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2011 NALIT Professional Development Seminar Agenda

National Association of Legislative Information Technology
Professional Development Seminar


October 2-5, 2011
Portland, Oregon

Agenda and Seminar Presentations and Handouts

At-a-Glance Agenda

(As of October 17, 2011)


New--Seminar Video! NALIT Seminar sessions on Tuesday afternoon were live streamed from the Oregon State Capitol on Tuesday, Oct. 4. Videos for these sessions and a seminar highlights wrap-up video, prepared by Oregon Legislative Media Services, are also available for viewing on-demand below:


Sun., Oct. 2 | Mon., Oct. 3 Tues., Oct. 4Wed., Oct. 5

 

Sunday, October 2, 2011--Hilton Portland, Executive Tower

10:00 am-5:00 pm

Salon Foyer

Executive Tower Building

Registration

1:00 pm-4:00 pm 

Salon I-II-III
Executive Tower Building

 

Break: 2:15-2:30 pm

Pre-Seminar Workshop: Applications Development for Mobile Devices and the Web
The explosion of consumer mobile devices has led many states to explore mobile web applications to expand access to legislative information. This workshop will walk you through the development cycle, exploring various options and the development tools available. You'll hear what it takes to develop mobile legislative apps and you'll learn some tools and techniques so you can create your own.

Moderator: Peter Capriglione, Applications Manager, General Assembly, North Carolina

Speakers:

  • Curtis Clothier, Information Services Manager, Legislative Affairs Agency, Alaska
  • Seth McFarland, Analyst/Programmer, General Assembly, North Carolina
  • Cole Nevins, Developer, Legislative Service Center, Washington
  • Brad Ellis, Webmaster, Legislative Service Center, Washington 

 5:30 pm-6:30 pm

Dutch Treat Happy Hour

Monday, October 3, 2011--Hilton Portland, Main Building

 7:30 am-5:00 pm

Plaza Foyer, Main Building

Registration

7:30 am-8:15 am 

Alexander's, 23rd Floor

Main Building

Breakfast
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Esri.

 8:15 am-8:30 am

Broadway I-II

Main Building

Welcome and Announcements

Rich Beckwith, Director of Information Systems, House of Representatives, Missouri, Chair, NALIT

8:30 am-10:00 am

Broadway I-II

Main Building

Five Minutes of Fame
Here's your opportunity to hear a concise overview of accomplishments and current issues in the states--and a chance to offer your experience and expertise and to let others know where you’re looking for advice and assistance.

Facilitator:

Tim Rice, Executive Director, Legislative Information System, Illinois

Speakers:

Pdf logo To view speaker presentations, click on the states below.

10:00 am-10:15 am

Break

10:15 am-11:45 am

Broadway I-II

Main Building

iPads and Tablets: Policies, Standards and Other Challenges

iPads and tablets are some of the most successful consumer devices ever, and state legislatures are responding to the popularity of these devices in various ways. Whether you are planning a pilot project and purchasing devices for legislators, supporting personally-owned devices (or not), there are challenges related to standards, security, management and more. Hear from a panel of your colleagues and share your experiences in this interactive session.

Moderator: Troy Adkins, Network Administrator, House of Delegates, Virginia

Speakers:

  • Troy Adkins, Network Administrator, House of Delegates, Virginia
  • Mark Humphrey, Deputy Director of Infrastructure & Operations, Information Systems, Legislative Council, Texas

12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Alexander's, 23rd Floor

Main Building

Lunch

NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Thomson Reuters

1:00 pm-2:30 pm

Broadway I-II

Main Building

iPads and Tablets: Implementation and Management

Several states have completed successful iPad pilot projects. Hear how the projects were implemented and the kinds of tools and techniques legislative IT staff are using to integrate these devices into the legislative environment.

Moderator: Joel Redding, Deputy Chief Information Officer, Kentucky

Speakers:

  • Duncan Goss, Director of Information Technology, Legislative Council, Vermont
  • Paul Pinner and Tommy Hoffman, House of Delegates, Virginia   (ViewPDF logo presentation)
  • Tom Duncan, National Sales Manager, Granicus  (ViewPDF logo presentation)
  • Linda Wettstone, Systems Analyst, Senate, Virginia (ViewPDF logo presentation)

2:30 pm-2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm-3:45 pm

Broadway I-II

Main Building

Constituent Management Systems

Legislators are looking for the best solutions for managing communications with their constituents. Hear from states that have successfully deployed different approaches to constituent management.

Moderator: Janell Hopkins, Manager, Computer Support Center, Legislative Council, Texas

Speakers:

  • Rich Beckwith, Director of Information Systems, House of Representatives, Missouri
  • Sharon Maguire, Computer Information Consultant, Legislative Service Center, Washington
  • Bud Richmond, Analyst/Advisor, Legislative Administration/Information Services, Oregon

3:45 pm-4:00 pm

Break

4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Broadway I-II

Main Building

7 Things You Should Know About Windows 7
This session will give you the basics you need to know before upgrading to Windows 7.

Moderator: Kelly Stallings, Webmanager, General Assembly, North Carolina

Speakers:

  • Steven Fiore, Technology Strategist, Microsoft 
  • Fred McDowell, Technical Support Group Manager, Legislative Service Center, Washington   (ViewPDF logo presentation )

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Alexander's, 23rd Floor 

Main Building

Opening Reception and Vendor Exhibits (Joint with RACSS)
NALIT exhibits bring you the latest in information technology products and services for legislatures. Take a leisurely and first-hand look at our exhibits while enjoying the opening reception.

