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2017 CTC Retreat and IT Awards

November 3, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

Join us for the 2017 CTC Retreat and IT Awards!

November 3 – Frank Porter Graham Student Union

The CTC Retreat is an opportunity for campus technology consultants to take a break from their daily work and spend a morning learning from each other, networking, and discussing exciting new ideas in computing, security, instructional technology, programming, multimedia, and so much more!

A light breakfast and full lunch will be provided.
Keynote from Michael Tiemann, Vice President of Open Source Affairs at Red Hat, Inc.
IT Awards to follow.

See full schedule below.
Keynote at 1:00 – 2:00p.m. in Great Hall, Student Union


Michael Tiemann – Vice President of Open Source Affairs, Red Hat,Inc.

Michael Tiemann is a true open source software pioneer.  He made his contributions 30 years ago by first writing patches and ports for the GNU C compiler and then writing the GNU C++ compiler and debugger.  His early work led to the creation of leading open source technologies and the first open source business model.  He continues to extend and apply the principles of open source to new disciplines, ranging from agriculture to music to sustainable energy production.

In 1989, Tiemann’s technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found Cygnus Solutions, the first company to provide commercial support for open source software.  During his ten years at Cygnus, Tiemann contributed in a number of roles from President to hacker, helping lead the company from fledgling start-up to an admired open source leader.  When Cygnus was acquired by Red Hat in 2000, Tiemann became Red Hat’s Chief Technical Officer (CTO) before becoming its first Vice President of Open Source Affairs.  In that role Tiemann provides technology, strategy, and policy advice to executives in the public and private sectors.

Tiemann graduated from the Moore School at the University of Pennsylvania (Class of 1986) with a BS CSE degree, and later did research at INRIA (1988) and Stanford University (1988-1989).  He is a Trustee of UNC School of the Arts (2012-present and Chair since 2016), a member of the International Advisory Board of Carolina Performing Arts (2012-present), and a founding member of the Board of Advisors for the Center for Environmental Farming Systems (2006-present).

Tiemann has served on a number of boards crucial to the success of open source, including the Open Source Initiative (where he retired as President in April 2012), the Eclipse Foundation (where he was a founding member), the Embedded Linux Consortium (where he was a founding member), and the GNOME Foundation Advisory Board.  Tiemann also provides financial support to organizations that further the goals of software and programmer freedom, including the Free Software Foundation and the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

As part of his interdisciplinary approach to furthering the understanding and practice of open source, he accepted an appointment as a Visiting Scholar at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill (2004-2005).  Tiemann has also remained active in the Creative Commons community, as both a sponsor of projects and promoter of the cause. He sits on the International Advisory Board for Carolina Performing Arts.

Tiemann is also President of Manifold Recording (a high-end, carbon-neutral recording studio and media production facility) and The Miraverse (a music performance and production company), which he runs with his wife, Amy Tiemann.


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Full Retreat Schedule

All events take place in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union
Check in/Registration
8:00 - 8:40AM
Great Hall, FPG Student Union
CTC Welcome and CIO Address

Chris Kielt, CIO
8:40 - 9:20AM
Great Hall, FPG Student Union
Room 3203Room 3205Room 3206 A-BRoom 3209
Session 1
9:30AM - 10:10AM
Emergency Notification:
Technology Behind Alert

Matthew Mauzy

Bringing Structured Data to
the Masses

Will Bosley

Office 365 in Daily Use

Bryan Andregg

How Depts Are Using Splunk (Panel Discussion)

Patrick Casey

Session 2
10:15 - 10:55AM
Web Accessibility in Action

Phil Daquila

ITS Teaching & Learning
Services Overview

Morgon Haskell

Microsoft Teams Overview at

Alison Campbell

Makerspaces at UNC

Charlie Cummings

Session 3
11:00 - 11:40PM
UNC VR/AR Interest Group Discussion

Brian Moynihan

WordPress REST API: What
Is It and Why Should You

William Earnhardt

Information Security at UNC:
Current and Future Projects

Tim Cline

The Way of Tableau

Mauricio Tavares

11:40 - 1:00PM
Great Hall, FPG Student Union
Keynote Address
1:15 - 2:00PM
Auditorium, FPG Student Union

Michael Tiemann

Vice President of Open Source Affairs, Red Hat,Inc.

IT Awards
2:00 - 3:00PM
Auditorium, FPG Student Union

Retreat Sponsors

Vendor Sponsors 

University Unit Sponsors


November 3, 2017
8:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Great Hall, Student Union
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