2020 Internet2 Global Summit

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

Allies and Advocates for Diversity and Inclusion

Sunday, March 29 (1:30pm - 4:30pm)

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

Members and participants throughout the Internet2 community continue their efforts in developing and maintaining a diverse and inclusive work culture. One approach used by a number of organizations to build and foster a more inclusive and equitable culture is to create "advocates and allies" groups. Within these organizations, these advocates and allies strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion across all genders, minorities, veterans, people with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and more.

Join us to hear and learn how Indiana University's, Tom James, and University of Nebraska's, Marcia Dority Baker and Todd Jensen, established advocates and allies groups at their institutions and the impact it has had. They will share specific steps organizations - and individuals - can take to become allies and advocates. Come learn about resources available to the community, including the National Center for Women in Information Technology (NCWIT) toolkit, Karen Catlin's book "Better Allies", and more. This workshop will also provide a forum to engage with these leaders and others throughout the community to share effective practices so that you can become an ally and advocate and help your organization foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture.

This workshop is open to all attendees. Come prepared to engage, discuss, strategize and collaborate around this important topic.

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.

The Research Computing and Data Capability Model allows institutions to assess their support for computationally- and data-intensive research, to identify potential areas for improvement, and to understand how the broader community views Research Computing and Data support. The Model was developed by a broad group of institutions with a range of support models, in a collaboration among Internet2, CaRCC, and EDUCAUSE. An Assessment Tool is designed for use by a range of roles at each institution, from front-line support through campus leadership, and is intended to be inclusive across small and large, and public and private institutions.

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. 

Getting Started with Google Cloud Platform via NET+

Sunday, March 29 (1:30pm - 5:00pm)

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

Join Internet2, the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) team, and the NET+ GCP early adopters at the Internet2 Global Summit to learn how to adopt and deploy GCP at your institution! The NET+ program for Google Cloud Platform provides key benefits and discounts beyond standard GCP education offerings, while leveraging the capacity of the Internet2 Network connection for enhanced performance and delivery. The program is specifically designed to meet the needs of Internet2 member institutions, featuring exclusive I2 pricing and contractual terms, and adds the ability to choose from multiple resellers.

This workshop is for you if you’ve been wondering how the program works, how GCP is different from other clouds, what the advantages are to using GCP via NET+, or if you’ve recently signed up for the program and are wondering how best to get started. The afternoon will feature presenters from campuses implementing NET+ GCP and from technical experts from Google and the reseller community. 

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.