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Friday, February 26

Location: Indiana Memorial Union

 

12:30-2:15pm

Conference check-in and onsite registration

Main Level, Tree Suites Lounge (Across from the Hoosier Room)

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Friday’s schedule was designed for faculty, Ph.D. students, and staff interests, although anyone is welcome to attend.

An afternoon break service with refreshments will be provided in the Tree Suites Lounge from 2:15 - 5:00 PM.

 

Track 1

Research & Technology

Rooms listed below

Track 2

Research & Technology II

Maple Room

Track 3

Teaching & Technology

Oak Room

Track 4

Life & Technology I

Dogwood Room

Track 5

Life & Technology II

Persimmon Room

Track 6

Special Sessions I

Frangipani Room

Track 7

Special Sessions II

Sassafras Room

1-1:50pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ideas Design Thinking Workshop

Sassafras Room

 

This session required a registration separate from the conference and is full. Only those who received confirmation that they are registered can attend.

 

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2-2:50pm

Makerspaces 101

Walnut Room

 

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IUScholarWorks Research Preservation

 

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Hack Into Your Students’ Attention: Active Learning for Technology

 

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Thriving in a Male Dominated Academic Department

 

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How Technology is Changing the World

 

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Panel of Women in Academic Leadership Positions

 

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3-3:50pm

Introduction to Web Scraping

Woodburn Hall 200*

 

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Organize Your Citations!

 

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Adding Multimedia to Your Lesson Plans

 

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How Kanban Can Help You Manage Multiple Projects

 

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Strategic Learning

Persimmon Room

 

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4-4:50pm

Information Visualization

 

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Why You Should Add More Technology in Your Classroom

 

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Create Your Personal Brand

 

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Using Technology to Organize and Manage Your Life

 

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Achieving Success and Supporting Diversity in Science Careers

 

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4:30-6:15pm

Conference check-in and onsite registration

First Floor, Outside Alumni Hall

4:45pm

Networking Tips for Students

First Floor, Solarium

Open to students only. Come learn practical tips for how to work a room while networking, presented by Staci McFall, Associate Director for Employer Relations with the IU School of Informatics and Computing. Get coached on how to make the most of the Mocktail Networking Session with peers, faculty, staff, alums, and employers that immediately follows.

5:15pm-6pm

Mocktails Networking Reception

First Floor, Solarium

This event will provide students with the opportunity to practice and hone a variety of skills involved in "working a room." Faculty, staff, alumnae, and representatives from our corporate sponsors will be in attendance to network with students. Mocktails will be served, and professional business attire is suggested. If you have business cards, bring them!

6pm-8pm

Dinner, Awards, Presentations, and Keynote

First Floor, Alumni Hall

Enjoy a welcome from Provost Lauren Robel, presentation of the 2016 Outstanding Faculty Mentor, Outstanding Staff Mentor, and Outstanding Student Leader award, and the keynote, Ten Things to Know About Girls, Women, and Technology, delivered by Avis Yates Rivers, a White House Champion of Change in STEM and President and CEO of Technology Concepts Group International (TCGi).

 

 

Friday Breakout Session Details:

 

Makerspaces 101

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM / Walnut Room

Recommended Audience: All Levels

 

Curious about makerspaces, but apprehensive about programming a drone or wielding a soldering iron? In this workshop, you’ll discover three low-barrier, high-impact tools to get your feet wet: the littleBits circuit kit, MaKey MaKey electronics kit, and Sphero robotic ball.

 

Presenter: Leanne Mobley, Scholarly Technologies Librarian, is a librarian with a passion for digital media, graphic design, and makerspaces. She has a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in film production.

 

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Introduction to Web Scraping with Python

3:00 - 4:50 PM / Social Science Research Commons Grand Hall (Woodburn Hall 200)*

Recommended Audience Level: Beginner, Intermediate

 

This session will be 2 hours in length. Web scraping is a method of extracting and restructuring information from web pages. This workshop will introduce basic techniques for web scraping using popular open-source tools. The first part of the workshop will provide an overview of basic HTML elements and Python tools for developing a custom web scraper. The second part will enable participants to practice accessing websites, parsing information, and storing data in a CSV file. This workshop is intended for social scientists who are new to web scraping. No programming experience is required, but basic familiarity with HTML and Python is helpful.

