AWS Logs/Metrics/Alarms Oh My! (Flash Talk)
Presented by: Phil Jochimsen
This quick session will go over how to use AWS to turn Logs into Metrics and Metrics into Alarms, all with visual graphing and notifications. The WiscWeb CMS team uses these graphs to help make positive changes for the system. Viewers will learn how to turn raw logs into actionable information or need to correlate past events
Q&A Information: – #2020-qa-aws-logs-metrics-alarms

Building WPR’s Next-Gen Radio Operations Center
Presented by: Chris Lund, Britny Williams & Eric Bartos

Wisconsin Public Radio had an aging radio backend in their aging building. In partnership with DoIT, they built a fully-remote, trailblazing backend in DoIT’s data centers—freeing up resources for WPR to spend on other ventures—and significantly upgraded connectivity between their seven bureaus and other Wisconsin Public Media installations.
Q&A Information: – #2020-qa-wpr-radio-ops-center

Code Review
Presented by: Elizabeth Soechting
Code reviews can be valuable feedback for learning and growth as a developer. They improve the quality of the code base. This talk will discuss the how, what, and why of code review as done by the development team in WCER.
Viewers should learn the benefits of code review as part of their development process and some practical guidelines for things they may want to check as part of their review.
Q&A Information: – #2020-qa-code-review

Data Under the Hot Lights of Google Data Studio
Presented by: Terry Bradshaw
This will be a quick jaunt through Google’s Business intelligence reporting tool. This will be about my experiences and an example of how to use it. Viewers will hopefully feel the rapture of seeing their data transform someone’s life.
Q&A Information: – #2020-qa-google-data-studio

Desirability, Usability and Accessibility: Creating Your Best Website or Service
Presented by: Maria Dahman
User Experience (UX) improves the usability, accessibility, and desirability of a product or service through Human-Centered Design. Learn some fundamentals of UX to improve your website or service.
Viewers should learn how to assess three basic elements of user experience: desirability, usability and accessibility
Q&A Information: – #2020-qa-creating-your-best-website

Development and Cybersecurity – Parts of the Same Team
Presented by: Julie V. Johnson
To promote understanding and teamwork between security specialists and software developers, I will discuss vulnerabilities from both perspectives. Slides will show what vulnerabilities look like in code, and I will step through it so that people in other specialties can understand. Then I will overview the process of patch management, so developers can see that repairing a security bug is not finished when the patch in written and tested. Reducing the number of security flaws in software is important. and security coding practices should be included in all intermediate and advanced programming classes, and in any development training. Yet security specialists also need to understand how patches work, to limit problems with updating and patch management. The propose is to promote understanding and teamwork, so the ideal conclusion is a discussion period when developers and security specialists answer questions from one another. If virtual, this will be more difficult, but I will still encourage guests to participate fully, rather than answering every question as a presenter.
Viewers should understand one another and be better equipped to work together. Reducing the number of security flaws is important, but so is effective updating and patch management.
Q&A Information: – #2020-qa-development-and-cybersecurity

IPv6 at the Hygiene Lab

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Presented by: Jim Leinweber
This session is about our experience gradually rolling out IPv6 at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene. You can do it too! Viewers will learn how to safely live in a dual-protocol world and begin the transition off IPv4. This is a 6 part presentation. The main presentation is Part 5, but parts 1-4 and 6 give more background information for those who are interested.
*If you are having problems viewing these videos, you can find the playlist here.*
This session had a Live Q&A, which was not recorded.

Institutional Data Warehouse Cloud Strategy
Presented by: Cathy Lloyd
Learn about the Office of Data Management and Analytic Services and DoIT’s plans to modernize and expand the capabilities of Madison’s enterprise data warehouse (InfoAccess) to deliver a broad set of cross-functional data domains (student, finance, space, HR, etc) using the latest in cloud analytics technology. Project approach, timelines, and stakeholder involvement will be presented, along with where to go for more information and/or learning.
This session had a Live Q&A, which was not recorded.