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2018 Tech Summit

2018 Tech Summit
The Tech Summit is a two-day deep dive into advanced iMIS usage, development, operations, and strategy. It is the place iMIS experts come to learn from the best, exchange ideas on common challenges and spend time together while experiencing learning tailored to your unique needs.
Get your geek on in the Music City this July! Experience learning tailored to your needs at NiUG International's 2018 Tech Summit. The Tech Summit is a two-day deep dive into advanced iMIS usage, development, operations, and strategy.



Who Should Attend? 

Our summit environment enables a personalized and authentic learning environment with an emphasis on peer-to-peer sharing and networking. You will benefit from attending this event if you are a:

  • Database administrator with 2+ years of experience 
  • Web developer, webmaster, or a RiSE site administrator
  • Chief information officer
  • Technology director
  • Solution provider
  • iMIS consultant
This event will also benefit technology companies, consultants, or companies providing services to the above audience.
When
7/16/2018 - 7/17/2018
Where
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Drive
Nashville, TN 37214 United States

Program

   

Monday, 16 July 2018

 
Kick off the start of our second annual Tech Summit with NiUG International's Executive Director. Join us as Michele Morgan shares what's new with NiUG International and gives us a glimpse of the great things to come!
Category
Monday
Track
General Session
Time
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
8:30 AM
“Alexa….Bake me a Cake.” While we can’t do this quite yet, we may be able to in the near future. The concept of artificial intelligence (AI) has been around since the mid 1950’s but it wasn’t until recently that it has started to go mainstream. Recent advancements in technology, including a connected culture and big data have enabled this to happen, but many are left wondering how they incorporate these new capabilities into their businesses. Our keynote speaker, Peter Davey, Head of Innovation at The Clearing House, will help us to understand the various aspects of Artificial Intelligence, how it is being leveraged and what the sees for the future of these capabilities.
Category
Monday
Track
General Session
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM
"I know the Desktop and I'm never going to switch to the Staff Site!" Have you heard that before? People only want the information they need, when they need it, and from the device(s) they happen to be using. But what many don't realize is THAT is the true power of the Staff Site. In this session, explore a side-by-side comparsion of both products and learn where the Staff Site makes more sense than the Desktop. By the end of this session, you will understand why the staff site, much like your smart phone, is something you cannot live without.
Category
Monday
Track
Part-Time Geek
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
Real live examples of webparts built using the iMIS REST API. Join us for an up close and in-depth look at what can be achieved using the REST API and how it was built. This session is targeted at developers who want to learn how to code with iMIS REST and incorporate it into their own projects - both RiSE websites and non-RiSE websites.
Category
Monday
Track
Full-Time Geek
Time
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
10:30 AM
Does it feel like iMIS is getting slower and slower? Not sure if it's your hardware, hosting provider or maybe just you? Did you get that notice that your site failed a PCI validation check? In this session, learn the SQL DB maintenance scripts you SHOULD be running, recommended hardware and software for top performance, SSL recommendations, best practices and, of course, how you can achieve the elusive TLS 1.2. Not sure what any of that means? Then be sure to get to this session!
Category
Monday
Track
Full-Time Geek
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Are you familiar and comfortable using RiSE? If so, now is the time to master RiSE best practices before any bad habits set in. Along with organizational structure, explore setting up search indexes, folder permissions, setting up short URLs, sitemap and robot files. This session will also cover best practices for folder structure and organizing RiSE, developing and implementing a consistent naming convention, and strategies to clean up what you have already created so that you can bring over your existing structure - or lack of structure - into your new optimized configuration.
Category
Monday
Track
Part-Time Geek
Time
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM
Don't see what you are dying to learn on the agenda? Often learning that one particular thing makes attending worth its weight in gold! We are keeping two sessions completely OPEN and as a registrant, you can tell us what you need to learn! The top two most requested topics will be presented in Nashville durng the Mystery Session slots.
Category
Monday
Track
Full-Time Geek
Time
2:10 PM - 3:15 PM
2:10 PM
Bring your staff site and get ready to make some updates! In this session, walk through the process of how to identify what you users need and the best way to display it on your staff site. This is a great time to "re-evaluate" the data you collect and actually use.
Category
Monday
Track
Part-Time Geek
Time
2:10 PM - 3:15 PM
2:10 PM
Join us in this session to explore the administration of SSRS including information on security, backup, recovery, monitoring, creating subscriptions and using report manager.
Category
Monday
Track
Full-Time Geek
Time
3:35 PM - 5:00 PM
3:35 PM
In this session, you can expect a high level overview of the iMIS REST API including what it is, what can and can't be done with it right now, and what can be done in the near future. In addition, both its limitations and features will be explored.
Category
Monday
Track
Part-Time Geek
Time
3:35 PM - 5:00 PM
3:35 PM
Kick off your 2018 NiUG Tech Summit experience with your peers at the Tech Summit Welcome Reception. Join us for food, drinks and lots of networking. Make the connections you need to help your career both now and well into the future! After all, making connections is the key to everyday success!
Track
Networking
Time
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
6:00 PM

