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Next Tech Briefing - Sept 19
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Tech Briefings are free, informal, and interactive seminars led by knowledgeable IT Services staff or other IT professionals on computer-related topics of interest to the Stanford community.

Starting September 26, Tech Briefings will be held on Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.

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Upcoming Tech Briefings

Date Topic Presenter(s)
September 19
2 - 3:30 PM

Stanford Media Group COP Bi-Monthly Meeting


  • School of Medicine Classroom Capture with MediaSite (Trent Tanaka, SoM) - 30 minutes
    • Evaluation through implementation & integrating encoders on/off campus (MediaSite Desktop Recording Tools)
  • SoE/SCPD Classroom Capture with ClassX (Mike Rouan, SCPD) - 30 minutes
    • An Open Source Interactive Lecture Streaming System
  • SUAVE update (Nirmala Balasubramanian, AS) - 10 minutes

Trent Tanaka, School of Medicine

Mike Rouan, SCPD

Nirmala Balasubramanian, AS

September 26
New time:
3 - 4:30 PM

Collaborating on GitHub: An Introduction to Git and Github

In this Tech Briefing, we'll introduce Github, a web-based hosting service, and and help you make your first contribution to a project on GitHub.

We'll show you:

  • how to contribute via the command line
  • the GitHub desktop application
  • the web interface

We'll also highlight useful collaboration features on and have a short Q&A session.

John D. Britton and Lee Reilly, Github


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