Exhibit Hall & Poster Sessions

Thursday, June 6,  1-3:30 p.m. | East Pauley Ballroom, MLK Student Union

The Exhibit Hall provides an opportunity for IT teams across campus to highlight their work and share new technology. Poster sessions may include projects that have had (or will have) a big campus impact, ReIT tactics that have hit major milestones and what is coming up next. A Sponsor Showcase will take place during the summit as well as the following presentations from our One IT community. Copies of posters and handout materials for these sessions will be available from this page after the summit.

Session Title, Presenters, Description 

Academic Technology Services Benchmarking 2019

Presenter: Noah Wittman

Results of project comparing portfolio of academic technology services with ten peer institutions.

Adobe Fellows @ Berkeley: Culture Change Through the Curriculum

Presenters: Jean Cheng, Victoria Robinson (Director, American Cultures Center), Joseph Kearns (Digital Learning Specialist, Digital Learning Services), Courtney Miller (Adobe)

Adobe Fellows @ Berkeley is a pilot program that aims to incorporate digital design tools into the Berkeley academic experience in meaningful, intentional ways that enhance teaching and learning and strengthen the University's public mission. The program is a collaborative effort of the AIS and the American Cultures Center, with strong support from Digital Learning Services, Educational Technology Services, the Library Media Resources Center, and Adobe Corporation. Come learn about the program and how it works!

Anytime, Anywhere: Fluid eForms & Workflows

Presenters: Lisa Chang, Deepthika Nallaparaju, Rahul Shrivastava, Kaz Senoglu

Transition of University student administration business processes from manual paper-based forms to intelligent automated eForms and workflows.

Berkeley Research Computing Services

Presenters: Patrick Schmitz, Jason Christopher, Krishna Muriki

The Berkeley Research Computing (BRC) program supports research with a coordinated set of services across a range of computation and data analysis needs. BRC includes consulting that ensures faculty are matched to the appropriate resources, and that the computation and data resources meet their needs. BRC compute resources range from the Savio High Performance Computing cluster (now supporting moderately sensitive data), to facilitated access for cloud computing (including national resources as well as commercial providers), to the Analytics Environments on-Demand (AEoD) resource, designed for researchers who need to run Windows-based analytic software packages (such as ArcGIS, Stata, SPSS, R Studio, etc.) on a scalable platform.

Blackboard Ally

Presenter: Joseph Feria-Galicia

Ally is a set of tools within bCourses that helps make course content more accessible by allowing students and instructors to convert files to HTML, EPUB, electronic braille or MP3 (audio). The Ally tool also provides instructors with visual indicators gauging the accessibility of source files and assigns an accessibility score to each uploaded file.

bSecure Firewall and VPN Update

Presenters: Sean Schluntz, John Ives, Veronica Ong

Come learn about the status and direction of the bSecure firewall as well as upcoming plans for the new VPN service. You can even bring your device and get setup to use the new VPN service!

Building a Community Around Cloud Computing

Presenters: Jason Christopher, Amy Neeser, Research IT

Cloud Computing offers great promise, but comes with distinct challenges. Our poster will show the various efforts across campus -- from IST to the Division of Data Sciences to Research, Teaching and Learning -- to create and foster a community of IT staff and researchers who are engaged in Cloud Computing, and who want to meet those distinct challenges.

Building Community Engagement with Google Currents

Presenters: Jen Bellenger and Jon Hays, bConnected

Currents is a G Suite app (beta) that is designed to enable people to have meaningful discussions and interactions across the organization, helping keep everyone in the know and giving leaders the opportunity to connect with their employees. The bConnected team plans to pilot Currents with the One IT community, before rolling out across the campus. This will be an opportunity to showcase a new service, receive feedback, and have a dialogue about internal communications challenges and needs.

CalNet Sponsored Guests

Presenters: Veronica Ong, Summer Scanlan, Greg Snow

We are going to replace the CalNet Guest application soon with a new service called CalNet Sponsored Guests, which uses Cirrus Identity. Learn about the cool features of this new application and what you can do to prepare for the transition.

