It’s almost here..the new CAS website is set to go live on 21 September 2021.
The long-awaited refreshed website for Computing at School is almost ready to reveal to you and I am really quite excited, and a tiny bit nervous about it too!
We started work on shaping a new website for CAS more than three years ago - many of you may remember being part of the initial requirements gathering when the BCS team travelled the length and breadth of the country in late 2018. Since then a lot of work has gone into developing a design that will meet the needs of the CAS community. A huge thank you to everyone who has been involved - whether that’s been with testing the final site, helping shape the original designs, feeding back on your own experience of using the current site or refreshing content - every small part adds up to a great big exciting online experience that I hope will make interacting, sharing, celebrating and discovering much easier and quicker for everyone.
The new site will be different. It’ll make finding resources, community meetings and discussions much easier. And there are some new features coming too, including blogs and notifications.
The new site will be quite familiar too. We’ve moved all the resources over as well as your user accounts. To access your user account in the new site you’ll be sent an email with a link which will take you to a one-time password reset - that’s it - you’ll be up and running!
With all change, there’ll be some bumps in the road - but I’m hoping members can support us to smooth these out by helping to spot and signpost anything that feels a bit lumpy. We’re hosting a webinar to showcase the new site on 13 September - please do join us if you can, alternatively we’ll record the session and be releasing some get started videos at the beginning of September, so keep an eye out for them.
I also wanted to thank Arm who very kindly supported this project to get started and the team at BCS who have worked so hard to make this happen.
I really hope you’re going to love it!
Take care Julia