Monday, Oct. 28th
IT training workshops
Making green IT easy
Join IU sustainability experts for a tour of IU Surplus’ secure electronics recycling program, as well as discussion on incorporating sustainable computing practices, green IT tips, and feedback for UITS. (Light refreshments included)
Research storage training workshops
Meet & move: Speed networking, sponsored by IU Women in IT and SOIC Career Services
Don’t miss this fun, innovative opportunity to accelerate your conference networking experience through short rounds of introductions in small-group formats. Be sure to bring your business cards! (Attendance open to all)
CEWiT keynote: Dr. Moira Gunn
How do you plan for a career when the jobs you will hold have yet to be imagined? How will digital connectedness play a role in your future? What human elements will remain the same, no matter what technology has to offer? NPR's Dr. Moira Gunn will share her insights from her career in IT, as well as those of her many guests. Learn more »
Join CEWiT members and IU IT professionals for cookies and punch following the keynote address by Dr. Moira Gunn.
Join us for nine holes on IU's PAR 3 golf course! Registration is first come, first served, with participation capped at 36 people.
Tee time: 5pm sharp
Cost: $10 (individual) $20 (riding in cart)
IT5K fun run
Meet fellow IT professionals for the IT5K fun run, where you can run, walk, and even crawl at your own pace! Please provide your own water. (This is not a timed event.)
Tuesday, Oct. 29th
Fmr. Rep. Lee Hamilton, director, Center on Congress at IU
Fred Cate, director, Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, and Distinguished Professor and C. Ben Dutton Professor of Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Raquel Hill, associate professor, IU School of Informatics and Computing
Senior advisor, technology strategy, The Advisory Board Company
Former US Chief Technology Officer
Make your way to Alumni Hall for a catered lunch with IT colleagues.
IT water cooler lunch
Join Sue Workman, IU AVP for client services and support, and the IT Managers council for lunch followed by lightning talks from IT professionals, a presentation about new and updated IT services, and networking in a birds-of-a-feather format.
Project management from the ground
Join us for a discussion about managing projects that differ in size, scope, and depth without a dedicated project manager. Topics include software, resource organization, deadlines, communication, and cross-department collaboration. The presenters will share examples of workflows, demonstrate software, and discuss successful project management implementation.
CONNECTing outside the class
Come learn from IU faculty and UITS staff about how they are using online collaboration tools in traditional classroom settings.
Flipping the class: It’s not really about the technology
Are you an instructor who would like to flip your class? Learn about the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning’s new model for encouraging students to move beyond rote content memorization and toward mastery of higher-order and disciplinary-specific thinking skills.
It’s 2am. Do you know who’s talking to your web application?
This session discusses the state of web application security at IU. We will cover common attack techniques and motivations, attack signatures, frequently handled incidents, and ways to limit the university’s exposure to web-based attacks.
The well-metered campus: A comprehensive energy data project
IU uses each building’s meter data for purposes such as cost savings and environmental considerations. This presentation will discuss those efforts, which include installing new meters, developing systems that interact with established entities, and developing tools to analyze and display the data.
(Don't) carry that weight: Here come the eTexts!
This session presents an overview of eTexts at IU, including a demonstration of Courseload and how faculty and staff use it to read digital materials on a variety of devices. The session also clarifies the process faculty use to select an eText and discusses the many benefits— including significant cost savings to students—of using an eText versus a printed textbook.
Communities of practice: What are they and what are they doing?
Join us for a panel discussion on the Communities of Practice forming across the regional campuses that include regional UITS staff, as well as key UITS staff members from Bloomington and IUPUI. We’ll cover their goals, successes, and challenges. Learn how the university benefits from the unique perspective of regional technology staff.
Big Red II, PTI, and you
Big Red II was the world’s first university-owned, one petaFLOPS supercomputer. This session describes Big Red II’s capabilities, ways to access it, and the use of supercomputers in undergraduate research and education. We will also discuss Data Capacitor II and the role of the Pervasive Technology Institute cyberinfrastructure and service centers.
Supporting IT-28 migrations: What can UITS provide?
The impact of IT-28 policy is significant, and IU units may have difficulty accommodating and adopting this policy without technical assistance from UITS. This session addresses technical assistance, server and website migrations, research condominium computing access, and other issues that will help units required to comply with the IT-28 policy.
Succeed and deliver: Leadership techniques for all
Join us in this series of round table discussions about what it takes to be a successful leader. Possible topics include building relationships; coaching for results; thinking strategically; delegating effectively; balancing leading, managing, and doing; and cultivating emotional intelligence.
