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Schedule for Thursday, June 20, 2019

*Schedule is tentative at this time and session days/times may be adjusted until finalized.

6:30 am
7:00 am
7:30 am
8:00 am
8:30 am
9:00 am
9:30 am
10:00 am
10:30 am
11:00 am
11:30 am
12:00 pm
12:30 pm
1:00 pm
1:30 pm
2:00 pm
2:30 pm
3:00 pm
3:30 pm
4:00 pm
4:30 pm
5:00 pm
5:30 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
7:00 pm
7:30 pm
8:00 pm
8:30 pm
9:00 pm
9:30 pm
10:00 pm
10:30 pm
11:00 pm
11:30 pm
12:00 am
GIS Track 1 (Polk Rm)
GIS Track 1 (Polk Rm)
5K Fun Run/3K Walk
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk

Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to carpool to the race location.

Join us bright and early Thursday morning for a Fun Run or Walk. We will meet at 6:30 am (it’s not that early-the sun will be up!) to carpool to the Clive Greenbelt Trail just a couple of minutes away. The run & walk will be held concurrently on the paved trail along the creek in the woods. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, and we plan to have everybody back in plenty of time to clean up before the first morning session begins at 9 am.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners and walkers!

Click to view the planned route

Please sign up through the conference registration. There are no additional costs to participate.

Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration
8:00 am - 8:45 am

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

Election Solutions
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Title: Election Solutions

Description: This presentation will focus on several solutions that Esri offers that are intended to engage election offices with their voters. Discussions will revolve around identifying Election Polling Places, providing Polling Place Wait Times, identifying Elected Officials and the dissemination of Election Results, either in real time on election night, or after the election has been certified.

Presenter: Tim Hensley


Presenter Bio: Tim Hensley has been employed with Esri since 1998 and has attained the Esri Desktop Associate certification. Also during his tenure with Esri, Mr. Hensley has specialized in Esri’s web solutions, such as ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. Prior to 1998, Mr. Hensley worked in the field of mapping and GIS for approximately twelve years in both State and County government.

Break Sponsored by Sanborn

Morning break in the Ballroom sponsored by Sanborn

Parcel Fabric Round Table
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Panel Discussion

Title: Parcel Fabric Round Table

Description: Parcel editing is like a bag of chips. We really want the full pieces, but it seems like we always end up with tiny, irregular ones. .

This roundtable discussion will center around the Parcel Fabric, but can be anything related to parcel maintenance. The agenda is open, but here are a few areas of interest:
- Pre-conversion layers and topology needs conversion - DIY or Vendor?
- Training
- Post-conversion plans, constructions, digital submissions, & fixing areas
- Publishing Parcel Fabric data Pro's & Con's

If you have questions, are considering migrating to the fabric, or have input that others might find valuable, please join us in discussion.

Presenter: Jamie Peterson, Jeff Miller, Matt Boeck, and Sarah Murphy


Presenter Bio: Jamie Peterson is the GIS Coordinator for Pottawattamie County. Jeff Miller is the GIS Project Coordinator for Dubuque County. Matt Boeck is the GIS Coordinator for Story County. Sarah Murphy is the GIS Administrator for Dallas County. All of them are involved with parcel maintenance and have implemented ESRI's Parcel Fabric model.

Walking in a Widget Wonderland

Title: Walking in a Widget Wonderland

Description: Lately I've had a blast building Web APPs, discovering a host of new widgets. Drop by to see a short demonstration of the Web AppBuilder. Then download a few of my public APPs to have a hands-on view of the capabilities of some of my favorite widgets.

Presenter: Penny Vossler


Presenter Bio: Penny Vossler, GISP. GIS Coordinator, Boone County, IA. I worked my way through three degrees (programming, Math and Space Studies), four states (MT, ND, SD, and CO) and a number of careers before discovering GIS. Another Master's degree and a GISP later I find myself in a new state (Iowa) having the time of my working life. A County GIS Coordinator job provides a lot of variety and the opportunity to define the position, expanding it to take advantage of many of the tools that are part of our software packages.

