All staff who can work at home should continue to do so. Only with an explicit request from a supervisor should a staff member return to campus. For more information, review COVID-19 Workplace Guidance.
April Virtual Tech Talks and InfoSec Chats
April 16, 2020
InfoSec Chats and Virtual Tech Talks keep the conversation going
Attend one of our interactive (via Zoom) sessions to discuss and learn more about trends in IT at Yale. Follow up with online learning through IT Academy for topics you are interested in.
Tech Talks: “Writing Optimal SQL”
Wednesday, April 29, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Please join Amit Poddar, Enterprise Architect, ITS Platform Services & Support for this virtual Tech Talk via Zoom on “Writing Optimal SQL.”
Many applications use relational databases such as Oracle or Microsoft SQLServer as their backend. A lot of these applications suffer from SQL performance issues.
Since a SQL statement does not prescribe any execution details, many application developers incorrectly attribute SQL performance issues as a general database performance issue.
By understanding some of the details behind execution plans, modern database optimizer calculations, and execution plan generation, it is possible for the application developers to address, or prevent many performance issues.
InfoSec Chats: “Cybersecurity in the New Normal”
Thursday, April 30, 2020
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Join Paul Rivers, Chief Information Security Officer for Yale University, as he virtually hosts InfoSec Chats via Zoom.
Paul will continue the ‘fireside chat’ style session on current trends and topics in the information security industry—specifically at Yale.
Security is everyone’s job… But, not in the same way. - Paul Rivers
In this session, Paul will discuss the role InfoSec is playing in supporting the University during this pandemic, lessons learned, and how we are adjusting strategically going forward. As with each InfoSec session, Paul will open up the meeting to answer any questions, reflect on observersations, and talk about what is on our minds.
Pre-register for this InfoSec Chat through Yale’s Training and Management System (TMS); requires on-campus or VPN access.
Join us on Zoom
IT Academy online learning
Additionally, continue your training and development on the IT Academy: Recommended Online Training web page. This resource includes recommended online courses, to enable IT staff to continue their training and development remotely. IT staff are encouraged to work with their manager to create a personalized development plan.