Agenda

Date and TimeTitle
Jan 7, 2021
9:40am - 10:10am (Pacific)
1.1 Engineering the Network Behind DevNet Sandbox (Hank Preston III)

What does it look like to run the network behind DevNet Sandbox and Learning at Cisco Labs? Do you still need to know the difference between RIP and OSPF? Is spanning-tree still relevant? What about automation, are you allowed to use the CLI? Get a peek behind the curtain at the infrastructure and team that designs, operates, and maintains it every day. Like every other organization in the world today, we have found ourselves needing to evolve our architectures to use new technologies (did someone say “software-defined”?) as well as evolve the skills of our engineers. We’ll share how we’ve been restructuring our organization to build the most reliable and secure systems through automation and modern approaches like NetDevOps. And it’s not just us. We’ll take a look at recent data about the jobs market for network engineers, the skills that are in demand, and the opportunity for engineers who expand their personal abilities into new areas.

Jan 7, 2021
9:40am - 10:10am (Pacific)
3.1 Virtual Career Panel: Women in STEM (Angela Cleveland)

The shift to remote education means reinventing career days for school counselors and other educators who plan these events. We will engage in a career discussion with women in STEM, model how to engage in virtual career conversations, and share strategies to broaden your speaker network to ignite interest in careers of the future!

Jan 7, 2021
9:40am - 10:10am (Pacific)
2.1 What is NETLAB+? (Jason Zeller, Rich Weeks)

NETLAB+ Overview: What is NETLAB+? How do academic institutions use NETLAB+? Examples of how NETLAB+ is used. Question and answer session with a NETLAB+ knowledgeable professor using NETLAB+.

Jan 7, 2021
10:20am - 10:50am (Pacific)
2.2 Technical Updates Cisco Networking Academy (Wadih Zaatar)

Catch up on the latest strategies and products from Cisco Networking Academy.

Jan 7, 2021
10:20am - 10:50am (Pacific)
3.2 Increasing Opportunity and Inclusion in the IT Talent Pipeline (Angela Duffy, Tina Ahn, Mara Lockowandt, Sara Lamback)

Over 100 community colleges across the country are implementing the Google IT Support Professional Certificate. Come hear about what we are learning about effective models and practices for developing a diverse IT workforce. This presentation will also cover how you can bring this offering, along with new Certificates about to launch, to your high school or college by collaborating with Google. Presented by Tina Ahn, Angela Duffy, and Christian Michael from Google, along with Sara Lamback and Mara Lockowandt from JFF.

Jan 7, 2021
10:20am - 10:50am (Pacific)
1.2 AWS Academy (John Lee)

Ensure instructor and student success through adoption of the AWS Academy program.

Jan 7, 2021
11:00am - 12:00pm (Pacific)
0.1 Day 1 Keynotes (Renée Cummings and Laura Chappell)

The Conscience of the Data Scientist (Renée Cummings)

Criminologist, criminal psychologist, therapeutic jurisprudence specialist and AI ethicist, Renée Cummings, the first Data Activist in Residence, at the School of Data Science, University of Virginia, explores the conscience of data science as she stretches the imagination of AI. Renée also examines why a rethinking of data is critical to the maturity and legitimacy of AI.

SolarWinds Orion: Hiding in Plain Sight (Laura Chappell)

Laura lives, eats, and breathes the world of packets and TCP/IP communications. Laura founded Wireshask University and the WCNA Certification program, has authored numerous best-selling books, and traveled the world to teach the art of packet capture and interpretation. Laura is a member of the HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association), IEEE, and the Interplanetary Networking Special Interest Group.

Jan 7, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am (Pacific)
1.3 LinkedIn Best Practice Workshop (Ryan Zervakos)

Learn best practices for using LinkedIn to connect you to opportunities.

Jan 7, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am (Pacific)
2.3 Layer 1 is Beautiful (Dennis Frezzo)

We will have an activity around some new Packet Tracer ecosystem features and focus on model-building and storytelling, in PT, around the Physical Reality of the Internet. 

Jan 7, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am (Pacific)
3.3 Becoming an Antiracist ICT Educator (Olivia Herriford)

What you can do to help your students of color feel they belong.

Jan 7, 2021
12:30pm - 1:00pm (Pacific)
1.4 Getting the Job! (Stephen Monteros)

Find out where to go in your career now that you are certified.