What students want from IT@IU
What do students really want from IT@IU? Find out during this panel discussion with the UITS Student IT Ambassadors. Members will answer questions, and provide perspectives on the hottest issues in tech for IU students.
Games, play, and motivation in the classroom
The Intrinsic Motivation and Play Faculty Learning Community’s (FLC) mission is to capture the essence of the motivation, engagement, and just plain fun inherent in games, and then to unleash it in their classrooms. In this panel discussion, FLC members will tell the tales of this quest—where it has led them and the miles yet to go.
Moving on up: Strategies for being found on the web
Your website should never be a one-and-done investment. Learn how to use analytics to see how your website is performing and uncover opportunities to improve search engine optimization (SEO).
Advanced visualization and collaboration using IQ-Walls
The UITS Advanced Visualization Lab (AVL) has created an adaptable design for building functional, relatively low-cost IQ-Walls—ultra-high resolution displays that help the IU community tackle visualization challenges. Students and faculty from the Department of Human-Centered Computing conducted user studies on human-computer interaction with large displays. Learn how they hope to leverage these findings to design next-generation collaborative environments around wall-sized displays.
Learning together in the IU cloud
The IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning will share its approach for piloting two workshops to introduce faculty and staff to the cloud services IUanyWare and Box. We will provide workshop materials in IU Box, and use the collaborative features of Box and social media for discussion.
Internal audit: Top ten IT audit findings and possible solutions
This session reviews the top ten IT audit findings over the past six years. For each finding, we will discuss the risks associated with each evaluated IT area, the process used to evaluate and test, and the various solutions departments have implemented to correct the finding. Audience participation is encouraged.
Accessibility at IU
The UITS Adaptive Technology and Accessibility Center works to improve the educational experience and work environment for the IU community. Come learn about the technology support and services the university provides to students, faculty, and staff with disabilities.
IUanyWare today and tomorrow
This session walks participants through how to connect a device to IUanyWare, which allows users to run IU-licensed software applications from any device without the hassle of installation. Engineers will share support options, tips, and tricks about saving files and printing.
Apache Airavata: Building gateways to innovation
This talk introduces the Apache Airavata software suite for managing the execution and workflow patterns of scientific applications on distributed computing resources. Participants will learn about Apache’s open source governance model, and hear a discussion about possible extensions of Airavata to new problem domains in enterprise computing.
Brief tour of Software-Defined Networking and OpenFlow
This session introduces the concept of software-defined networking, shares the basics of the OpenFlow protocol, and describes IU's leadership role in this effort.
Deploying a registry service for translational medical research
The Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) is deploying an enterprise-level registry system to increase the data exchange between IU and Indiana health care institutions. This talk describes some of the deployment’s challenges, which include balancing the divergent needs and priorities of researchers and assembling various UITS capabilities into a cohesive service.
Using video to enhance student learning
Get an overview of ways faculty can use video for their courses, and apply active learning techniques to the use of video for student engagement and learning. This session also provides an overview of the Kaltura Video Platform pilot and a demonstration of the system.
Interactive tour development
Join us to learn how a Bepko intern at IU Kokomo created a campus virtual tour that includes digital illustration, photography, and 3D models of each building.
IU Online: Getting to a platform
This session discusses the tools and platforms used to develop new programs as part of IU Online. Discussion will include a brief history of IU Online, a look at where we are now, and what tools we might use in the future.
Project Restart: Next-generation service discovery
Hear how one UITS design team has changed the game by creating a new vision for discovering and accessing IT services (live beta included).
Teambox: A cloud-based project management tool
This session discusses the process used to select Teambox, a cloud-based cross-team collaborative project management tool. Attendees will also see a demonstration on ways teams and individuals can use it to increase productivity and improve collaboration.
Personalized learning with lynda.com
In this presentation, you will learn how to take advantage of the new features of lynda.com, a video-based training site, to create a personal learning experience.
Browser-based real-time communication: "Clientless" videoconferencing?
Users of videoconferencing are aware of the large number of incompatible software packages and proprietary hardware solutions. WebRTC promises to eliminate conferencing software installation and reduce the time required to join a meeting remotely. This session discusses the technical details of WebRTC and its possible applications at Indiana University.
Want your students to adopt technology services? We can help!
Despite their status as digital natives, today’s students are unaware of all of the technology services available to them at IU. Join us to learn more about how we can partner to engage your students with IU’s many student-focused IT services.
