Flash Talk Session – Part 1

Room: Morgridge Auditorium (1100)

Flash Talk #1 – History of Getting Digital Light Images into the EMR
Presented by: David Lorman & Michael Hetzer
Time: 11:15-11:20 AM
How UW Dermatology from the bottom up brought UW Health to see the light of integrating digital images into the electronic medical record.
We’ll discuss the importance of reaching out into the IT community, finding ways to partnership, persistence, open mindedness.

Flash Talk #2 – Clojure for the Win
Presented by: Andrew Petro
Time: 11:20-11:25 AM
Clojure, a JVM-hosted Java-interoperating LISP, is a high leverage language for some kinds of programming tasks. This talk will peek at what Clojure is good at in certain circumstances and what you might consider using it for in your own work. The source of talk idea is experiences trying to and actually succeeding at using Clojure in bits of MyUW.
Audience members who attend will learn:

  • To challenge assumptions about what programming has to look like, what dependencies it has to have, how verbose it has to be.
  • To focus on the things that really need doing with less.
  • About immutability, data as data, pure functions.

Flash Talk #3 – Is it up?: a campus solution for backup monitoring
Presented by: Sara Nagreen
Time: 11:25-11:30 AM
If you use a monitoring app like Nagios, you probably are running it from your network. But what happens when your network goes down? Did you know there’s a free backup monitoring solution that we’ve demonstrated in L&S that will tell you if your servers are up even if your network is down?
Takeaways: You can get free backup monitoring for your network. Ask me how.

Flash Talk #4 – Linked Data for Heritage Management
Presented by: Tad Dockery
Time: 11:30-11:35 AM
Cultural resources are usually siloed into one-off databases with data formats specific to the researcher who made them. Linked data formats have exploded in availability, but associated tooling hasn’t, or isn’t publicized. But it’s possible to bridge the gap between legacy and linked data with gumption and evangelism.
Technology doesn’t change unless we make it. Useful techniques like Linked Data can seem difficult to implement, between lackluster available tooling, low awareness, and promises of utopian AI solutions; but putting the effort into a custom solution now can lead to better standard tooling, increased awareness, and independence from robot overlords.

If time, these presentations will be followed by a short break before the continued 11:40am session.