Lunch (Ballroom)
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Lunch in the Ballroom

IGIC Meeting
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm

The IGIC Board will hold a meeting in the Polk Room. All IGIC members (or just IGIC curious) are encouraged to attend.

ArcGIS Apps for the Field: Overview
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Title: ArcGIS Apps for the Field: Overview

Description: ArcGIS includes a suite of mobile field apps to help you collect data, navigate to locations, coordinate assignments, and monitor field operations. Learn how Workforce for ArcGIS works together with Navigator for ArcGIS, Collector for ArcGIS, Survey123 for ArcGIS, Explorer for ArcGIS, and Operations Dashboard for ArcGIS to optimize fieldwork.

Presenter: Tim Hensley


Presenter Bio: Tim Hensley has been employed with Esri since 1998 and has attained the Esri Desktop Associate certification. Also during his tenure with Esri, Mr. Hensley has specialized in Esri’s web solutions, such as ArcGIS Server and ArcGIS Online. Prior to 1998, Mr. Hensley worked in the field of mapping and GIS for approximately twelve years in both State and County government.

Mobile Field Data Collection with High Accuracy GNSS: You Have Choices
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Title: Mobile Field Data Collection with High Accuracy GNSS: You Have Choices

Description: Every day we are getting bombarded with the latest technology whether it be from the latest, great cell phone to making your house smart. The majority of us have smart phones in our pockets and we can use these to collect data in the field with High Accuracy GNSS. Cloud based applications are now taking a front row seat in field data collection and asset management. As data collection professionals you have choices. We will be discussing four different solutions for mobile cloud based applications, high accuracy GNSS, and how you can apply them to your everyday data collection routines.

Presenter: Joe Madej


Presenter Bio: Joe is a member of the Seiler Instrument Mapping Technical Support team in St Louis, MO. He serves in technical support and a Certified Trimble trainer of both Trimble mapping hardware and software. Prior to Seiler, Joe has spent his 10+ year GIS career working on Federal and Local Government projects, rural water line mapping, and field data collection. Joe holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science with and Area of Specialization in GIS from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. He also hold his GIS Professional Certification.

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour - Sponsored by IP Pathways
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck or Waterfall Atrium (if inclement weather)

Join your fellow ITAG conference attendees for a little music and refreshment on the deck, sponsored by IP Pathways.

ITAG Banquet & Awards
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

Banquet Entertainment
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

After Hours
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Hotel Salon A & Rooms 226-227

GIS Track 2 (Shelby Rm)
GIS Track 2 (Shelby Rm)
5K Fun Run/3K Walk
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk

Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to carpool to the race location.

Join us bright and early Thursday morning for a Fun Run or Walk. We will meet at 6:30 am (it’s not that early-the sun will be up!) to carpool to the Clive Greenbelt Trail just a couple of minutes away. The run & walk will be held concurrently on the paved trail along the creek in the woods. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, and we plan to have everybody back in plenty of time to clean up before the first morning session begins at 9 am.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners and walkers!

Click to view the planned route

Please sign up through the conference registration. There are no additional costs to participate.

Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration
8:00 am - 8:45 am

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

Dashboards, Web AppBuilder, Enterprise, FME...OH MY!
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Title: Dashboards, Web AppBuilder, Enterprise, FME...OH MY!

Description: This presentation will show how the Iowa DOT utilizes emerging technologies to publicly engage its citizens and support their internal business partners by federating geospatial technologies and becoming a national leader in geospatial data and application development. This presentation will touch on a variety of topics such as ArcGIS Enterprise(Portal, GeoAnalytics, GeoEvent, Insights, Spatiotemporal Big Data Store), Operations Dashboards, extending Web AppBuilder, and FME. Please join Cody as he deep-dives into the skunk works being created in the basement of the Iowa DOT.

Presenter: Cody Barrett


Presenter Bio: Cody Barrett is a Sr. Design/Developer for HNTB with the primary responsibility of working as an embedded consultant for the Iowa DOT.

