In order to standardise the way service web sites (both for user facing and administrators pages) are handled across the group and department, IT/CDA proposes a standard way to create, maintain and serve service web sites, based on modern and open technologies (Markdown, Gitlab and Openshift). This is now documented in https://twiki.cern.ch/Edutech/ServiceDocumentationGuidelines. The student will develop an easy-to-use workflow to simplify to the maximum the management of such web sites. Since currently many such pages are in existing Twiki, Sharepoint or Drupal documentation pages, the student will also write scripts to convert existing such pages in Markdown automatically.
Some of our service documentation pages (printers, mail quota, personal storage space quota, certificate, password renewal) are dynamic. The student will have to port the scripts behind such dynamic pages to the new Markdown-based documentation.
In addition, the student should deploy an operational solution for easy making and hosting of non Microsoft .pptx slides. The current recommendation https://twiki.cern.ch/Edutech/NonPowerPointSlides needs improvement to become operational documentation.
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Submitted for Technical Students' selection in the autumn 2018 but refused.