Schedule for Tue, Jul 16

Tuesday, July 16

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  • Location: Meet in front of the Loma Pelona Center to enjoy a 3.5 to 5 mile walk or jog through Isla Vista (IV) to Coal Oil Point / Ellwood Mesa.

    Walk/Jog out to Coal Oil point and back to campus (3.5 miles)  or also do a loop out onto the beach and around Devereux Lagoon and back through Isla Vista (approx. 5 miles)

    To view the starting location via map, click here.

     

  • Location: UCSB Commencement Green

    Below The Club adjacent to the UCSB Lagoon.

    To view the location via map, click here

    *NOTE: Bring a yoga mat and towel. We will have 10 spare mats available.

     

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  • Location: Corwin Pavilion

    To view an interactive campus map, click here.

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  • What would a conference be without lots of coffee? We'll have coffee, tea, and snacks to help you get through your day in the UCEN Lobby

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  • Location: University Center Main Lobby

    To view an interactive campus map, click here.

    Have some time to spare? Don't forget to check out the Sponsor Fair! The fair will feature displays from our Platinum Sponsor Cisco, Gold Sponsors Amazon Web Services, Google, and IBM and many more. 

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  • Location: North Hall Data Center (25 person tour limit)

    To view the location via map, click here

    The North Hall Data Center houses UC Santa Barbara's information technology systems across the Academic, Administrative, and Research communities. North Hall was constructed in 1961 and the Data Center underwent a $5.5 million renovation between 2009 and 2011. The data center serves nearly 40 different entities on campus, among them: the Academic Senate, Athletics, Budget & Planning, the Library, and the—

  • Beginner

    Designing a new application from scratch is a daunting task. There are thousands of decisions to be made about business rules, workflows, and layouts, all in coordination with stakeholders ranging from clients to developers. An Agile project management approach emphasizing communication and iterative planning can make decision making manageable, yield effective and cohesive designs, and even help to deliver on time.

    We will explore techniques that our team has successfully employed, using a recent software development project—

  • Beginner

    When an organization undergoes a large-scale IT implementation, the project’s technical readiness is usually well-planned and consistently executed.  Project management activities always revolve around scope, deliverables, and concrete timelines.  However, operational readiness, or the well-defined plan to prepare individuals to use new technology, is too frequently overlooked.  These are the change management tactics that address optimal utilization and adoption of new tools, ultimately combatting barriers to sustainability.  IT Departments are often credited for implementing key projects—

  • Beginner

    Overview:

    • Drupal is one of the most popular open source CMS platforms out there. Many colleges and universities use Drupal as their CMS of choice.
    • Amazon Rekognition is a tool that provides image and video analysis to your applications

    This session will show you how to integrate Drupal 8 with Amazon Rekognition and see real time image analysis on consuming apps.

    We will use React framework for our data consuming app.

    Outcomes:

    Learn basics of Drupal 8—

  • Beginner

    UCOP recently issued an updated Information Security Policy (commonly known as IS-3) in conjunction with their minimum security standards to require encryption on laptops and mobile devices. By July 2019, all UC campuses must have a deployment plan to implement disk encryption “over the ensuing 12 months.” Encryption has already been required on Protection Level 3 (PL3) data or higher. One does not simply encrypt all the devices though, because it’s difficult! Come find how we have—

  • Beginner

    Starting with a Rose-Bud-Thorn activity last spring, over the last year, our campus has created an engaging goal planning project. This project includes everyone in IT working together on teams to achieve strategic goals that will move the department forward. This project was designed to promote communication and collaboration while giving everyone shared ownership in defining and achieving the goal. For this presentation, we will describe the process and then discuss outcomes and lessons learned.

  • Beginner

    Our development team provides development and hosting for a variety of custom built Drupal based websites.  Recently, we moved from locally self-managed hosting services to an AWS cloud based system with a Jenkins & Github based automation pipeline.  In this session, we'll cover the benefits of automation, our AWS infrastructure, our automation pipeline, server monitoring, as well as the challenges and things we learned during the process.

