As the OneIT program continues to develop, we wanted to share some upcoming events and general plans.
As you may recall, OneIT is meant to explore and initiate ways to strengthen GT’s IT community, including: social and professional activities; professional development; knowledge sharing; and openness to shared experimentation.
Here are a few topics we want to share:
1) Calendar and Communication
With so many different kinds of calendar use, we don’t think it’s realistic to have one single calendar location for publishing OneIT events. With that in mind, we’ve settled on posting events in the following places:
a) a shared calendar in Office 365 — Outlook or OWA users should be able to find this shared calendar in the Office 365 directory by searching for OneIT or firstname.lastname@example.org
b) the “Events” page on the OneIT web site [ https://www.oneit.gatech.edu ] (which also allows downloading .ics entries into personal calendars, if desired)
c) by periodic announcement to the CSR list and/or the new “Intranet of People” MS Team that Lawrence Sharp mentioned recently in ITAC
2) Next Social Event
In conjunction with the Interest Groups we’ve mentioned before, we would like to plan our next social event in late July as an “Interest Group Expo” — we’ll be in a space where we can mill about, have refreshments, and also ask questions or talk with Interest Group organizers to let them know what you would most like to talk about as the Interest Groups kick off in early fall (probably mid- to late-September). Summaries of the proposed interest groups can be found at https://www.oneit.gatech.edu/interest-groups/ .
3) Next IT 101
We plan to run “IT 101 for IT Professionals” again July 17 and 18, 9-11am each day, location yet to be determined. This “work in progress” workshop is intended to give relatively recently arrived GT IT Professionals broad exposure to IT tools and services at GT. But anyone is welcome to attend; please email email@example.com if you plan to attend.
We also plan to run a “IT Governance 101” workshop for those who want to learn more about how the revamped IT governance process will work. Date and location yet to be determined.
4) Fall Seminar Series
In the fall semester we will offer 2-3 brown bag talks centered on topics of current IT interest. Examples may include Amazon AWS or MS Azure; containers; or other emerging technologies.
Thanks to everyone for your interest and enthusiasm in OneIT — over time we think this will develop into a collection of useful and fun activities!