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Information sharing for technical employees across UC San Diego who support the academic and business units.

techtalks-logo.pngYou’re invited to the TECHTalk information series. Each monthly session will be hosted by a subject matter expert in enterprise technologies or current projects and programs, and will include speaker-driven presentations, audience Q&As, AMAs or panel discussions.

TECHTalk Zoom meetings start at 11:30 on the third Wednesday of every month. Find information on each month's topic and speakers below. Join TECHTalks with this Zoom meeting link.

Add TECHTalks to Your Calendar

Download this .ics file then:
  • Open in Outlook or
  • In Google Calendar settings, import to your calendar

Contact with questions or comments.

2022 TECHTalks

TECHTalks are recorded. Session recordings, slide decks and more will be available here by the end of the week of each talk.

January 19: Mike Corn and IT Security

CISO Mike Corn hosted the January TECHTalk, where he took a poll of audience topics of interest, gave an overview of Office of Information Assurance services and projects, then opened the floor for an IT security Q&A.

More From This Session

  • Presentation slide deck
  • IT Security Topics of Interest poll results
  • Post-Session survey results 
    • Note that survey results for the Preferred Meeting Time came in at:
      • 10 for 11:30 to 12:20 p.m.
      • 10 for 12 to 12:50 p.m.
      • 11 for 12:30 to 1:20 p.m. or "Any of the above"
      • 1 for "None of the above"
With ties for 11:30 to 12:20 p.m. and 12 to 12:50 p.m., we'll keep the TECHTalk meeting time at 11:30 to 12:20 p.m. 
Thank you for your input!

February 16: Sarah Parnell, What is a Community of Practice?

Sarah Parnell, Manager of Analytics Communities of Practice in the IT Services Office of Business Intelligence and Activity Hubs, spoke at the February meeting on Communities of Practice. Watch the session recording to learn what a Community of Practice is, where to find some of the current communities at UC San Diego, and how you can start a community of your own.

UC Tech 2022 Chair Miguel Rodriguez also provided an update on preparations for this year’s UC-wide technical conference.

More From This Session

March 16: Enterprise Identity Management (EIM) Project Update

In March, Members of the Enterprise Identity Management (EIM) project team reviewed how identity is managed at the university today and what it will look like in the future. The team from the EIM project, part of the Enterprise Systems Renewal (ESR) program, covered project deliverables, solutions and timelines, followed by an audience Q&A. 

EIM project panel members:

  • David Hutches, Enterprise Architect, IT Services and EIM
  • Mona Zarei, IT Architect, IT Services and EIM Solution Architect
  • Kate Balderston: Business Division Change Manager, Jacobs School of Engineering and EIM Process Lead
  • Jason Andrews, Change Practitioner, IT Services and EIM

More From This Session

April 20: James Seddon, What's Up with the Voice and Data Networks?!

Members from IT Services Network and Voice Operations hosted the April TECHTalk with the latest in campus wireless and voice and an audience Q&A. Watch the recording below to hear about the current status, related projects, and future plans.

Speakers from IT Services Network and Voice Operations:

  • James Seddon, Associate Director, Network and Voice Operations, IT Services
  • James Madden, Network Architect, IT Services
  • Veronica Garcia, Enterprise Telephony Supervisor, IT Services

More From This Session

May 18: (CANCELLED) Scott Lee, AWS and the Cloud Decision Tree


The TECHTalk on May 18 was cancelled.

If you've ever had to make a decision about hosting in the cloud, or you're curious about the cloud, you'll want to join this month's TECHTalk to hear IT Services Enterprise Architect Scott Lee talk about AWS and the cloud decision tree at UC San Diego.

Date: Wednesday, May 18
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Meeting Link: TECHTalk Zoom

To add TECHTalks to your calendar, download this .ics file then open it in Outlook or, in Google Calendar settings, import the file to your calendar.

June 15: Community Open Mic

TECHTalks were created to not only deliver information you need, but to also provide the technical community a platform to announce tech events, share ideas and create collaborations, promote initiatives and report successes as well as get answers to tech-related questions. The time has come to provide that platform!

Start planning your topic and put the first "Community Open Mic" session on your calendar. Information about how to sign up for a time at the mic to come.

Date: Wednesday, June 15
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Meeting Link: TECHTalk Zoom

To add TECHTalks to your calendar, download this .ics file then open it in Outlook or, in Google Calendar settings, import the file to your calendar.

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