Program for the 2018 PDI

Tuesday, January 9th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Git Knows What You Did Last Summer: An Introduction to Git Version Control Software
Presenters:
Heather Cronk,Robert DeMaria
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Tuesday, January 9th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
3 Hours
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Since its inception in 2005, Git has become the standard for version control, code sharing, and collaborative code development. This beginner-level hands-on introduction will cover the technical basics of Git, as well as how Git addresses reproducibility and transparency issues that are common across many fields of research. Participants in this session will (1) install and configure the software, (2) create local and remote repositories, (3) commit files, and (4) learn how to incorporate branching and merging to support testing new code features.
Goals and Target Audience:
The goal of this session is a gentle hands-on introduction to Git for version control. It is truly a class for beginners that assumes no prior knowledge of either version control or Git. Participants will need to bring a laptop on which they are comfortable working and have the necessary credentials to install software.

Wednesday, January 10th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Write That Down using Office 365 and OneNote
Presenters:
Jason Huitt
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 312
Description:
Based on real-world experience at ACNS, in this session we'll explore Microsoft OneNote and discuss how to utilize Office 365 to create both a personal- and team-oriented, cloud-based, entirely free platform for documenting and accessing the knowledge created by high performing teams and individuals. We'll explore the blank canvas that OneNote creates, show you how all of your devices can access your online notebooks, and discuss how this platform can be securely applied to workgroups of any size.
Goals and Target Audience:
Anyone with an interest in using technology to better organize and document knowledge is encouraged to bring devices of their choosing to the session, as we'll show you how to build your first notebook during the session.

2:00 PM

Session Title:
Experiences Implementing a Cybersecurity Awareness Program
Presenters:
Stephen Oglesby
Category:
General Technology Issues
Date:
Wednesday, January 10th 2018
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Session Length:
1 Hour
Room:
LSC 306
Description:
Phishing emails, ransomware, malware, and virus infections require a multifaceted approach to defense in today's cyber threat landscape. Warner College of Natural Resources uses a variety of methods to reach out to our technology stakeholders and improve communication. Recently this has included increased communication within the context for cyber security and data safety. This session will review what we've learned in our own implementations and provide information on resources we've found to aid us.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goals: Bring ideas back to their IT areas to improve the lines of communication with Faculty and Staff about cyber security. Improve incident response and learn more about free resources available for cyber security education. Audience: IT Staff, IT Managers or Directors