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 talks, generally held quarterly and intended to be inclusive of an array of IT topics and participation.

Tech Talks – July 29 – 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

The order of the lineup is as follows:
10:00 – 10:35 Tableau Consulting: An Experiment and Take-aways
10:35 – 10:40 Break
10:40 – 11:15 The Ancient Secrets of Information Management
11:15 – 11:20 Break
11:20 – 11:55 Networking

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Tableau Consulting: An Experiment and Take-aways

In this talk, Alexis Wall (Senior BI Engineer) and Matt Portwood (UW-IT Technology Manager) will provide an overview of the UW Tableau Service and summarize a recent experiment in Tableau consulting. In this experiment we went beyond our bread and butter Tableau Service to build and deliver a complete solution for our customer in the UW Department of Emergency Medicine. We’ll discuss why we took on this work, how we saved an academic department thousands of dollars, what we delivered, and successes and challenges.

Presented by: Matt Portwood and Alexis Wall

The Ancient Secrets of Information Management

Training in symbolic logic is the key to overcoming many difficult and costly challenges in modern organizations. The significance of logic training becomes evident when we recognize the central role of logic in not only computer automated systems, but even in legacy manual systems. Symbolic logic is the simplest and most fundamental of all specification languages. It can be used to precisely specify any system, workflow, business requirement or classification scheme.

Presented by: Ron Fuller, Business Systems Analyst in UWFT

Networking Breakout Rooms

Connect with your peers in the IT community. Grab your lunch, and join us after the talks for a short, informal networking opportunity.


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


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