Taste of Technology 2021 Sessions

Registration and general information about Taste of Technology 2021

Date Time Session Name Presenter
Tue, Jun 8 10:05-10:50AM Back under the Big Top: Remote Work Lessons for the Office Joseph Caudle
Wed, Jun 9 2:05-2:50PM Gmail Vanishing Act: Filter your Inbox with Labels Annie Sauer
Thu, Jun 10 10:05-10:50AM Old Tech, New Trick: Uses for Old Smart Phones Anne Kolaczyk
Tue, Jun 15 2:05-2:50PM Lion Taming: Google Drive Organization Tips & Tricks John Kelly
Wed, Jun 16 10:05-10:50AM Lead Your Own Parade: Get the Most Out of LinkedIn LaTonia Ferguson
Thu, Jun 17 10:05-10:50AM Stop Clowning Around: Using Panopto to Share and Edit Zoom Recordings Chaz Barbour
Tue, Jun 22 10:05-10:50AM Dodging Knife Throwers: The Seven Types of Internet Scammers Paul Drake
Wed, Jun 23 2:05-2:50PM Traveling Show: Take Your ND Desk Phone Online Denise Hock
Thu, Jun 24 2:05-2:50PM Juggling Act: Blended In-Person & Remote Meetings Justin Howell
Tue, Jun 29 10:05-10:50AM Life on the Carousel: Clean Up Your Google Chrome Joe Buckhanan
Wed, Jun 30 2:05-2:50PM Thrill Ride: Best Features of Qualtrics Anne Kolaczyk & Marty Klubeck
Thu, Jul 1 10:05-10:50AM Google Sheets Acrobatics: Filter, Format, & Validate Annie Sauer

Tue, June 8, 10:05-10:50AM

Back under the Big Top: Remote Work Lessons for the Office

The past year of radically altered work arrangements has led to all kinds of different ways of working. While many aspects of the past year have been challenging, there are some really valuable lessons to be drawn from remote work that we can and should bring back to campus as we all come back under the Big Top to work together again.

Speaker: Joseph Caudle

Joseph Caudle is the Manager of the EVP IT Services team that supports much of the EVP's division. Prior to working at ND, he worked at a company that had no office locations. He loves spending time with his family and reading philosophy.

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Wed, June 9, 2:05-2:50PM

Gmail Vanishing Act: Filter your Inbox with Labels

Tired of opening up your Inbox to a jumbled mess of emails? Come one, come all as we welcome filters to the center ring! Gmail lets you create robust filters that take some of that processing off your shoulders. We’ll explore how to set filters for the most common email types: from a specific person, accepted Calendar invitations, Drive share notifications, and more!

Speaker: Annie Sauer

Annie is a technical trainer for OIT. She loves to play with Google Sheets and automate tasks. She always thought she'd make a good clown and wishes she had a beard to keep her face warm in the winter.

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Thu, June 10, 10:05-10:50AM

Old Tech, New Trick: Uses for Old Smart Phones

Ready to learn new tricks using your old smartphones? There are better uses for them than being juggling props or coasters for your soda can. Come to this session and hear 12 amazing things you can do with your old phones from helping you wake up in the morning to helping you save the planet. We dare you to try these tricks at home!

Speaker: Anne Kolaczyk

As a technical trainer for OIT, Anne has fulfilled her lifelong dream to be a trapeze artist. She swings from one app to another, grabbing people before they fall and helping them onto the next level of competency.

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Tue, June 15, 2:05-2:50PM

Lion Taming: Google Drive Organization Tips & Tricks

Explore Drive features designed to improve your efficiency. We’ll show key integrations with Calendar and Gmail as well as bonus tips in each. Like all circus acts, you become more efficient by knowing something exists and using new features to improve. We hope you enjoy the show.

Speaker: John Kelly

Not a trapeze artist (no fan of heights), not enough balance for the unicycle, and by far not the strongest of people, John (and he likes to be called John) hopes to amaze the crowd with Google tips and possibly virtual popcorn/cotton candy (a fave)

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Wed, June 16, 10:05-10:50AM

Lead Your Own Parade: Get the Most Out of LinkedIn

LinkedIN is a powerful tool to assist with brand development & maintenance for professional growth. However, many people aren’t using this social media outlet effectively or efficiently; and it’s often unclear on how to set up a powerful profile.During this session we will review a variety of ways on how to use this tool to fit your personal & professional goals, in addition to best practices on how to get the most out of your profile.

Speaker: LaTonia Ferguson

LaTonia Ferguson is a Consultant in Learning & Organizational Development with the Office of Human Resources. She is passionate about helping others find the tasks & jobs they love so they never have to work a day of their life!

