Skip to content Skip to navigation

Tech Briefings

Timely Info for Power Users and Stanford's Technology Community

Next Tech Briefing - June 26
Email Campaigns
at Stanford

On this page:


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.

Tech Briefings are monthly events, held Fridays from 3:00 to 4:30 PM in
Turing Auditorium (Polya Hall, Room 111). No registration is required.

Have an idea for a Tech Briefing? Click here to let us know

Questions? Comments? 
Contact the Tech Briefing coordinator at

Upcoming Tech Briefings

Date / Time Topic Presenter(s)
July 10
3 - 4:30 PM

Introduction to WordPress

From its modest beginnings in 2003, WordPress has grown into a full featured, professional Content Management System (CMS). It's estimated that almost 25% of web sites are built on WordPress, from personal blogs to powerhouse sites like The New York Times, CNN, and Sony Music. WordPress makes it easy to create professionally styled sites, add custom functionality, and author rich and compelling content.

This Tech Briefing will introduce you to WordPress as a CMS. You'll learn about:

  • Content
  • Presentation
  • Adding functionality
  • Controlling access
  • Tips for managing a WordPress site

If you're curious about WordPress - what it is and whether or not it's a fit for your needs - this is the session for you!

JB Christy, University Communications

July 17
3 - 4:30 PM

Security Updates
Information Security Office
July 24
3 - 4:30 PM
Moving from Zimbra to Office 365 To be announced
August 24
3 - 4:30 PM
BlueJeans - Free Video Conferencing at Stanford To be announced

Subscribe to the Tech Briefings Mailing List

To subscribe to the Tech Briefings Mailing List, either:

Subscribe via the RSS / iCal Feed

Tech Briefing announcements are available as both an RSS feed and an iCal feed via


To add the events in Zimbra:
1) In Calendar, click Create a new calendar.
2) Give the new calendar a name (e.g., Tech Briefings).
3) Choose the color you want the calendar to use.
4) Check the box "Exclude this calendar when reporting free/busy times"
5) Check the box "Synchronize appointments from remote calendar", and in the URL field, enter
6) Click OK.

Last modified June 29, 2015