Posts Tagged ‘Stanford’

Agile Project Management: Introduction to Scrum Methodologies

Friday, June 20th, 2014

Important viewing note: Unfortunately, due to a server glitch while recording, the audio for this Tech Briefing video repeats and skips occasionally. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Improve estimates and on-time completion of projects, keep your team happy and sane, and continue iterating on your process at regular intervals!

This Tech Briefing discussed:

  • The Agile manifesto
  • Scrum philosophy
  • The basics of creating and grooming a project backlog
  • The structure of a sprint
Relevant audiences include: all project managers, developers, and anyone who hires outside vendors to create software or websites.

The session was taught by Stanford Web Services’ project manager Linnea Williams, a Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner.

High-End Computing Resources at Stanford: New Data Center, New Capabilities

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Need to analyze data or run simulations at a scale beyond that of what your laptop or lab group’s server can handle?

During this Tech Briefing, the technical team from the Stanford Research Computing Center talked about high-end computing systems, tools, and resources at Stanford and beyond.

For more information on Stanford Research Computing Center, please visit:

https://doresearch.stanford.edu/research-scholarship/computing-support-research

Stanford Hosted Websites: The Move from www.stanford.edu to web.stanford.edu

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Are you an administrator of a Stanford hosted website for your area? Does your website URL begin with www.stanford.edu/<site path>. Did you receive an email message on May 15, 2014 about a change to the address and are not exactly sure what to do or how this affects you and your sites?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above questions, you should view this Tech Briefing session.

On June 21, 2014, Stanford will change its web-addressing scheme of its free, self-service web-hosting environment from www.stanford.edu to web.stanford.edu.

If you need immediate assistance, visit: https://itservices.stanford.edu/service/web/centralhosting/www2web.

Presentation slides available.

Stanford Media Group: Networking

Friday, May 23rd, 2014

This Stanford Media Group meeting discussed IT Services Networking.

There were also short sub-group reports on:

  • Storage
  • Media Asset Management
  • Streaming
  • Archiving
  • Student Services

CAP and the New Stanford Profiles Website

Friday, May 9th, 2014

The new Stanford Profiles website is part of a University initiative to expand the CAP (Community Academic Profiles) website used by the School of Medicine to other schools and admin units at Stanford.

The site is intended to allow convenient updates of academic and professional profiles and to enhance communication and collaborations across the University.

Topics covered during this session included:

  • an overview of the new Stanford Profiles site
  • the CAP API, and how data can be accessed and used to integrate with other sites
  • the CAP Internal / Intranet site
  • the Social features available to promote and facilitate collaborations within the CAP population
  • the future of CAP

Registrar Technologies

Friday, February 21st, 2014

The Registrar’s Office is one of the major technology offices on campus, with responsibilities ranging from PeopleSoft Student Records to publication and web feeds of courses and classes to managing third party vendors and software as a service for numerous applications.

This session was lead by staff members from the Registrar’s Office and provided a broad overview of the numerous technologies that they manage.

Stanford Mobile Device Management

Friday, November 8th, 2013

On January 31, 2014, all benefits-eligible faculty and staff will be required to enroll any iOS or Android device accessing Stanford email or calendar in Stanford’s MDM program. This includes Stanford-provided devices, devices which receive a stipend, and personally owned devices. Are you ready? This session talked about Stanford’s MDM program.

While most personal computers on campus are password-protected, only a few of us configure our mobile phones with a password or PIN to protect it against unauthorized use. And, since mobile devices are easily (and frequently) misplaced, the potential for unauthorized access increases.

For more information, please visit https://itservices.stanford.edu/service/mobiledevice/management.

The Future of Personal Mobility: Center for Automotive Research at Stanford

Friday, October 25th, 2013

The Center for Automotive Research at Stanford (CARS) is an interdisciplinary group that advances research and education in the automotive realm. It is organized as an industry affiliates program, bringing together students and researchers from many different departments. There are currently 20 industry affiliates.

The main interest is how the automobile is undergoing dramatic change, while it has been around for well over 100 years. Due to recent technologies, the powertrain is becoming more electrified, the driving tasks are becoming more automated, the vehicle itself is becoming more connected to other vehicles and common infrastructures, and carsharing programs are being promoted as the new way to drive.

This talk visited the different fields of innovation for automobiles, discussed what will become reality soon and what is a far-out vision, and gave an overview of how Stanford brings together industry and academia to radically re-envision the way we drive.

For more information, please visit: http://me.stanford.edu/groups/design/automotive.

Accessibility at Stanford: Captioning and SCRIBE

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Did you know that Stanford now has multiple online systems for supporting document and video accessibility?

During this session, Sean Keegan from the Office of Accessible Education discussed how you can use the Stanford Captioning System to obtain a text transcript as well as time-stamped files to include into your videos as captioning.

The SCRIBE platform, and how it is available to assist you in transforming files into alternate (and accessible!) formats was also discussed. SCRIBE supports the conversion to popular mobile device formats, including ePub, Kindle (mobi), DAISY, and MP3 using high-quality voices.

What’s New and Different in Zimbra

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

Take a tour of the new interface for Zimbra 8, Stanford’s Webmail and WebCal program.

Zimbra goes down at 8 p.m. on Friday, August 16th, and will come back on Saturday morning with the features that you’ve asked for.

Learn how to color code individual meetings, use the new Actions menu, and set up your Activity Stream. Get a look at the new interface including the improved Conversations view.

Resources
What’s New and Different
Video Overview of Changes