this event, and while the conference will be held at the Harrah's Las Vegas Hotel, there are a variety of nearby hotel options within walking distance.

Hotel List

  • Harrah's Hotel Casino
  • Caesars Palace Hotel
  • The Linq Hotel + Experience
  • Bellagio
  • Paris Las Vegas Resort
  • The Mirage Hotel & Casino
  • Tresaure Island - Las Vegas Hotel Casino