 

*To get to Woodburn Hall from the IMU, exit the IMU from the hotel lobby. Walk across the IMU parking lot in front of you to the first building, which is Woodburn Hall.

 

Presenter: NaLette Brodnax is the CEWiT Graduate Assistant, a data scientist, and fourth-year doctoral student in the Joint Public Policy program administered by the School of Public and Environmental Affairs and the Department of Political Science at Indiana University.

 

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IUScholarWorks Research Preservation

2:00 - 2:50 PM / Maple Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

The technical infrastructure behind the IUScholarWorks Research Preservation Repository will be discussed, highlighting examples of IU women who use it to preserve and promote their research. Barriers to using IUSW-R are very low and the rewards for partnering with the Libraries are numerous.

 

Presenters:

·      Jennifer Laherty is the Head of Sciences for the IU Bloomington Libraries. She liaises to the following departments in the College of Arts and Sciences: Biology, Chemistry, and Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. She has been with IUB since 2007 and holds an M.L.S. from IUB. Previously, she was in California as a science librarian for a dozen years.

 

·      Shayna Pekala is the Scholarly Communication Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington, where she oversees the Libraries’ open access publishing services and initiatives. She holds an M.L.S. with a specialization in Digital Libraries from Indiana University Bloomington, and has been involved with digital publishing projects since 2012.

 

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Organize Your Citations!

3:00 - 3:50 PM / Maple Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Feeling overwhelmed by countless references and citations? Misplacing your research notes, downloads, figures? Citation management software can help you tame the research beast! We’ll demonstrate with EndNote, a powerful application that allows you to organize, store, and share your research.

 

Presenters:

·      Dr. Moira Marsh is a Librarian and Folklorist at Indiana University who is a long-time user of Endnote for all of her research. In fact she is not certain how she could live without it.

 

·      Leanne Mobley is a Librarian at Indiana University with a passion for digital media. She uses EndNote and Zotero to tame her research.

 

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Information Visualization

4:00 - 4:50 PM / Maple Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

This workshop uses materials from the Information Visualization MOOC to empower woman to render data into actionable insights. Please bring your laptop as this is a hands-on workshop which introduces different tools and visual analytics workflows. Temporal, geospatial, topical, and network analyses and visualizations will be covered and micro (individual), meso (local), and macro (global) studies will be discussed. Additional theory and hands-on lectures are available at the Information Visualization MOOC (IVMOOC) website that students from 100+ countries take each Spring.

 

Presenters:

·      Katy Börner is the Victor H. Yngve Professor of Information Science in the Department of Information and Library Science, School of Informatics and Computing, Adjunct Professor at the Department of Statistics in the College of Arts and Sciences, Core Faculty of Cognitive Science, Leader of the Information Visualization Lab, and Founding Director of the Cyberinfrastructure for Network Science Center at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN and Visiting Professor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in The Netherlands. She is a curator of the International Places & Spaces: Mapping Science exhibit. She holds a MS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology in Leipzig, 1991 and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Kaiserslautern, 1997. She became an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow in 2012.

 

·      Ashish Shendure is a graduate student working on his Master’s degree in Information Science from Indiana University. His research interests includes information visualization and presentation, web and user experience design. He is a passionate design enthusiast interested in developing desirable application products that have a balanced blend of function, aesthetics and usability (http://ashishshendure.com).

 

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Hack into your Students' Attention - Active Learning for Technology

2:00 - 2:50 PM / Oak Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Active learning, often paired with team-based learning or other group methodologies, changes the dynamics of a classroom and encourages students to take an active role in their own learning experience. Participants will come away from this hands-on workshop with multiple ideas for how to add active learning techniques to existing courses. Presenters will highlight how technology can enhance a course, as opposed to serving as a distraction to teaching.

 

Presenters:

·      Erika Lee is a lecturer in Informatics, where she teaches programming and web development courses. Since 2009, Erika has taught graphic design and web design, and visual communications to IU undergrads since 2010. For two years she served as a visiting journalism lecturer in IU's Media School. Erika received an M.A. in Journalism from IU in 2004 and holds a B.A. from Oberlin College.

