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

February 7, 2019

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

Modern Browser Security

Speaker: Pete Graff – 10:00 to 10:40

As a web developer, how can you leverage modern browser features to make your sites/apps more secure? We’ll take a look at content security policy (CSP), making cookies safer, and a few other browser security features you may not be aware of. And, because they’re crucial to a functional web but can be deceptively confusing, we’ll also review Same Origin Policy and Cross Origin Resource Sharing.

A Web App’s transition from AWS to Azure

Speakers: David Guenther and Russell Burns – 10:40 to 11:20

This presentation is about transitioning a web application from Amazon Web Services to Azure Cloud hosting environments. It seeks to compare and contrast how the application can be setup in similar ways on both platforms. It identifies different approaches employed by each cloud provider to achieve similar outcomes. Finally, it details the migration process from one provider to the other. At its completion, it will detail how UW Bothell IT hosts the CMS that serves the UW Bothell website and speculates what Cloud features they hope to adopt in the future.

A User-Centered Design Approach to the Five Methods of Engagement @ the UW

Speaker: Tom Lewis – 11:20 to 12:00

The Five Methods of Engagement emphasize a set of primarily non-technical skills necessary to thrive in the current IT environment. This presentation grounds these methods in a User-Centered Design approach as practiced at the UW.

May 9, 2019

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

Information to come.

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.