February 12, 2019
Software is an important part of getting work done in Student Affairs. No matter what department you work in, no matter what events or programming you support, it’s a safe bet that you rely on at least a couple software titles to help you tackle back-office administrative tasks and support your students. If you purchase software from a vendor, there’s a good chance you relied on “one of those folks from IT” to help you roll it out successfully. Did you know that many Student Affairs teams have departments that do custom software development as part of their day-to-day operations? Whether it’s providing the “glue” to make your vendor’s software talk to your student information system or building custom applications from the ground-up, there’s a larger community of professionals doing this work than you might expect. If you’re reading this post, you might even BE one of these professionals!
The Technology Knowledge Community, in collaboration with Student Affairs IT Pros, is excited to announce the very first Student Affairs IT Software Development Symposium! This event is an opportunity for Student Affairs developers, managers, students, and anyone else interested in the topic of software development to connect and learn about technologies, trends, projects, and other areas of mutual importance to our profession. Let's take advantage of our shared experiences!
We need your help to make this event a reality. We're looking for:
● Presenters.If you have something that you'd like to show, please send us a short description of your presentation. There is no theme to this event other than the general topic of Student Affairs software development; any relevant topic is worth a proposal! Presentations should be a minimum of 5 minutes, but no longer than 20 minutes in length, including Q&A.
● Help gauging the level of interest.Even if you're not interested in presenting, please let us know that you're interested in joining us. Pass this along to your staff; we would like to have as much participation as possible.
● When:Monday, April 1, 2019 from 1-3pm Eastern time.
● Where:this event will only be available virtually through online streaming.
● Cost:100% FREE! There is no cost to watch or participate (link to come).
● Presentation Proposal Submission Deadline:EOD Friday, March 1st.
While you’re registering, consider joining the SAIT Pros Slack community. With members from over 40 Universities and professional organizations, we’re a place where people who do technology in Student Affairs can connect in an informal setting.
We look forward to seeing you! Your colleagues from the TKC, Northwestern University and California State University Northridge,
● Jeremiah Baumann (TKC chair-elect)
● Joe Sabado (TKC chair)
● Steve DiDomenico (NU)
● Viviana Matthews (NU)
● Benjamin Plotkin (CSUN)
● Paul Schantz (CSUN)
● Harry Seong (NU)
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