  • Beginner

    Here is your opportunity to learn from seasoned experts and “green” practitioners sharing their experiences with Lean Six Sigma. Lean Six Sigma is an effective methodology that allows organizations to streamline their workflow processes and increase efficiencies. It is based on common sense practices and is completed in five phases: Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control.

    Ask your questions, get the inside scoop, stories, and tips, learn what you need to be successful, how to get started,—

  • 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—

  • Intermediate

    After building a robust technology stack that includes a data lake and uses AWS to capture learning data from Canvas and campus partners, our university is now developing a custom platform for academic advisors to access and visualize student information. This project supports our ability to promote student success by identifying at-risk students earlier than has ever been possible. This presentation outlines our technical architecture, campus partnerships, and ongoing efforts to apply Canvas Data and other learning—

  • Beginner

    UC IT leaders have joined with EDUCAUSE to commit to greater equity and inclusion in shaping the next generation of technology professionals and leaders. This conversation between UC’s Systemwide CIO and Vice Provost for Diversity and Engagement will help IT professionals understand why diverse and inclusive workplace environments are essential for more effective and creative teams of IT professionals. Participants will learn about real-life scenarios and the resources available to help create diverse and inclusive environments.  Participants will have opportunities—

  • Intermediate

    We are undergoing a campus-wide initiative to develop new digital learning experience delivery modes and business model. We seek to deploy offerings across multiple platforms to allow for a portfolio of online offerings, from Free to Freemium to Paid. This ecosystem approach is desirable in order to facilitate multiple architectures best suited for particular programs and offerings.

    To achieve this goal, we have self-hosted and enhanced an instance of Open edX, which will work alongside our existing LMS and—

  • Intermediate

    About a year ago, our campus stood up a high performance computing (HPC) cluster by networking together several different department’s research data centers. This consolidated compute nodes and storage into a single, much larger cluster which could then be utilized by any lab. We followed a co-operative model where a department could donate hardware to this cluster, and their jobs will be “niced” at level proportionate to their contribution value. Researchers could also access the cluster for—

  • Beginner

    Leveraging the cloud for research shows great promise but many have hesitated due to legitimate concerns. In this session cloud security leader Cisco will clarify the true nature of the risk, qualify its severity and offer a proven 3-step path to neutralize it so that cloud-based research can become a more approachable possibility than ever before.

  • 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—

  • Beginner

    According to a recent survey conducted by a leading security firm, 76% of respondents experienced phishing attacks.  The threat from phishing attacks is real and causes data breaches, financial loss, and system compromises like ransomware.  This presentation will cover real-life phishing attacks observed at UC and the various motives of the phishers.  Attendees will see first-hand the methods used by attackers to lure potential victims into clicking links or responding with information that ultimately benefits the attackers. —

  • Advanced

    Get the inside story of how and why the IT Project Management and Reporting Guidelines were created! Hear from the trenches: those that actively manage projects with a one-time project cost of $5 million or more. The panel will share how these systemwide guidelines have been applied to qualifying IT projects, the benefits and challenges of adhering to the guidelines, and creating and maintaining accurate reporting for the Regents.

    Attendees can expect to learn how these guidelines—

  • Beginner

    Just because you build it does not mean that they will come… a gentle reference to "Field of Dreams," but a reality. How you define, develop, deploy, organize, and communicate your IT offering (application, service, software) directly impacts your audience. 

    Silo Much?
    Most IT properties reflect the structure and focus of their parent organization. But if no one uses your product, or they can't find your product, or they're frustrated by your product… then you either have—

  • Intermediate

    At a large, geographically widespread academic medical center, meeting researchers where they’re at is a challenge.  Helping clinicians and researchers navigate across which technologies, tools, platforms, internal technology groups, external vendor options and governance and approval boards is a full time job. Actually it’s several people’s full time jobs.

    Join us for a panel discussion of how XXX has created both formal and informal structures to support researchers interested in using technology in healthcare research. Hear from a—

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  • Take a step back in time and pretend you’re a kid again! We will provide a climbing tower and you try to climb as high as possible before the next breakout sessions start. 

    Bring your lunch, join the fun and enjoy our musical guests. 

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  • Location: Corwin Pavilion

    To view an interactive campus map, click here

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  • Grab your lunch and meet up with other designers, design-thinkers and design fans for a lunchtime meeting. Connect on #design-at-uctech in UCTech Slack. 

