California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 36, No. 4
June-July, 1996

Fall Conference Breakout Session Preview

Judy Acosta, Ventura County Superintendent of Schools

Mark your calendar for the CEDPA Conference on October 16-18, 1996, in Palm Springs at the Palm Springs Marquis Hotel NOW!!! There's lots in store for you. Some of the sessions to be presented are:

How to Survive a Computer Audit - "The Auditors Are Here!" No other phrase can be so unsettling to an information system manager. Each year, more audit firms are including a detailed review of information systems as part of their regular audit. This presentation shows you what the auditors are looking for, what documentation you will need, and how to deal with common situations. You will receive a comprehensive checklist to make sure your department is in order.
Presenter: Vincent Turner, Vavrinek Trine Day and Company

California School Information Services (CSIS) - The presentation will describe the status of the funding proposal to the State Department of Finance for fiscal year 1996-97 for CSIS implementation, subsequent activities undertaken since the new fiscal year, and an update on demonstration project progress.
Presenter(s): Jan Volkoff, CSIS Coordinator, CDE; Kathleen Barfield, CSIS Director, WestEd; Lynn Baugher, Administrator, Educational Demographics, CDE.

They Want Internet--What Do I Do? - This presentation is an overview of some of the things people should consider before they take the plunge. Considerations will be cost, platform choices, skills and manpower requirements, partnership building schemes, etc.
Presenter: Bob Owens, Network Administrator & Director of Bay Area Educators Network (BAE-NET).

EGGMAN (Elk Grove Greater Metropolitan Area Network) - How to negotiate, design, and implement a voice, video, and data metropolitan area network.
Presenter: Charles Burns, Director Information Services, Elk Grove Unified.

Technology Vision Into Reality - The vision that became the plan - Desert Sands Unified School District is one of the most technologically advanced school districts in the country. See a multimedia presentation of the description of the district Microwave network. The network provides connectivity to 21 schools, which allows every teacher and administrator to be online accessing Internet, e-mail, and standard software. Lots of good things to see in this presentation.
Presenter: Dr. George Araya, Technology Coordinator, Desert Sands Unified School District

Moving From Mainframes to a Distributed Network: A Case Study of the San Diego School District - It sounds too good to be true--a school district that runs as efficiently as a well-oiled corportate machine with a network delivering not only an intensive technology curriculum but also carrying important faculty and administrative data. It's happening now at San Diego Unfiied.
Presenters: Bill Honniker, Software Systems Analyst, Anne Skelton, Data Communications Analyst; Richard Fabian, District Educational Technology Specialist.

Wireless WANs - Bandwidth on a Budget - Design, testing, and implementation of various technologies.
Presenters: Dave Paulson, Director, Data Processing, Bob Thomas, Network Technician, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District.

Internet Performance and Security Issues - Deploying caching proxy servers to improve internet performance and security.
Presenter: Farley Stewart, Director of Marketing, Internet Products Inc.

Acceptable Use Policies - This presentation will be a hosted discussion by panelists to review the variety of ways possible to implement acceptable use policies for students and staff. Different provisions from a number of policies will be presented.
Presenter: Warren Williams, Director, Computer and Technology Services, Grossmont UHS Dist.

Internet Technical Academy - The ITA is a clearinghouse of technical training and support services available to California's K-12 Education Community. This presentation will show you how to identify available resourcs and articulate your need for courses and other training resources.
Presenter: Andrea McCurdy, WestEd

Free Computers For Every Student and Teacher - Learn how San Francisco Unified is accomplishing this within their district. You won't want to miss this one.
Presenter: Eric Boutwell, Information Technologies Manager, San Francisco Unified.

These are just a few of the breakout sessions--there are lots more. Look for a complete program listing in the Conference Announcement which should be coming your way in July.

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