April 2020

IUWIT Insights

Published on April 3, 2020
Welcome to IUWIT Insights, where you’ll find insights about the latest and greatest events, interviews, and stories involving women in tech across IU’s 8 campuses and beyond. This newsletter is distributed by IU Women in Technology (IUWIT), the staff affiliate of the IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology.

TOMORROW: Big Ten Academic Alliance WIT Conference

Join Provost and Executive Vice President Lauren Robel and Vice President for Human Resources John Whelan for a livestreamed Town Hall at 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April 3. Chuck Carney, Director of Media Relations, will moderate, and several campus leaders will participate.

The town hall will feature a discussion on IU’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic, address commonly asked questions about how these measures will impact our staff, and take questions. The livestream will be recorded and posted online for those who cannot tune in for the live broadcast.

Spotlight Interview: Heather Gwinn

Heather is an artist, mother, and a woman in tech among other things. Having worked at IU since 2002, she has a deep understanding of what it takes to make an organization function best. In this interview she discusses her unconventional path to get to her current career and gives her past self some sage advice. Check it out here!

Students and professionals gathered to enjoy mocktails such as the "techi-tini" and network with one another.

Featured Article: "A Quick Security Checklist for Remote Workers (or Anyone, Really)"

1 in 5 Americans have been laid off or experienced reduced hours as COVID-19 has progressed, and even more Americans are now working from home. If you’re working remotely while IU’s classroom teaching has been suspended, you may find this article of interest. As society adjusts to a temporary new normal, it is more important than ever now that your data and devices are safe. This article from doist.com gives advice on encryption, regular app updates, enabling automatic locking, and other tips to stay safe during this unprecedented moment in history both physically and digitally.