  • 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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  • Location: Multicultural Center (MCC) Lounge

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  • Location: Corwin Pavilion

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    With your registration, you are automatically entered to win one of our fabulous UCTech 2019 prizes! Drawing winners must be present to collect their prize.

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  • Established in 2000 and named for former UC Riverside CIO, the Larry L. Sautter Awards honor projects developed by faculty and staff. 

    Any department at the 10 UC campuses, five medical centers, the UC Office of the President (UCOP), Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR), Hastings College of the Law, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are eligible for an award. 

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  • Grab more coffee and check out the Sponsor Fair while you're here! Coffee, tea and more snacks will be available in the UCEN Main Lobby.

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  • Location: Meet in front of Corwin Pavilion

    To view an interactive campus map, click here

    UC Santa Barbara, "where beauty meets brilliance," covers nearly 2 square miles on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, and where nearly 25,000 students and 11,000 staff members learn, research, and help fulfill the university's academic mission. You'll see the iconic Storke Tower, enjoy the lush greenery and flowers throughout campus, and experience the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean's Channel Islands—

  • Beginner

    It has been a full year since this speaker presented on her documented harassment and retaliation experiences in IT and across multiple investigative entities at UC. This presentation focuses on addressing these questions: 

    1. How have IT and the University responded to date and are these responses meaningful?
    2. Is IT a measurably safer and more inclusive place for women now than before the articles (see below)?
    3. Have campus investigative offices modified their policies and processes?   
    4. Is zero tolerance—
  • Beginner

    For the Adobe Fellows program, faculty from a range of departments who teach courses in American Cultures—a universal undergraduate requirement with an emphasis on the ethnic diversity of sociopolitical and historical narratives within the United States—develop assignments in which students create projects using the Adobe CC suite of programs, including videos, podcasts, infographics, and Spark webpage presentations.

    The Adobe Fellows program was conceived to:

    • Enrich student learning by promoting innovative methods for engaging with and representing local—

  • Intermediate

    As the use and availability of Electronic Health Record system have expanded so have opportunities to reuse the information they collect to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, improve health system operations and support a variety of research activities.

    Although the opportunities for secondary reuse of EHR are immense, many questions quickly emerge concerning the quality of the data. There is often a mismatch between the data quality required when originally collecting data and the data quality needed later after data has been—

  • Beginner

    Our IT workforce has increasingly diversified, in demographics as well as thought.  Therefore it is critical to adapt, ensuring that we create and foster inclusive environments, structured to maximize opportunities to share knowledge and collaborate.  Roles that were never previously categorized as IT, many of which live in Analytics departments or on Informatics teams, are now directly contributing more than ever to the larger IT strategy.  In order to allow these new players to breakdown silos and—

  • Intermediate

    Overview of how our Infrastructure team integrated automation into our data center.  Includes an overview of the specific tools sets and platforms deployed.   Focusing on the drivers and benefits.  Including specific real-world examples of how manual labor can be automated, what it means for the organization, what skill sets are required to achieve success, how to measure success, etc..  Automation is an important step in the maturity model for modern IT teams, yet not many UC’s are—

  • Securing Information, Assets and Systems
    SSMS - Room 1301/1302

    Beginner

    Do you approach change by hitting your users over the head with the same communications strategy or do you hit the nail on the head with targeted communication and outreach efforts? Let’s face it change is painful and inconvenient, especially when you’re competing with the distractions of a busy community. Beginning spring 2018 IT Security rolled out a set of initiatives to improve data, network, and system protection. We knew from experience that internal change was often—

  • Beginner

    Phrases never uttered at a modern UC campus:

    • “Sure, we have enough room for all our staff.”
    • “We actually have too many conference rooms.”
    • “We want to do less collaboration. So, we’re going to keep people spread out and siloed.”

    One UC tech department finally said, “Enough is enough!” and decided to do something about it. The result: A complete gutting of the office suite, a year-long relocation, and the resulting modern, open office environment. Walls replaced—

  • Beginner

    Worried about how to secure your data in the cloud? Learn how UC San Diego Health achieves HIPAA and NIST compliance in AWS to support researchers. We will discuss general patterns and common architectures to decouple protected data from processing and orchestration. Understand how to track where data flows through automation leveraging cloud native and partner solutions on AWS.

