January 28, 2015
UW students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend an evening of discussion focused on “What can academia learn from open source?” on Monday, February 2 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in the UW Physics/Astronomy Auditorium at UW Seattle. A panel of six experts will discuss the vital role of software in academia and how institutions must adapt to support software tools and their producers. A reception follows. Get your free tickets.
January 9, 2015
The second annual UW TechConnect Conference will be on March 24, providing an opportunity for IT colleagues across the UW to connect on topics of interest and stay informed, so mark your calendar. Planning is underway for the speaker line-up, with more details to come. Until then, check out the enhanced TechConnect website, with information about campus events, communities of practice and additional resources for the UW’s information technology community.
October 13, 2014
The UW technology support community is invited to the November 4 Tech Talks, to share ideas, expertise, case studies and more. The keynote, on how IT leaders and faculty can best work together to advance teaching and learning, will be presented by Phil Reid, UW-IT’s Academic Services Associate Vice Provost and Professor of Chemistry. If you have a topic to present, contact Stephen Bangs by October 24. Time and location: 10:00 a.m. – noon, Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220.
September 15, 2014
Find out more about the free technology, discounts and services available to you as a UW student at the Technology Expo on September 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Odegaard Undergraduate Library. Visit booths from several UW units, and also from Microsoft, Tableau, Apple, Parallels and more. Enter the student drawing for a chance to win prizes like iPad Minis, an Xbox One and a Dell Venue 7 tablet. The first 1000 attendees will receive a free T-shirt.
August 6, 2014
UW technical staff are invited to attend a Technical Update Forum to understand the systems being impacted by the UW’s new HR/Payroll system and what you need to do to prepare. Each of the two-hour sessions includes a showcase of the technical capabilities and features available in Workday (the new HR/Payroll system vendor) and information on system configuration requirements and integration points. Register online:
August 5, 2014
UW hosted Microsoft’s “Imagine Cup 2014 World Finals” student technology competition, which drew 125 high school and college students from over 30 countries the week of July 28, the first time the 11-year event was held at a university. Teams stayed in UW Seattle’s residence halls and used Microsoft hardware and software to develop entries in Games, Innovation, and World Citizenship on the theme “imagine a world where technology helps solve the toughest problems.” Read about the Imagine Cup 2014 winners. Students can register for the 2015 event now.
May 1, 2014
Join faculty members for five-minute “enLightning” talks about transforming courses from traditional to hybrid or online. Technology Teaching Fellows from Chemistry, Philosophy, Geology, Education, American Indian Studies, and the College of the Environment will describe some of the techniques they used to alter their courses at the talk, on May 13 from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in Odegaard Library, room 220. This event is sponsored by the Office of the Provost, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and UW-IT. Register now.
April 10, 2014
The one-day UW TechConnect conference on March 25 attracted 400 people to Odegaard Undergraduate Library & Learning Commons for informative talks and workshops including Flipping the Classroom, Office 365, IT Service Management, Tableau data visualization, and Enterprise Architecture strategy. Tweets reflected the enthusiasm: “Really neat to see all the incredible efforts and projects rolling out” and “A great forum for exchanging information and ideas.” The UW Computing Directors sponsored the event with UW-IT. Visit the TechConnect website for photos and stories, presentations, materials and more.
April 8, 2014
UW employees interested in learning more about Agile and Lean principles and how to deliver value sooner to meet business needs can register for upcoming Agile Fridays Webinars, a free training series sponsored by the Washington State Office of the Chief Information Officer and Results Washington. UW-IT staff will present “Lean/Agile Basics and Essentials” on April 18, and “Lean/Agile Transition Case Study” on May 16. The Webinars are open to all state employees and held from 11:00 a.m. – noon.
March 4, 2014
UW Event Calendar owners can now manage editing permissions for departmental calendars on their own, rather than submitting a request to UW-IT, thanks to a recent integration of the calendar with the UW Groups service. Calendar owners now can add or remove editors from departmental calendars simply by adding or removing their NetIDs from groups managed through the UW Groups service.