Exhibitors:

  • BlueLid Technologies
  • Esri
  • Granicus
  • Online Advisors, Inc.
  • Propylon
  • Sliq Media Technologies
  • Thomson Reuters
  • TIBCO
Tuesday, October 4, 2011--Oregon State Capitol, Salem

 7:30 am-7:45 am

Grab-and-Go Breakfast

7:45 am

Buses Depart for Trip to Salem

9:30 am-10:30 am

Galleria

Welcome and Tour at the Oregon State Capitol (Joint with RACSS)\
 Learn about the history and architecture of the unique Oregon State Capitol.

10:45 am-12:00 pm 
House Chamber

Oregon Legislature Briefings: Committee and Chamber Technology

Oregon staff will present information about the following:

  • Committee Agenda Scheduling
  • Gov Delivery
  • Desks System
  • CourtSmart
  • IRC System
  • House Audio / Video System
  • Legislative Information Zone (LIZ) Project

12:10 pm-12:50 pm

 Galleria

Boxed Lunches / Roundtable Discussions

View summaries of roundtable discussions.

1:00 pm-2:30 pm
House Chamber

Social Media Do’s & Don’ts (Joint with RACSS) 

Social media is increasingly being used by legislatures to communicate with members and the public.  Legislative staff must often use social networking tools to do their jobs.  This session will look at the potential pitfalls and benefits of using social media and explore practices and policies to lessen the chances of a career-altering YouTube moment.

Speaker: Keith Buchholz, Senate Counsel, Washington

2:30 pm-2:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm-3:45 pm
House Chamber

Using Technology to Increase Efficiency and Productivity (Joint with RACSS) 
The most successful technology projects are collaborative in nature and boost productivity by changing labor-intensive work processes. Washington’s Electronic Bill Book (EBB), developed by a team of research and IT staff, changed the way standing committees conduct their public hearings.  Learn how the EBB simplified the administration of committee hearings, made it easier for committee members to navigate through lengthy agendas, and improved public access to committee documents.

Moderator:

Gary Schaefer, Information Systems Coordinator, Senate, Louisiana

Speakers:
  • Tanya Carter, Research Analyst, House Office of Program Research, Washington
  • Tim Rothwell, Computer Information Consultant, Legislative Service Center, Washington
  • Ronda Tentarelli, Applications Support Manager, Legislative Service Center, Washington 
  • Yvonne Walker, Senior Research Analyst, House Office of Program Research, Washington   
               View Washington'sPdf logo presentation 

4:00 pm

Buses Depart for Return Trip to Portland

6:00 pm-7:00 pm

Hilton Portland,
Alexander's, 23rd Floor

NALIT Reception
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Sliq Media Technologies.

 

Dinner on your own/ Dutch treat dinners.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011--Hilton Portland, Executive Tower

7:30 am-10:00 am

 Registration

7:30 am-8:15 am

Salon Foyer

Executive Tower Building

 Breakfast
NALIT gratefully acknowledges the support of our sponsor, Propylon.

8:15 am-9:30 am

Salon I-II-III
Executive Tower Building

Enterprise Search
Enterprise search systems pull data and documents from a variety of sources and formats. Learn how state legislatures are implementing enterprise search, including an open source solution.

Moderator: Jeff Van Engelenhoven, Division Administrator, Computer Services, Legislative Services Agency, Iowa

Speakers:

  • Caleb Mumford, Partner, BlueLid Technologies
  • Jared Saxton, Partner, BlueLid Technologies
  • Logan Stinger, Senior Software Engineer/Consultant, BlueLid Technologies (ViewPdf logo presentation)
  • Ronda Tentarelli, Applications Support Manager, Legislative Service Center, Washington ( ViewPdf logo presentation ) 

9:30 am-9:45 am

Break

9:45 am-10:45 am

Salon I-II-III
Executive Tower Building

Mapping and Geocoding

Geographical information systems (GIS) and new mapping tools and analytics can be used to enhance the legislative process for lawmakers and to benefit citizens.  Learn about geocoding of bills and the kinds of quantitative data that can inform understanding about who may benefit from or be affected by various proposals. Mapping tools also can be used to make redistricting information easier forthe general public to understand.

Moderator: Rich Beckwith, Director of Information Services, House of Representatives, Missouri
Speakers:

  • Rich Beckwith, Director of Information Services, House of Representatives, Missouri
  • Richard Leadbeater, State Government Industry Manager, Esri 

10:45 am-11:00 am

Break

11:00 am-12:00 pm

Salon I-II-III
Executive Tower Building

Technical Trends in Video Streaming
Explore technical trends in the video streaming industry, including such topics as: H264, WebM and HTML5 streaming;adaptive HTTP streaming--current and trending technologies; streaming to mobile devices; open data impact on streaming; consumer technology influence on enterprise and government streaming; Internet bandwidth availability projections; and high definition and 3D, how do they fit in?

Moderator: David Bortz, IS Support Specialist, Senate, Virginia

Speakers: 

  • Nic Cote, Vice President, Customer Engagement, Sliq Media Technologies, Inc.
  • Sanjiv Menezes, CEO, Sliq Media Technologies (View Sliq's presentation)
  • Ben Lucchesi, Chief Architect, Granicus (View Granicus' presentation )

12:00 pm

Seminar Ends

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