    Speakers:  Andrew Greaves, Enterprise Research Architect, UC San Diego Health; and Randy Ridgley, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

  • Beginner

    We’ve long known that phishing and social engineering are the ways most organisations get compromised. Attackers know it’s much easier to find someone who will click than to find a working exploit for a modern operating system or browser. However, most organizations have very little idea which of their people receive sophisticated threats, targeted threats, or even large volumes of threats. We call these targets VAPs (Very Attacked People), and they may not be who you would—

  • Beginner

    Extending UC Health’s EHR to the Community Market

    • Define Electronic Health Record (EHR) provisioning to the community market and how that foundation helps evolve the patient care continuum
    • Discuss how UC Health is taking a proactive, integrated approach to advancing their provisioning strategies and capabilities
    • Provide insight to the program development necessary to sustain the business model (e.g., legal, compliance, risk, vendor licensing, privacy, cost modeling)
    • Share examples and highlight key lessons learned from providers’ experiences in—
  • Intermediate

    Faculty are increasingly using Canvas to enhance their face-to-face classes and this has led to a growing interest in online and hybrid courses, which is only further encouraged by our university’s Digital Learning Initiative. However, our department doesn’t have the resources to work directly with every interested faculty member. We needed to find a scalable solution that would allow for interested faculty to develop quality online and hybrid courses and digital course components without having to work—

  • Beginner

    In this session, you will learn how mobile app design can be strategically leveraged in innovative ways to make data collection easier and to increase participant engagement. This information includes insights on user-centered approaches for applying design thinking methodology and includes a discussion of design best practices. Case studies of research apps for special populations will be demonstrated.

  • Beginner

    Like a river with a flood, or a forest with a fire, sometimes you need to destroy something to renew it. Our IT Governance Committee on Technology & Architecture had become stagnant, and participation waned. Our new steering committee chair asked each committee to review its charge and focus, to ensure we were maximizing our impact. We disbanded the committee and brought together business and technical leaders to create something from the ashes. We set out to—

  • Beginner

    Mentoring, either as a mentor or as a mentee, is all about ideas: learning about new ways of approaching problems and being open to new ideas and ways of thinking. Mentoring programs are one of the best ways to build sustainable IT workforce. 

    The WHPC Mentoring Program is a mostly online, robust mentoring program connecting women from around the world with mentorship and support that will help them to achieve their full potential as HPC professionals. This program provides—

  • Intermediate

    Now, more than ever, IT professionals are feeling overwhelmed by the number and complexity of tools available to them. From Kuberneties to Teraform, Chef to Ansible, It can sometimes be difficult to tell where one tool ends and another begins. With such overlap and complex integrations, it becomes necessary to change the way you reason about and chose your technology portfolio.

    This talk does not suggest or advocate for any particular set of tooling, but rather discusses some methods of breaking down—

  • Beginner

    Ready? Set? Innovate! Creativity can feel like we’re being asked to do the impossible -- you want me to do my job and what? Think of something new? I don’t have the time for that! Although IT is a place of innovation and cutting edge technology, it’s also the place of legacy systems and tech debt. As contributors, how do we balance what we need to do with what we want to do? As managers, how can—

  • Beginner

    Have you ever been involved in a conversation or interaction where someone says or does something that demonstrates a lack of respect or inclusion based on a personal attribute such as gender, race, ethnicity, age, etc. and everyone freezes, no one knows what to say or do?    This session will present some anonymous real life examples and allow participants to practice techniques and responses to non-inclusive behavior as a recipient or supporter/ally. Our presentation will arm participants with ready responses in common—

  • Beginner

    When faced with solving a new problem, we often need to decide between buying or building the solution. Sometimes a third option is available - borrow. 

