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Feb 25 2010

Austin, TX

Winging my way south

I spent last week in Austin, TX, for the Educause Southwest Regional Conference 2010; I presented a session on “Using a Wiki to Keep Up with Evolving Training and Documentation Needs”.

Flying and I really don’t get along. My flight out got cancelled, so I got put on a later flight – meaning I missed my connecting flight, so I got to Austin about three hours after I was scheduled to. My last flight coming home was pretty terrible – delayed for two hours, super hot, and someone had been eating beans… and that’s before the bumpy descent and slam-into-the-runway landing. The hotel was okay, the food was expensive, and the whole trip had entirely too little of my Ryan. The conference itself was good, so it was worth going, but man… no more flying for me for a loooooong time!

I also made time to tour the Texas State Capitol; here are some photos:

Texas State Capitol

Rotunda in the Capitol

Hinges at the Capitol

St Elias Orthodox Church

Park next to the hotel

Sunset from my hotel window

More photos can be found on Flickr.

Mar 10 2009

Making a Training Video

Screen shot of YouTube video

One of my recent projects (one of several that seem to be taking me a little ways outside my “comfort zone”) was to create a training video documenting our new registration system, which will be opened up to students on April 6, 2009. Since I had never made a video before, I was a little nervous, but I was able to come up with a pretty snazzy video in a relatively short time. Read on to find out how I did it, and to see the finished product!

Feb 9 2009

Preparation for Sungard Summit 2009

I am delighted to have the opportunity to speak at Sungard Summit 2009, to be held March 22-25, 2009 in Philadelphia. This conference will bring together users of Banner, Sungard’s suite of Higher Education Enterprise Resource Planning software offerings, and I will be presenting on the topic “Connecting the Dots: Training a Campus”, in keeping with the “Connect!” theme of this year’s get-together. Putting the presentation together was quite a bit of fun, as I got to relive basically everything I’ve done since joining Missouri State University’s Computer Services staff in October 2007. A few highlights of what you will get if you attend my session include: