Unconference

UnITe 2019: Unconference, May 1 2019

Bahen Center

BA 1210 BA 1220 BA 1230 BA 1240
3:00 – 3:05 PM Unconference Kick Off BA 1210 – Start Here!
3:05 – 3:30 PM Web accessibility and AODA
(Chris Sabatinos)
Going to the Cloud
(Sarosh Jamal)
Research computing in an age of GPUs
(John DiMarco)
Gartner Reports for IT Professionals
(George Katterloher)
3:30 – 4:00 PM Dell
(Pete St. Onge)
Service Now
(Luke Barber)
Enhancing cyber security from the user level up
(Judith Chadwick)
Cautionary tales in energy efficiency: LED lighting & unexpected wireless issues
(Adam Piekarzewski)
4:00 – 4:30 PM Professional Development for IT Staff
(Pete St. Onge)
Git at U of T
(Russell Sutherland)
User Experience Design
(Laura Klamot)
Building a remote work capability
(Robin Wilcoxen)
4:30 – 5:00 PM IT Governance
(Joe Lim)
Successful Planning – What are the steps?
(Sue McGlashan)
Advanced O365: Forms, Flows, and Sharepoint
(Dan Pettigrew)
AVAILABLE

Unconference Rules

  1. Be at the 3 pm (sharp!) kickoff; Unconference summary & schedule.
  2. The people who come are the best people who could have come.
  3. Whatever happens is the only thing that could have happened.
  4. It starts when it starts.
  5. It’s over when it’s over.
  6. The Law of Two Feet (“If you are not learning or contributing to a talk or presentation or discussion it is your responsibility to find somewhere where you can contribute or learn”).

What is the Unconference?

Now in its fifth year, the Unconference is a participant-driven event that provides a venue for discussions of topics of mutual interest to those in attendance. Attendees are presented with topics and will decide at that time (May 1, 3 p.m.), through popular vote, which ideas or proposals will be further explored. Keep in mind, these topics of mutual interest do not necessarily have to be tech-oriented or even tech-related (i.e., we’ve had topics on Lean Six Sigma and business processes in the past).

Who is the Unconference audience?

The audience will be all conference (OHEIT/TKF/RUCD) attendees, technical and non-technical people.

What’s new this year?

The audience of the 2019 Unconference will be different from past years, it will include participants from many different higher education institutions (not just U of T) and others who registered for the Ontario Higher Education Information Technology (OHEIT) conference.

The format of the 2019 Unconference will also be a departure from the past. This year, we are soliciting topics and moderators ahead of time to facilitate for planning. In addition, the topic and moderator list will get posted on this Unconference page with regular updates.

Call for topics and moderators

We are currently soliciting topics of interest and moderators for these sessions ahead of time to facilitate planning, including lining up the right subject matter experts.
If you are interested in attending, either as a participant or as a facilitator, please email Pete St. Onge at: pete.stonge@utoronto.ca.

Proposed topics (more to come)

  • Advanced O365: Forms, Flows, and Sharepoint
  • Building a remote work capability
  • Cautionary tales in energy efficiency: LED lighting and unexpected wireless issues
  • Dell
  • Enhancing cyber security from the user level up
  • Gartner Reports for IT Professionals
  • Git at U of T
  • IT Governance
  • Professional Development for IT Staff
  • Service Now
  • Software Licensing
  • Successful planning – what are the steps?
  • User Experience Design
  • Web accessibility and AODA
  • Research computing in an age of GPUs (John DiMarco)

Contact Us

If you have a topic in mind that interests you, please email: pete.stonge@utoronto.ca. We’re also looking for facilitators for the sessions – remember that you don’t need to be a subject matter expert and that sometimes the best sessions come out of questions the facilitator might ask. The updated set of topics will be posted on this web page.

Have a great UnITe 2019 conference!