Creating online training for university employees
UITS IT Training partnered with Recreational Sports to create IU-specific online training for the RecTrac system, which handles a large portion of RecSports’ business needs. Presenters will talk about the process and the application used to develop it, share examples, discuss best practices, and show how they delivered videos via SharePoint.
Making your online course accessible
Members of the Adaptive Technology and Accessibility Centers and the IUPUI Center for Teaching and Learning offer insight into working with faculty to improve online course accessibility.
Augmented reality at IU
Real-world augmented reality (AR) solutions such as mobile applications, projection mapping, and 6DoF head-mounted displays demonstrate increasingly useful potential. The UITS Advanced Visualization Lab will demonstrate these systems and their associated workflows, and discuss the future of AR.
IT.IU: Concentrating the web
There’s a new home on the web for IT at Indiana University, and we have big plans for its future. Come learn about the new IT.IU website and how your group can be part of it. The presentation will include Q&A, as well as tips on getting your group’s website on the new platform.
IU's approach to campus bridging and how it'll make you happier about IT-28
Campus bridging aims to "bridge" the gap between researcher resources -- such as personal computers -- and larger-tier cyberinfrastructure resources at the university and national levels. We will define and demonstrate campus bridging and provide an overview of available resources.
Becoming HIPAA aligned at IU
UITS Research Technologies’ (RT) research systems and processes are recognized as an institutional best practice for HIPAA alignment. Check out this session to learn the HIPAA basics, the necessary steps to become HIPAA-aligned, and how RT can help.
Shuttle service to the Staff Appreciation Celebration
Need a ride to the CIB? Use the shuttle service! The shuttle will make continuous trips between the Indiana Memorial Union and the CIB (main entrance).
Staff Appreciation Celebration
Join your colleagues at the CIB to celebrate all the great things we've accomplished this year in IT@IU! The evening will include live music and building tours (see the Contact Center, GlobalNOC, and more), as well as free food and drinks.
Wednesday, Oct. 30th
Birds-of-a-feather gatherings (will take place during breakfast)
Support and advanced cyberinfrastructure for research, arts, and humanities
Increasing innovation and agility for IT@IU
Teaching and learning out of the Box: Using cloud storage inside Oncourse
Collaborative Learning Studio tour
Securing e-commerce in higher education
Cyberinfrastructure to support research
Ask leveraged services
Stop repeating yourself! Use Captivate to record demonstrations
Do you find yourself repeatedly demonstrating how to do something on the computer? In this session, you will learn how to use Adobe Captivate – one of the most popular rapid development eLearning tools available – to record and edit a simple computer task demonstration and publish it for use online.
iPads in Paris: Teaching, learning, and time machines
In a study abroad course on culture and society in 19th century Paris, students used iPads to make historical connections between 19th century sources and the city of today. The iPad became a virtual time machine, connecting the present to the past. This session discusses lessons and challenges.
Box at IU can do that?
What do graduate accounting teams, Science Olympiad, course exercise files, and foreign language research have in common? Box at IU! Personal, group, and organizational Box accounts provide a secure space for collaboration and storage – all accessible from any connected device. This session shares innovative use cases and best practices for using Box at IU.
Designing a video training production workflow
This session shares the production workflow for the new IT Training Recorded Workshop pilot. This includes combining live video with recorded screencasts, creating a consistent visual theme relating to IU branding standards, and planning for accessibility. We will also discuss plans for recorded workshop delivery.
Scalable agent-based models for scientific research
Agent-based systems provide powerful tools for simulating and studying complex phenomena. The School of Informatics and Computing is developing a framework that could greatly simplify the process of building and running massively scalable agent-based models for scientific research. Learn about the history and application of agent-based models, as well as their relevance to our data-intensive era of scientific discovery. (Demonstration to follow)
IU Second Life Campus: Virtual pedagogy
Join us for a discussion about successful projects within Second Life (teaching, faculty learning community, medical practice, instructional design) and see where the future lies for virtual worlds at IU.
Wireless at Indiana University
This session discusses how wireless is designed and used at Indiana University, and some of the challenges we face providing a service for use by faculty, students, and staff.
News @ IU
See how IU Communications uses the WCMS platform to share news releases across multiple newsrooms, while maintaining a unique look and feel for web and email. The WCMS allows for easy syndication via RSS, priority management, and customization.
Getting the IT brand back together
Did you know UITS has a new branding initiative? These new guidelines will make it easier for the university community to recognize and understand the great work we do in IT@IU. Join this session for a preview and weigh in on the new look for IT@IU.
