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.