On the right foot – Weeknote #207 – 17th February 2023

This week I was mainly on leave.

I was in the Bristol office on Wednesday.

Attended  UCISA Starting the year on the right foot.

broken computers
Image by dokumol from Pixabay

From snowless ski resorts to freak weather events and deadly wildfires, we are all seeing the impact of climate change in headlines. This session will consider the changes we can make to the way we do IT in universities and colleges to reduce our impact on the environment. How do we balance the needs for high-priority technology matters such as cyber security, with the need to become a sustainable society? Can we persuade our staff and suppliers to prolong the lifespan of devices, repairing rather than replacing where possible? In what ways can we come together as a sector to tackle the practical challenges surrounding digital sustainability?

It was an interesting presentation and certainly lots of think about. It reminds me of how much activity these days not only impacts the environment, but also is no longer the domain of a single team in an organisation.

In 2008 JISC Infonet published a scenario planning workshop. If you’re interested in running a workshop of this kind, then this guide would probably be a good place to start. Guess that I am thinking about running this kind of workshop.

Spent some time reviewing and proofing the second draft of the Guide to the Intelligent Campus which will be (hopefully) launched at Digifest.

Attended an internal meeting with our Public Affairs team.

My top tweet this week was this one.

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