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Thu, June 17, 10:05-10:50AM

Stop Clowning Around: Using Panopto to Share and Edit Zoom Recordings

So you had a meeting via Zoom and you clicked ""record to cloud""... Now what? Where did it go? (Panopto) Can you share it with the other participants or people who were unable to attend? (Yes) Can you edit out that part before other people joined and you did something embarrassing? (Yes... but why deprive your coworkers?)

Speaker: Chaz Barbour

Charles is a Educational Technology Analyst. What does that mean? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ But he keeps Panopto running! He enjoys investigating new technology to help faculty and students. He likes animals and most people.

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Tue, June 22, 10:05-10:50AM

Dodging Knife Throwers: The Seven Types of Internet Scammers

We explore seven types of scammers who try to defraud, extort, and embarrass Notre Dame. Information Security will explain who they are (generally, no names or addresses), how they work, and how to stop them. We'll see real examples of successful and unsuccessful attacks. Knowing how to think like an adversary protects us as we work.

Speaker: Paul Drake

Paul works in Information Security and only has two hundred characters to introduce himself and seem funny and approachable so he hopes he comes up with something clever before he runs out of characte

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Wed, June 23, 2:05-2:50PM

Traveling Show: Take Your ND Desk Phone Online

Step right up and let me introduce you to the world of wonder and surprise with Jabber. This tool gives you the option to work anytime from anywhere - your office, the grocery store or even under the Big Top! Use your 631 number to make or receive calls on your computer, tablet or smartphone. Control your call forwarding, share your screen with other Jabber users, check your voicemails - it even integrates with Google Calendar!

Speaker: Denise Hock

Denise is the Telephony Voice Applications Coordinator in OIT. She's a jack of all trades and master of none, loves people and animals of all kinds, and never runs away from someone or something in need (even a skunk with his head stuck in a cup).

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Thu, June 24, 2:05-2:50PM

Juggling Act: Blended In-Person & Remote Meetings

With COVID affecting how we worked in 2020, most everyone has become very familiar with Zoom and how to use the platform. Now that some of us will be returning to work in person, it is important to understand how to use Zoom in a blended environment where some are in person, and some are virtual. This session will go over considerations and needs around scheduling, running, and making the best out of your blended meetings.

Speaker: Justin Howell

Justin has been with OIT at the University of Notre Dame since Summer 2018. He has had several responsibilities, but more recently his work has been around developing and troubleshooting within the Zoom platform.

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Tue, June 29 10:05-10:50AM

Life on the Carousel: Clean Up Your Google Chrome

Is Google Chrome performing at its peak for you? Bring your computer and follow along as we ditch the bloat to keep Google Chrome lean and mean! We'll toss crummy extensions, exorcise creepy search engines, and talk about the inconvenient necessity of clearing browser caches.

Speaker: Joe Buckhanan

What is it Joe does around here? Well, he is a people person, he talks to people, he helps talk to the partner areas. He'd love for you to ask him about his new "Jump to Conclusions" game.

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Wed, June 30, 2:05-2:50PM

Thrill Ride: Best Features of Qualtrics

It’s time to move Qualtrics from a sideshow app to the Big Top. This thrilling session will take us to the heights with some features you might not know about and spin some common features in a way that will leave you dizzy with astonishment. Never used Qualtrics? Come see what it can do for you. Use it all the time? See how you can use it better. This session will amaze you!

Speakers: Anne Kolaczyk & Marty Klubeck

As a technical trainer for OIT, Anne has fulfilled her lifelong dream to be a trapeze artist. She swings from one app to another, grabbing people before they fall and helping them onto the next level of competency. Marty is the ringmaster for Qualtrics, ready to help you walk any tightropes you encounter, while he mans the safety net.

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Thu, July 1, 10:05-10:50AM

Google Sheets Acrobatics: Filter, Format, & Validate

Are you poised to begin analyzing data? Don your leotard and limber up your data! This warm-up routine looks at three ways to prevent and correct inconsistencies in your data. What are our options for filtering? How can we prevent manual-entry mishaps with validation? Where in our data is there an error? Answers and more at this exciting session! Newcomer or pro analyst, all are welcome!

Speaker: Annie Sauer

Annie is a technical trainer for OIT. She loves to play with Google Sheets and automate tasks. She always thought she'd make a good clown and wishes she had a beard to keep her face warm in the winter.

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The Big Top sessions will start promptly at 5 minutes after the hour, but come early for our cotton candy opening acts.