The IU Cyberinfrastructure Gateway
Come learn about the Indiana University Cyberinfrastructure Gateway, which provides a consolidated web-based front end to IU’s research computing infrastructure, including Big Red II, Quarry, and Mason.
Sustainable computing trends in higher education
This session explores current sustainable computing trends at IU and how virtualizing enterprise server computers is economically, socially, and ecologically sustainable.
Gaining Velocity: Getting to know the "other" WCMS template engine
This talk examines how UITS HELPnet used Velocity formats to implement a course-listing mechanism. We’ll look at the basics of how it works, why it will likely appeal to programmers of other scripting languages, and how it is similar to/different from XSLT (hint: you still need to write those fun XPath selectors).
Going forward: Building a future of leadership
With a focus on IU's ITLP or IT Emerging Leaders boot camps, this discussion will center around ways to formalize the group and its structure, communicating across campuses, and serving the future needs of IT leaders.
Build a better web experience: Information architecture for higher education
Learn the fundamentals of information architecture, including what it is, how it can make your website better and your job easier, and how it sets you up for success in the future. You will also learn tips for streamlining and automating your site, as well as how responsive design is shaping the future of higher ed websites.
CRM: It’s here. You’re using it. What’s next?
Come to this session and start managing your relationships—with each other! This session is oriented toward Talisma CRM users who want to learn more about Talisma and have a chance to work together to improve CRM at IU. We’ll also provide updates about Lifetime Engagement, the Talisma application, CRM training, and then host a round table discussion.
Learn more about Google Glass, including how it works, available software, and tips for app design and development. (Demonstration to follow)
Un-reinventing the wheel: Federating asp.net services for “above the campus” delivery
Federated authentication validates another school's users without requiring IU accounts, but implementing it can be cumbersome. Learn how the .Net Framework 4.5, Asp.Net MVC, and Visual Studio 2012 have simplified the process.
This interactive workshop will help participants develop important presentation skills that they will need throughout their professional careers.
eDossier is here. Come learn about it.
The eDossier system brings online the creation and review of faculty dossiers in support of the faculty promotion and tenure processes. In this session, we’ll demonstrate the application, hear from faculty and reviewers who have used it, and discuss lessons learned.
Is your site a maze or amazing?
Good information architecture (IA) improves user performance and experience. Join us to find out more about IA and how to put it into practice. You'll also participate in a hands-on exercise that will incorporate one or more methodologies for IA creation and evaluation that you can implement during your own development cycles.
Revolutionizing development strategies to create next-generation Web software
As web technology and practices mature, and as worldwide markets adopt devices of all sizes and capabilities, it's becoming clear that we should give more consideration to technology- and device-agnostic processes. We will discuss strategies for this approach, as well as some of the benefits and potential obstacles.
Combating IT risk: Reducing risk and protecting IU assets in a war over control
Combating risk against both human and automated attacks is paramount to maintaining control of IU data and information. This presentation explores processes and procedures that have helped UITS HELPnet protect computers and information.
Undergraduate research: Using Google Apps in classes
Faculty and CITL staff will discuss the experience of using Google Apps to create a course website for the Cities and History class. The app exhibited artifacts that students found, researched, and shared. Students then linked their artifacts to a Google map featuring marked locations and additional information about their cities.
Leveraging SharePoint 2013 to mitigate cyber risk (IT-28)
Learn how IU’s College IT Office has deployed SharePoint 2010 for electronic document storage, and how it intends to continue development in UITS’ new SharePoint 2013 environment.
To infinity and beyond: Mobile at IU
A discussion about new developments and trends in mobile, what IU is doing to keep up, and the resources available to make sure your audiences can find and use your content and services whenever, wherever, and however they want.
The cake is a lie: Challenging the status quo with game-based learning
As children, we learn our most important lessons through games, puzzles, and exploration. By adulthood, games and puzzles have been traded for podiums and lectures. This panel discussion explores the need for game-based learning, its educational benefits, and the ways faculty can implement it in the classroom and our lives. They say everything we really needed to know we learned in kindergarten. Maybe there’s a reason for that. Bring your thoughts and your opinions, and be ready for a lively discussion.
IU roadmap to success: Kuali Student academic planning
IU is developing a core Kuali Student academic planning module that will provide a new front end for the PeopleSoft-delivered course/class search, planner, and student schedule builder. PeopleSoft will continue to serve as the official data source while synchronizing with the Kuali Student database.
Building a video plugin for Omeka
This session focuses on using Omeka for digital video for research and teaching. Topics will include creating video plugins to embed video players in any theme, and allowing the use of video segments and annotations created with Annotator's Workbench.