Few things sound better on a hot summer's day than taking time out for some ice cream — and at the end of a work day, sharing a scoop with our colleagues across HUIT was an even more delicious recipe. Nearly 100 attendees stopped by the Identity & Access Management program's open house on Thursday, Aug. 13, for treats, talks, and a taste of what's on the IAM program's agenda, from two-step verification and the rollout of HarvardKey (both coming this fall!) to updates on "person of interest" sponsored accounts, migration of IAM services to the cloud, and more.
"We were so excited to see the interest shown by our community," said Gretchen Grozier, IAM community program manager. "Not only was it a great opportunity to talk about the functionality we're deploying this fall with HarvardKey and two-step verification, it gave us a chance to let our stakeholders know about other IAM services that they may not be as aware of."
In addition to build-your-own sundaes from J. P. Licks — after all, what's an ice cream social without ice cream? — the event also included tasty giveaways from Cardullo's Gourmet Shoppe in Harvard Square, with winners drawn from attendees who visited all four "information stations" at the event. Director of IT Services Management Maria Curcio won the grand prize Cardullo's gift basket, with runner-up prizes awarded to Learning Spaces Instructional Technologist Deb Sears and Storage Administrator Ramsahoye Khemraj.
"Since our HUIT colleagues are an integral part of units across Harvard, having an occasion to bring everyone together was incredibly valuable — not only to showcase IAM's service portfolio, but also just to share some social time," said Jason Snyder, managing director of HUIT architecture and engineering.
Missed our ice cream social, or just want to learn more about the IAM program and what we're up to? Browse this site for summaries, case studies, presentations and helpful guides. Want further information about something specific? Contact Gretchen Grozier to learn more.