Break Sponsored by Sanborn

Morning break in the Ballroom sponsored by Sanborn

Geo-Enabling Sales Tax Collections Post Wayfair
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Title: Geo-Enabling Sales Tax Collections Post Wayfair

Description: In 2018 the Supreme Court decided that States could impose sales taxes on vendors that did not have a physical presence within the state. The State of Iowa passed legislation to facilitate collection of taxes on interstate commerce in 2018. The Iowa Department of Revenue, working through the Streamlined Sales Tax Governing Board, created a geo-enabled process to identify tax rates by address location in the State of Iowa, utilizing Python automation to flatten geographic data into formats consumable by retailers throughout the nation.

Presenter: BJ Covington


Presenter Bio: BJ Covington is an analyst with the Department of Revenue and an adjunct professor at Drake University in the Department of Environmental Science and Sustainability.

Enterprise GIS: Planning, Implementing and Bringing the Organization Together

Title: Enterprise GIS: Planning, Implementing and Bringing the Organization Together

Description: Discover how the City of Waterloo got started and is maintaining momentum with an enterprise GIS. The City’s Engineering and IT Departments along with GIS partner Pro-West & Associates will share the planning process, technical approach and lessons learned in their move from an inefficient, dispersed GIS user group to a transparent, unified community that is succeeding and solving real problems with location technology.

Topics and projects covered will include:
- Strategic planning
- GIS data centralization
- Providing value to different departments
- Public GIS solutions
- Improving workflows
- Resourcing
- Technical support


Presenter: Ben Wagner, Chris Youngblut, & Brandon Tourtelotte


Presenter Bio: Ben has over 10 years of GIS experience with both city and county organizations, as well as civil engineering and land surveying experience in the private sector. Born and raised in Waterloo, he is a graduate of the Geography program at the University of Northern Iowa.

Chris has been in the Information Technology field in both healthcare and municipal government for over 25 years with more than 15 years of management experience. His focus is on communication and collaboration among departments and utilizing technology to streamline processes and produce greater outcomes.

Brandon Tourtelotte is the Business Development Manager for Local & State Government for Pro-West & Associates. Pro-West is a GIS consulting firm, and an Esri Business Partner, which specializes in helping Local Government optimize their Land Records. He has worked in the GIS field for 17 years. Brandon has a passion for developing trusting relationships with clients over the long term. He is based in Minneapolis, where he lives with his wife and two fantastic sons. Brandon is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a BS degree in Geography.

Lunch (Ballroom)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Ballroom

From Science to Beauty: The Adventure of Earth as Art
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Title: From Science to Beauty: The Adventure of Earth as Art

Description: The Landsat Program is the longest-running civil source of land imaging from space. Beginning with the launch of the first Landsat satellite in 1972, it and its successors have provided continuous synoptic record of the Earth’s land surfaces for forty-seven years. The archive of multispectral Landsat imagery at the US Geological Survey’s EROS Data Center (EROS) supports continued study of the Earth’s land surfaces, biological and geophysical processes.

Beginning with the launch of Landsat-7 in 1999, a small team of engineers at EROS charged with monitoring the geometric and radiometric calibration and accuracy of Landsat-7 imagery began noticing not only the technical metrics of this imagery, but were also captivated by the beauty of the imagery. This presentation describes how these scientists and engineers came to create a collection of stunning images that they called “Earth as Art” and how an initially whimsical undertaking by a small group of techhies grew to become the first in a series of five art exhibits with contributions from many, shown in venues around the world, and with more editions in work now. The presentation will offer thoughts on why a non-scientific undertaking like this has become the most popular series put out by a science center and what lessons we as technical and science people might draw from the response to this.

Presenter: Jon Christopherson


Presenter Bio: Jon Christopherson is a Principal System Engineer for KBR, Inc. at the US Geological Survey's Earth Resources and Observation Science (EROS) Center where he works to understand the capabilities and performance of Earth observing satellites. Prior to coming to EROS, Jon worked in in defense and aerospace on both coasts and overseas. He holds an degrees in Electrical Engineering and Space Studies and lives near Sioux Falls, SD.

