IT never sleeps. There’s always news to share. Here’s the latest from our digital campus and beyond.
Join us for “CommunITea”
Thursdays, 3:30pm via Zoom. A weekly event for IT and IT-adjacent folks to socialize with peers and connect in a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.
Learn with EDUCAUSE in April
Take advantage of UW–Madison's EDUCAUSE membership for professional development. Topics include mentoring, digital learning tools and more. And check out the annual conference in Chicago this fall.
Recording available for salary negotiation panel
Co-hosted by UW–Madison Women in IT, the panel features individual experiences and advice about salary negotiation strategies and best practices.
Virtual Office Hours with UW–Madison CIO Lois Brooks
Fridays, 9:15am via Zoom. Mar 31 guest: Emily Auerbach, UW Odyssey Project.
Deadline extended for IT Professionals Conference proposals
Have a lesson learned to share? A tool to demo? A case study to review? Submit a proposal for this year’s IT Professionals Conference. Deadline extended to Mar 31.
Design trends and metrics inspire the new face of TechNews
Apr 5, 11am via Zoom. Join the Design Community to hear about and discuss the transition of the TechNews newsletter from the legacy 2-column layout to the new 1-column design.
LastPass update & recommendations
LastPass is a password manager available to faculty, staff and students. Though LastPass experienced a security incident late last year, we believe using it continues to be low risk.
Learn with EDUCAUSE in March
Take advantage of UW–Madison's EDUCAUSE membership for professional development. March offerings include Learning Labs on introverts and leadership, as well as implementing universal design for learning in higher education.
Tips to avoid tax season fraud
Don't get scammed by IRS impersonators or make a poor choice on tax preparers. Protect your money and personal information with these tips. And a reminder: Take these steps if you get a suspicious email.
How to clear your cache and cookies
Clearing your cache and cookies from time to time is good “tech hygiene.” And it can also help you troubleshoot when your device is running slowly or you’re having trouble with an app.
Some women who inspire me, in IT and beyond
From Lois Brooks, vice provost for information technology and chief information officer: I encourage you to explore the history of women in STEM this Women’s History Month (and all months).
Help Desk hours for spring break
The DoIT Help Desk has reduced hours over UW–Madison’s spring recess, Mar 11 to 19. Please make note of these changes—and enjoy your break!
Campus IT Events
- April 4
- April 5
- April 6
- April 6CommunITea3:30 PM, Online
- April 7
- April 11Presenting with skill & confidenceBrought to you by IT Connects12:00 PM, Online
- April 11
- April 11Illustrator 1Software Training for Students (STS)5:30 PM, (CMC) 2257, Helen C. White Hall
- April 13
- April 13CommunITea3:30 PM, Online