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Co-Located Events

The following workshops are colocated with the 2020 Global Summit and available to anyone, including meeting attendees.

Male Ally

Sunday, March 29 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

For registration information, see the 2020 Global Summit Registration page.

Collaborative workshop between Indiana University and Internet2 male ally workgroups. Participants will discuss what their groups are doing and share experiences.

Research IT Capabilities Model for Strategic Decision-Making

Sunday, March 29 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

For registration information, see the 2020 Global Summit Registration page.

This workshop presents the Capabilities Model for Research IT (computing, data, and related infrastructure and services) for use by IT practitioners, researchers, and campus leadership. Participants will apply and evaluate the model for their institutions, provide feedback to improve the model, and discuss its use for strategic decision-making. Outcomes: Explore the framework and principles of the maturity model and how it should be used.* Learn how to apply the framework at your institution and understand its use for strategic decision-making. * Provide feedback to improve the model.

I’m the Expert, Why Won’t You Listen to Me?

Sunday, March 29 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

For registration information, see the 2020 Global Summit Registration page.

Do you sometimes have difficulty communicating your ideas in ways that others understand? Do you have IT or cybersecurity communications or projects that involve researchers or other staff members? Do you find it difficult to discuss issues and implement solutions that correct the root issue and leave all parties feeling served and respected? 

The NSF-funded CyberAmbassadors Professional Skills training program is designed to help address these types of challenges. Using a well-researched pedagogical framework, the program provides effective tools to promote and develop skills to assist cyber-infrastructure and IT professionals in working with teams and individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and goals. 

This half-day workshop will be full of fun and interactive exercises to provide hands-on experience in communicating about the complex technological challenges that we face on a regular basis. Participants will practice and gain tools to better communicate with their team members and during their professional activities. 

NetBox Deep Dive

Sunday, March 29 (1:00pm - 5:00pm)

For registration information, see the 2020 Global Summit Registration page.

NetBox is an IP Address Management (IPAM) and Data Center Inventory Management (DCIM) tool all rolled into one. It is designed to be the Source of Truth for your Information Technology Infrastructure. This includes everything from switches to servers to even the racks those devices are sitting in. You might be thinking that your spreadsheets or text files are good enough and why bother moving to NetBox. We will show you that NetBox is not just a data repository, it is truly a tool. This workshop is not an introduction to NetBox. This is a deep dive into the guts of the tool. To attend we recommend that you have a general understanding of the software and how to install it and use it. The workshop will be hands on and in depth. We will discuss WebHooks, Python Scripting using the pynetbox package, graphs, NetBox Scripts, and much more. So, bring your laptop ready to install a Docker image and your willingness to learn and leave the rest of it to us.

EDUCAUSE- New IT Managers Program 

Sunday, March 29- (9:00am - 4:30pm) - Monday, March 30- (9:00am - 12:15pm)
*SCHEDULE CONFLICT: Monday’s programming conflicts with the 10:30am Opening General Session

IMPORTANT NOTE:  EDUCAUSE has generously offered to extend the EDUCAUSE member rate to Internet2 member organizations not currently EDUCAUSE members.  To receive this discounted rate, please contact meetingregistration@internet2.edu for the registration code. Get complete EDUCAUSE registration information.

Set Your IT Career Off on the Right Course

The New IT Managers Program focuses on providing first-time managers and those aspiring to management roles with the basic skills critical for managing and supervising projects, units, and people. The program provides a comprehensive view of the role of manager as well as specific skills development in several key management areas including interpersonal communication, time management, project management, and performance management. The program offers an invaluable opportunity to share information and experiences with peers and experienced IT practitioners in highly interactive sessions.

All sessions have been carefully designed for those just beginning to manage in a professional setting.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Communicate professionally and successfully with all levels of the organization
  • Demonstrate effective oversight of projects and people
  • Manage departmental costs to achieve organizational goals
  • Manage personnel to meet departmental performance goals and objectives
  • Develop leadership practices that utilize personal leadership traits and abilities

Please Note: the New IT Managers Program includes an online budgeting webinar that will be held after the face-to-face event.  Details coming soon.