    In this session we will share our journey in delivering an appointment scheduling system to our campus’ undergraduate advising offices. After extensive campus conversations with stakeholders, including governance voting, it was decided that we would build a custom system. However, a third and unusual option emerged during our pre-development research: borrow.—

  • Beginner

    EDUCAUSE recently asked higher ed CIOs to sign a statement that recognizes the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace. A number of UC location CIOs signed, pledging to take concrete actions both in their own organizations and as part of the larger higher ed community to foster diverse and inclusive environments. Come hear from several of our own CIOs talk about why they think diversity matters, why they’re dedicating time and effort to diversity—

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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—

  • Beginner

    Do you have trouble connecting with your clients and customers? Perhaps you are challenged working with your boss or colleagues or would like to increase your confidence to advance your career. This workshop will teach you the 5 points in the Self-coaching model; a framework to classify and categorize all situations. This is a technique used to monitor personal effectiveness by uncovering a higher self-awareness. Use the self-coaching model to monitoring undesired outcomes. Participants will learn how to effectively self-coach, create an individual growth plan—

  • Beginner

    Calling all novice and experienced non-certified project managers! Becoming a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) can be a wise career decision, but is it right for you?

    Whether you’re dabbling with the idea or already in the midst of exam prep, attend this panel discussion to learn more about why you should—or shouldn’t!—get certified. This multi-location panel will have a lively discussion around their journeys to certification, including:

    1. benefits (opens doors, hireability, standardized language)
    2. challenges in getting—

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  • Location: Meet in front of Corwin Pavilion

    To view an interactive campus map, click here

    UC Santa Barbara, "where beauty meets brilliance," covers nearly 2 square miles on the coast of the Pacific Ocean, and where nearly 25,000 students and 11,000 staff members learn, research, and help fulfill the university's academic mission. You'll see the iconic Storke Tower, enjoy the lush greenery and flowers throughout campus, and experience the spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean's Channel Islands—

  • Intermediate

    The greatest part of being a member of Information Systems is creating solutions that make work better and easier for the staff we serve.  Staff asked us: “Can you create a solution that saves our emails to project folders on the network? Doing this manually is truly a mind numbing office task which is driving us nuts.”  We researched and discovered Google Apps Script which was used to create a one-click Gmail add-on solution.

    Learn how you—

  • Beginner

    SeedMeLab is a set of modular building blocks to create powerful data management and data sharing websites. It enables research teams to manage, share, search, visualize, and present their data in a web-based environment using an access-controlled, branded, and customizable website they own and control. It supports storing and viewing data in a familiar tree hierarchy, but also supports formatted annotations, lightweight visualizations, and threaded comments on any file/folder. SeedMeLab can be easily extended and customized to support metadata, job parameters, and—

  • Beginner

    It takes multiple teams working in concert to deliver a quality product. This coordination is difficult without a defined process in place.

    In the beginning, users had to interact with each team separately which caused confusion, delays, and unpredictable outcomes.  To remove this burden from the user and improve delivery time, we designed and continue to iterate a process that ensures requests are fulfilled in the shortest time possible.

    In this session we'll showcase our journey—

  • Beginner

    There is currently a lack of a shared definition among campus academic and administrative departments that provide teaching and learning services of what it means to be a ‘student’ at our UC campus.  Departments regularly adopt data feeds for directory and other campus services as the definition of a student; this leads to some students getting denied critical student services. The Student Definition initiative aims to create a standardized framework for campus, so that each department can—

  • Intermediate

    What if you could implement Shibboleth for your application as a plug-and-play, reducing the time and effort from months to days?

    The AJS DevOps team at UCOP created a Docker container for Shibboleth that is deployed on AWS as a front-end to our web application. This simplified framework can be used as a prototype for any web application that needs to use Shibboleth for Single Sign On. 

    Discover how this can be realized in as little as 4—

  • Beginner

    Creating and delivering videos for the online masses is a daunting task. It often requires copious amounts of time, well-designed spaces, and expensive tools to implement and streamline their use in growing flipped classroom landscape. However, those who embrace flipped learning need to think like architects, not high-budget video producers. While it’s tempting to become enamored by the technology or space we wish we had, now more than ever, it has become clear that creating effective instructional—

  • Beginner

    Setting a workplace goal is easy but accomplishing that goal can be incredibly hard. Personal blockers such as negative talk, fear, procrastination and perfectionism can sink one's efforts before they start. Conversely, a focused effort, support, and sponsors can help one achieve even the most lofty of ambitions.

