FAS Technology Renewal, at Science Center, Hall B, Thursday, June 25, 2015

For IT at Harvard, FY16 can be summarized by one word: Delivery. 

HUIT will deploy many new technologies this year, from Canvas to my.harvard to HarvardKey.

From the simplest things like registering for courses and grading student assignments to the most fundamental ways we communicate with one another by phone and email—we are making improvements. And it is all happening this year. Collectively we are calling these programs FAS Technology Renewal. 

The Multi-Modal Curriculum: Decisions for Reusability and Integration, at Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 4, 2015

When designing a curriculum across multiple modalities, important decisions must be made around learning platforms, marketing, time and resource investment, and the creation of custom assets. Join us as we discuss lessons learned and promising practices uncovered through the development of GSE3x: Introduction to Data Wise, a new HarvardX course serving as the foundation of an entire curriculum comprising follow-on, paid experiences offered in online, blended, and face-to-face formats.

Collaboration in Science and Technology, at Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 4, 2015

Until recently, the criteria used in assessing and engaging people for the advancement of science and technology have been focused on skills and contributions of single individuals in these fields, and not been carefully evaluated based on their success. As science and technology are increasingly becoming collaborative and social ventures, and it is now seldom the case that the impact of a single individual is crucial, the criteria for and stereotypes of the successful scientific or technical leader should change accordingly.

Don’t Get Caught in a Blizzard! Avoiding Snowflakes in Cloud Migrations, at Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 4, 2015

Chaos Monkeys love “snowflakes” — those one-off, special services and setups that are particularly vulnerable to crashes and problems with application and infrastructure management. This talk gives a behind-the-scenes look at how HUIT’s Cloud & DevOps group avoided snowflakes when migrating to the cloud while also making it faster and easier for service teams to get their work done.