ICYMI: UCTech Replay

August 2, 2019


It was great to see several of you in Santa Barbara at the UCTech conference July 15-17. If you were unable to attend, you can still browse the sessions and, in the coming weeks, Zoom recordings of the presentations will be available on the conference website. I enjoyed being on an engaging panel discussion entitled Walking the Walk: The CIO Pledge for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion that was held on day one. 

Kudos to One IT Presenters

Several members of our One IT family presented at the conference, it was wonderful to see such a wide variety of topics covered and large group of people representing UC Berkeley including: 



Encrypt All the Drives! 

Alex Kim and Laurie Graham

Learning Analytics for Student Success: UC Berkeley's Data-Driven Advising Platform

Steven Williams and Vanessa Kaskiris

The Over $5 million Club - Regents Reporting and Project Management Guidelines for IT Projects $5 million and Over

Halina Wojnicz, Eloisa Javier, Jon Conhaim

A Woman's Story in IT: One Year Later

Vanessa Kaskiris

Making Online Course Quality Scalable with a Faculty-Friendly Development Tool

Rebecca Farivar

Diversity/WIT Panel: Reframing Technical Difficulties -- Expertise, Inclusivity, and How Work Gets Done in IT

Ann Kovalchick, Van Williams, Michele Haynes, Camille Crittenden, Palmer Gibbs, Meggan Levitt

Big Class, Big Wins! Using Instructor Journey Maps to Improve Large Courses

Seyon Wind and Judy Stern

Training the Trainers: Building a Lab for Web Application Security Training

Devin Jones

Contracts and managing cyber-risk – UC’s new Data Security Appendix

Robert Smith, Thomas Trappler, Ian Crew

Grading Infrastructure for Large Data Science Courses

Anthony Suen

The future of Classroom Response Systems in the UC System - Cross-campus panel and discussion

Judy Stern, David Pritikin, Leslie Kern

Samantha Eastman, Michelle Lew

Web Development Mini Talks

Jon Johnson, Scott Gruber, Anthony Horn, Mark Miller, Anna Gazdowicz Olivier Rosset, Jun Wan

How to grow a Tableau service that empowers analysts, reaches broad audiences and consolidates costs

Danny Grieb, Aswan Movva, Kari Peterson

Enhancing Informal & Social Learning through IT

Shirley Giraldo

Partners in Reducing Risk and Cost: Collaboration Between IT and Procurement

Tom Andriola, Thomas Trappler, David Willson

Cognitive Diversity: Invisible Differences

Jennifer Wilson

The Landscape of Regional and National Research IT organizations: Opportunities for Professional Development and Strategic Engagement

Claire Mizumoto and Amy Neeser

Business Process Transformation – could it be this easy?

Nick Endsley and Mike Cook

Digital Signage Made Simple: Turn any screen into an eye-catching and informative billboard to tell your story and get your message out.

Chuck Harris

Providing Marvel-ous Customer Support with Limited Resources

Anna Gazdowicz

Working across the UC campuses to understand how researchers use virtual machine and container images

Amy Neeser

Sautter Award Winners

System-wide CIO Tom Andriola announced the winners of this year’s Sautter Awards on July 16. The award, sponsored by the UC Information Technology Leadership Council, recognizes collaborative innovations in IT that advance the university’s missions of teaching, research, public service and patient care, or that improve the effectiveness of university processes. The award encourages collaboration and solution sharing across the UC system. 

Congratulations to our Golden award winners from UC Berkeley:

  • Street Story – A Platform for Community Engagement (UC Berkeley) is a community engagement tool that allows residents and community organizations to collect information about transportation collisions, near-misses, general hazards and safe locations to travel. The platform and the information collected are free to use and publicly accessible.
  • System-wide Collaboration on Accessibility: The Siteimprove Implementation Project (all UC locations) represents a collaborative system-wide effort to select, purchase, and implement at all UC locations resources to help make public-facing websites accessible to people with disabilities. These resources are the Siteimprove web accessibility tool, which monitors websites, and fourteen e-courses on accessibility.

Read about all of this year’s winners

A special thanks to Jon Conhaim, our UCTech Ambassador. Next year’s conference will be hosted by UCLA, more info and dates to come.


Larry Conrad, Associate Vice Chancellor for IT and Chief Information Officer

Related Links: UCTech 2019 | UCCSC 2018 | UCTech Contacts | UC IT Blog Recap