Is that a tick? Engineering a human-in-the-loop Tick ID system

If you spend time in wooded areas, you probably know how important it is to check for ticks afterward. Join us to learn about the Tick App, a citizen science project developed by researchers at UW–Madison with collaborators across the U.S. In this informative talk, we’ll show how the Tick App enables users to submit pictures of ticks they’ve found and how researchers identify what kind they are. We’ll discuss the evolution of this identification system and how we’ve started integrating AI into it.

Attendees will:

  • Discover how the Tick App enables users to submit pictures of ticks they’ve found and contribute to valuable research
  • Learn about the semi-automated, human-in-the-loop identification process used by researchers to classify tick species
  • Gain insights into the evolution of the Tick App’s overall system and the lessons learned during its development

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Museums and libraries: A roadmap for collaboration

Room 325/326

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In this session, UW–Madison Libraries staff will share their experience and lessons learned from a recent partnership that extended the Libraries’ digital collections infrastructure to meet the needs of the Chazen Museum of Art. Join us to learn valuable lessons from a successful cross-campus collaboration, and take away strategies to effectively engage in large, complex IT projects with external partners you can apply to your own work.

Attendees will:

  • Learn how the Libraries’ existing architecture, built from loosely coupled components, ensures that new features automatically become available for future collaborations
  • Discover how project partners can take advantage of selected components that best suit their needs
  • Understand how sustainability features of the core infrastructure are automatically applied to new partnerships
  • Gain insights into standardized, flexible project management techniques that contribute to successful collaboration
  • Explore ways to engage with stakeholders with varying levels of expertise and resources to gather requirements, meet usability goals, and participate in the design process

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Welcome & Keynote – Lead Where You Are

Room 313 (Overflow in Room 325/326)

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Welcome 9:00-9:15am – IT Professionals Conference co-chairs Sarah Lien and Elizabeth Kraege-Soechting will provide introductory remarks for the conference.

Keynote 9:15-10:15am – Dr. Joe Sanfelippo, the nationally recognized superintendent of Wisconsin’s Fall Creek School District, will deliver the keynote address at this year’s IT Professionals Conference.


Keynote Description:

I’m just…It’s a phrase we hear all the time. I’m just a sysadmin, I’m just a security analyst, I’m just a instructional designer….the list is long and is often followed by reasons why something CAN’T happen. Leadership is an action and it starts with you. Leading with INTENTION creates purpose. Leading with CONNECTION creates momentum. Leading with DIRECTION creates collective efficacy. Leading with all three in mind will build your capacity and foster an environment where everyone in your organization has the best opportunity to lead from where they are.


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Opening Remarks (9:00-9:15am)


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Accessible Presentations

Conference Session


Description

From formatting accessible slides, to best practices while presenting, to captions and considerations when sharing meeting materials after-the-fact, we’ll share best practices to create and deliver accessible presentations.


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Designing and Developing an E-Learning Training

Description

This session presents a behind-the-scenes look at the process of using instructional technology) to design and develop an engaging and self-guided elearning training on how to recognize and address hostile and/or intimidating behavior around the UW-Madison community. This flash talk will cover instructional design models, learning theory, online learning tools, accessibility for the web, and user experience.


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Measure Twice, Cut Once – How to add UX and Accessibility into your Development Process

Description

Hey developers and content creators! Learn UX and accessibility best practices that you can bake into the beginning of content creation or the development process to prevent the remediation of barriers later on.


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Keynote – Using our voice to create inclusive and accessible technology designs and services

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The Zoom session will be live captioned by the McBurney Disability Resource Center. Link to the captions.

 

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The YouTube live stream button is a go.wisc redirect that will go live no later than 8:30am on June 2nd.


Keynote Description

We, as IT professionals, play a critical role in designing, developing, and supporting the digital campus. We have created and evolved the digital campus over the last forty years, and in 2020 it became the primary mode of interaction for our communities. What can we learn from the rapid pivot to online, and more importantly, how can we evolve our thinking and approaches?

Let’s discuss how we can use our expertise and our voice to create digital spaces where people can thrive. Using ideas from fields such as critical design practices, conflict management, and polarities, we will explore the most effective approaches for providing spaces where multiple voices are empowered, and diverse communities can thrive.

The session will be interactive.

Opening Remarks for the conference will take place from 8:45-9:15am


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Using Contract-First Development for the Person API to Solve Real Use-Cases – Live Session

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Description

In this presentation, I will share how our team created a Person API to improve data integrations with core identity data. Using a technique called contract-first API development, our team was able to show what the API would look like from a user perspective first, which then influenced the technical implementation “under the hood”. I’ll also cover why we chose to create an API, and the benefits behind using APIs for data integrations.

Attendees should have a basic awareness or understanding of APIs would be preferred, but isn’t required. I plan to briefly define an API as a basis for the presentation.

Attendees will learn
– Knowledge of what an API is, and why someone would consume or create one.
– Understanding of APIs compared to how most integrations are implemented at UW-Madison, and why one might prefer an API approach.
– Basic knowledge of API design, and applying UX design techniques when creating a specification for an API to make sure it addresses user needs.
– Understanding of what the Person API is, and a basic understanding of how to get access and use it.


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Salesforce + FormAssembly = User Request Magic – Flash Talk

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Description

Do you find yourself swimming in a sea of form requests? At UW-Madison’s Division of Continuing Studies, we certainly did – and we turned to Salesforce and FormAssembly to bring order to the chaos. With some simple Form Assembly set up we were able to automate the creation of campaign and case requests in our Salesforce CRM. You can too!

You will learn how to utilize partner solutions (Form Assembly forms tool) to streamline of routine requests through automation.


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