Tech Tonic: Get Yourself Out There!

Sat hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

The 8th annual Tech Tonic Tech Expo will be held on April 10, 2014 in the Library Reading Room of Wilson Library.

Social media and mobile computing have forever changed the way we see and interact with the world. These simple, yet powerful tools connect us with friends, colleagues and collaborators. They allow us to expand ourselves in ways that that we never could have dreamed possible. We can teach a class where the students are half a world away or share an intimate moment with friends across town or across the globe. Of course sometimes a brave new world needs a guide to get us through it. 

This year's Tech Tonic theme is "Get Yourself Out There: Making Sense of Social Media." Through hosted talks, tables, and lightning rounds on a wide variety of useful services and practices, we will consider how best to use these new social-media tools and services. The lightning rounds will cover topics such as mobile and online alternatives to the common desktop applications, mobile tools for everything from paperless note taking to securely storing passwords and using social media to create your own digital portfolio. As always, admission is free and discussions are encouraged. 

There will also be two main guest speakers:

1) From 10:00am - 11:00am: Mark Staton - Assistant Professor of Marketing/College of Business & Economics: "Career Networking Through Digital Marketing" 

2) From 2:00pm - 3:00pm: Adriana Magano - Assistant Professor Department of Psychology: "Growing up with Social Media: New Challenges and Opportunities for Identity Development"

For more information and a complete list of the lightning round topics visit http://wwutechtonic.wordpress.com

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