by Jennifer Bellenger — In the past decade we’ve seen web-based video tools like Hangouts, Skype, and Facetime change the way the world communicates. Just as having a cellphone is now ubiquitous, I don’t know how I would get things done without the ability to connect with people using free (or low cost) video conferencing tools. As a full-time employee, part-time graduate student and busy mom, I simply don’t have time to drive or fly to meetings with colleagues and classmates here, there and everywhere. For example, just last month I saved countless hours (and dollars) using Google Hangouts, BlueJeans, Zoom, WebEx, and FaceTime.
A few years ago, Nathan Clark was sitting with his boss and another colleague brainstorming ways to reach more people with technical training and tech support services. “We felt our support was great for staff in the Residential and Student Service Programs, because that’s where the technical training service originated,” recalls Clark. “But our mandate expanded when we grew into an IT group for the whole division — into SAIT. We didn’t want to provide lopsided service; we wanted to show up reliably for everyone in Student Affairs.”
Welcome. So where do I start? Well let’s try hello! My name is Katrina – not to be confused with Hurricane Katrina! I am an Administrative Assistant 3 in Central Human Resources. Some of you may be wondering what is “Keeping up with the Admins?” Well let me just say we sure aren’t the Kardashians. We are the people that keep the organizations we support going.
When I’m not wearing my IT Director hat, I’m a writer, a poet, and a book designer. In fact, Berkeley’s reputation for innovation and work-life balance is what initially drew me to working at Cal twenty years ago. Work-life balance is a big plus for artists… Read more…
The Cal Answers homepage has a new look! This post includes an introduction to the new page, as well as a tutorial video.
Cal Answers Top Ten Dashboard Tips from the newest Office of Planning and Analysis (OPA) Institutional Research Analysts, Audrey Thomas and Malcolm Quon. As they were on-boarding to the OPA team and learning how to navigate the Cal Answers global dashboards they created a list of tips they wanted to share with the campus Cal Answers community. Check it out and thank them if you find it helpful!
Susan Hagstrom has been at Berkeley for almost 25 years, and is excited to share the many ways she uses Cal Answers to tell her data story!
Devin Jones has been developing software for Berkeley Law since 2005, initially working as a sole developer, and now leading a team of students and staff developers. In 2009 he founded the campus AppNet community of practice to bring application developers together. We met at… Read more…
One of the biggest complaints about working at Berkeley is the isolation that’s created in the numerous silos that are created between groups/departments/teams/people. Part of it is due to everyone just having so much of our own work to do, we don’t have time to… Read more…
Want to call up Cal Answers data on your tablet during a meeting? Now there is an Oracle BI Mobile App that will allow you to access Cal Answers from any Apple or Android device.
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