October 7-10, 2012, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Session Details

I Can Convert!

#TPR2 Technical: Propeller Hats Required Track

103 C, Frontier Airlines Center


Whether we're integrating systems or getting everything out before the house of cards collapses, sooner or later most of us find ourselves converting, migrating, exporting and archiving our content. In this talk, Jason Proctor and Sven Aas will review a series of conversions they've completed, identify some patterns, discuss tools and techniques, and share the lessons learned along the way, so the next time you're spinning up a new application (or just shutting down an old one), you'll find the process a little easier and a little better.


Sven Aas
Web Team Lead, Mount Holyoke College

Since 2006, Sven Aas has worked as Web Team Lead at Mount Holyoke College, where he is responsible for the development and support of a wide variety of web systems and solutions. He has sixteen years of professional computer experience in web and application development, including positions at Rare Medium and HBO. He has a master's in computer science from New York University, and a bachelor's in astronomy from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Jason Proctor
Web Programmer, Mount Holyoke College

Jason Proctor has been a Web Programmer for Mount Holyoke College since early 2007, but has been stretching the capabilities of the Web since 1994. He has degrees from colleges most people have never heard of, and spends much of his non-work time and disposable income being a referee for flat-track roller derby. He enjoys long walks on the beach and -- what? Oh, sorry. Wrong profile.