 

·      J Duncan began at IU as an assistant instructor in 2001. In 2011, he received his doctorate in Computer Science. As a lecturer, J teaches classes for the informatics department on cybersecurity, discrete math, and programming in Python. In 2013, he received the Informatics Trustees Teaching Award for excellence in education.

 

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Adding Multimedia to your Lesson Plans

3:00 - 3:50 PM / Oak Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Lynda.com-style videos, created by UITS IT Training instructors, served from Kaltura, housed in Canvas: can this melting pot of technologies and instructional methods offer the format and flexibility you need to learn technical applications? We aim to find out.

 

Presenters:

·      Jessica Samuel is a Senior Online Training Specialist with UITS IT Training. Jessica is currently organizing and helping lead several technology pilot efforts within IT Training.

 

·      Beth Lynn Nolen is a Senior IT Education Specialist with UITS IT Training, specializing in video and collaborative training. Beth is leading pilot programs in both of these areas.

 

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Why You Should Add Social Media in the Classroom

4:00 - 4:50 PM / Oak Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Hear from current students about how incorporating more technology in the classroom can improve learning and communication, and how it can help gauge student-teacher relations.

 

Presenter: CEWiT Social Media Special Interest Group (SIG) interns, Megan Wolter, Selina Dahlgren, Jennifer Banegas, Sheen Zheng, Liz Scott, Lexie DePaepe and Champion Taryn Valencic

 

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Thriving in a Male-Dominated Academic Department

2:00 - 2:50 PM / Dogwood Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

This panel of faculty and graduate students will discuss strategies for working and studying in an academic department with few (or no) women.

 

Presenter: Women Empowering Success in Technology (WESiT) is CEWiT's student alliance. This workshop will be presented by WESiT's Scholars Committee, which focuses on planning events related to research, connecting students to faculty, and making sure that that PhD students are properly catered to. The students facilitating this session are Josey Topolski, Chemistry Ph.D. Student, Christine Hsieh, Kelley School of Business Ph.D. Student & Chair of WESIT Scholars Committee, and NaLette Brodnax, SPEA Ph.D. Student and CEWiT Graduate Assistant.

 

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How Kanban Can Help You Manage Multiple Priorities

3:00 - 3:50 PM / Dogwood Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Juggling multiple priorities in a complex and demanding world often takes a toll on our personal and professional lives. A technique commonly used in software development - Kanban - has two simple rules that will have you working through your to-do list at lightning speed. Kanban can be used at work, in school or at home. During this session we will also explore two apps that will take your task management skills to the next level.

 

Presenter: Tana Linback, Managing Director at beLithe, Inc, has a background directing human resource and operational functions while developing company-wide people strategies provided a strong foundation in workplace cultural development before shifting her focus to software and product development. Tana has experience leading successful cultural transformations in agile environments and improving process that result in happier workplaces. Tana has a BA in Corporate Communications from Purdue University, is a PSPO (Professional Scrum Product Owner), PSM (Professional Scrum Master), is a Management 3.0 Facilitator and Trainer and holds a PHR (Professional in Human Resources) and SHRM-CP (Society for Human Resource Management Certified Professional).

 

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Create your Personal Brand

4:00 - 4:50 PM / Dogwood Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Taking control of your reputation and profiles online is a critical tactic for your career strategy. In this presentation, I provide best practices for the how, when, and where to post your branding information, how and why to link to social networks, how to track your brand online, and how to manage a mistake or crisis.

 

Presenter: Cathy Rubey, Owner/Creative at InGe, Inc., helps small businesses design and build their brand, digital presence, establish their social networks, content management, business development and long-term strategic planning, marketing and advertising. I also provide writing, editing, commercial/film and screen writing services and consulting. Writer, Producer and Executive Producer of Holiday Baggage, starring Barry Bostwick and Cheryl Ladd. Holiday Baggage appears on the Lifetime and Hallmark networks every year from Thanksgiving to Christmas. Featured speaker at Social Media Week in Chicago 2013.