Jan 7, 2021
12:30pm - 1:30pm (Pacific)
0.1 Day 1 Keynotes (Renée Cummings and Laura Chappell)

The Conscience of the Data Scientist (Renée Cummings)

Criminologist, criminal psychologist, therapeutic jurisprudence specialist and AI ethicist, Renée Cummings, the first Data Activist in Residence, at the School of Data Science, University of Virginia, explores the conscience of data science as she stretches the imagination of AI. Renée also examines why a rethinking of data is critical to the maturity and legitimacy of AI.

SolarWinds Orion: Hiding in Plain Sight (Laura Chappell)

Laura lives, eats, and breathes the world of packets and TCP/IP communications. Laura founded Wireshask University and the WCNA Certification program, has authored numerous best-selling books, and traveled the world to teach the art of packet capture and interpretation. Laura is a member of the HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association), IEEE, and the Interplanetary Networking Special Interest Group.

Jan 7, 2021
12:30pm - 1:00pm (Pacific)
2.4 Starting a Drone Program at your School (Donald Laird)

Interested in launching a drone class or program? Learn where drones fit in the curriculum at California Community Colleges, what you will need to create a class, and what equipment you may need.

Jan 7, 2021
12:30pm - 1:30pm (Pacific)
0.1 Day 1 Keynotes (Renée Cummings and Laura Chappell)

The Conscience of the Data Scientist (Renée Cummings)

Criminologist, criminal psychologist, therapeutic jurisprudence specialist and AI ethicist, Renée Cummings, the first Data Activist in Residence, at the School of Data Science, University of Virginia, explores the conscience of data science as she stretches the imagination of AI. Renée also examines why a rethinking of data is critical to the maturity and legitimacy of AI.

SolarWinds Orion: Hiding in Plain Sight (Laura Chappell)

Laura lives, eats, and breathes the world of packets and TCP/IP communications. Laura founded Wireshask University and the WCNA Certification program, has authored numerous best-selling books, and traveled the world to teach the art of packet capture and interpretation. Laura is a member of the HTCIA (High Technology Crime Investigation Association), IEEE, and the Interplanetary Networking Special Interest Group.

Jan 7, 2021
12:30pm - 1:00pm (Pacific)
3.4 Emotional Intelligence Makes Change Easier (Susan Schwartz)

The only constant we can count on is change, which can happen unexpectedly and requires us to act quickly. This session explores how Emotional Intelligence based on balance, behaviors, and choices can help leaders flex, adapt, and pivot through the complexities of change.

Jan 7, 2021
1:10pm - 1:40pm (Pacific)
1.5 Microsoft - Future Ready Students (Dolly Bali)

Discover Microsoft skills and certification options for today’s digital economy.

Jan 7, 2021
1:10pm - 1:30pm (Pacific)
3.5 Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (Corrinne Sande, John Sands)

This presentation will describe the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification, a new requirement for all businesses that contract with the federal government. Curriculum materials and a workshop have been developed for colleges that want to incorporate this into their cybersecurity courses.

Jan 7, 2021
1:10pm - 1:40pm (Pacific)
2.5 Getting Started with Arduino (Bruce Brumley)

Come join us for a session about how to get started using an Arduino in the classroom. I will be using the Mega Starter Kit from SunFounder purchased through Amazon. Topics will include: how to connect and use the Arduino board, creating simple scripts to program the board, IoT activities using various components included in the kit, and demonstrations. I will discuss ideas for integrating it into your curriculum as well as my own “lessons learned.” If you have an Arduino, please feel free to follow along while using yours.

Jan 7, 2021
1:50pm - 2:20pm (Pacific)
2.6 The Data to Everything Generation (Richard Seidner)

How do we most effectively prepare the current generation of technology workers to address the increasing amounts and availability of data available to drive our lives and decision-making? We will look at the continually growing importance of data, how to illuminate dark data, and how to turn data into valuable insight and information. Additionally, we will look at programs that corporations like Splunk are implementing to help prepare the current and next generations of technology workers.

Jan 7, 2021
1:50pm - 2:20pm (Pacific)
3.6 Cyber Up! Digital Forensics & Incident Response - NSF ATE Year 3 Update (Tobi West, Anna Carlin)

The Cyber Up! Digital Forensics and Incident Response Project is an NSF ATE project that started in October 2018. The presentation covers the various grant activities completed in years 1 & 2 and the planned activities for year 3.

The project focuses on developing a curriculum that will teach students and professionals the cybersecurity knowledge and skills of digital forensics and incident response, which need to be deployed in real-time and are dynamic to changing situations during and in response to cyberattacks. The team has worked with industry professionals and government representatives to develop six new courses for an Associate of Science degree in Digital Forensics and Incident Response. Framework alignment, curriculum development, and assignment development activities will be described. This presentation covers challenges, lessons learned, and final activities for the upcoming year.

