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Data and Visualization Services Workshop Series – Spring 2019

Duke Data & Visualization Services has an exciting semester of data events planned. See the links that follow for further details and registration information.

DVS Workshop Series – January 2019

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Duke’s Unique ID System Nears Milestone

After more than a decade of use, Duke’s Unique ID System will crest one million. Check out the story behind Duke OIT’s numbering system and the impending milestone.

Innovation Co-Lab’s Roots Program Schedule announced

The Innovation Co-Lab’s Roots program is a series of free, hands-on, practical technology workshops, offered throughout the semester to all students, faculty and staff.  This semester, we’ll be offering classes on web development and design, UX, 3d modeling and fabrication, and a variety of other technology topics.  The first wave of classes is available now for enrollment at colab.duke.edu/roots.

Spring 2019 Learn IT @ Lunch schedule announced

The Spring 2019 OIT Learn IT @ Lunch schedule for has been posted online: https://sites.duke.edu/training/learn-it-lunch/. Topics include: Qualtrics, Wearable Health Devices, Google Analytics, & more.

Save the dates on your calendar! No registration. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch with you.

We want your tech tips!

Which keyboard shortcut has changed your life? What software can you not live without? What tech tip would you tell a newly-hired employee or give an incoming freshman?


In April, we will have a special Learn IT @ Lunch session where we will share tech tips that we are gathering from members of the Duke Community, like you.   Tips can be submitted through this Qualtrics survey.

If you submit a tip, look for a small prize from OIT in your Duke campus mailbox.

New Warpwire improves podcast hosting and feeds

OIT announces a major update to Warpwire, Duke’s audio video streaming service. Warpwire version 2.8 will improve podcast hosting for those that formerly used iTunes U to host podcasts. It also enables an audio only player and improved RSS feeds directed to Apple Podcasts.

In addition, Warpwire 2.8 includes these new features:

  • Faster playback around the world, due to enhanced global hosting.
  • Better recording. No more Flash and the ability to record your screen.
  • Web-based editor including a clipping tool to trim AV clips.

Please note: Warpwire is expected to function normally during the update, however, users will not be able to upload files during the update from 8 p.m. January 7 until 2 a.m. January 8. For concerns or issues contact the OIT service desk at oit.duke.edu/help.

Get tech help at the Link

Get tech help at the OIT walk up service desk at the Link in Perkins Library lower level.  Learn more  in this online ad: https://youtu.be/OheGmF6M7-A

From Junkyard to Cutting Edge

Read how Chip Bobbert helps salvaged metal gets a second life in Duke’s Innovation Co-Lab in DukeToday: https://today.duke.edu/2018/12/junkyard-cutting-edge.

Learn IT @ Lunch DukeFlyer: Followup Resources

Miss last week’s Learn IT @ Lunch session “Promoting events & services at Duke with Digital Flyers (DukeFlyer 2.0)” ?  A recording is available online. Note: You may be prompted to update your MS Silverlight Plug-in to view the recording.

Resources are available online:

 

How to Shop Online Like a Security Pro

The Holidays are here. Read this article: https://krebsonsecurity.com/2018/11/how-to-shop-online-like-a-security-pro/ for some helpful hints when shopping online.

Learn IT @ Lunch 3D Scanning: Followup Resources

Missed the recent Learn IT @ Lunch session “High Resolution 3D Scanning for Research and Education”?  Check out the session slides (PDF).

Our presenter (Chip Bobbert) demoing 3D scanning on an iPad

Participants having fun 3D scanning!

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