 

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How Technology is Changing the World

2:00 - 2:50 PM / Persimmon Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Nitocris will be sharing what she saw at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 2016. She'll give a presentation on the most exciting technologies to come in the next 3 to 5 years and how they will impact the way we live. She'll also provide an overview of the current and future state of tech ranging from cognitive computing, the Internet of Things, autonomous vehicles, social robots, augmented and virtual reality and the evidence that diversity is a crucial driver of innovation.

 

Presenter: Nitocris Perez is an Emerging Technology Analyst in the UITS Client Services and Support Division. She is also a member of the Wearable Technology Working Group which facilitates the adoption of wearable technology in teaching and research. Learn more at Nitocris Perez's personal site.

 

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Strategic Learning

3:00 - 3:50 PM / Persimmon Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Schools and businesses spend millions of dollars on technology professional development each year. But, there are still individuals who don't get past the basic skills. They may also have difficulty keeping up with new skills. Whitehead will explain how to create good training and professional development plans for strategic learning.

 

Presenter: Terri Whitehead, Educational Consultant with Whitehead Educational Consulting, is a former K-12 teacher and media specialist who has spent the last 20 years working with schools, universities and businesses to train individuals on the use of technology in work and school. She has worked for the Indiana Department of Education and taught classes at IUPUI. In her business, Whitehead Educational Consulting, she focuses on hardware, apps and software use.

 

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Using Technology to Organize and Manage Your Life

4:00 - 4:50 PM / Persimmon Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

How do you use technology to organize and manage your personal and professional life? We will explore pros and cons of technology, demystify common tech vocabulary, and spark curiosities about implementing, reducing, or eliminating technology in your life.

 

Presenters:

·      Jennifer Herron is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Ruth Lilly Medical Library. She has always been interested in technology and enjoys testing it out to see its potential uses in the library, for education, and making everyday life easier. She is especially interested in watching how mobile technology will impact healthcare.

 

·      Keva G. Rop serves as the Business Manager at the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Ruth Lilly Medical Library. She has witnessed the change in business practices for higher education as technology has transformed the world of finance. Finding efficient and creative ways to solve problems with technology is a professional and personal interest.

 

·      Kellie Kaneshiro, AMLS, is the Library Technology Team Leader at the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Ruth Lilly Medical Library. She wants people to use technology to make the world a better place to live.

 

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Panel of Women in Academic Leadership Positions

2:00 - 2:50 PM / Frangipani Room

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

The percentage of women in leadership positions is very low, despite many efforts to address the situation. We present a panel with women in leadership positions at IU. The panel will address issues like career planning, work-life balance, impostor syndrome, and organizational overload.

 

Moderator: Sharlene D. Newman, Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

 

Panelists:

·      Faith Hawkins, Associate Vice President for Research

·      Eliza PavalkoVice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs

·      Jean Robinson, Associate Executive Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences

 

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Achieving Success and Supporting Diversity in Science Careers

4:00 - 4:50 PM / Frangipani Room

Recommended Audience Level: Faculty and graduate students in a science-related discipline

 

We will lead a facilitated discussion to identify key questions and approaches to be explored in more depth on the IUB campus through future directed activities (a conference, presentations, networking and training / support activities). We will use this time to develop key questions to be addressed in the future and identify activities that participants indicate would help them effectively move forward in their academic and other future work careers.

 

PLEASE NOTE: The time printed in the program you received with your nametag for this session is incorrect. The correct time is 4-4:50pm.

 

Moderators:

·      Diane HenshelAssociate Professor SPEA

·      Nikki Pohl, Chemistry Professor

·      Sandra KueblerAssociate Professor Computational Linguistics

 

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Design Thinking Workshop

1:00 - 5:00 PM / Indiana Memorial Union, Sassafrass Room

This session is full.  Only those who pre-registered separately from the conference for this session will be admitted.

 

In today's fast paced life, innovation has become nothing less than a survival strategy - on both personal and professional fronts. It is particularly challenging for women who do the tightrope challenge everyday. Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation, which puts designer’s tools in the hands of people who never thought themselves as designers and apply them to a vast range of problems. This workshop provides a basic understanding and hands-on experience of Design Thinking.