    In this interactive session, attendees will learn practical tips and frameworks they can immediately apply to reboot and refocus their career goals, regardless if they are formulating new goals—

  • Beginner

    Dasher solutions architects will showcase real life projects where we leveraged Aruba Networks wireless solutions including ClearPass NAC and Meridian beacon technology for mobile engagement. We’ll also be sharing technical insight into Hewlett Packard Enterprise Synergy and the new HPE Primera storage offering. Finally we will show how Dasher and Tenable are enabling greater security for the UC System in both public and private cloud environments.

  • Beginner

    By mid-2016, UCSB had worked for 4 years to implement UCPath.  Although 13 staff were allocated to the program, none of the 126 business process designs or 50 interfaces were complete, and over 85 departments still used paper timecards.  After changing how we managed the program, UCSB drastically accelerated its deployment schedule and completed deployment in September 2018. 

    In this session, I'll walk through the steps we took to establish a sense of collective urgency, reduce the—

  • Beginner

    Whether you have team members who are off-site employees or you’re working on a project that involves cross-campus collaboration, remote work comes with its fair share of challenges and considerations. If remote work isn’t ingrained into your department’s culture, problems won’t be far behind. Projects can be delayed because dispersed teams aren’t used to communicating with out-of-office colleagues. Discontent may simmer if in-office workers don’t feel comfortable contacting off-site ones. Your stakeholders might feel that your team—

  • Beginner

    University technologists are in a unique position to offer IT services to researchers embarking on ambitious projects that require production level services with the flexibility and customization required of a dynamic research study setting. Mobilize Labs at UCLA provides such support to researchers with an emphasis on mobile data collection with custom apps and real-time data visualizations on web dashboards, most notably the multi-university PRISMS study of children with asthma. Here we focus on the design of—

  • Intermediate

    The battle to make research computing more accessible and secure, while extremely engaging, remains complex. This talk will focus on some of the cutting edge containerized research computing implementations that UCSF has designed, attempted to expand, and used at the Center for Digital Health Innovation as we extremely actively seek to compute flexibility through Kubernetes on top of infrastructure in AWS, infrastructure on premise, and a consistent environment on researcher's personal computers. At its core, much of—

  • Intermediate

    This session will reveal the journey that the UCLA Web Services Team is going through in transitioning from a traditional web development shop to a data first web services organization in support of research and researchers. Areas of focus will include transitioning from traditional infrastructure to cloud infrastructure as-a-service, APIs for data sharing, and creating new knowledge through collaboration.

    Because research IT has become a commodity, we need to look for other avenues for adding value. One way of doing this—

  • Beginner

    We have achieved over $7 million in IT savings and cost avoidance during each of the past three years, with no impact on service or the delivery of solutions, by encouraging all IT leaders to be excellent business people as well as excellent technical leaders. This has included training and tools in negotiation and tracking and publicly highlighting successes across the organization. Each month all larger expenditures are captured into a tracking mechanism and the director responsible—

  • Beginner

    Over the past decade an increasing number of students with hearing impairments have been identified on our campus who need real-time captioning of their classes. There are too few captioning providers in our local area to meet that need. We developed a system which provides captioning staff at remote locations an audio feed from the media system of any of our classrooms and allows them to share the text that they type with students in those rooms—

  • Beginner

    Batman and Robin. Han Solo and Chewbacca. Mario and Luigi. Just like these famous pairings, so it is for Data Architecture and Data Governance — they’re aligned to support each other in a variety of ways. What tops this data management duo’s list? Their shared goal of creating standards and guidelines to support UC*'s strategic goals (increasing operational efficiency, decreasing costs, mitigating risk, promoting data as a business asset - the list is long).

    Without the benefit of a—

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  • Advanced

    Brief: This workshop will describe steps to stand-up a centralized Project Management Office in an IS environment.  The first half of the workshop will discuss one campus’s 12-month start-up journey, including the Project Management Maturity Model framework, STARS assessment, SWOT analysis, Visioning, Planning, Staff Development, Performance Improvement, and Execution... along with the “magic” key ingredients for success. The second half of the workshop will lead individuals through a STARS profile, mini-maturity audit and readiness checklist.

