Introduction to Azure at Yale and upcoming Tech Talks

October 3, 2019

On Wednesday, September 18, Ken Hoover presented a Tech Talk on the Introduction to Azure at Yale. The one-hour session covered a few basics about the platform, how we have integrated it at a technology level, recommendations for using Azure, and examples from our community.
 
This second Tech Talk saw a 62% increase in attendance from the inaugural Tech Talk held last month. 62 people attended in-person and 14 joined via Zoom. The Staff Development team is considering post-event survey suggestions to understand if attendees would like to learn about this topic as options for future deeper dive training topics. Survey results also indicate the time frame of 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. works better for most people’s schedules.
 
The raffle prize winners included Christine Viele, James Farrell, Dana Auger, and Leonard Welch, who won the drone!
 
Overall, the topic and presenter were well received.
 
Don’t miss the upcoming October Tech Talks:
 
Maureen Velazquez

Data Governance at Yale

Wednesday, October 16
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
25 Science Park, room 125

Maureen Velazquez, representing ITS Institutional Reporting & Analytics, will discuss advancement of Data Governance at Yale. This Tech Talk will spotlight data governance best practices to reduce risk, expedite access to accurate answers, increase analytical efficiency, produce consistent insight, and promote the desired data culture of the future. Come learn first-hand about the partners, tools, and resources that advanced Data Governance at Yale this first year.

Register to attend the October 16 Tech Talk
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Andy NewmanBlockchain/Bitcoin Basics

Wednesday, October 30
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
25 Science Park, room 125

Ever since the popular cryptocurrency known as Bitcoin hit the news, the technology press has been abuzz touting the many future applications of blockchain technology. In this TechTalk, Andy Newman, director of Enterprise Architecture, will teach about the technical details of blockchain algorithms and guide attendees through a step-by-step analysis of the Bitcoin implementation. You will learn how work-based blockchain operates, and we will conclude with a brief discussion of the challenges and limitations of this emerging technology. Be sure to stay hydrated as some light math will take place.

Register to attend the October 30 Tech Talk
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Check the IT Calendar of events for details on upcoming Tech Talks.