Program for the 2020 PDI

Monday, January 13th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Containers Kubed: Orchestrating Docker Containers with Kubernetes
Presenters:
Heather Cronk,Phil Partain
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
Maybe you jumped on the Docker bandwagon because containers are the new hotness or maybe you like that they eliminate dependency conflicts, are more efficient than VMs, and can be easily shared with others. Either way, as your team's container usage has grown, so have your container management headaches. What's running and where? What crashed? Which server has the resources to run my new container? Why aren’t we using more sci-fi references in our daily lives? Born out of Google's Borg system via Project Seven of Nine, Kubernetes (helmsman to the Greeks, k8s to the efficient) solves all of these problems! Beam aboard for a high-level overview of Kubernetes, an abundance of Star Trek and nautical puns, and hear about our team's journey from an Undiscovered Country to a United Federation of…Containers.
Goals and Target Audience:
This session will assume this is the First Contact with Kubernetes, but basic knowledge of containers will be helpful. The overview is geared toward technology enthusiasts that are curious about, thinking about, or using containers and Kubernetes.

11:00 AM

Session Title:
Requesting to Reserve General Assignment Classroom Space on Campus - Intro to EMS Web App
Presenters:
Beth Klaisner
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
11:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 300
Description:
All faculty and Staff of CSU have access to the EMS Web App system to request to reserve General Assignment classroom space for academic-related purposes. This session will offer an introduction to how and when to use this system to request to reserve this kind of space.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal: To give an overview of the uses and tools of the EMS Web App and it's use on campus. Audience: Any and all faculty and staff.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Swim, Don't Sink: Simplifying your WordPress Security Workload
Presenters:
Andrew Crane,Russell Dickerson,Richard Young
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Monday, January 13th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
As the web management group for the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, we found ourselves struggling with the number of WordPress sites on our servers. Any one of them might have a security flaw that would provide attackers a way in to our network, and new sites were being created every month. How could we keep up with this flood of security and maintenance work? If this problem sounds familiar, you might be interested in hearing how we used a combination of WordPress features, administrative "best practices," free off-the-shelf tools, custom scripting and a bit of old-fashioned communication to turn our College's WordPress experience around. After the presentation portion, we will lead a brainstorming discussion on the challenges encountered when deploying WordPress at scale in a university setting.
Goals and Target Audience:
This presentation is aimed at WordPress site owners and administrators, especially those of us responsible for managing or overseeing multiple WordPress installations. Participants should leave with fresh ideas for reducing their WordPress security and administration workload.

Tuesday, January 14th

9:00 AM

Session Title:
Building a Better Web: Using Quality Metrics to Improve Our Sites
Presenters:
Andrew Crane,Russell Dickerson,Rich Young
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
9:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 376-78
Description:
Sure, your website is good. But how good is it? While some of what makes a site good (or not) is inherently subjective, there is still plenty that can be quantified. And once you've got numbers, you can put them to work in useful and interesting ways. In the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, we've begun tracking a handful of quality metrics across the various sites in our college. Come see how we're gathering our data, what we're learning from it, and how we hope to use it. Bring your stories and questions, too, as we'll follow up with a broader conversation about what tools are available, which metrics they provide, and how they can be harnessed to improve your organization's web presence.
Goals and Target Audience:
This PDI is intended for website owners and contributors, but it will be especially relevant to those who are responsible for complex, high-profile websites or who manage multiple sites. Participants should leave with new ideas on how to measure and track site quality.

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Transtream Shipping Software Open Forum
Presenters:
Richard Thibault,Dan Kelso
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
The Transtream Multi-Carrier Shipping Software is in full swing at CSU! You use this application to ship via UPS, FedEx, DHL, and USPS for all CSU business related packages/large envelopes. We want to hear your questions, suggestions, and feedback and we'd like to share some tips and tricks on using Transtream that can make your life easier. This open forum session with begin with a short demo of new or updated features, and the remaining time will be allotted for questions and answers, and listening to your feedback.
Goals and Target Audience:
Current users of Transtream, and those that may need to ship for their departments in the near future. Our goal is an exchange of information regarding the use and function of Transtream at CSU. This session is conducted by staff of the Departments of Central Receiving.

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Let’s Play “Jeopardy” - Taking Microsoft PowerPoint to the Next Level
Presenters:
Tae Yamaki
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Tuesday, January 14th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 308-10
Description:
Did you know you can make Jeopardy game with Microsoft PowerPoint? Using some advanced features, you can create slide shows look like the Jeopardy! This is the most fun way to engage students to test their knowledge that you want them to have! You can play this at classroom, orientations, or summer camp with your students or department/division meetings with your staff members. In this session, you will learn how to create a Jeopardy game using PowerPoint with two advanced features, animations and action buttons. There is another session to create “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” game using similar technique.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal is to introduce two specific advanced features; therefore, this session is for people who already know how to create basic PowerPoint presentation slides.

Wednesday, January 15th

1:00 PM

Session Title:
Let’s Play “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” - Taking Microsoft PowerPoint to the Next Level
Presenters:
Tae Yamaki
Category:
General Campus IT and Technology Tools
Date:
Wednesday, January 15th 2020
Start Time:
1:00 PM
Session Length:
1 hours 50 minutes
Room:
LSC 322
Description:
Did you know you can make Who Wants to Be A Millionaire game with Microsoft PowerPoint? Using some advanced features, you can create slide shows look like the TV show! This is the most fun way to engage students to test their knowledge that you want them to have! You can play this at classroom, orientation, or summer camp with your students or department/division meetings with your staff members. In this session, you will learn how to create a “Who Wants to Be A Millionaire” game using PowerPoint with two advanced features, animations and action buttons. There is another session to create “Jeopardy” game using similar technique.
Goals and Target Audience:
Goal is to introduce two specific advanced features; therefore, this session is for people who already know how to create basic PowerPoint presentation slides.