    Materials: An—

  • Beginner

    Think about your cube-mate or office-mate.  Do you know what motivates them to get up and come to work?  Do you know what keeps them up at night? What do they dream about changing on your campus and in your city?  

    Relationships drive us.  Stories power those relationships.  Engagement at work will thrive and grow when people know each other - not just their names, but their passions, hopes, and fears.  Learn how to have a—

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  • Location: North Hall Data Center (25 person tour limit)

    To view the location via map, click here

    The North Hall Data Center houses UC Santa Barbara's information technology systems across the Academic, Administrative, and Research communities. North Hall was constructed in 1961 and the Data Center underwent a $5.5 million renovation between 2009 and 2011. The data center serves nearly 40 different entities on campus, among them: the Academic Senate, Athletics, Budget & Planning, the Library, and—

  • Intermediate

    Managing large projects and all the tasks and resources that go along with them may seem daunting or overwhelming. But what if you could simplify the project management process but get even more successful results? What if you could put aside complex concepts like “Dependency Mapping”, “Resource Leveling”, and “Work Breakdown Structures” in lieu of a straightforward customer-focused process? 

    The ITS-PRO ontology stands for Project Management, Reporting, and Optimization and is based on breaking down—

  • Beginner

    How can user experience (UX)  techniques be applied to instructional technology services? We’ll describe a case study where we researched and analyzed the experience of instructors teaching large classes (i.e. those that impact the greatest number of students) to build a Journey Map, which in turn helped us identify opportunities to improve our suite of digital learning services. 

  • Intermediate

    Release Toggles allow incomplete and un-tested codepaths to be shipped to production as latent code which may never be turned on.  These are feature flags used to enable trunk-based development for teams practicing Continuous Delivery.  They allow in-progress features to be checked into a shared integration branch (e.g. master or trunk) while still allowing that branch to be deployed to production at any time. Release Toggles allow incomplete and un-tested codepaths to be shipped to production as—

  • Beginner

    For the vastness of IT solutions we provide to our campuses, have we scaled our Customer Service models appropriately to adapt to this growth? And if so, how do we know our support models are working? The field of Customer Experience (CX) offers practical tools for analyzing how well our organizations keep pace with the needs of our campus customers; designing strategies to adapt our products and services accordingly; and translating customer feedback to business results.

    In—

  • Intermediate

    Analytics across disparate applications has been am ongoing challenge in every organization. Proto typing an analytics solution across multiple applications can be time consuming. This usually involves moving data from multiple applications to a single data store - which is costly from a data movement, and modeling perspective.

    There are several innovative solutions to this problem. One of the effective solutions is using Data virtualization. This session will explore possible solutions, focused on Data virtualization. The session—

  • Beginner

    Answering the question that will be asked by your board: is it worth the risk to secure the digital workplace?
    We will discuss the business cost of a cyber attack from the perspective of a secure foundation for a digital workplace

    How to create a Secure by design location all while enabling your employees to work from wherever and however they desire.

  • Intermediate

    In early 2018, our campus rolled out a AWS environment for research computing with PHI, limited to a certain number of use cases, the idea being that if a researcher has a use case matching an approved one, they will have a much more streamlined option to start working on AWS, while still meeting all the security and compliance requirements. We also limited this to a few research projects at first so that we could refine the—

  • Beginner

    Whether designing an app interface or a business process, the same philosophical principles drive both Lean Six Sigma and lean software design and development. By combining the two and understanding that they are complementary and mutually reinforcing, we can leverage our product lifecycle to achieve both process improvement and core UX goals. In this talk, we’ll dive into each stage of the Lean Six Sigma methodology, and how it applies to UX design with real-world examples and—

  • Beginner

    DevOps, CI, Build, Test, Deploy! There are a lot of different components flying around this buzzword-compliant practice. It’s hard to know where to start. (Spoiler: always start with low-hanging fruit!) But the promises are very attractive: Fewer bugs, faster deployment, greater confidence in your changes.

