Virtual Tech Talks & new online learning links

April 2, 2020

New remote learning opportunities provided by IT Academy

The ITS Staff Training and Development service created an IT Academy: Recommended Online Training web page that 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.

Virtual Tech Talks keep the conversation going

Hosted by the IT Staff Development team, Tech Talks continue to provide a series of virtual learning sessions for the IT community via Zoom. Each session features topics targeted toward IT professionals.

Tech Talks: “Deliver Greatness through User Experience”

April TiddeiWednesday, April 8, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
Via Zoom

Please join April Tiddei, User Experience Designer, ITS Web Technology Services for this virtual Tech Talk via Zoom on “Deliver Greatness through User Experience.”

As technology continues to develop, success is not only being determined by the technology but by the experience of using it. User-centered design can remove assumptions, prioritize requirements, catch gaps, identify opportunities, and verify direction throughout a project with the goal of ensuring you’re meeting your users’ needs.

Join us virtually to learn how to understand who your users are and how to plan and launch projects with their goals in mind.

Pre-register for this Tech Talk through Yale’s Training and Management System (TMS); requires on-campus or VPN access.  

Join us on Zoom

Tech Talks: “Writing Optimal SQL”

Amit PoddarWednesday, April 29, 2020
3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  
Via Zoom

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.

Pre-register for this Tech Talk through TMS; requires on-campus or VPN access.

Join us on Zoom