 

Presenters:

      Ninad Dalvi, Seniour UX Design Lead, Persistent Systems Inc.

      Gautam Karnik, Senior UX Design Lead, Persistent Systems Inc.

      Anagha Vyas, Head of Columbus, Ohio Development Center, Persistent Systems Inc.

 

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Saturday, February 27

Location: Cedar Hall, in Union Street Center (10th & Union Streets)

 

9am-12:15pm

Conference check-in and onsite registration

Auditorium Atrium

9:30-10:20am

Plenary Panel: Unexpected Career Paths, Auditorium

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

Saturday’s schedule was designed for student interests, although anyone is welcome to attend.

 

Track 1

Explore Technology

C112 Classroom

Track 2

Meet the CEWiT SIGs

C102 Classroom

Track 3

Work & Play with Technology

C002 Classroom

Track 4

Learn Project Management

C116 Classroom

Track 5

Be a Techie Woman I

C114 Classroom

Track 6

Be a Techie Woman II

C118 Classroom

10:25-11:15am

Increase Career Options via Tech Options at IU!

 

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Video Game Level Design with Mario Maker

 

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Beginner HTML and CSS

 

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Project Management 101

 

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Advance Your Career with Continuing Education

 

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Develop Your Personal Brand

 

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11:25am-12:15pm

Developing Digital Branding

 

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Leveraging Social Media for Content Creation

 

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Being Agile—Dish’s Future State

 

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So you want to be a Technology Business Analyst

 

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You Don’t Have to be “One of the Boys” to Work in Tech!

 

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12:15-12:55pm

Lunch

Auditorium

Boxed lunches from Honey Baked Ham will be available in the Auditorium

 

1-1:50pm

How to Navigate the Career Expo

 

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Hacking Everyday Life with Technology

 

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Virtual and Augmented Hands-on Experience

 

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Agile Project Management

 

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How She Did It: A Women’s Entrepreneurial Panel

 

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Navigating Your Early Career

 

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1-3:30pm

Career Expo

Auditorium Atrium

 

This career expo is for anyone with any experience, from those who are just considering technology as a career for the first time, to those who are already experienced! If you have a resume, feel free to bring it, although resumes are not required. A list of the employers who will be at the Career Expo will be in your conference bag, but you can also see them here.

 

 

 

Saturday Breakout Session Details:

Increase Career Options via Tech Options at IU!

10:25 - 11:15 AM / Classroom C112

Recommended Audience: Beginner

 

Tech skills get you hired anywhere, not just “in tech.”  Learn what IU has to offer for you to study what you love and explore the many roads to becoming a tech-savvy woman while studying at IU.

 

Presenters:

·      Maureen Biggers, CEWiT Director

 

·      Yumiko SiewenieCEWiT intern

 

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Developing Digital Branding

11:25 AM - 12:15 PM / Classroom C112

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Every single day, more users make their first contact with your brand online. They’re finding you via search, social media, and referral links that you forgot you posted. If you have a strong brand that was built to thrive on digital channels, this is great news! If you have a brand that’s less pliable, or maybe a brand that has changed so much, you don’t remember what your blog posts looked like two years ago, you could be going into this battle seriously understaffed. Attend this session and learn how to make sure your digital brand says what you want it to about you!

 

Presenters:

·      Stefanija Puaca is a Performance Engineer at Accenture. Stefanija manages application performance issues at Accenture and defines operating best practices for high-performing applications. She has worked in information security, cloud computing and end-user experience practices while at Accenture. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science in Informatics. She is a cycling enthusiast and enjoys web-development outside of the office.

 

·      Ellen McRaith leads Accenture Digital’s Talent Acquisition efforts globally – looking for the best analytics, interactive and mobility talent. She has spent her entire career with Accenture starting in their consulting practice and later moving into human resources. She graduated with a degree in Engineering from the University of Illinois in Champaign/Urbana. She lives in Evanston, Illinois with her family and has a daughter attending IU’s Kelley School of Business.

