Climbing Mt. Everest This Summer? Don't forget your cell Phone

Climbing Mt. Everest This Summer? Don't forget your cell Phone

PP290-4 (3) Special Topics: Information Technology and Public Policy Fall 2011 Tuesday, Thursday | 5:00-6:30PM |Room 105 Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley Instructors: Prof. Michael OHare and Jason Christopher, Dir. of IT, GSPP PREMISES Technology pervades our personal and professional lives.

Our students need to be IT literate (GSPP Program Review) Policy problems are increasingly addressed with IT tools (Experiments of Concern Portal) Adoption of a new technology or information system will have anticipated and unanticipated implications (Stanford, UCB) Learning IT skills will develop your IT conceptual literacy. Our philosophy is that in learning real IT skills, you will gain an invaluable IT literacy that will inform your public policy thought and decision making.

Technology Pervades: Climbing Mt. Everest this Summer? Dont Forget your Cell Phone. Pasi Koistinen, chief executive officer of Ncell, Nepals first private telecom company speaks on a cell phone at an Everest base camp First 3G (Third Generation)

cell phone call from the summit of Mt. Everest on 6 May 2011. PREMISES Technology pervades our personal and professional lives. Our students need to be IT literate (GSPP Program Review) Policy problems are increasingly addressed with IT tools (Ex. Biosecurity: Experiments of Concern Portal) Adoption of a new technology or information system may have anticipated and unanticipated implications

(Stanford, UCB) Learning IT skills will develop your IT conceptual literacy. Our philosophy is that in learning real IT skills, you will gain an invaluable IT literacy that will inform your public policy thought and decision making. IT TOOLS FOR POLICY PREMISES Technology pervades our personal and professional lives. Our students need to be IT literate (GSPP Program Review)

Policy problems are increasingly addressed with IT tools (Experiments of Concern Portal) Adoption of a new technology or information system will have anticipated and unanticipated implications (Stanford, UCB) Learning IT skills will develop your IT conceptual literacy. Our philosophy is that in learning real IT skills, you will gain an invaluable IT literacy that will inform your public policy thought and decision making. Adoption of a new technology at Stanford

Sometimes I look and wonder if this wave of ERP (enterprise resource planning) software wasnt a collective hallucination, Stanford CIO Chris Handley By the time Handley was hired to oversee the Oracle and PeopleSoft projects, Stanford had decided to change itself rather than the software. This meant relinquishing forever the convenience of technically superior mainframe software.

Version upgrade gridlock caused by interfering software UC Berkeley Calendaring and Email E-mail: 4 million offered/day, 1 million served Calendar System: CalAgenda, a PeopleSoft product PeopleSoft bought by Oracle But Oracle already has a calendar system No plans to further develop PeopleSoft

calendar UC looks to open source (OS) development Rensselear Polytechnical Project flounders for lack of high level staffing UC system flounders PREMISES Technology pervades our personal and professional lives. Our students need to be IT literate (GSPP Program Review) Policy problems are increasingly addressed with IT tools

(Experiments of Concern Portal) Adoption of a new technology or information system may have anticipated and unanticipated implications (Stanford, UCB) Learning IT skills will help you develop an IT conceptual literacy. Our philosophy is that in learning real IT skills, you will gain an invaluable IT literacy that will inform your public policy thought and decision making. ? What is your experience?

Student Introductions HOW Tuesday Sessions (Conceptual) Primarily discussion based on readings and in-class presentation, see syllabus, find readings and links on bSpace, required and recommended material. Thursday Sessions (Skills) Lab session, project-oriented, experimental, what can you make the technology do? Hands-on, demonstrations of applications and technologies,

students sign-ups next Tuesday First demo: google docs (Jason) First project: HTML-based, create a personal web page http://proquest.safaribooksonline.com/ TOPICS Internet Filtering and Tracking Personal Hardware: Desktops and Laptops Internet and the Web Property and Digital Goods

The Ubiquitous World of Data IT as a Management Tool Content Management Systems IT Applications and Tools Collaborative Tools HTML, python, Access, Plone and more Writing IT Functional Specifications

TOOLS Clickers Notes A shared google doc document for each session Whiteboard A shared google doc drawing for each session What else? GOALS OF THE CLASS Learn IT skills, add to your policy toolkit (HTML markup,

a bit of python, collaboration tools, apps) Learn IT concepts, converse constructively with IT developers to build, rebuild or migrate Become familiar with the marketplace of IT systems, their pros and cons, features and flaws, especially content management systems (CMS) (Compare and contrast systems) Learn about Managing IT Resources, write a functional specification for an IT/Policy project More ADMINISTRATIVE

Pre-requisites: None Always bring your laptop Grades: 25% Class Participation 25% Quizzes (frequent), interim group or individual projects 25% Mid-term exam 25% Final group project ADMINISTRATIVE bSpace for: Web-based syllabus

Revised detailed scope and Word-based syllabus E-mail archive Readings Announcements Our course e-mail address: [email protected] FINAL NOTE Could you make the

blue more blue?

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