Jan 7, 2021
1:50pm - 2:20pm (Pacific)
1.6 Preparing Your Students for the Future of Work with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) (Robert Love, Kristina Kaldon)

Robotic Process Automation (RPA) leverages software robots to interact with the user interface just like humans do. They communicate with applications to perform various tasks, including automated data entry, data collection and validation, management of virtual and cloud infrastructure, and beyond. RPA is widely considered to be a stepping-stone for Artificial Intelligence.

In this talk, UiPath will provide an overview of RPA, common industry use cases, and the increasing demand for professionals with RPA skills. You will also learn how universities and colleges in the UiPath Academic Alliance program prepare their technical and business students for RPA careers.

Jan 8, 2021
9:40am - 10:10am (Pacific)
2.8 Defense in Depth in 2021: Google’s Infrastructure Security Design (Casey W. O'Brien)

Defense in Depth is any policy, technology, or education used to deter, deny, disrupt, degrade, deceive, or contain the compromise of information at any of the following levels: data, application, host, network, and physical. It’s intended to provide redundancy in the event a security control fails. To be effective, all these layers must be properly coordinated.

Session participants will explore how the Google infrastructure is designed to build, deploy, and operate services securely at Internet scale using a layered approach, including the physical security of its data centers, how the hardware and software that underlie the infrastructure are secured, and the technical constraints and processes in place to support operational security.

Participants will walk away with myriad examples of a best-in-breed defense in depth approach that can be integrated into various Computer Science, Engineering, and IT/IS courses.

Jan 8, 2021
9:40am - 9:52am (Pacific)
1.8 Break into Cybersecurity Education with Palo Alto Networks (Kim Yohannan)

There is a critical need for qualified cybersecurity professionals. Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader, can help you equip students with the next-generation cybersecurity knowledge and skills they’ll need to succeed in today’s rapidly changing cyberthreat landscape through our Cybersecurity Academy. Our program provides technology and curriculum for use in the classroom at no cost to any degree-granting accredited secondary or post-secondary institution. This session will provide an overview of the cybersecurity job market, Cybersecurity Academy program, and support by NDG for our cybersecurity curriculum which aligns to the U.S. National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) framework and work roles.

Jan 8, 2021
9:40am - 10:04am (Pacific)
3.8 Engaging Employers, Defining Skills, and Preparing Students (Ann Beheler, Mark Dempsey)

The National CTC’s “BILT model” asks businesses to co-lead a program by providing both regular updates on emerging industry trends and annual validations of entry-level job skills. This process – which can be used by any technical program – has informed the work of a special NSF project grant that is using industry expertise to update IT job skills across multiple industry clusters. This session will deliver specific strategies for implementing the “BILT model” to energize the educator/business relationship and align curriculum with workforce needs. Attendees will receive verified, updated job skills in the “Infrastructure,” “Technical Support,” “Project Management,” and “Data Analytics” clusters.

Jan 8, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am (Pacific)
0.2b Day 2 Keynotes: Peter Coffee and Vanessa Russell

Preparing for Opportunity: 2025 Starts Now (Peter Coffee)
Too many organizations are still treating the present pandemic as an episode to endure, or an incident from which to recover. More accurate, as well as more useful, is the recognition that cycles of "creative destruction" that were clearly under way have advanced their "no later than" from 2025 to…now. Crucial skills for contributors will therefore include, according to LinkedIn, readiness to work with blockchain data models, dynamic cloud resources, and increasingly pervasive methods of artificial intelligence. Oh, wait: the World Economic Forum says the top skills for the 2025-that's-now will be analytical thinking, active learning, and creativity. Plot spoiler: both lists are correct. Peter Coffee brings the global perspective of Salesforce, and his own four decades of experience in multiple industries and his observations from almost two dozen countries, to help us prepare ourselves and our students for success.

Untapped Urban Leader (Vanessa Russell)
A discussion about the genius of students who come from under resourced urban communities and best practices on support them as they pursue careers in tech.

Jan 8, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am (Pacific)
0.2c Day 2 Keynotes: Peter Coffee and Vanessa Russell

Preparing for Opportunity: 2025 Starts Now (Peter Coffee)
Too many organizations are still treating the present pandemic as an episode to endure, or an incident from which to recover. More accurate, as well as more useful, is the recognition that cycles of "creative destruction" that were clearly under way have advanced their "no later than" from 2025 to…now. Crucial skills for contributors will therefore include, according to LinkedIn, readiness to work with blockchain data models, dynamic cloud resources, and increasingly pervasive methods of artificial intelligence. Oh, wait: the World Economic Forum says the top skills for the 2025-that's-now will be analytical thinking, active learning, and creativity. Plot spoiler: both lists are correct. Peter Coffee brings the global perspective of Salesforce, and his own four decades of experience in multiple industries and his observations from almost two dozen countries, to help us prepare ourselves and our students for success.

