MCC - GSA Lounge

Multi-Cultural Center (MCC)

University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106
United States

GSA Lounge

Tuesday, July 19

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  • Intermediate

    Fostering digital Inclusion and Accessibility is an ethical and legal responsibility of all IT professionals. To assist with this goal, the Office of the President funded Siteimprove as an accessibility scanning tool and training resource across UC. While introducing this tool at our campus UCSF, we began leading a culture change and developed some recipes for accessibility success.

    A good set of recipes help when planning a large event. We started with an appetizer for an initial warm—

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  • Interested in meeting people working in Research IT from across the UC campuses? Join us for a meetup at UCTech during lunch! This will be an opportunity to share what we are doing at different campuses.   We will discuss topics such as:  

    • High Performance Computing
    • Movement to the cloud
    • Research data management
    • Creative ways to support research infrastructure through partnerships 

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Wednesday, July 20

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  • Beginner

    Attendees will be able to see how they can leverage their existing systems to create opportunities for learning and development outside of the classroom that's accessible for staff, students, and anyone with the appropriate credentials (as needed). Specifically this session will cover how to start a social learning site, and a Transferable Skills Library using Drupal 8, a word analyzation tool, e-learning videos, and job descriptions. Additionally we'll review how to measure the impact of these efforts—

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  • Beginner

    Governance plays a critical role in vetting, approving, and prioritizing IT requests.  Common pitfalls in the life cycle of a service request typically result from inaccurate assumptions that all requests ought to be completed, and/or that all requests are of equal importance.  Often, such assumptions lead IT teams to allocate resources and expertise to requests that are high effort/low impact.  Likewise, this cultural phenomenon leads to a false sense of user-empowerment when it comes to the requesting—

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