Charting Berkeley's Cloud Progress

Presenters: Bill Allison, CTO, Gabriel Gonzalez, CTO Law School, Marlita Kahn, IST, Walter Stokes IST

We will share a poster that shows how UC Berkeley's cloud strategy solves the challenges for our University and track progress along multiple fronts including people/culture, process, and technology.

Digital Learning Initiative and Innovation Grants

Presenters: Suzanne Harrison, Amy Ahlers, Instructional Design and Media Manager, DLS

The Digital Learning Initiative (DLI) brings to UC Berkeley expertise in digital pedagogy, content, and learning analytics. By empowering faculty in the creation and analysis of digital content for learning and teaching, the Digital Learning Initiative answers the call of the campus strategic plan to make greater use of technology as a tool to expand access and improve the quality and relevance of instruction. As part of this initiative, Berkeley Digital Learning Services (DLS, formerly BRCOE) is now offering a Digital Learning Innovation Grant. The grants will provide support to faculty interested in implementing digital learning activities and content in their in-person course curriculum. Grant awards are in the form of time and talent from digital learning and digital media experts at DLS (link is external), who will assist faculty with their pedagogical, design and production needs.

How to Give Your Customers the Tools to Succeed

Presenter: Anna Gazdowicz

Customer experience matters if a product or service is going to succeed -- and even with limited resources, customer success and empowerment is entirely achievable. At this session, learn how the Web Platform Services team provides training, support, and tools to our users so that they can build highly effective (and accessible!) websites using the Open Berkeley platform.

How to Grow a Tableau Service That Empowers Analysts, Reaches Broad Audiences and Consolidates Costs

Presenters: Danny Grieb, Aswan Movva, Kari Peterson (OPA)

Learn how UC Berkeley is leveraging a consortium model to stand up a Tableau enterprise server with the shared goals of a) bringing on new campus partners quickly and efficiently; b) freeing analysts from software management tasks while offering them the control to manage their content and users; and c) consolidating licensing, infrastructure and administration costs. This presentation will include both technical and functional partner perspectives on how we have architected, implemented, and continue to grow our Tableau ecosystem, plus how we have chosen to divvy roles and responsibilities. Discover if some of the approaches that we are taking may fit your organization.

IST Data and Platform Services

Presenters: Blaine Isbelle with the IST Data and Platform Services Team

We provide Cloud, Linux and Windows Systems Administration, and Database Administration for a variety of campus customers and beyond.

IT Monitoring

Presenters: Peter Collins, Tyrone Bennett

This service provides monitoring of systems infrastructure and application availability, and facilitates faster responses and coordination to address operational issues affecting Berkeley Campus systems. This service can tie stand-alone monitoring solutions together to create an integrated, unified monitoring solution that provides situational awareness and automated internal notification rather than relying on end-users to notify IT service providers of problems.

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

Presenter: Steven Williams

After building a robust technology stack that includes a data lake and uses AWS to capture learning data from Canvas and campus partners, UC Berkeley is now developing a custom platform for academic advisors to access and visualize student information. This project supports our ability to promote student success by identifying at-risk students earlier than has ever been possible. This session outlines our technical architecture, campus partnerships, and ongoing efforts to apply Canvas Data and other learning analytics resources to support students.

Making sense of SPAs (CalNet Special Purpose Accounts) & G Suite (bConnected Accounts)

Presenters: Rob Silva and Jen Bellenger

We will aim to demystify the integration potential between SPAs, Google Groups (bConnected Lists and CalGroups), Drive and Team Drives, and explore how you can best use these services for your department and teams. We will walk through real use cases such as how SIS and Enterprise Application Services streamlined and improved their employee onboarding business processes by leveraging the power of SPAs and G Suite integration.

Mobile Video Conference System

Presenters: Alex Warren and Patty Mead, Associate Dean, CED IIT

Not all spaces are designed for video conferencing. Some have horrible sound problems, are inappropriately sized, and can be very expensive to install. Using a mobile video conferencing solution can solve all those problems and more.

Partnering with Berkeley Regional Services IT to Help Manage Print Devices on Campus

Presenters: Pamela Krol and Steven Westwood

UCSF Documents and Media partners with BRS IT and departmental IT teams to help manage print devices on campus. Stop by to learn how we help with UC Berkeley centralized enterprise print management to reduce costs, increase document and device security, and improve workflow.

