UW TechConnect

Tech Talks are University-wide events bringing together information technology enthusiasts from across our campuses to share ideas, knowledge, or even a war story or two. They are informal 40 minute talks, generally held quarterly and intended to be inclusive of an array of IT topics and participation.

Upcoming Tech Talks

May 9, 2019

10:00 am to Noon in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220

Data Loss Protection

Speakers: Dan Noehring and Martin Criminale – 10:00 to 10:40

Legacy DLP has failed all of us in security! The promise of Data Loss Prevention has turned into an endless cycle of policy management, user blocking and blind spots–all while missing the key to the plot: protecting the *user’s* data. Join this session to hear why legacy DLP has pitfalls, interesting data around insider threat and leakage and how and why you should be thinking about protecting your users over preventing them from doing their work.
Materials: Data Loss Protection

Business Analysis Methods at the UW

Speaker: Piet Niederhausen – 10:40 to 11:20

What methods are teams at the UW using to gather goals and requirements for IT projects? This session will introduce some of the top 10 business analysis methods recently identified and documented by the UW’s Business Analysis Community of Practice. Join us to hear about methods that could help your team — such as requirements elicitation, business process modeling, use cases, and user stories — and find out how to get started with a library of methods.
Materials: Business Analysis Methods at the UW

Sophos at UW

Speaker: Eugene Sherman – 11:20 to 12:00

Anti-Virus software is vital to help keep both University computers and your own personal computer secure. Sophos Anti-Virus software is the UW’s preferred choice for UW faculty, staff and students. The Sophos product suite includes stand-alone and managed anti-virus clients for all current (and some older) versions of Windows and Mac OS, and most of the popular UNIX and Linux distributions. It also provides apps for both Android and iOS based mobile devices.
Materials: Sophos at UW

August 8, 2019

10:00 am to Noon in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220

Information to come.

Nov 7, 2019

10:00 am to Noon in Odegaard Undergraduate Library, Room 220

Information to come.

Propose a Tech Talk

If you have a topic that may be of interest to the diverse multi-campus UW technical support community, please submit a proposal! Past topics have included virtualized computing lab management, web services, and software licensing.


Previous Tech Talks

Take a look at past presentations in the Tech Talk archive.


Other talks around the UW
Check out other talks and workshops around the UW.