 

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How to Navigate the Career Expo

1:00 - 1:20 PM / Classroom C112

Recommended Audience Level: Beginner

 

This session will last only 30 minutes, so attendees will have time to go to the Career Expo afterwards. If you're new to career fairs, attend this session and learn from an experienced student how to get the most out of CEWiT's Career Expo.

 

Presenter: Hannah Ripley, Marketing & Management student and WESiT Undergraduate Co-Chair

 

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Video Game Level Design with Mario Maker

10:40 - 11:30 AM / Classroom C114

Recommended Audience Level: Beginner

 

This workshop will instruct basic level design skills for video games. Participants will work together to draft ideas on paper for different aspects of a game level which will be implemented in real time to the video game “Mario Maker.”

 

Presenters:

·      Jessica Tompkins is a Ph.D. student in The Media School at IU and the lead intern for CEWiT's Women in Game Design special interest group. Her research interests include the effects of media and mediated communication on identity.

 

·      Morgan Anderson, undergraduate (Junior) in Telecommunications at IU and intern for CEWiT's Women in Game Design special interest group. As a telecommunications major, Anderson focuses on design and production of traditional and digital media, including films, video games, and illustrations for print.

 

·      Jill Moore, undergraduate (Senior) in Telecommunications at IU and intern for CEWiT's Women in Game Design special interest group. Moore is skilled in photography, game design, and web design and is a member of IU's independent student-led game studio, Hoosier Games.

 

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Leveraging Social Media for Content Creation

11:25 AM - 12:15 PM / Classroom C114

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

We will be discussing how to create social media for platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube. We'll also give tips on how to take photos or videos, edit them, and then promote them online.

 

Presenters:

CEWiT Social Media Special Interest Group (SIG) interns, Megan Wolter, Selina Dahlgren, Jennifer Banegas, Sheen Zheng, Liz Scott, Lexie DePaepe and Champion Taryn Valencic

 

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Hacking Everyday Life with Technology

1:00 - 1:50 PM / Classroom C114

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

In this workshop, the interns from the Women Who Code special interest group for CEWiT will show the audience how to “hack” their everyday life to use technology in a new and meaningful way. From smartphone shortcuts to making your computer run more efficiently, the interns in this group will make your worklife smoother and your freetime faster in just a few clicks. Don’t let your technology lag you down, come to this workshop and be brought back to speed!

 

Presenter: This workshop will be presented by the CEWiT Women Who Code SIG lead intern, Kelsey Cooper, a Global Health Technology Management student.

 

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Beginner HTML and CSS

10:25 AM - 12:15 PM / Classroom C002

 

Recommended Audience Level: Beginner

 

This session will be 2 hours in length and take place during Breakout Session I and Breakout Session II. Bring your laptop and come play with the basic building blocks of web design — HTML and CSS. We'll code a one-page portfolio web page in HTML and CSS, learn some of the basic tenets of web design and upload our completed pages to the IU servers. This workshop is 110 minutes and will take place during session 1 and 2. (NOTE: This session will occur during 2 breakout sessions)

 

Presenter: Erika Lee is a lecturer in Informatics, where she teaches programming and web development courses. Since 2009, Erika has taught graphic design and web design, and visual communications to IU undergrads since 2010. For two years she served as a visiting journalism lecturer in IU's Media School. Erika received an M.A. in Journalism from IU in 2004 and holds a B.A. from Oberlin College.

 

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Virtual and Augmented Reality Hands-on Experience

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM / Classroom C112

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Once a science-fiction, AR and VR are now a mainstream tool. These technologies will soon start affecting all aspect of our daily life. In this workshop, you will be introduced to Head-mounted Oculus Rift, Aurasma, and 3D models builder.

 

Presenters:

·      Olga Scrivner is a Visiting Lecturer in Spanish and Portuguese Department. She is interested in languages, programming, visualization and virtual realities.

 

·      Tassie Gniady is the Manager of the Cyberinfrastructure for Digital Humanities in Research Technologies. She is especially interested in text analysis and 3D modeling as it relates to cultural heritage.

 

·      Nitocris Perez is an Emerging Technology Analyst at Indiana University with research interest in virtual and mixed reality in education.

