MCC - Lounge

Multi-Cultural Center (MCC)

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

First Floor Lounge

Tuesday, July 19

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  • Beginner

    Everyone talks about building capacity for research, but how do you actually do it? In this presentation we'll share the story of the Scholarly Innovation Lab (SIL) as a "small startup" framework for digital research services, support and community.  The SIL is our answer to meeting the needs of the newer entrants to research computing — the arts, humanities, social and information sciences — with modest resources and a vision for a bigger future. We'll share lessons learned from our—

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  • Beginner

    If you've heard of Agile/Scrum, you might think it's meant only for software development. Not so! Scrum is not just for software, it is for problem-solving and getting work to done. Agile methods, such as Scrum, are built for speed, clarity, flexibility, and especially for reacting gracefully to change - even at the last minute! If your team has work to get done, Scrum can deliver huge value by setting your team up for success on any—

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  • Beginner

    Learn about UCLA’s Zenith App Platform (ZAP @ https://zap.ucla.edu), a powerful data driven Mobile App SaaS environment, created for Higher Ed.  A bloated campus app is not necessarily the right solution for your environment, users are used to leveraging niche apps for more specific functionality and they are better served with a personalized experience.    ZAP embodies several mobile principles that have always been core to an unbiased mobile experience:

    • Apps should be Data Driven:  ZAP allows you

Wednesday, July 20

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  • Beginner

    Imagine your department or workflow is slowed down by functional silos, multiple hand-offs, unacceptable delays and backlogs. Or that you are working on a process that is mission critical to the success of your department but needs continuous manual tinkering.

    Now let’s raise the stakes: You’re in the midst of multiple ERP projects, and you don’t want to carry bad processes into new systems. 

    Enter the Lean Bench, a “go team” of process improvement experts made up of—

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  • Beginner

    Funding bodies, campus initiatives, and professional associations have recently placed an increasing importance on training as a way to help researchers, librarians and IT staff better engage with the expanding array of tools, research techniques, and vast amounts of data.  The objective of many of these training programs is to improve the skills of researchers, librarians and IT staff in working with data. But how do we do this effectively in a way that promotes inclusivity? The—

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  • Beginner

    Customer experience matters if a product or service is going to succeed -- and even with limited resources, customer success and empowerment is entirely achievable. At this session, learn how the Web Platform Services team at Berkeley provides training, support, and tools to our users so that they can build highly effective (and accessible!) websites using the Open Berkeley platform.