Tech Talk

What Is a Tech Talk?

Tech Talks are the best platform for technical demonstrations of tools or concepts related to projects underway, or for brainstorming solutions to specific problems. This forum is a great place to share tools, resources, or best practices to enhance current efforts.

Unlike Lunch & Learns, Tech Talks are intended for specialized audiences that have familiarity with the topic. They typically last one to two hours and are not scheduled during the lunch hour.

Past Tech Talks have included: 

  • Authentication and Federation Services
  • Technology Innovation and Open Source at Bloomberg
  • Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) & Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) Technology
  • ServiceNow Reporting
  • The New Yale Data API Service

Why Consider Presenting?

Besides impressing your colleagues, sharpening your public speaking skills, and building your CV, give a Tech Talk will allow you to:

  • Share information, insight, and advice
  • Explore common issues and ideas with a group
  • Get user feedback
  • Share your favorite tools, templates, documents, and processes
  • Offer your understanding of your area of expertise, knowledge and experience

How to Propose a Tech Talk

Interested? The next step is to submit a proposal using ServiceNow. Here’s how:

  1. Go to
  2. Create a New Incident (it will converts to a request automatically and route to the correct Assignment Group once you have provided the correct Business Service (ITS Strategy & Management > Staff Development > Staff Training and Events) and Category (Scheduling & Support).
  3. Once converted to a request, use the short and long descriptions to tell us about the topic that you’d like to share. Be sure to specific that you would are proposing a Tech Talk. Include a range of dates on which you or your speaker are available to present, and whether or not you would like to broadcast and/or record the talk.
  4. Click the Order Now button and you are done. You will be contacted to finalize the details.

Once your talk has been scheduled, promote it by submitting an announcement to Monday Morning News and listing it in the IT Events Calendar.

Learn other ways to promote your event

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