GPLS Technology Boot Camps





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The Results Are In – Boot Camp 2015 survey results

Tuesday, 4.07.2015

11a – 1p – Meet & Greet / Registration

1130a – 1p – Lunch

1p – Opening Ceremonies – Welcome to Tech Boot Camp!

  • Easter Egg Hunt
  • Drones
  • Room Assignments, Meals, The Buddy System

130p – Keynote
Lucas Shaffer, Principal, Shaffer Labs & Stand and Stretch

230p – Libraries on the Move: Mobile Computing Labs Across Georgia
Cameron Asbell – IT Librarian, Statesboro Regional Public Libraries
Alisa Claytor – Computer Specialist, Athens Regional Library System
Dyana Costello Banks – Training & Outreach Coordinator, Mountain Regional Library System

345p – Break / Room Check-in

430p – GLEAN News You Can Use: What’s New, What’s Good, Etc.
Julia Huprich – Director, CE, GPLS

5p – Chrome Panel – Configuration, Policies, Administration.. How-To from the Front Line
Wendy Cobb – Library Systems Administrator & Technical Services Coordinator, Cherokee Regional Library
Dave Daniels – Technology Support, Sara Hightower Regional Library
Daniel Zeiger – System Administrator, GPLS

6 – Dinner

7-? – Demo Lab Open


Wednesday, 4.08.2014

730 – Breakfast

9a – Net Neutrality Legislative Changes: Separating Fact From Fiction and What The Changes Mean for Libraries
Emily Almond, Director, IT, GPLS

10a – ERate Update: Form 471 Deadline Extension & Cat 2 $
Candice Hall, ERate Analyst, GA Board of Regents ITS
Dave Nix, Network Support Specialist, GA Board of Regents ITS

11a – Break

1115a – Cloud Block: Chrome OS Time/Print Management, New Features of the Chrome Admin Panel & Ideas for Digital Signage using Chrome
Kyle Kyle McDonald –  Google Government Solutions Manager
Charles Ellis– LibData
Daniel Zeiger – System Administrator, GPLS

1230p – Lunch

2p – Breach! Information (In)Security & How Libraries Can Prepare
Stan Gatewood

3p – Weightless: Using Mobile Technology to Overcome the Gravity of your Reference Desk
Burr Osoinach – Digital Services Librarian, Cobb County Public Library System

345p – Break

4p – C’Mon, Give Me Some Credit: The ins and outs of taking credit cards for collecting payments
Ali Nabavi– Project Manager, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library
Michael Casey, Division Director, IT, Gwinnett County Public Library
Chris Hall, Systems Administrator, Gwinnett County Public Library
Scott T. Martin, IT Manager, Flint River Regional Library System

5p – Hall of Libraries (Library Special Interest Groups) –
Facilitated conversations between comparable size library systems about technology services and issues
Tamika Strong – IT Program Manager, GPLS
Wendy Cornelisen, Assistant State Librarian for Library Innovation and Collaboration, GPLS
Julia Huprich – Director, CE, GPLS

 630 – Dinner

7-? – Demo Lab Open


Thursday, 4.09.2014

730 – Breakfast

9a – Wireless Hotspots – Configuration & Management
Casey Hergett – Senior Manager of Infrastructure and Database Services, University Information & Technology Services (UITS)

945a – Breach! The Sequel: Email Strikes Back
Andy Witter – IT Consultant, Emerald Technologies
Andrew Crane – Network Engineer, GPLS

Breach! The Sequel: Network Security
Neil Byrd – IT Manager, Hall County Public Library

 11a – Break

1115p – Why not? Ideas/lightning round/Answers to questions from Twitter Feed
Chris Sharp, GPLS

1215p – Closing Ceremonies – Emily, etc.

  • Closing Words
  • Fill Out Your Surveys!
  • Prize Drawings
  • Winner of Easter Egg Hunt

1230p – Lunch & Go Home & Start Thinking of Cool Stuff to Talk About Next Year


Location:  Unicoi State Park & Lodge, Helen GA

Dates:     TuesdayApril 7 – Thursday, April 9, 2015.

Who should attend:   Tech managers, computer network administrators from Georgia’s public libraries and other tech-types. If you’d like to send more than one person, please send both names to Nicol, but be sure to designate the primary attendee. We can put the 2nd person on a waiting list and, like last time, we’ll do our best to accommodate both.

Who pays for what: As per usual, GPLS will take care of room and board. Attendees are responsible for getting there and back again.

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