    Learn practical tools and workflows from those of us already in the trenches. We will cover:

    • Identifying the areas where automation will make the biggest difference
    • Continuous Integration tools and services such as—
  • Securing Information, Assets and Systems
    Girvetz Hall - Room 2123

    Intermediate

    We'll share our experience with a top-right quadrant SIEM, including benefits, pitfalls, operation and support.

    • How to learn to use the SIEM
    • Best use of vendor resources
    • What we expected & what we got
    • Leveraging for a small team
    • Metrics vs Measurements/Actionable Numbers
    • Runbook-style procedures
    • Extending to the cloud
    • Useful dashboards/reports
    • What we would do differently

     

  • Beginner

    Research facilitation is serious business. Such support is critical to the research and research-coupled academic enterprise. Annual sponsored research in the UC System has grown to over $6 billion dollars (2016-17), yet national sponsors are requiring more external collaboration and are scrutinizing the IT infrastructure that supports research projects. All of this requires complex IT solutions and technology expertise - it is no longer possible for the researcher to act independently, except for the very largest of—

  • Advanced

    As global technology advances further into the digital age, it is imperative we continue to identify means to exploit the massive potential of data. Through the application of innovative artificial intelligent techniques on data, decision makers are now empowered to take advantage of the hidden potential of data. An objective of my presentation would be to inspire those in the technological world to reimagine the depth and breadth of the data we collect.

    More specifically, I would like to—

  • Intermediate

    The Student Activity Hub (SAH) combines information about all graduate and undergraduate students into a single repository. Academic analysts, advisors, and faculty can access the curated data through supported reporting and visualization tools: Tableau and Cognos. 

    In the initial phase, the SAH is designed to make institutional and operational reporting easier by providing access to 15 years’ worth of student data featuring retention, graduation rates, enrollments, demographics, class scheduling, and more. In later phases, real-time learning data—

  • Intermediate

    When UCLA HumTech converted a homegrown application to a serverless app, we had to rethink how we approached data security. While UCLA has a number of solutions to protect student data, most of these solutions assume that there's a server to run on. A serverless app requires rethinking how we accessed Shibboleth, queried the student record system, and protected resources.

    This talk will present our experience securing a serverless application. It is for developers, system administrators, and—

  • Beginner

    Whether you want to learn a new skill, increase your chances for landing a new job, or just want to collaborate with other like-minded individuals on projects, networking is an essential tool.

    In this session, the speaker will share how the use of effective networking brought their department new clients.

  • Intermediate

    This workshop will demonstrate how to use free open-source tools to set up a safe environment to explore a deliberately insecure web application to train yourself or other web-application developers on web-application security.

  • Intermediate

    There is currently an effort to increase the ranks of trans and gender-nonconforming workers in the technology industry nationwide. In the UC we are expanding and diversifying our culture through Transgender Health Benefits, Nondiscrimination Policies, and the inclusion of all-gender restrooms. The UC also acknowledges that we have much to do to create a safer and inclusive campus climate for trans and gender-nonconforming people. In this talk we will learn about the history of trans people in—

  • 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
  • Beginner

    How do you effectively support a network of over 1,500 concurrent courses, whose online pages are collectively accessed over 2 million times each week? In supporting a customized, self-hosted learning management system, data and data visualizations are a foundational element of our decision-making. Take a look inside our tool kit and find out how we use different resources to help us monitor the pulse of our learning management system. Google Analytics, Splunk, Tableau, and other custom reporting and data visualization tools—

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  • Location: University Center Main Lobby

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    Prior to dinner on Tuesday evening, UCSB and our UCTech sponsors will host a Sponsor Mixer. Join your colleagues for an hour of unwinding and socializing prior to dinner at 6:30 p.m. 

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  • Dinner will be provided and live music from the band "Killer Kaya." 

    Location: Outside at Manzanita Village on the Las Encinas Quad 

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  • Location: MultiCultural Center (MCC) Theater and Lounge (movie starts at 9 p.m.)

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    What better way to relax and unwind after a day of learning, connecting, and growing? A movie and game night, of course! Join us in the MultiCultural Center (MCC) for a showing of Galaxy Quest and classic games such as Monopoly, Yahtzee, puzzles, and more!