 

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Project Management 101

10:25 - 11:15 AM / Classroom C116

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

What is project management really about? What certifications are available, and when should I get them? This session will focus on the fundamentals of project management, including real-world examples from experienced professionals.

 

Presenters:

·      Alicia Antonetti-Tricker leads Crowe's Midwest Government Advisory Consulting Practice in which she is responsible for business development and delivery of management and information technology consulting services to state, local and quasi- government organizations. Consulting specialties include strategic planning, process improvement, financial analysis, system selection studies and procurement support. Alicia’s has significant IT implementation experience in case management systems, enterprise resource planning, and custom application development solutions. Alicia is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from the Project Management Institute. She serves on several boards, including D.A.R.E. Indiana and Noblesville Youth Assistance. Alicia earned her Master of Public Affairs (MPA) degree from Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology from the University of California, Davis.

 

·      Ashley Craig is a manager in Crowe’s Applied Technology practice where she leads the technical team on large, complex implementations of Microsoft Dynamics CRM for government and for-profit clients. In addition to her technical leadership, Ashley has expertise in requirements definition, quality assurance/testing, business analysis, process improvement and IT assessments. Ashley is a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) from the Project Management Institute and holds several Microsoft certifications including Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Applications and Microsoft Dynamics CRM – Customization & Configuration. She is a 2010 graduate of Indiana University Kelley School of Business with a Bachelor of Science degree in Operations Management and Marketing.

 

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Being Agile—Dish’s future state

11:25 AM - 12:15 PM / Classroom C116

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

What does it mean to be a component owner and a product owner? Find out how an technology organization implements agile project management.

 

Presenter: Annicka Stevens is a performance focused Senior IT Manager with a passion for technology and how it can enable the business operations to excel. She has a unique ability to work with executives to understand their business drivers and develop solutions. She has been instrumental in changing the way IT intakes work through focusing strong relationships with the executive leadership.

 

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Agile Project Management

1:00 - 1:50 PM / Classroom C116

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

How to apply agile project management, an interactive and incremental method of managing development projects. Also a brief over view of how to use Jira software which is commonly used with agile project management.

 

Presenters:

·      Nicole Wishart is a senior majoring in Informatics with a cognate in psychology. She has been working with Serve IT for the last three semesters and has been a team lead for the last two semesters.

 

·      Jordan Mannfield is a senior studying Informatics with a cognate in Security and a minor in Human-Centered Computing. Serve IT provides students with unique real-world learning experiences while helping local non-profits

 

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Advance your Career with Continuing Education

10:25 - 11:15 AM / Classroom C114

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Your education doesn’t stop after graduation. Join us to learn how you can continue to broaden your tech skills even after you secure a job. We will cover tools including: Code Academy, Pluralsight, edX and much more!

 

Presenters:

·      Alexandra Dye, a Bloomington, Indiana native, graduated from Indiana University in 2014 with a degree in Informatics and minors in Business, Marketing, and Entrepreneurship. She is employed by Target Corporation in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she is a Scrum Master for Target’s marketing creative applications and marketing DevOps teams.

 

·      Rachel Shinn is a 2015 graduate from the Informatics Program at the School of Informatics and Computing at IU. She started at Target in their Technology Leadership Program in June and is currently a Scrum Master on Target’s Public Cloud Engineering team.

 

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So you want to be a Business Analyst (and if you don't, you should!)

11:25 AM - 12:15 PM / Classroom C114

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Being a Business Analyst is one the new hot topics and a trending career.  What does it really mean to be a Business Analyst? And, what are the manager’s and organization’s expectations of the role?

 

Presenter: Lolita Chandler is a Senior IT Business Consultant at OneAmerica.  With over 10 years of experience in business analysis, Lolita consults and also serves as President of a Business Analytics Advisory Board.  Lolita has a Bachelors in Technology from Purdue University and an MBA from Ball State University.

 

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How She Did it: A Women's Entrepreneur Panel

1:00 - 1:50 PM / Classroom C114

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Do you have an idea for a business but don’t know how to get started? Have you ever wondered how an entrepreneur got started? Attend this panel and meet three women who are current students at IU AND who own their own businesses! Find out from these experienced women how they got to where they are, the challenges they faced, and what advice they have for you.

