Fourteen teams of creative and technology-minded staff members from across U-M collaborated in person and online at the eighth annual Hacks With Friends (HWF). The event, which took place on June 2 and 3, 2022, was the first in-person Michigan IT event to take place since HWF 2020, which was held just prior to the pandemic.
There is a new workspace on Slack that is specifically for members of the Michigan IT community: the Michigan IT Slack workspace.
The Michigan Mentor IT program empowers and enables Michigan IT professionals from all levels to connect and learn from others with similar interests or experiences related to their goals.
Information and Technology Services has worked with Piazza to secure a universitywide license for Piazza Q&A, an online forum used by many faculty to manage class discussions and Q&A. Many faculty have used Piazza over the past several years to address teaching and learning challenges specific to their courses and extend student discussion beyond the classroom. The new licensing arrangement means that Piazza will continue to… Read More »
Are you interested in helping colleagues reach their professional goals, or striving towards professional goals of your own? If so, sign up to become a mentor or mentee in the 2021 Michigan IT Mentor Program. The Michigan Mentor IT program empowers and enables Michigan IT professionals from all levels to connect and learn from others with similar interests… Read More »
Ravi Pendse, vice president for information technology and chief information officer, was awarded with the Michigan CIO of the Year ORBIE Award for the nonprofit/public sector by the Michigan CIO Leadership Association (MichiganCIO). The ORBIE honors chief information officers who have demonstrated excellence in technology leadership. “The MichiganCIO ORBIE winners demonstrate the value great leadership creates. Especially in… Read More »
Finding the right storage option just got easier thanks to a new Data Storage Finder developed by ITS. The tool helps individuals browse and compare available storage and backup options based on the type of data that will be stored, how it will be accessed and shared, and other features. The Data Storage Finder was developed in collaboration… Read More »
The next round of the Michigan IT Mentor Program is now open! Sign up to have a mentor by March 13, 2019.
Sign up to be a mentor in the Michigan IT Mentor program by January 14, 2019. The mentor program is an opportunity for U-M IT staff to expand their networks, share knowledge, and work towards professional development goals.
Read about Ravi’s initial priorities and his belief that Michigan IT staff are critical in supporting U-M’s core competencies—creating, sharing, and preserving knowledge.
After a successful pilot in the spring of 2017, the Michigan IT Steering Committee is launching the Michigan IT Mentor program, a new option for U-M IT staff to expand their networks, share knowledge, and work towards professional development goals. Mentors and mentees who participated in the pilot shared that their commitment of time is relatively minor compared… Read More »
The Michigan IT Symposium is an annual event aimed at creating connections between Michigan IT community members while showcasing the innovation occurring across all U-M campuses. This year’s event will take place November 20-21, 2017 at the Michigan League. Mark your calendar! Planning for this year’s event is underway and the call for submissions will go out shortly. If you’d like… Read More »
The Michigan IT Steering Committee recently launched a pilot mentor program specifically for U-M IT staff. As part of the pilot, IT staff can volunteer to be a mentor, or be matched with a mentor, for a four-month period. The feedback from the pilot will guide how the program is set up long-term. Registration for the pilot program… Read More »