ITAG Cat Rodeo & Rendezvous Round Table
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Title: ITAG Cat Rodeo & Rendezvous Round Table

Description: Discussion and stories about IT and GIS in workplace.

Moderators: BJ Convington, Matt Boeck, and Evan Koester

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour - Sponsored by IP Pathways
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck or Waterfall Atrium (if inclement weather)

Join your fellow ITAG conference attendees for a little music and refreshment on the deck, sponsored by IP Pathways.

ITAG Banquet & Awards
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

Banquet Entertainment
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

After Hours
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Hotel Salon A & Rooms 226-227

ESRI HOLL
ESRI HOLL
5K Fun Run/3K Walk
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk

Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to carpool to the race location.

Join us bright and early Thursday morning for a Fun Run or Walk. We will meet at 6:30 am (it’s not that early-the sun will be up!) to carpool to the Clive Greenbelt Trail just a couple of minutes away. The run & walk will be held concurrently on the paved trail along the creek in the woods. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, and we plan to have everybody back in plenty of time to clean up before the first morning session begins at 9 am.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners and walkers!

Click to view the planned route

Please sign up through the conference registration. There are no additional costs to participate.

Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration
8:00 am - 8:45 am

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the registration desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

ESRI Hands-On Learning Lab
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
ESRI HOLL

Explore ESRI software offerings and get free training at the Hands-on Learning Lab.

The Learning Lab offers self-paced training sessions (approximately 45 minutes each) featuring a recorded presentation and an interactive exercise. ESRI instructors are available to answer your questions.

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour - Sponsored by IP Pathways
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck or Waterfall Atrium (if inclement weather)

Join your fellow ITAG conference attendees for a little music and refreshment on the deck, sponsored by IP Pathways.

ITAG Banquet & Awards
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet In The Ballroom

Banquet Entertainment
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

After Hours
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Hotel Salon A & Rooms 226-227

IT Track 1 (Dallas Rm)
IT Track 1 (Dallas Rm)
5K Fun Run/3K Walk
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk

Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to carpool to the race location.

Join us bright and early Thursday morning for a Fun Run or Walk. We will meet at 6:30 am (it’s not that early-the sun will be up!) to carpool to the Clive Greenbelt Trail just a couple of minutes away. The run & walk will be held concurrently on the paved trail along the creek in the woods. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, and we plan to have everybody back in plenty of time to clean up before the first morning session begins at 9 am.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners and walkers!

Click to view the planned route

Please sign up through the conference registration. There are no additional costs to participate.

Breakfast
7:30 am - 8:45 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration
8:00 am - 8:45 am

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

Safe, Secure and Productive
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Title: Safe, Secure and Productive

Description: During this session we will explore how new capabilities in Office Pro Plus and Advanced Threat Protection will keep your users safe and secure wile being more productive. We will also explore some of the more recent capabilities that enable your users to easily comply with 508.3 accessibility regulations.

Advance Threat Protection Keeping You and Your Users Safe and Secure
- Latest O365 Security Best Practices
- Advanced Features

The Productive, Modern Workplace
- Working and collaborating together
- Protecting and restoring your files
- Modern collaboration

Presenter: Tom Moen


Presenter Bio: Tom Moen has had a wide range of Product Management, Product Marketing, Sales and of course, Records/Compliance experience across a gamut of technology firms including; Apple Computer, FileNet/IBM and Microsoft. Tom was a product manager for Microsoft Back Office Server and worked on the FileNet Records Manager Connector for SharePoint. He has supported Cloud Services since the very early days of Cloud Computing helped numerous organizations understand the depths of Microsoft Security and Compliance Center and how these capabilities solve real world security issues facing many government agencies today. Tom’s passion and unique ability to tell complex technology stories has landed him on stage with iconic leaders including Steve Jobs, Steve Ballmer, and Bill Gates.