Untapped Urban Leader (Vanessa Russell)
A discussion about the genius of students who come from under resourced urban communities and best practices on support them as they pursue careers in tech.

Jan 8, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am (Pacific)
0.2a Day 2 Keynotes: Peter Coffee and Vanessa Russell

Preparing for Opportunity: 2025 Starts Now (Peter Coffee)
Too many organizations are still treating the present pandemic as an episode to endure, or an incident from which to recover. More accurate, as well as more useful, is the recognition that cycles of "creative destruction" that were clearly under way have advanced their "no later than" from 2025 to…now. Crucial skills for contributors will therefore include, according to LinkedIn, readiness to work with blockchain data models, dynamic cloud resources, and increasingly pervasive methods of artificial intelligence. Oh, wait: the World Economic Forum says the top skills for the 2025-that's-now will be analytical thinking, active learning, and creativity. Plot spoiler: both lists are correct. Peter Coffee brings the global perspective of Salesforce, and his own four decades of experience in multiple industries and his observations from almost two dozen countries, to help us prepare ourselves and our students for success.

Untapped Urban Leader (Vanessa Russell)
A discussion about the genius of students who come from under resourced urban communities and best practices on support them as they pursue careers in tech.

Jan 8, 2021
10:20am - 10:50am (Pacific)
2.9 Emerging 5G Technologies and Trends (Gordon Snyder)

As 5G rolls out, new devices with lots of sensors (e.g., autonomous vehicles) that require rapid feedback will cause the existing cellular networks that use a central cloud model to become obsolete quickly. 5G networks offer IoT scaling more efficiently and offer additional benefits, including lower latency and enhanced security and privacy. This presentation will provide an overview of current wireless technologies and how 5G will replace them.

Jan 8, 2021
10:20am - 10:50am (Pacific)
3.9 Gumby in Action: Flexible Solutions to Achieve Success (Dr. Melody Graveen, Susanne Mata, Donna Woods)

Felt like Gumby lately? Flexibility and adaptation in our projects have taken on an entirely new meaning. Join the Empire Team as they share specific strategies and projects where they overcame obstacles and challenges (even the bloopers) and achieved success with strong collaboration across the workforce spectrum K12 + CC + 4 Yr. + Business Community.

Jan 8, 2021
10:20am - 10:40am (Pacific)
1.9 FireEye and the NextGen Cyber Talent Partnership (Stephen Booth)

Too often, individuals with the motivation and desire to pursue careers in InfoSec cannot overcome the obstacles of life circumstances common to the underrepresented and underserved. This presentation shares examples of how business, education, and community organizations can collaborate to ensure future cyber talent gets the support and exposure that help them persist.

Jan 8, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am (Pacific)
2.10 NDG Ethical Hacking Labs (Jason Zeller, Rich Weeks)

NDG has been working on hands-on labs designed to introduce beginners to Forensics. This lab series is written for instructors to use with NETLAB+. NDG will also seek to host the lab series as a lab service. We will go over the new labs to help instructors review for use in the classroom during this session.

Jan 8, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am (Pacific)
3.10 Developing an Effective Middle School to College Cybersecurity Pathway with Digital Badging (Ben Izadi, Henry Hua, Russ Alizadeh, Frank Enos, Jamie Keledjian, Daniela Juarez, Lynn Kim)

Cypress College's CIS department is cooperating with the Magnolia High School (HS) and a number of Middle Schools in Orange County to develop an effective cybersecurity pathway. The pathway begins in Middle School by introducing various Cybersecurity activities and selecting potential students to continue with the pathway in Magnolia High School. During the HS years, students will be introduced to Cybersecurity activities, internships, and dual enrollment courses to obtain College and industry certification. In addition, a comprehensive digital badging rubric is developed based on close cooperation with the industry advisors to ensure tracking students’ digital footprint to showcase their technical and soft skills. A cohort of 30 pre-selected students have started their pathway journey this fall at Magnolia HS and will follow the program for the next 2 years.

