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Web Pros 2020 is scheduled for June 3 at Penn State Beaver.
Tech Pros 2020 is scheduled for June 4–5 at Penn State Beaver.

The annual Penn State Tech Pros conference is heading to the Beaver campus in June, and this year’s event will be bigger and better than ever.  For over ten years, Tech Pros has been the conference dedicated to front-line and backroom IT employees with the aim of improving and creating development and networking opportunities and aligning work with the strategic direction of the university. 

As our Web track at Tech Pros has grown over the past few years, we are now committing a full day exclusively to our Web professionals, complete with workshops, presentations, vendors, and sessions only available during this program. Web Pros will provide professionals from across the university with a unique professional development and networking opportunity. 

Web Pros 2020 will take place at Penn State Beaver the day before Tech Pros with a focus on Web topics such as content management, accessibility, architecture, analytics, development, and interface design. 

 Web Pros is not just for IT. It’s for anyone who develops, manages, or creates content for the Web. Together, we can share knowledge and best practices, and gain valuable insight into issues facing the University. 

Mark your calendars and make plans to join us for Web Pros, June 3, and Tech Pros, June 4-5, at Penn State Beaver. 





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Thursday, June 2
 

6:00pm EDT

Web Pros Pre-Conference Meetup
Join us for the Web Pros meetup on Tuesday evening before the conference

Thursday June 2, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead Rd, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061, USA
 
Friday, June 3
 

8:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

The Pursuit of Student Happiness: User Experiences Across Devices Matter
Abstract 
In the world we live today, is there still anyone out there who uses only a single device? How important is it to analyze cross-device behavior to understand a student's experience? To optimize the user experience based on what device a user is engaging with at certain points in their journey with Penn State has become crucial to all of our web experiences. In this session, I will talk about how we used behavioral data to find gaps in the user experience on mobile devices for Commonwealth Campus websites to engage more prospective students to take an action on the site. You will learn about the methods we used and how A/B testing enabled us to test design experiences before committing heavy development time to change the design of the site. 
Outcomes 
  1. Partner with marketing teams to optimize your site experience and enhance your digital presence 
  1. Use behavioral data to determine a users experience across several different devices and optimize their journey through your website 
  1. Find user's pain points to completing tasks on your site, and fix that problem area 

  1. Learn how to conduct A/B tests before committing to a new design on your website 
  1. Learn about the different programs available to conduct testing and how they integrate with Google Analytics & your website" 


Speakers

Friday June 3, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Student Union Building (SUB) Auditorium (room 109)

12:00pm EDT

Web Pros Lunch
Friday June 3, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Brodhead Bistro 100 University Dr, Monaca, PA 15061, USA
 
Saturday, June 4
 

8:00am EDT

10:00am EDT

11:00am EDT

OIS Consulting & Architecture + You
Abstract 
In this session we will look at the newest group in the Office of Information Security (OIS) and how we are positioned to be a proactive group working closely with colleges, campuses, and units. Consulting & Architecture mainly provides security consulting services and works to develop strategies that secure Penn State’s expansive network architecture. You may have already guessed those based on our fitting name, but we also are responsible for a few more fan favorite’s as well including secure enclaves and Authority to Operate (ATO). As part of this presentation, aside from an overall overview of how we want to partner with you, we will give an update on our ATO and secure enclave efforts and processes as well as a new initiative named Secure BlueprintsTM (patent pending). As always, we value your input and feedback and will leave some time at the end for questions and discussion. 
Intended Audience: 
This presentation from the Office of Information Security is intended for all audiences, backgrounds, and job responsibilities. Even if you do not have an Authority to Operate request, we encourage you to come learn about other ways that Consulting & Architecture is built to help you with your other security concerns. 
Outcomes 
  1. Discover how Consulting & Architecture is positioned within OIS. 
  1. Understand what services, applications, and subjects that Consulting & Architecture can assist you with and how to contact us. 
  1. Learn about the current state of the ATO process and any updates to the secure enclave program. 

  1. Preview the Secure BlueprintsTM initiative and how it impacts you. 


Saturday June 4, 2022 11:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Michael Baker Building (MBB) Room 103

12:00pm EDT

Tech Pros Lunch
Saturday June 4, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
Brodhead Bistro 100 University Dr, Monaca, PA 15061, USA

6:00pm EDT

Tech Pros Networking Dinner
Saturday June 4, 2022 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Center Stage 1495 Old Brodhead Rd, Monaca, Pennsylvania 15061, USA
 
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