Fighting Inbox Overwhelm by Hacking Project Communication

Pre-Recorded Session


Live Q&A

Friday, June 4th, 2:30 – 3:00 pm – This Live Q&A was not recorded


Description

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.


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IT Policy – What’s Hot and in the Hopper (Flash Talk)

Live Q&A Information

  • The last 15 minutes of the session “IT Policy Bootcamp” on Thursday, June 3rd, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm will be dedicated to Q&A from this flash talk.

Description

Those who watch this session will be provided with updates on current IT Policies in development at UW-Madison and upcoming policies for AY2021-2022. Attendees will also be provided with contact information if they wish to request additional information or are interested in participating on current or upcoming policy initiatives.

Basic knowledge of campus IT Policies beneficial, but not required.


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“Wait, you work where?”- Lessons and Challenges of “Distributed” IT Product/Project Management – Live Session

Conference Session


Description

Jeff will provide insights and perspectives from his experience leading enterprise IT efforts from a position outside of central IT at the university. He will share examples of the many challenges, some successes, and major lessons he learned by leading IT efforts from “over there” – from the distributed IT context.

Learn about effective strategies for “leading from where you are at” and the key role intentional relationship building, community building, and collaboration play in achieving personal, professional, and mission goals as a distributed IT leader working on enterprise-scale strategy and initiatives that cross-cut organizational boundaries.


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The Carpentries: A Community of Practice for Teaching Data Science Skills – Live Session

Conference Session


Description

The Carpentries is an international organization dedicated to teaching data and computational skills to researchers. At UW-Madison, we have a local Carpentries instructor community that meets regularly to improve our teaching skills. We share and discuss evidence-based teaching practices and how to apply them to teaching tech through instructor training, regular instructor development meetings, and opportunities to practice your teaching skills in workshops. We also develop new lessons using this same pedagogy and peer review. This presentation will describe our community and indicate how to get involved.

Goals:

  • Awareness of the Carpentries and the local campus community of instructors
  • Key didactic techniques and professional development opportunities for teaching computing skills to beginners
  • Opportunities to get involved in the Carpentries community at UW-Madison

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CommunITea Presents Campus IT Organizations Drop-In Session

Conference Session

Join the Zoom Event


Description

This weekly event, put on by IT Connects, brings together IT professionals across campus for relaxed socializing and spontaneous discussion. Previous spontaneous discussion topics have included home wifi setups, audio equipment, home brewing, mixology, travel recommendations, color vision variations, jupyter notebooks, remote working, hanging out at the South Pole, and, of course, pets!

This special CommunITea event brings together various campus IT organizations for attendees of the IT Professionals Conference to learn more about how to get involved in the IT community. This session will consist of breakout rooms for each organization. Attendees can jump between rooms and will be prompted by organizers to move around during the event.

In the spirit of community building – bring a friend, encourage others to attend, and forward this open invitation to those you feel might benefit from attending and contributing. These virtual events usually take place each Thursday afternoon (3:30pm), and are held using Zoom so we can utilize the breakout rooms for specific or open discussion topics. If you have any ideas for collaborations, breakout rooms, or other feedback please send them on.

CommunITea events are a relaxed atmosphere, and it’s not necessary to RSVP, connect to the session and join in the conversation. Also, a camera is not necessary to participate and listen in – these are introvert-friendly groups.

If you are interested in helping make these events happen for the future or have discussion ideas or other feedback, please email communitea-facilitators@g-groups.wisc.edu


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IT Talks Technical: What & Why Now? – Live Session

Conference Session


Description

The IT field is moving towards removing offensive terms from IT language and replacing them with more inclusive terms. The IT Talks Technical team is tasked with collecting, recommending, and publishing a list of terms that are offensive and their alternative terms that are more accurate and less offensive. This session will introduce the work of the IT Talks Technical team, and discuss the importance of using more inclusive language in our work and invite discussion and input from attendees.


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IT Policy Bootcamp – Live Session

Conference Session


Description

Join the campus Policy Planning & Analysis Team (PAT) for resources and information on the who, what, when, where, why and how of policy and the IT Policy process at UW-Madison. Learn how policy can assist you in your respective IT roles and how to get involved in the process.

Expect to gain a deeper understanding of why policy is important, the components that make up a successful policy and what information is included in a policy document. In addition, attendees will gain an understanding of what information is included and the purpose of supporting policy documents including policy standards, guidelines, procedures, and implementation plans. Finally, attendees will walk away with an understanding of why their voice is important in the policy process, how policy assists in supporting their work and how to get involved in current and/or future policy initiatives.

Basic knowledge of campus IT Policies beneficial, but not required.

The last 15 minutes of this session will also be open for Q&A about the Pre-Recorded Session: IT Policy – What’s Hot and in the Hopper


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What is Networking and How can I be better at it? – Live Session

Conference Session


Description

We are often only exposed to the term “Networking” as an event at a conference or in a professional setting, but that’s not the only way to network, and it’s not even the best way to network. It’s hard to argue with the benefits of building a professional network. Still, it doesn’t have to be as intimidating as it seems, and you’re probably already doing it without even knowing. In this session, I’ll outline what networking is and some philosophies, which should make it seem less intimidating and transactional. Additionally, I’ll give some tips and advice for how to be more successful at building your own network.


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