 

Moderator: Jayna Pedruczny, CEWiTMarketing Assistant, MBA Candidate with the Kelley School of Business.

 

Panelists:

·      Mikaela Gilbert, a first year studying entrepreneurship and corporate innovation with a dual major in markeitng at the Kelley School of Business

·      Kim Kunzler, a senior Entrepreneurship and Operations Mangement at the Kelley School of Business

·      Tiffany Roman, a Ph.D. candidate in Instructional Systems Technology and Inquiry Methodology in the School of Education

 

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Develop Your Personal Brand

10:25 - 11:15 AM / Classroom C118

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Being a successful businesswoman involves developing your personal brand. We will explore how students can leverage their technical skills, soft skills, certifications, and social media to create a personal brand that is authentic and true to themselves.

 

Presenters:

·      Jodi Wolfe has 20 years of experience delivering enterprise-wide IT solutions. As a director in PwC’s Project Assurance group, she works with clients to identify and manage project risk to improve project outcomes. She is certified in Project Management and has a B.S. and M.S. from Ball State University.

 

·      Danielle Schroeder is an Indianapolis based Experienced Associate with PwC’s Cybersecurity and Privacy practice. Danielle graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington receiving her Bachelors of Science in Business in Supply Chain Management and Technology Management where she was also a member of WESiT.

 

·      Samantha Koban is the STEM Campus Recruiter for the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana market at PwC. Samantha studied at Bowling Green State University and graduated with her B.A. in Interpersonal Communication.

 

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You Don't Have to be "One of The Boys" to Work in Tech!

11:25 AM - 12:15 PM / Classroom C118

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

Women often think that to succeed in technology, they must become “one of the boys.” This session will blow this myth out of the water, and show you how your unique outlook and special talents will lead to greater success.

 

Presenters:

·      Amy Lozancic, IT Manager with Progressive/Systems and Infrastructure, has 25 years experience working in Information Technology for higher education, non-profit and Fortune 100 companies. Currently with Progressive Insurance as an IT Manager, she and her team of 64 Systems Engineers support the company’s data centers and 6500 physical and virtual servers, 9 Petabytes of Big Data, and SAN and NAS storage systems.

 

·      Michelle Cassidy joined the Progressive Management Team in March of 2015 after an 18 year tenure at Rockwell Automation. She and her team of 17 systems engineers own the services for Capital Management support, application packaging, client production management, and PC Lifecycle.

 

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Navigating Your Early Career

1:00 - 1:50 PM / Classroom C118

Recommended Audience Level: All Levels

 

This panel takes a look at strategies for young women in technology careers to help them from day one on the job to the first few years on the job. A wide variety of topics including setting yourself up for the fast track and changing jobs will be covered. Ample time will be provided for questions.

 

Panelists:

·      Jelanna Olivera Morgan is a part of Eli Lilly’s emerging leadership as a new member of the NGD program focused on people and change. Her passion surrounds on demand, rapid access to data as Lilly endeavors to bring life-saving medicines to patients faster, enabling our patients to live longer, healthier, more active lives.

 

·      Allyce Stanley graduated from the MSIS program after completing her Bachelor’s in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business. She is a Senior Associate in KPMG’s CIO Advisory practice. She has experience providing business intelligence & analytics, IT strategy, and IT operations services to global clients within multiple industries.

 

·      Gloria Chan graduated from Indiana University in 2013 with a BS in Marketing and Supply Chain and in 2015 with an MS in Information Systems, concentration in Enterprise Risk Management. She currently works at an IT Strategic Sourcing Consultant, whose team handles $2 billion in spend on IT infrastructure, software, and services. In her free time, she enjoys running, cooking, and reading.

 

·      Kavita Patel is a Senior Consultant with EY. Kavita graduated from Indiana University and spent her first two years as part of the Information Technology Leadership Program at GE Capital. She then spent a year as part of GE’s most elite global leadership program, Corporate Audit Staff, before leaving GE to join EY. Kavita is a Senior Consultant in the Digital & Emerging Technology Practice.

 

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