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2017 Michigan IT Symposium photo viewbook

More than 500 IT professionals from across U-M came together on November 21–22, to celebrate the expertise, innovation, and talents of the Michigan IT community. We thank all those who attended either in person or online, and we hope you enjoyed the event. Posters and presentations from the symposium are available to view on the CIO website.  Look… Read More »

First-ever U-M Iron Viz Championship

It’s like “Iron Chef,” but with data instead of ingredients. The first-ever U-M Iron Viz Championship was held on November 30, 2017, in the Arbor Lakes Dome. Using Tableau Software’s visual analytics capabilities, data analysts were tasked with building a data visualization—or viz—in front of a live audience in just 20 minutes using 45,000+ rows of data about… Read More »

LSA-ISS Resource Expo

LSA Instructional Support Services (LSA-ISS) invites you to our Resource Expo, where we introduce you to the resources and equipment we have to help you develop your media projects (including podcasts, videos, multi-modal essays, and flipped classes) from idea to finished product. Drop in on Monday, January 15,  2-4 p.m. to: Meet the instructional consultants who can help… Read More »

AR, blood pressure, MGoView at Mobile Dev meeting

You never know what you’ll see at a U-M Mobile Developer Community meeting. The most recent one, held at North Quad on November 28, was no exception. About 35 attendees learned, for instance, about MGoView, a U-M Bicentennial mobile app that provides a fascinating look at U-M history. The app utilizes augmented reality, 360-degree view, and other features.… Read More »

Archaeology AR/VR/3D technology showcase

By | December 6, 2017

Experience how archaeologists use augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and 3D thru hands-on exhibits highlighting web technologies, Oculus Rift, Hololens, and 3D displays. This event is part of “Into the Third Century: The Past, Present, and Future of Michigan’s Archaeological Museums”, a graduate and undergraduate student symposium sponsored by the Collaborative Archaeology Workgroup, in conjunction with the… Read More »

ITS to offer training on collaboration tools

Are you (or someone you know) confused about how to get the most out of Google and Box, or when you should use one over the other? Wish you had a way to learn more directly from an expert? We hear you. The ITS Collaboration Team will hold quarterly instructor-led training on Google and Box starting in early… Read More »

SUMIT 2017 focused on surveillance, censorship, and internet freedom

The 13th annual Security at University of Michigan IT (SUMIT) was held on Thursday, October 19. More than 550 people attended SUMIT 2017 either in person at Rackham Auditorium or virtually via the live stream throughout the day. This number represents more than 170 universities, corporations, small businesses, and nonprofits from around the country. This year, the university’s… Read More »

DevOps Community of Practice forming, new members welcome

By | November 9, 2017

John Walsh (HITS), Martin Sager (ITS), and Kris Steinoff (ITS), are co-facilitating a new Community of Practice which aims to bring together people who are using DevOps practices or are interested in learning more. DevOps is a software engineering practice that aims at unifying software development (Dev) and software operation (Ops). The group intends to have regular meetings with… Read More »

Tableau fundamentals training Nov. 20 & Dec. 18

By | November 8, 2017

The Information Quest & Michigan Medicine Tableau Teams are now able to offer additional spaces in the Fundamentals of Tableau training we are offering. This will be a basic introductory course for those just getting started with building (not consuming) reports and dashboards in Tableau. What: Tableau Fundamentals Training When: Monday, November 20th, from 8:30 AM to 4:00… Read More »

CSCAR offers consulting and workshops

By | November 6, 2017

Consulting for Statistics, Computing and Analytics Research (CSCAR) provides consulting services and training opportunities in statistics, data science, and advanced research computation to researchers across campus, regardless of skill level or academic background. All members of the campus community interested in making more effective use of data analytic techniques, or in developing their skills in these areas are… Read More »

An Hour of Code can change a life

Computers are everywhere, changing every industry on the planet, but fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. Girls and minorities are severely underrepresented in computer science classes, and in the tech industry. The good news is there are ways to change this situation, and you can help.  U-M groups such as the Women in IT Community… Read More »

Hidden Figures: When the Computer Wore a Skirt

By | October 26, 2017

The exhibit “Hidden Figures: When the Computer Wore a Skirt: NASA’s Human Computers” will run November 11–25, 2017 in the Duderstadt Gallery on North Campus. This exhibit also features: “Hidden Figures of Michigan: Women in Engineering and the Sciences.” The Exhibit Opening Reception will be held on Wednesday, November 15 from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm in the… Read More »

U-M faculty & staff to present at EDUCAUSE

A contingent of U-M faculty and staff will make their mark at the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference this year, including VPIT-CIO Kelli Trosvig. She is one of ten representatives from the university who will present at the event, which takes place October 31–November 3 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Trosvig will co-host a session on Supporting Innovation and Collaboration… Read More »

Upcoming Teach-Outs

By | October 24, 2017

Teach-Outs are open to the world and are designed to bring together individuals with wide-ranging perspectives in respectful and deep conversation. These events are an opportunity for diverse learners and a multitude of experts to come together to ask questions of one another and explore new solutions to the pressing concerns of our global community. Check out these… Read More »

ARC info session for grad students

Advanced Research Computing at U-M (ARC) will host an information session for graduate students in all disciplines who are interested in new computing and data science resources and services available to U-M researchers. Brief presentations from members of ARC Technology Services (ARC-TS) on computing infrastructure, and from Consulting for Statistics, Computing, and Analytics Research (CSCAR) on statistics, data… Read More »

Register NOW for the Michigan IT Symposium

Learn how members of the U-M IT community are employing technology to empower the leaders and best! Register now for the Michigan IT Symposium, where you’ll learn new skills, connect with other IT professionals, and hear from campus leaders and innovators. Details at a Glance When: November 20 (3:30–5:30 p.m.) & November 21 (8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.) Where: Michigan League, Central Campus (Parking… Read More »