GPLS Technology Boot Camp – April 23-25, 2013: TO BOLDLY GO… #GPLSbootcamp

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The Technology Boot Camp is an initiative of the Georgia Public Library Service to bring together IT professionals from our libraries to share experiences and ideas and to explore opportunities made possible by emerging technologies.

Well it’s over too soon! We are very pleased to have hosted the  Technology Boot Camp 2013.

Location:  Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Helen GA

Dates:     Tuesday, April 23rd – Thursday, April 25th

Who attended:   Computer network administrators from Georgia’s public libraries and other tech-types.

Money:   GPLS covered the cost of food & lodging for the duration of the boot camp. Travel expenses were the responsibility of the library system.

AGENDA:

Tuesday 4/23

(GPLS’ers get there early and set up demo lab and registration table)

330 – Meet & Greet / Registration

5 – Opening Session – Welcome to Tech Boot Camp!

530 – PINES hackfest

630 – Dinner

7-? – Demo Lab open

Wednesday 4/24

730 – Breakfast

9 – Kickoff – Lamar Veatch & Emily Almond

930 – Network Changes & Public Computer Funding – Emily Almond

1030 – Break

1045 – Thin Client Demo – Daniel Zeiger, Andrew Crane, & John Carocci – and –

Public Computing Using Virtual Desktops – Ted Bazemore

12 – Lunch

1 – Information Security in the Cloud – Stan Gatewood, Board of Regents

2 – Skillport Implementation – Jay Turner

3- – SRS (Software Resource & Service) – Jessica Wheeler. Board of Regents

415 – Break

430 – Demo Lab

6 – Dinner

7-? – Demo Lab Open

Thursday 4/25

730 – Breakfast

9 – Tell Us What You Know Lightning Round

1030 – Get the Edge: Benchmarks, Tools and Training for Public Access Technology – Larra Clark, ALA Office for Information Technology Policy

1130- Break

1145 – E-Rate Basics – Richard Brock

1230 – Close

1 – Lunch

IDEAS FOR “TELL US WHAT YOU KNOW” SESSIONS:

  • Wireless – How to get stats on wireless users without requiring users to login with username/pswds/barcodes ie open access?
  • Firewalls
  • Remote access
  • FTP files for website: finding the right credentials, interface and settings 
  • What to do about Microsoft Office as they move to “cloud” technology and the pricing model changes?