Schedule

Tuesday, July 20

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  • 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

    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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  • 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

    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—

  • 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—

  • 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

    At the request of the presenter, this session was not recorded. - UCTech 2019 Planning Committee

    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—

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  • 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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Wednesday, July 21

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  • Beginner

    UC has a systemwide contract for the Siteimprove web accessibility review tools, which are available to everyone at UC. Learn how you can use them to make sure your websites are accessible to people with disabilities. The tools regularly scan your public websites to check for and show you how to fix any accessibility issues with the web pages and PDF documents. The Siteimprove tools also support standards for quality assurance (spelling, broken links), SEO, and p—

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  • Beginner

    At the request of the presenters, this session was not recorded. - UCTech 2019 Planning Committee

    IT professionals face unbounded demand, constantly shifting technologies, and limited resources. As a result, our approaches to problem-solving require grit and perseverance and can too quickly exhaust us if we lack a framework and shared mindtools to manage our own and our teams’ expectations, not to mention those of our campus stakeholders.  In this session, two CIOs describe their theory and—

  • Intermediate

    Automated tools can do a lot to help you with website accessibility. But to really achieve accessibility, you also need to understand and incorporate key accessibility concepts into your website and web app design. Join this session to learn more advanced skills to make your websites and web apps accessible. Topics covered will include best practices for website design, how to pick platforms and frameworks, when to use ARIA, and how to use all your development tools—

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  • Beginner

    Cognitive diversity is the recognition that people differ in their perspectives and how they process information. A greater diversity of thought allows teams to tackle uncertain, complex situations with far greater success than less diverse teams. In fact, Harvard Business Review has identified cognitive diversity as a key predictor of team performance and success.

    This session will begin with a definition of cognitive diversity, with an emphasis on its value to the organization. Second, the session will—

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