Break Sponsored by Sanborn

Morning break in the Ballroom sponsored by Sanborn

Productivity from the Cloud (Microsoft)
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Demo

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Lunch (Ballroom)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Ballroom

Connecting with Cisco Meraki
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Title: Connecting with Cisco Meraki

Description: The goal of our presentation is to spend the first half (25 minutes) covering the full stack of Meraki products and the power of our cloud-managed dashboard. Ideally we will share our screen with the crowd and run through the visibility and analytics you can get from the working from a single pane of glass.

The second half of the session (30 minutes) will be a Q&A session with Andrew, Micah, Yasir, and myself discussing what it's like to have a full Meraki network and how customers have seen success with our products. This is also the time to ask any technical questions/concerns that may be stopping them from evaluating Meraki as a potential solution for their county.

Presenter: Catherine Lahlouh & Yasir Al-Ibrahim


Presenter Bio: Catherine Lahlouh is the Cisco Meraki Account Manager for all of Iowa Public Sector. She has been with Meraki for two and half years - initially supporting all field sales for public sector before becoming an Account Manager.

Yasir Al-Ibrahim is a Cisco Meraki Systems Engineer supporting the Public Sector Central region. Yasir holds a Master's degree in Network Engineering and Security from DePaul University in Chicago and is the Public Sector MVP SE of second quarter of FY19.

Tyler Technologies Users Meeting (ICUBE)
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Title: Tyler Technologies Users Meeting (ICUBE)

Description: Users of Tyler Technology software will have a round table discussion on software, polices, and issues.


Presenter: Michelle Fields


Presenter Bio: Michelle Fields, Greene County IT Director, will facilitate the meeting.

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour - Sponsored by IP Pathways
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck or Waterfall Atrium (if inclement weather)

Join your fellow ITAG conference attendees for a little music and refreshment on the deck, sponsored by IP Pathways.

ITAG Banquet & Awards
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

Banquet Entertainment
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

After Hours
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Hotel Salon A & Rooms 226-227

IT Track 2 (Woodbury Rm)
IT Track 2 (Woodbury Rm)
5K Fun Run/3K Walk
6:30 am - 8:00 am

5K Fun Run/3K Walk

Meet in the Sheraton Lobby to carpool to the race location.

Join us bright and early Thursday morning for a Fun Run or Walk. We will meet at 6:30 am (it’s not that early-the sun will be up!) to carpool to the Clive Greenbelt Trail just a couple of minutes away. The run & walk will be held concurrently on the paved trail along the creek in the woods. Light refreshments will be provided after the event, and we plan to have everybody back in plenty of time to clean up before the first morning session begins at 9 am.

Prizes will go to the first place male and female runners and walkers!

Click to view the planned route

Please sign up through the conference registration. There are no additional costs to participate.

Breakfast
7:30 am - 9:00 am
Ballroom

Breakfast in the Ballroom

Registration
8:00 am - 8:45 am

The registration desk is located in the Waterfall Atrium area. Please stop by the desk to register for the conference or if you have any questions regarding the conference.

Announcements

Announcements in the Ballroom.

Disaster Recovery in the Real World
9:00 am - 10:00 am

Title: Disaster Recovery in the Real World

Description:
The Myths around BC and DR
Concepts around Executive buy-in for a Disaster Recovery Program
Terminology and Definitions
Types and Causes of disasters IT DR Program – Where to start, steps, etc…
Prioritization and Tiering
The Disaster Recovery Plan
Testing
A lessons learned example
DR options in today’s market

Presenter: Jim Roché


Presenter Bio: Based in Dallas/Ft Worth, Jim Roché currently leads a boutique consulting firm headquartered in Dallas, TX that specializes in Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery. Jim has 27 years of technical, financial, and business consulting experience in information technology infrastructure design, management, and operations. Jim’s experience spans continents with footprints in Europe, Asia, Australia, and Latin America, in addition to the US. Recognized globally for a strong business acumen and profound technical knowledge, Jim has served as a direct advisor to the executive leadership of numerous Fortune 100 Companies. Jim is committed to excellence and delivering unparalleled customer service.

