Over 300(!) IT Professionals attended the first ever virtual and multi-day UW IT Professionals Conference on June 4th and 5th to network, make connections among campus IT colleagues, and learn what others are doing on campus and from home during this pandemic.
In its fourth year, the event brought UW-Madison IT colleagues together to learn and discuss with their peers in a variety of formats. We had both live presentations and live panels, as well as pre-recorded presentations with conversations on Slack and in Live Q&As.
Some notable event highlights include:
- Keynote, Mary Poppendieck, talked about the history of IT and asked us to think about the future of IT at UW-Madison and beyond
- A Message from Chancellor Rebecca Blank to the IT Professionals at UW-Madison
- A Kaltura Channel of Pre-Recorded Content (with some live sessions added)
- Live Q&A sessions on pre-recorded content, including a joint Live Q&A: Cloud Data Strategy and Interoperability Initiative
- Live Sessions, such as Telling Your IT Story to Non-IT Audiences
- Lots of activities, including IT CommuniTea, Virtual Lounge, Online Games, Lunchtime Yoga
Many campus IT Professionals spoke at this year’s event. See their full presentations here.
This event was sponsored and organized by UW-Madison IT professionals for the campus IT community. The UW IT Professionals Conference provides opportunities to talk shop and brainstorm solutions that affect the daily IT experience of higher education pros and ultimately, their stakeholders.
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