Taste of Technology 2022: Session Recordings and Slides

With each session below, you'll find a link to the slide deck and to the video recording of the session.

Project Management Tools: Making Sure Someone Packs Toothpaste

Slides Recording

There's nothing like taking a trip and finding out no one brought the toothpaste, or running a project and finding out no one sent a crucial email. This session will cover two project management tools: Trello and Asana. Both tools are great for managing large and small projects but there are some differences in them that the speakers will detail. Using either one of these tools means the toothpaste will never be overlooked again! For everyone.

Speakers: Matt Smith and Matt Esau

Matt Smith is a project manager in the OIT's PPMO. He currently reads books with pictures, rhymes, and sound effects but keeps a Trello board for when his 7 kids (all under 10) let him return to grown up books. Matt Esau is a Marketing Strategist with ND International. Outside of work he enjoys making and listening to music, hanging out with his family (wife, 2 kids), camping, and trying new food.

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Pivot Tables: Don't Get Lost in the Woods of your Spreadsheet Data

Slides Recording

Explore the exciting world of pivot tables in Google Sheets! Take a road few have traveled with Google's Explore button. Use pivot tables to determine the least expensive destination to visit and put on your slicer sunglasses to determine your family's favorite activity while there. Camp out in this session to learn why you need to use pivot tables. For intermediate spreadsheet users.

Speaker: Scott Siler

Scott manages OIT's Training and Transition team. He enjoys his grandchild(ren), ND sports (especially baseball), the Green Bay Packers and good mystery movies/books.

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Zoom Events Platform: Host your Own Multi-Session Zoom-apalooza Festival

Slides Recording

Zoom events is a new platform for hosting large conferences to a hybrid or virtual audience. It allows users to set up an event for a conference up to 5 days long with up to 13 simultaneous meetings, webinars, or a combination of both. And the audience can register for the entire event with only one link! For everyone.

Speaker: Tim Checkley

Tim is the Audio Visual Professional for the Keough School of Global Affairs. He helps the school with Audio visual needs and assists with Zoom Webinar and events. He is excited to share his knowledge of Zoom's newest product (Zoom Events) with you.

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Using Chrome Effectively: Enough Tips and Features to Make You Dizzy

Slides Recording

Pull over and join us as we take a spin around the Chrome playground of features to help organize and manage your tabs, approved extensions, and other useful tools and settings built right into Chrome that will aid you on your journey. For everyone.

Speaker: Joe Buckhanan

Joe is the newest member of the OIT's Training and Transitions Team but previous Taste of Tech presenter. He enjoys telling rambling anecdotes, his family, helping people understand technology better, and playing cars.

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Google Sheets: Take Your Spreadsheets to Peak Performance with Functions

Slides Recording

Spreadsheets can be so much more than just tables of data. Let's climb up to the next level of expertise by using built-in functions. This session will introduce some basic functions that even beginners can master, and some features that experienced users may not know about. It'll be a sure entry into your trip's scrapbook of memories. For beginner spreadsheet users.

Speaker: Anne Kolaczyk

Anne is a former spreadsheet newbie who now spends her time proselytizing on their virtues. She's excited to show you that many of the tedius spreadsheet tasks you used to do now can be handled by functions.

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Google Tips and Tricks: Caution - Productivity Zone Ahead

Slides Recording

Slow down for this session featuring tips on Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Shared Drives, Groups, and Google Docs. Follow the signs for Google tips to make you feel hip on Route 66. Feel free to take pictures along the way. For everyone.

Speaker: John Kelly

John has worked in the OIT since 1987. Raise your hand if you were alive in 1987 - to make John feel both young and old before the presentation.

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Google Analytics: Your Home for Up-to-Date Website Traffic Reporting

Slides Recording

Google's Universal Analytics app is moving into the Google Museum and being replaced by Google Analytics 4. This session will smooth the path and make this transition easier. We will review the key differences between UA and GA4 as well as proactive steps Google Analytics users can take now to ensure they get the most out of their web analytics data as we move forward with GA4. For everyone intersted in collecting website analytics.

Speaker: Tucker Kable

Tucker is a data scientist in OPAC who provides a variety of analytics support to campus. Hobbies include video games, Magic the Gathering, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, petting cats, and traveling to theme parks with his wife and daughter.

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Danger! Phishing and Ransomware in the Area! Let Info Sec Guide you Through

Slides Recording

Stay away from the water! Phishing attacks are an ongoing threat to the security of our personal information. This session will provide an overview of common phishing scams as well as pointers on detecting the warning signs to keep you cruising safely. For everyone.

Speakers: Cassie McCan and Ian Washburn

Cassie McCan joined the Information Security team in 2019. One of her favorite parts about her role is raising awareness on cyber security threats. Outside of work, Cassie enjoys running, reading horror novels, and lounging at home with family. Ian Washburn is the Director of Information Security. He came to ND from IU in April and has been in IT for 20 years. He has 2 boys ages 28 and 14 and likes dogs, camping, adventure motorcycling and is a national park geek.

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dataND: The Travel Guide

Slides Recording

The dataND program provides governed, decision-making data to the University through a selection of data tools and services. Join us on the dataND tour bus to get a better understanding of the dataND program and how it might benefit you in your work. For everyone.

Speaker: Dana Schrader

When Dana is not tinkering in Tableau and building data visualizations for campus on behalf of OSPIR or supporting dataND in any way possible, she can be found hanging out with her family and pets, raising bees in their backyard, reading, and baking.

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Zoom-land: the Most Collaborative Place on Earth

Slides Recording

Stop off for a visit to Zoom-land and learn about all their magical advances in collaboration tools. Experience the thrills of Quizzing, the fun of Whiteboards, and the immediacy of Chat. You'll want to write home about this session and share the excitement with your co-workers. For everyone.

Speaker: Justin Howell

Justin Howell is a Zoom Application Administrator for OIT and Notre Dame Studios. He enjoys toying, taking things apart to learn how they work, and sorting out problems as if they are a puzzle. That's probably why he's in IT!

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Recalculating: Mapping a More Sustainable Lifecycle for your Electronic Devices

Slides Recording

The journey of electronic devices doesn’t begin - or end - when you purchase them. Pack your (laptop) bags and join the Office of Sustainability for a guided tour of the tech lifecycle. You’ll learn how to map a path to environmentally smart tech purchases, avoid wasteful energy detours for the devices you have, and how to keep your device on the road even when your time together ends. For everyone.

Speakers: Anna Balas and Caitlin Jacobs

Anna is a Sustainability Program Manager for Outreach, Education, and Engagement in the Office of Sustainability. Her top road trip destination is Sleeping Bear Dunes and her favorite road trip song is Movin’ Out by Billy Joel. As a Sustainability Program Manager, Caitlin gets to spend her days mentally traveling across Notre Dame’s campus, the broader Michiana region, global ND locations, and the planet as a whole looking for unique solutions to our shared environmental challenges. In the rest of her life, Caitlin loves to travel and hates to drive. Ask her to tell you a story about Amtrak - she has plenty.

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Photoshop: Make your Photos Postcard-worthy

Slides Recording

Photoshop can be intimating but this session will unpack six basic tools and/or features to help your vacation shots be postcard-worthy. Step-by-step instructions will mean even beginners can clean up their photos. For everyone.

Speaker: Anne Kolaczyk

Anne has been teaching Photoshop for years now and is still amazed at the wonderful things even beginners can do with it. She encourages everyone to make sure they've got it in their bag of skills.

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