July Newsletter

As you know, we haven't been able to hold any of our usual social, networking or educational gatherings this year, but we have been encouraging everyone in the community to help others wherever they can in whatever way they can to try and help. 

Things Are Still Happening!

Read more in this month's newsletter, including how to help at Craft Lake City!

Oh yes! Even though we may not have had any UDEN meetings, we can't keep this community down.  Many events, including biz dev, knowledge sharing and learning opportunities are available online and we continue to try and keep track of them at the UDEN events pagehttps://www.utahden.org/upevents. As always, please do feel free to add any events you are holding, or that you know of, directly at the page. It's free!  There are also job openings here: https://www.utahden.org/jobs_board and again, you can add any open positions for full or part-time, including remote work opportunities, directly at the UDEN website.

With that in mind, we wanted to ask if anyone would be interested in participating in the first Virtual DIY Festival next month?  It is being organized as part of the annual Craft Lake City event and it is a great opportunity for the UDEN community to show what they do. 


Will You Help Create the Virtual Festival?

Craft Lake City would like to invite UDEN members to contribute to actually creating the virtual festival - a combination of a virtual online open source platform embedded into a website to create an animated, user-friendly gaming experience!  Volunteers with web development or gaming skills can build a killer portfolio, utilize the Craft Lake City brand on their resume and contribute to Utah’s creative community using their tech skills.  It's a great way to help the community!  The goal is to design and build a superior and innovative online experience that is fun to use for the attendee and exhibitor. 

By volunteering you would:

  • Collaborate with Craft Lake City and developers to produce a unique online experience;
  • Monitor user’s online experience and work closely with CLC developer team to fix bugs
  • Formulate program specifications and basic prototypes
  • Transform designs and specifications into high functioning code in the appropriate language 
  • Test code periodically to ensure it produces the desirable results and perform debugging when necessary   
  • Collaborate with technical writers to create documentation for user support

If you would like to help - or if you think you could contribute in other ways, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Covid-19 Resources

We continue to maintain the UDEN homepage as a source of information for our community, including updates on loans and assistance. Please do visit and let us know of any additional sites or resources you think would be helpful for our community. http://www.utahden.org.

Wishing you all health and safety. If there is anything that team UDEN can do to help you through this crisis, please don't hesitate to reach out.


     - Jon Dean

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