Tuesday, 17 July 2018

 
Using nothing but standard client side development tools (CSS, JavaScript and HTML), learn some simple solutions for tailoring RiSE so it looks and works the way you want it to.
Category
Tuesday
Track
General Session
Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
9:00 AM
If your organization has been an iMIS user for years, then you probably have some serious cobwebs! If you haven't looked at areas surrounding credit cards, old activities, orphaned user defined windows, dues codes you no longer use, or your database is larger than you can possibly imagine, don't miss this opportunity to make changes without the fear of "breaking" something or deleting important data. In this session, learn best practices for cleaning up this data - something you should be doing on a yearly basis!
Category
Tuesday
Track
Part-Time Geek
Time
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM
10:25 AM
Being pushed by "the powers that be" to clean out the server closet? Researching your available hosting options? There are a variety of options including the ASI Cloud, Amazon/Microsoft and even many qualified third party Solution Providers. In this session, explore each of these choices including what you will gain and what you might give up. Also, receive guidance on what might be the right fit for your organization.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Full-Time Geek
Time
10:25 AM - 11:25 AM
10:25 AM
Process Automation (PA) enables you to save time, money and stress by automating mundane tasks and processes. However, have you thought about how much more you can sell to your members through the use of PA Plus? Maybe you've thought about cross selling, discount codes and targeted promotions? In this session, see how you can take one idea and make it a reality through PA Plus to help increase engagement, sales and registrations.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Full-Time Geek
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Don't see what you are dying to learn on the agenda? Often learning that one particular thing makes attending worth its weight in gold! We are keeping two sessions completely OPEN and as a registrant, you can tell us what you need to learn! The top two most requested topics will be presented in Nashville durng the Mystery Session slots.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Part-Time Geek
Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
11:30 AM
Imagine the time you would save if you didn't need to pull reports and send them to your board via email. Save time by learning how to deliver a secure website to your board members providing them with up-to-date information and data. In this session, you will learn how to create the website, how to secure it and how to keep it up to date!
Category
Tuesday
Track
Part-Time Geek
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
We all know a successful RiSE site requires a good blend of design, navigation and content. Join us to learn how to use existing templates in conjunction with your vision to achieve your goals. In this session, you will also explore the best place to use custom CSS and scripting, image resizing and more. Be sure to bring your own tips and tricks to help add to the discussion to "Share, Compare and Become More Aware."
Category
Tuesday
Track
Full-Time Geek
Time
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
1:30 PM
This session is an in-depth look at Angular projects using iMIS REST API. Join us to look at the code, how to build an Angular project, link it with iMIS REST data and include it in your RiSE site or a stand alone website. Explore two main working projects: 1) Event list 2) Member directory.
Category
Tuesday
Track
Full-Time Geek
Time
2:35 PM - 3:45 PM
2:35 PM
Automating iMIS processes can be achieved a multitude of ways including use of TaskCentre or Process Automation Plus. In this session, learn what TaskCentre can do that Process Automation Plus can't and what Process Automation Plus can do better than TaskCentre. Discover if it makes sense for your organization to switch to Process Automation or should you consider using both?
Category
Tuesday
Track
Part-Time Geek
Time
2:35 PM - 3:45 PM
2:35 PM