Miscellaneous

Who can access vTools?

We often get asked question “Who can access vTools?”. We updated our FAQ with the answer, but also wanted to add a blog post as well.
The current security model automatically allows use of the tools by any volunteer who appears on the organizational roster.  Volunteers …

Doodle Best Practices

Doodle is a neat tool for scheduling efforts of people across systems. I use it a lot both for university and IEEE activities. Once one builds an account it becomes even more valuable remembering the meetings you are setting up as …

Lotus Notes Productivity Tools

Recent versions of Lotus Notes have a capability to add widgets that increase productivity. Two of such widgets are Doodle and Scrapple.
Doodle is used to “propose several dates and times and the participants can indicate their availability online. With one look, you’ll be able to …

vTools Charter

vTools charter is defined in section 4.19 of the Member and Geographic Activities Operations Manual:
http://www.ieee.org/societies_communities/geo_activities/operations_manual/index.html

Browser Simulator

Often in our development we need to check how screens look in various browsers. Normally it requires installing a large number of various browsers to be installed on the local machine. For example I have various versions of Friefox, IE, Opera, Chrome, Safari, Sea Monkey.  …

Easily translate your site into dozens of languages

Google recently greatly improved their automated translation service. It now allows you to add a small pre-generated piece of HTML and Java Script to your your pages which enables your site visitors to instantly switch between  various translations of the pages. Adding the website translator …

Useful Software

True to the goal of vTools project, we are always trying to streamline the administrative tasks to get the most efficiency out of the time we spend on the project. We use a number of various freeware software to achieve that. We would like to …

Welcome to vTools!

Welcome to the vTools Blog! We created this blog for anyone interested in vTools: IEEE volunteers, IEEE members, and general public. It contains information related to the vTools project such as product updates, technical information, thoughts on tactical and strategic direction, as well as notes …