Special Interest Groups

Campus user and special interest groups have a particularly important place within Penn's distributed model for computing services, improving communication and encouraging adoption of standards and best practices across schools and units. These groups provide an opportunity for computing staff on campus with common interests or technology needs to work together and support one another through information sharing and work on campus projects and teams.

 

Collaborative events and presentations by units testing new or emerging technologies, or implementing technology solutions of broad interest at Penn, enable others to leverage the knowledge gained from their experience. Some groups collaborate largely through discussion lists, which allow email exchanges by their members. Other groups, hold regularly scheduled meetings or events, in addition to their email discussion lists. Meetings provide members with a chance come together in person to examine a related topic.  Finally some groups are announcement-only lists, which provide information about campus services and events, but do not allow discussion.

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Posted on: December 3, 2013

The Instructional Technology Special Interest Group is open to University personnel interested in improving teaching and learning through creative use of technology.  Topics include classroom technology, computer labs, mobile applications, courseware...

Posted on: June 28, 2013

Professional Development opportunites at Penn are coordinated through Technology Training Services (TTS). TTS works with companies and consultants to bring IT training for computing professionals to campus.

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Posted on: March 20, 2013

The Web Special Interest Group (Web-SIG) welcomes University of Pennsylvania faculty, staff, and students with an interest in the support of World Wide Web systems, sites, and services on campus. Team meetings and an electronic distribution list...

Posted on: March 20, 2013

The Security-SIG distribution list is used by its members to communicate about topics of interest related to information security. In addition, meetings are held six times a year (even months).

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Current and Upcoming IT-...
Posted on: March 20, 2013

The PC Networking Group, or "PCNet" Group, is open to any University personnel who support PCs and related products. The group provides a forum (through meetings and a mailing list) for the discussion and dissemination of information of PC related...

Posted on: March 20, 2013

The Mobile Computing Special Interest Group and distribution list is used by its members to communicate about topics related to smart phones and tablet devices.

Meetings are held periodically.

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Posted on: March 20, 2013

The Macintosh Networking group, or "MacNet" group, is open to any University personnel who support Apple products. The group provides a forum (through monthly meetings and a mailing list) for the discussion and dissemination of information of Apple...

Posted on: March 20, 2013

Cloud-SIG is designed for IT Professionals, Support Providers, and other professionals at Penn who have an interest in cloud computing. The group discusses topics to determine current need, future directions, and other potential uses of cloud services...

Posted on: March 20, 2013

The Audiovisual Special Interest Group is open to University personnel with a strong interest in the installation, configuration, and/or support of audiovisual equipment and video production equipment in both classrooms and conference spaces. The...

Posted on: March 20, 2013

The Super User Group facilitates information exchange among those within the University of Pennsylvania community who provide technical support, service, or IT direction. Membership is open to those at the University and in the extended Penn community...