With our recent move from Join.me to GoToWebinar changes a lot of things, one of them is you now must register to attend one of the webinars. This does a couple of good things. The first is it will send a couple reminders to help make sure no one who wants to attend misses it. The second is it helps us collect a lot more data which both improves future webinars and helps us with our reporting. Below is a list of all the Webinars we currently have planned for this year, simply click on the ones you are interested in and follow the directions to register.
Yesterday we had a presentation on some of the core features of Google Analytics and talked about some of the best practices and common pitfalls in using it. If you missed it yesterday or are just curious to see what the big deal about analytics is check out the video below. In this video we focus on Google Analytics but the theory holds up no matter what analytics package you are using so it's well worth checking out.
We have just put up video from the Google Docs webinar we hosted a little bit back. The webinar has been chopped into three parts, one each for Docs, Sheets, and Slides, and put into a play list along with our videos on GIS mapping which make use of Fusion Tables. If you missed the webinar or want a refresher on what we covered please check out that playlist.
If you are using Skype and Dropbox for your personal use you may be ok but you may want to think twice about using them for things that you need to keep secure. The EFF has released a scorecard that rates over 40 different messaging services on seven point ranging from encryption to code audits. This scorecard was launched late 2014 but has been kept updated with the most recent change being 2016/3/13.
In the wake of the 2016 LSC TIG Conference we now have some videos online. Not every video is up yet but we do have some good ones. One of the interesting talks we had was LSC's New Technical Projects, in this talk they went over what LSC has been doing, how they plan on sharing what they have been doing with grantees.