API enabling your DNS server will let you do awesome things! See why having API access to DNS for all necessary parties enables automation on a level we’ve only previously dreamed about. We were manually doing certificate renewal for 1800+ certs, but after implementing Infoblox API + AWS Cert Manager + Wiscweb we have 1800+ Automatically renewed SSL Certificates FTW. And this pattern can be used by anyone! This session is perfect for people who have or host websites, or run DNS servers.
Get an update on the Interop Initiative including new infrastructure services and capabilities, and plans for the coming year. Learn about the new tools and approaches that are coming online, and how they impact data access and integration.
There are lots of things to consider for estimating a true cost of a website or webapp. We will be reviewing some considerations that impact the long-term cost and maintainability of your website or webapp. We give you a checklist to review so you understand if you’re heading down a path to an expensive future with that new website/webapp that you want to create, and some tips on how to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Learn evaluation tools that will help you get a website/webapp with a lower cost of long-term ownership.
Based on the Incerto series of books by Lebanese-American author Nassim Taleb this session discusses the properties of a normal distribution and how it is a useful tool for predicting and planning in the world of “Mediocristan” the world of coin flips and human height. However, it is easy to confuse that world with the fat-tailed distributions of “Extremistan” the world of wealth and app sales which make things fragile to black swan events. Next, we’ll introduce a spectrum; on one end is fragility; things that are weak to volatility (teacups, highly specialized tools). In the middle is robustness; things indifferent to volatility (a stone, T-bills). On the other end would be antifragility; things that gain from disorder (muscles, technological innovations). We’ll end with a discussion of some tools to help identify and leverage antifragile systems.
Azure Devops provides a platform for executing IaC pipelines. We will explore using GitOps to automatically trigger terraform build pipelines in dev, staging, and production environments. We will also explore the automation of Azure Image creation and the automation of vm patching. Learn how to automatically take infrastructure as code from a development environment to staging and production environments through Azure DevOps Pipelines and GitOps. This session is perfect for people in DevOps who are interested in automating their IaC development and deployment cycles.
Is your communications team clamoring for a graphic email tool? Is your unit on the hunt for a university-supported platform to send mass emails? Or perhaps you’d like to be able to measure your email engagement with your stakeholders. Eloqua is the university’s supported email marketing and marketing automation tool. Users across campus use Eloqua to easily create graphic emails, send large campaigns, and measure effectiveness. With Gravity Form integrations, self-service subscription options, automated campaigns, and dynamic content, the options are nearly endless. This session will serve as an introduction to Eloqua with an overview of its capabilities, how it differs from other available tools, and a demonstration of its features.
Attendees will leave with a basic knowledge of what Eloqua is, its capabilities and features (especially compared to other campus tools), and next steps if they’re interested in accessing Eloqua. This session is perfect for people working in or interested in supporting marketing and/or communications professionals.
This will be a panel presentation highlighting how to create and host an accessible virtual event that meets the needs of individuals with disabilities and ensures language access. Specific information on disability, disability-accommodations, and best practices to ensure the full inclusion of English Language Learners. Participants will learn about accessible web conferencing technologies, event tagline statements, translation, interpretation services, and campus resources.
Friday, June 4th, 2:30 – 3:00 pm – This Live Q&A was not recorded
Do you dread opening your inbox? Feel like you’re drowning in messages? Yeah, me, too. My goal is to share what I’ve learned from Cal Newport’s new book, A World Without Email, and in the Q&A to have a discussion of our best project communication hacks. I’ll share a few of my favorites in this pre-recorded session.
Learn how to respond to a ransomware threat proactively, ideally to prevent an attack, or to have the resources to recover if one occurs. Looking beyond the infamous components of an extortion attack – data encryption and demands for ransom – this will cover the most common methods for gaining access, use of lateral movement and privilege escalation, and how an attacker uses fear to increase the chance of getting payment. I will focus on prevention, ideally to stop the attacker from gain access by following best practices in IT security. Logging and monitoring can detect an attack before data is encrypted, although that may not prevent data exfiltration. Effective backup strategy, having backups offline and keeping them long enough that there will be a backup from before the initial compromise, is essential to recovery.