Connecting the Dots on Enterprise Architecture, at Harvard Faculty Club, Thursday, October 2, 2014

Presenter: Jason Snyder, Managing Director, Engineering & Architecture

Audience: HUIT extended leadership team & friends and family

Overview: Enterprise architecture has just kicked off as a new strategic program at Harvard. What is EA and how will this attempt at building an enterprise architecture for IT be different from other attempts at other institutions? 

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Fall Start Up 2014 Review, at Harvard Faculty Club, Thursday, October 2, 2014

Presenters: Peter Baskette, Managing Director, Support Services

Audience: HUIT extended leadership team & friends and family

Overview: Fall Start Up takes months, hundreds of staff, and thousands of hours. What is Fall Start Up and how did Harvard IT do in 2014?

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Best Practices for Tracking Campaigns in Google Analytics, at Lamont Library, Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Presenters: Mike Petroff, digital content strategist at Harvard University, in the office of Digital Strategy

Audience: ABCD WWW

Overview: Google Analytics can be a powerful tool in measuring website performance, visitor behavior, and engagement. This talk will guide you through some best practices around getting the most out of tagging, dashboards, and other tools to track performance of your campaigns.

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Enterprise Service Bus Proof of Concept, at 1414 Massachusetts Avenue, Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Presenters: Lisa Justiniano, John Shen, John Marks, Bill Brickman, Mike Thomas, Sreeni Gunnala

Audience: Administrative Technology Services leadership team

Overview: HUIT keeps inventing ways to accomplish similar integration tasks. An enterprise service bus could provide a standard way to achieve common integration tasks.

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The NOC Customer Portal, at Smith Campus Center 561, Thursday, July 31, 2014

Presenters: Chris Braiotta, Network Services Architect; Jefferson Burson, Director of Network IT Strategy

Audience: SLT Members

Overview: Harvard's network operations center (NOC) is a set of web applications and tools that offer transparency and push "self service" to customers in a secure, verified, and granular way. 

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FAS Fall Startup 2014, at Smith Campus Center 561, Thursday, July 31, 2014

Presenters: Dianne Stronach, Practice Manager, Harvard College & Athletics; Kim Edelman, Senior Manager, Academic Platform Support; Chi-Man Lock, Director of Digital Video Services; Courtney Harwood, Director, Support Center

Audience: HUIT SLT members

Overview: High-level steps for how HUIT prepares for new and returning students in the fall.

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LibraryCloud, at ABCD Library, Monday, July 28, 2014

Presenters: David Weinberger and Jeffrey Licht

Audience: ABCD Library

Overview: LibraryCloud API is metadata platform for Library technologists that connects information flows underneath while providing programmatic access on top.

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HUIT 2014 Summer Town Hall, at Piper Auditorium, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Presenters: Anne Margulies, UCIO; Ben Gaucherin, Deputy CIO; Jim Waldo, CTO; Jason Snyder, Managing Director, Architecture & Engineering; Kelly Imberman, Director, HR

Audience: HUIT staff

Overview: UCIO Anne Margulies reviews HUIT's accomplishments in FY14, introduces HUIT Vision v.2.0, and discusses a re-charge effort within HUIT. A panel discusses HUIT's FY15 goals. Anne awards the HUIT Cup to Joel Fanton.

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Technical Challenges in Teaching (Church) Ministry in a Digital Age, at 2014 Harvard IT Summit, Thursday, June 5, 2014

Presenter: Dudley Rose, Associate Dean of Ministry Studies and Lecturer, Harvard Divinity School

Audience: IT Summit attendees


The HDS course, Church Ministry in a Digital Age, begins with the assumption that technology and digital media find significant use in many U.S. congregations. The course is largely practice-based. Students are required to develop websites, on-line communication instruments, social media presences, presentations of various kinds, and more. This presentation will… Read more about Technical Challenges in Teaching (Church) Ministry in a Digital Age