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Friday Tech Briefings (formerly TGIF)
Timely Info for Power Users and Stanford's Technology Support Community


Held Friday afternoons in Turing Auditorium, Friday Tech Briefings are informal, interactive seminars on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community. These sessions are intended for power users, Expert Partners, and those with IT responsibilities, but are open to everyone – faculty, staff, and students. The Friday Tech Briefings, led by knowledgeable ITSS staff, run from 2:00 to 3:30 P.M. No registration is required – just come on by and learn something new. No fees. No fuss.

Turing Auditorium is Room 111 of Polya Hall. See this map to Polya Hall.

The success of these sessions depends on you! Questions from attendees are strongly encouraged. Topics will be announced about a week in advance through the techbriefings mailing list and on this web page.

Because we are presenting emerging technical topics, please feel free to contact the Friday Tech Briefing coordinator with any questions, comments, suggestions, or concerns. Call Phyllis Olrich at 725-1541 or send email to

Summer 2003 Friday Tech Briefings Schedule

Date Topic Presenter(s)
June 27 Getting Off the Forsythe Mainframe John Klemm
July 11 Converting Forsythe EMS Distribution Lists to the Stanford Mailing List Services Mark Branom
25 Protecting Documents on the Web Mark Branom
August 8 Getting Off the Forsythe Mainframe Susan Plass
22 Firewalls and VPNs at Stanford (download the PowerPoint presentation here) Sunia Yang, Steve Tingley

Links to Previous Quarters

Click on these links to previous quarters to see the Friday Tech Briefings/TGIF topics we have presented in the past. Links to handouts for most presentations are also available at these sites.

Subscribe to the Friday Tech Briefings Mailing List

To subscribe to the Friday Tech Briefings Mailing List, send email to with the message

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NOTE: If you are already on the TGIF-L list, you'll automatically get the Friday Tech Briefings mailings.


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