Taste of Technology 2019 Thursday Schedule

Time Room Session Name Presenter
8:15 AM MCOB 161 Bulletproof Browsing: Use a Password Manager to Stay Safe Kolin Hodgson
8:15 AM MCOB 162 The Impossible Dream: Keeping Up With Changes in Google Paul Drake
9:00 AM MCOB 161 Keep It Simple: Manage Your Notes and Lists Annie Sauer
9:00 AM MCOB 162 No Experience Required! Design Tools for Fast, Attractive Communications Anne Kolaczyk
9:45 AM MCOB 161 This is Your Life: Easy Photo Organization in Google Photos Paul Drake
9:45 AM MCOB 162 How to Succeed at Video Conferencing Without Really Trying Mike Ball
10:30 AM MCOB 161 Quit Guessing: Google Analytics to Understand Your Website Tucker Kable
10:30 AM MCOB 162 Afraid of Drops, Spills, and Steals? File Backup for the Modern Age John Kelly
11:15 AM MCOB 161 Achieve Project Management Nirvana Andrew Fiedler
11:15 AM MCOB 162 Beyond Office: Unleash the Power of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides Annie Sauer

8:15 AM

Bulletproof Browsing: Use a Password Manager to Stay Safe

Slides Recording

You should use a different password for every account. But nobody does! Is it even possible? Come and learn how to make peace with passwords using 1Password or Password Safe.

Speaker: Kolin Hodgson

Kolin Hodgson is the Senior Information Security Analyst in OIT certified by CISSP and CISA. He plays piano, harmonica, cajon, guitar, bass, mandolin, ukulele, melodica and kazoo, and has been brewing beer and mead since 1987!

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The Impossible Dream: Keeping Up with Changes in Google

Slides Recording

Join us for a demonstration of the newest features in Gmail, Contacts, Calendar, and Drive.

Speaker: Paul Drake

Paul Drake is a product manager for Gmail.  He enjoys sharing photos of animals that look surprised. Seriously, just ask him!

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9:00 AM

Keep It Simple: Manage Your Notes and Lists

Slides Recording

Capture your ideas, grocery lists, recommendations, and shower thoughts with ease. Carry your sticky notes in your pocket using Google Keep.

Speaker: Annie Sauer

Annie Sauer is a technical trainer, shark enthusiast, and celebrator of odd holidays. Her greatest joy is creating Aha! moments with tech users. Happy Pi Day!

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No experience required! Design Tools for Fast, Attractive Communications

Slides Recording

Digital signs, slide backgrounds, posters, social media postings. See how to come up with great designs fast using Adobe Spark and Canva.

Speaker: Anne Kolaczyk

Anne Kolaczyk is a technical trainer who loves to find ways to make people's jobs easier. She's a puzzle enthusiast and sees users' questions as puzzles to solve. Her current obsession is dragons.

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9:45 AM

This is Your Life: Easy Photo Organization in Google Photos

Slides No Recording Available

Google Photos is a good, free photo back-up tool with surprising power! Search, share, edit, sort, and add a little Google magic.

Speaker: Paul Drake

Paul Drake is a product manager for Gmail.  He enjoys sharing photos of animals that look surprised. Seriously, just ask him!

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How to Succeed at Video Conferencing without Really Trying

Slides Recording

Learn to manage the key elements of Zoom for stress-free video conferencing. Video and audio selections, recording, screen-sharing options, host controls, and more.

Speaker: Mike Ball

Mike Ball is a product manager for Zoom and Telephony Services (ask him about Unified Communications). He has held ten different positions at the University over 29 years (please don't judge).

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10:30 AM

Quit Guessing: Google Analytics to Understand Your Website

Slides Recording

Is your website doing its job? Do you know the difference between pageviews, visits, and visitors? Discover how Google Analytics can help you get the most out of your site.

Speaker: Tucker Kable

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Afraid of Drops, Spills, and Steals? File Backup for the Modern Age

Slides Recording

Protect yourself from losing all your work. Learn about the difference between file back-up, file syncing, and file streaming so you never have to worry.

Speaker: John Kelly

John is a Product Manager for Box and Google Drive. He's an avid Cubs fan

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11:15 AM

Achieve Project Management Nirvana

Slides Recording

Whether you're managing a project, a team, or organizing your to-do's, there are methods and tools to help. Learn how Wrike, Trello, and Google Sheets can keep things organized and on-track.

Speaker: Andrew Fiedler

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Beyond Office: Unleash the Power of Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Slides Recording

Quickly share documents, assign tasks, have discussions, and work from any device at any time. Learn about the benefits of using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides.

Speaker: Annie Sauer

Annie Sauer is a technical trainer, shark enthusiast, and celebrator of odd holidays. Her greatest joy is creating Aha! moments with tech users. Happy Popcorn Lover's Day!

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