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Join us every other week as we share talks on IT tools, services, and initiatives.

IT Jams

IT Jams is a bi-monthly series of talks about IT tools, services, and initiatives that will help you be up-to-date on what is going on in IT and how to best use our tools and services.

 

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Upcoming jams

Join Data Analyst Vicky Hoang as she explores how LCLS-II-HE is using Tableau to unlock new data insights and automate old processes. We'll discuss...
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May22
Join Jon Russell, SLAC Chief Information Office, as he discusses SLAC IT Strategic goals, the plan to accomplish them, and a new governance model...
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May29

Past jams

If you missed the talks or want to revisit them, you can access the slides from the event page

Learn about this new program that provides groups around the lab with a dedicated IT point of contact, to provide support, information, and alignment. View presentation slides (Stanford login required)
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May8
Explore the world of data center operations with Rad Kosinski, SLAC IT Data Center   & Business Continuity Operations Manager, and learn how the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) software is helping SLAC IT manage its data center. This session...
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Apr24
Join the Service Desk team as they share some new cool features in Zoom to collaborate better, such as an enhanced whiteboard and surveys.   View presentation slides (Stanford login required)
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Apr10
Join IT Client Services Director, Kevin Purcell, as he shares the behind-the-scenes efforts that keep the lab running, even in the wake of unexpected challenges like the recent series of power outages. Explore the strategies, processes, and teamwork used to...
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Mar27
Join Karina Rodriguez from Cyber Security in exploring proactive measures to shield our lab from cyber threats. Gain insights into essential tools, effective methods, and governing policies for a comprehensive defense strategy.   View presentation slides (Stanford login required)
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Mar13
Join us at this IT Jam to learn how using Apple Shortcuts   can make things easier and more convenient with automation. No slides were presented. Here you can find more information: https://support.apple.com/guide/shortcuts/welcome/ios   for iPad and iPhone: https://support.apple.com/guide/shortcuts/intro-to-shortcuts-apdf22b0444c/ios  ...
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Feb21
Join us for a Valentine's Day edition of IT Jams to explore how IT and the Budget Office have partnered to craft powerful dashboards in Tableau that transform data into actionable insights, paving the way for strategic financial management.   ...
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Feb14
Discover the world of SLAC IT through the lens of Jasmine Golparast, a Year-Up intern, as she recounts her hands-on experience in project coordination.   View presentation slides (Stanford login required)
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Jan24
Join the SLAC IT Vendor Management team as they discuss exciting new features in the IT Marketplace, such as a new shopping cart functionality, and new products.  This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for...
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Dec6

Karl Amrhein, IT Platforms System Administration Manager, will discuss various Unix/Linux topics, including the Linux roadmap, remote access and more!

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Nov29
Learn about the upgraded SLUO Registration tool and understand why this is foundational to the future of identity services   View presentation slides (Stanford login required)
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Nov8
Bobbi Woody-Mistriel will cover tips and tricks for Adobe Sign at our next IT Jams! This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants.   View presentation slides (Stanford login required)
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Oct11
Join Baris Harvey, for the IT Service Desk, to unveil a new IT onboarding experience that will be implemented soon.  This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants.   View presentation slides (Stanford...
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Sep27
Gaven Ray, from the EndPoint and Collaboration team, will provide an overview of Jira and Confluence, including the latest updates. This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants.   View presentation slides (Stanford...
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Sep13
Have you ever wondered how IT reviews and approves changes to our production services? Well, wonder no more! Join us for our next IT Jams session on August 30th, where Kevin Purcell,  Director of IT Enterprise Applications & Platforms will...
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Aug30
Unless you've been living under the accelerator, you've heard about multi-factor authentication (MFA).  You may even have heard changes are coming.  This talk will give a preview of the next set of changes coming related to MFA This hybrid event...
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Aug16
Discover the power of collaboration and organization with Soledad Merlo from the IT Communications team as she takes you on a tour of Google's applications - Drive, Docs, Sheets, and more! This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC...
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Aug2
IT Jams

Zoom like a Pro

Join the Service Desk team as they present tips and tricks to make your Zoom meetings more productive. This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants.   View presentation slides (Stanford login required)
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Jul19
Join Erwin Lopez, SLAC Chief Information Security Officer, as he presents the latest updates on cyber security initiatives and policies. This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. To register, please fill out ...
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Jun21
Have you ever wanted to delegate your mailbox or calendar to another user like an admin? Or easily insert Zoom meeting information into a calendar invite? Or obtain a shared mailbox and/or calendar that can be used by an entire...
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Jun7
Join Jon Russell, SLAC Chief Information Officer, as he discusses the key initiatives IT is working on to drive the lab's mission forward. This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants.   View...
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May24
This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. Join Dave Kopa and  Margarito Yanez-Soria  from IT Vendor management to learn about procuring Software at SLAC. They will cover toolkits, Sitewide Licenses, and on-prem...
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May10
This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. Join Uy Chu, IT  EndPoint  & Collaboration Manager, to learn how to use SLAC Cardinal Key simplify your login experience to  Stanford applications like Zoom...
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Apr26
This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. Join Anthony Balleza and Christian Espiritu from the IT Service Desk to learn how to up your communication game with Slack. They will cover the...
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Apr5
This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. Join Isabella Parkinson, Director of Business Solutions, and Bernard Hecker, IT PMO manager, to learn about the new process to engage IT regarding any custom...
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Mar29
This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. A lot is changing at SLAC in the world of cyber.  Many of these efforts are grouped together under the label of zero trust architecture. ...
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Mar15
This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. Join Mai Tran and Baris Harvey from the Service Desk will discuss the latest innovations in Customer support, including: New check-in process! Different ways for...
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Mar8
This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. Join Bruce Vincent, Director of Identity Services, and his team as they showcase the work accomplished so far on Identity and Access Management at SLAC...
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Mar1
This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. Stephen Hanna,  Service Management & Business Intelligence Manager at SLAC IT will talk about Master Data Management,  Data Integration, and Interoperability. To register, please fill...
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Feb15
This hybrid event will be held onsite at SLAC and via Zoom for remote participants. Shannon Salyer, SLAC IT Client Experience Director, in her fast-paced, fun style, will give an overview of the Client Experience organization, the services we offer...
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Feb8