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June 2020

A Holistic Data Strategy: Answering Tomorrow’s Questions

June 4 @ 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT

A Holistic Data Strategy: Answering Tomorrow’s Questions It seems we are asking more questions in business than we ever have before. How do I measure employee productivity from home? Which corporate initiatives do I abandon, and which do I spin up to maximize revenue? How do I cut costs without cutting to the bone?Most businesses are content to apply data to answer these questions as they arise. But today’s constantly shifting business landscape requires a more proactive approach. With a…

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COVID Testing Town Hall Meeting

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT

COVID Testing Town Hall Meeting Dr Jake Kurtis and Dr Angela Caliendo lead the Rhode Island's "COVID-19 Testing and Validation Task Force" and have offered to talk about COVID testing and related topics. Check out this “COVID Testing Town Hall Meeting” to learn about;The three types of tests that are available (molecular detection of viral RNA, antigen detection, and serology).Testing impact on return to work.The importance of social distancing, hand washing, wearing masks and cleaning surfaces regularly.Identifying symptomatic patients, testing,…

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Onboarding and Employee Engagement in A Virtual Environment

June 10 @ 1:10 pm - 1:40 pm EDT

We will review current best practices for onboarding and engaging employees within a virtual environment. Given the immense opportunity to use this period of change to capitulate growth, Chris Hughes will provide firsthand accounts of how IT leaders in Southern New England are excelling operationally: including how Agile organizations are finding success and how some organizations have quickly built a positive employee culture while nearly switching overnight to a predominately remote workforce.We will review current best practices for onboarding and…

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Data Ethics related to COVID-19

June 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Tech Collective understands the power of collective collaboration and together, with our Committees, has drafted a plan to support you. Our presenters are working in this agenda - Check back soon for details! About the presenter :Joan Peckman is a Professor of Computer Science, and Campus-wide Coordinator of Big Data and Data Science Initiatives at the University of Rhode Island. Her research and teaching interests include databases, data modeling, Computer Science and Data Science education, diversity, and interdisciplinary (or convergent)…

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Open Source Security Tool Training

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm EDT

How to Make a PiHole Are you sick of seeing so many ads on web pages while you surf the internet at home? Worry about malware coming into your home network? Using a PiHole can eliminate a lot of that traffic. A PiHole is built with a Raspberry Pi, a small and inexpensive computer that you can buy from multiple sources for $40 or less. Dan and Dan will walk us through how to build one, install it on our…

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How to “Do-It-All” with WordPress: Advice on Managing Your Website

June 16 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

WordPress is much more than just a blogging tool, which explains why it is the most widely used CMS platform out there today. WordPress is much more than just a blogging tool, which explains why it is the most widely used CMS platform out there today. While there are plenty of “out-of-the-box” templates and plugins to use, the amount of choices and customization options can be overwhelming. Learn how you can leverage WordPress with confidence with recommendations for commonly requested…

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Business Continuity

June 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Business Continuity: Critical Areas of Focus for Designing a Teleworker Solution. When business continuity plans are put in place, they are usually a response to unplanned events. In addition to enabling workers during a challenging time, how do we manage, deploy, and secure a new model of remote access? We’ll provide answers about what works (and what does not) when deploying remote solutions for workers.What participants can expect to gain: Candid and real-world perspectives on enabling a remote workforce.About the…

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Ransomware Relief

June 30 @ 10:10 am - 10:40 am EDT

Tech Collective understands the power of collective collaboration and together, with our Committees, has drafted a plan to support you. Our agenda is below- What exactly is ransomware?- How does it get in?- What are the hacker's motivations?- How can I protect against ransomware?About the presenter:Carl Benevento, cyber security specialist, will be sharing his insight and experience in the realm of physical, social and cyber security concepts. Carl has 30 years of experience in technology and security.Carl’s hands on security…

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July 2020

How does the size of your organization effect “Data Ethics”?

July 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

Tech Collective understands the power of collective collaboration and together, with our Committees, has drafted a plan to support you. Our presenters are working in this agenda - Check back soon for details! About the presenter :Joan Peckman is a Professor of Computer Science, and Campus-wide Coordinator of Big Data and Data Science Initiatives at the University of Rhode Island. Her research and teaching interests include databases, data modeling, Computer Science and Data Science education, diversity, and interdisciplinary (or convergent)…

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September 2020

Tech Collective Ethical Hacker

September 15 @ 3:30 pm - November 17 @ 7:30 pm EDT
Tech Collective, 188 Valley Street, Providence, RI 02909
Providence, RI 02909 US
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Tech Collective’s Ethical Hacker Certification is a 40 hour, hands-on program Tech Collective’s Ethical Hacker is a 40 hour, hands-on program that will prepare you for the EC Council Exam. This bootcamp covers how to work with a variety of systems to find out where their weaknesses or vulnerabilities may be, and how you can identify and reinforce these gaps to prevent successful hacking attempts. Ethical hacking is where an IT professional uses the same hacking techniques as malicious hackers…

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