Quality Assurance & Test Automation at Student Information Systems

Presenters: Janhavi Deshpande and Keerthy Puttagunta, SIS

Student Information Systems (SIS) User facing Applications are CalCentral and Campus Solutions. The QA team for SIS Applications delivers UC Berkeley students, faculty, advisors and staff a better experience of CalCentral & Campus Solution. QA life cycle involves creating test plans, gathering test data requirements, developing and executing test cases. Also QA team develops Test Automation for Regression Testing Scope. QA testing efforts supports SIS by adding Quality and preventing production issues, by saving time, money and effort by entire team to fix them.

RIT + ETS = Agile CollectionSpace

Presenter: Rick Jaffe

When Research IT joined ETS in 2018, it gained access to the Program Design Group. The result: the CollectionSpace service – supporting five campus museums – has morphed into an agile devOps + project-managed effort. Now, CSpace is poised to establish itself on a sustainable foundation, while delivering new features that the museums have long needed.

SAIT Student Staff Hiring

Presenter: Cristóbal Olivares

Over the past six months, SAIT has taken a close look at our student hiring process to identify areas for improvement. This poster will highlight some of the measures we implemented, the corresponding successes we experienced, and the lessons for future work that we generated.

Scaling Up: Leveraging Technology in a Large Active Learning Classroom

Presenters: Devon Harris, Rita-Marie Conrad, Interim Director, Teaching and Learning Excellence

At UC Berkeley, active learning classrooms have typically been small to moderate sized. What happens when we scale up technology in the active learning classroom model -- eight projectors, eight interactive displays, advanced video distribution, multiple source destination -- to accommodate class sizes of 120 students? In this poster session, we’ll share strategies for balancing classroom technology and flexible furniture design elements with learning goals, and supporting a community of instructors of varying experience with active learning. We will also share data from faculty and students across disciplines teaching and learning in our new large active learning space, and highlight collaborative efforts to coordinate scheduling and continued support.

Securing Research Data and Compute

Presenters: Chris Hoffman, Setareh Sarrafan,  Jason Christopher

RTL is working with many One IT partners on the Secure Research Data and Compute system, a campus-wide effort to provide new and improved services for researchers working with restricted data. The proposed platform will include high performance computing, virtual machines, and shared storage.

SIS Phase 2: Be in the Know Now

Presenters: Barbara Mueller, Rana Silver: SIS Functional Director, Ross Stivison: SIS Technical Director

With continued support from university leadership, Student Information Systems is launching a Phase 2 project to complete critically needed system and feature enhancements that will improve the utility of UC Berkeley's implementation of PeopleSoft Campus Solutions. The SIS phase 2 project includes all crucial student information: admissions, financial aid, registration, enrollment, course management, advising, billing and payments, records, and more. In this session, we will highlight some key technologies including the CalCentral upgrade and future use cases for Elasticsearch, a Phase 2 deliverable. We will be available to discuss the development sprint process related to Fluid, Workflow, and other topics. Ultimately we will showcase how this technology connects to Diversity and Inclusion through feature enhancements intended to simply the student, faculty, advisor, and staff footprint within our Student Enterprise offering.

Student Computing at Cal

Presenters: Traci Young, Sonika Arora, Mimi Shalf

Information technology is crucial to virtually all aspects of student academic life. Access to and support of technology and information tools is a key part of the student experience at UC Berkeley and a coordinated and systematic approach in managing and delivering these services is vital to student success. Therefore, a collaborative partnership between Educational Technology Services (ETS), University Libraries, Student Affairs Information Technologies (SAIT), Information System Technology (IST), IT Client Services (ITCS) is proposing a three­-pronged approach to address this problem.

UCPath: Berkeley Enterprise System Integration

Presenters: Tamer Sakr, Ross Stivison, Syed Ahmed, Babu (Ravindra) Chunduru

UCPath is a systemwide project launched by the University of California to modernize its aging payroll/personnel system (PPS). With the advent of UCPath, Oracle managed cloud services running PeopleSoft HCM, Campus Solutions SIS enterprise system was faced with yet another enterprise transition from existing on premise HCM to UCPath central HCM. Our exhibit will show the integrations of our production system and the technology used to support this complex enterprise system integration.