Jim’s current role includes the management of Hybrid Advisors’ Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Practice, as well as GDPR initiatives for global clients. He transitioned into IT from Honeywell, where he worked as an optical R&D engineer in 1991. He cut his IT teeth in the Financial Services Industry, where he held many roles such as: UNIX Admin, Oracle DBA, C++ programmer, Storage and Backup/Recovery Manager, amongst others. He has worked for several IT Integrators and consulting companies as well.

Break Sponsored by Sanborn

Morning break in the Ballroom sponsored by Sanborn

MS-ISAC
10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Title: MS-ISAC

Description: Local Government IT leaders and specialists are always faced with a seemingly unmanageable number of necessary steps to secure their environments. Whether it is the NIST Cyber Security Framework or the 20 Controls from CIS, compliance frameworks can be overwhelming to consider and aim to fulfill. We will seek to go over just a few key cybersecurity best practices that local governments should consider, and information about the free services and resources offered by the MS-ISAC that will help them on the road to implementing those practices in their organizations.

Presenter: Eugene Kipniss

Lunch (Ballroom)
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch in the Ballroom

Acronis Snap Deploy

Title: Acronis Snap Deploy

Description: How Several Iowa Counties use Acronis Snap Deploy to quickly deploy election laptop builds.

Presenter: Andrew Meyers & Josh Dykstra


Presenter Bio: Andrew works in Marion County. Josh works in Sioux County.

Local.gov Software Should be Open

Title: Local.gov Software Should be Open

Description: Local governments have a lot in common, especially within the same state. Many of us have developed custom software in-house or hired outside contractors to do such work. That software was bought with public funds, may have utility to other agencies, and yearns to be free.

We should, as public entities, make our applications open-source. The benefits are manifold.

Publicly-available source code can be reused by other organisations, saving tax-payer money. Code made available to the world is open to transparent inspection as well as improvements from anyone with interest. If another entity authors updates or hires a contractor to adapt a program, the resulting improvements can be committed back to the public repository, benefiting all users.

Small moves, like adding language to contracts that ensures you will own the code produced by a vendor can free our software. Publishing sources under an open licence to a site like GitHub enables easy sharing and even a free backup (no messy code escrow needed!).

I'll provide a proof of concept from PottCounty as well as examples where this would have helped in the past. I'll also make a compelling case to open-up our custom applications, and offer to help write resolutions for boards that choose to prefer vendors who won't insist on keeping the code you paid them to write under lock and key.

Recommended reading: The Cathedral and the Bazaar by Eric S. Raymond

Presenter: Anthony Kava


Presenter Bio: Anthony "Karver" Kava is a hacker who fights crime and eats trail mix. He calls himself a Tactical Computer Geek as a mind-meld of his day job title of Digital Forensics / Technology Administrator and his moonlight gig as a Special Deputy, both in the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Office. He enjoys Digital Forensics, InfoSec, Community Outreach, and long walks in the Dark Web. Assigned to the Iowa Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force since 2009, worked County IT 2003 - 2017, has some certs, lives to serve the public and solve puzzles.

Forcing Passphrases

Title: Forcing Passphrases

Presenter: Eric Guth


Presenter Bio: Eric is the IT Director at Winnebago County.

Solutions/Document Locator User Meeting Round Table
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Title: Solutions/Document Locator User Meeting Round Table

Description: Users of Solutions software and Document Locator will have a round table discussion on software, hardware, policies, and issues.

Presenter: Andrew De Haan


Presenter Bio: Andrew De Haan, Marian County IT Director, will facilitate the meeting.

Exhibitor Break, Drawings, Awards

Afternoon Break in the Ballroom

Free Time
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Free time

Sun Deck Happy Hour - Sponsored by IP Pathways
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Sheraton Sun Deck or Waterfall Atrium (if inclement weather)

Join your fellow ITAG conference attendees for a little music and refreshment on the deck, sponsored by IP Pathways.

ITAG Banquet & Awards
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Ballroom

ITAG Banquet in the Ballroom

Banquet Entertainment
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Ballroom

After Hours
9:00 pm - 12:00 am
Hotel Salon A & Rooms 226-227

Demo Room
Demo Room