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Thursday, March 21 • 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Creating an Idea Factory: Tiny Technology Tasks Solve Bigger Problems

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Join us for a candid discussion on how to solve BIG problems with bite-sized tasks. A technologist, librarian, and computer science student will discuss personal experiences, highlighting key successes and a few failures, presenting an opportunity/idea factory for session participants to discover how to bring what we’ve learned into their own institution. Several practical “bite-sized” tasks will be demonstrated, and panelists will explain their problem-solving approach for each task. Additionally, the session will end with practical solutions derived by stitching together bite-sized tasks to solve much larger problems, where/how Google Apps and scripts may be useful, and other points to consider when automating processes. While this session will highlight technical automation processes, no experience with Google Apps or other scripts is required to participate.

Speakers
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Angela Stangl

Digital Services Coordinator, University of Minnesota Morris
Angela Stangl is a librarian at the Rodney A. Briggs Library. Angela is interested in all types of technology and frequently helps troubleshoot technology challenges with all types of users. As Digital Services Coordinator, she is responsible for a variety of library servers and systems... Read More →
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Jackson Tenor

University of Minnesota Morris
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Matt Zaske

Fleet Administrator, Automation Engineer, University of Minnesota
I have over 20 years of broad IT experience including fleet/desktop systems management (Windows and Mac), server administration (Linux and Windows), and web/native applications architecture and development. Theatre nerd, mustache aficionado, storyteller, technology grief counselor... Read More →



Thursday March 21, 2019 2:15pm - 3:45pm
Olin-Rice 250

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