Jan 8, 2021
11:00am - 11:30am (Pacific)
1.10 Red Hat Academy & Open Hybrid Cloud (Jeff Dubé)

In this presentation, we will discuss the new additions to the Red Hat Academy program, including a demo of the new Red Hat Academy Learning Platform - designed to offer new functionality and an overall better user experience for our Red Hat Academy partners and students. Following, we will discuss the industry shift towards containers and the Open Hybrid Cloud and how you can leverage the Red Hat Academy program to prepare your students in the world of digital transformation.

Jan 8, 2021
12:30pm - 1:00pm (Pacific)
1.11 Digital is the Future! Hear from Expert Instructors on the Power of Teaching Virtualization (Susan Coefield, Tolga Tohumcu, Marcus Butler, Trevor Chandler))

Learn how your student’s digital journey can start with Software-Defined Data Centers through the VMware IT Academy. This session will include an overview of the VMware IT Academy, including the new VCTA certification, teaching resources, NDG labs, and certification exam vouchers. Hear about the value of VMware certifications.

Jan 8, 2021
12:30pm - 1:00pm (Pacific)
3.11 Living off the Cloud: CyberCompetitions (Irvin Lemus)

Gain tools and resources to utilize the cloud's resources and provide students with an environment, regardless of their hardware. Tools such as Discord, Apache Guacamole, Google Cloud, scripting, and more.

Jan 8, 2021
12:30pm - 1:00pm (Pacific)
2.11 Introduction to Forensics Hands-on Labs (Jason Zeller, Rich Weeks)

NDG has prepared a new Ethical Hacking lab library for NETLAB+ systems. This new library uses open source tools to provide your learners with additional hands-on challenges. The lab library aligns with objectives from the EC-Council CEH v10 Domain Modules, CompTia Pentest+ Objectives.

Jan 8, 2021
1:10pm - 1:40pm (Pacific)
1.12 Prepare Your Students for a Cloud-first World (Carrie D'Ascoli, Sowmya Kannan)

Help your students build and validate the in-demand skills needed to thrive in an ever-evolving, cloud-first world with Google Cloud Learning for higher education.

Cloud technology is now mainstream and as cloud adoption continues to grow, so does the demand for cloud-ready talent. 86% of IT leaders report a shortage of talent with cloud computing skills, and today’s college and university students are well-positioned to fill that skill gap.

With Google Cloud Learning’s higher education curriculum and career readiness programs, you’ll help your students build the skills needed to take advantage of the high-growth career opportunities available. We’ll share the suite of resources available at no cost for eligible faculty, including faculty-led curriculum, on-demand learning, and hands-on labs. We’ll explore ways to incorporate these resources into your classroom, whether virtual or in-person, and how you can support your students who are pursuing Google Cloud certification and other credentials.

Jan 8, 2021
1:10pm - 1:40pm (Pacific)
3.12 The Physical Topology in PT (Robert Samson)

This presentation will provide tools and resources teachers can implement to utilize the cloud's resources to provide students with an environment, regardless of the student's hardware. Tools such as Discord, Apache Guacamole, Google Cloud, scripting and more. 

Jan 8, 2021
1:10pm - 1:40pm (Pacific)
2.12 Virtual Labs on Open Virtual Switch (OVS), SDN, and Cybersecurity (Jorge Crichigno)

Learn about the new virtual lab libraries developed by UofSC, available for NETLAB systems.

Jan 8, 2021
1:50pm - 2:20pm (Pacific)
1.13 Taking Advantage of NetApp's Hybrid Cloud Curriculum (Mark Salo)

Learn about NetApp’s semester-long curriculum built around the NetApp Certified Technology Associate (NCTA) program, the same certification curriculum NetApp offers employees, customers and partners. We will discuss why students would want to become NetApp certified, how NetApp is uniquely qualified in the cloud space, and give an overview of the  key features of the curriculum.

The NCTA curriculum is being used by several colleges and universities around the globe. It includes 20 hours of web-based content, 10 hours of virtual labs, 16 hours of optional on-demand virtual hands-on labs, and a study guide to help students prepare for the NCTA.

Jan 8, 2021
1:50pm - 2:20pm (Pacific)
2.13 Cisco Academy CyberSecurity Overview (Wadih Zaatar)
Jan 8, 2021
1:50pm - 2:20pm (Pacific)
3.13 How to integrate the Raspberry Pi into your CIS/CS programs (Kerry Bruce)

This session will discuss ways to integrate the inexpensive Raspberry Pi into your CIS/CS curriculum to increase engagement and promote understanding.

Jan 8, 2021
3:30pm - 4:30pm (Pacific)
3.14 Raspberry Pi Play Shop (Hands-On) (Kerry Bruce)