TechFest 2009

Some images from the 2009 TechFest at UAF.

Celebrating TechFest with a specialty cake. Photo by Monique Musick

Workshops and Instruction

The Keynote presentation on Social Media featured Tom Hewitt, Karen Taylor, Skip Via and Lynne Snifka. Photo by Monique Musick
Cara Brunk discusses information architecture, planning and development of Website content, during her workshop "Baking a Web Cake: Ten Tips to Consider Before Frosting Your Site." Photo by Monique Musick
A wide variety of workshops were offered, from Apple and Google applications to identity protection on the Internet. Specialty courses on digital camers, podcasting and more were also offered. Presenters ranged from OIT staff to Adobe professionals. Photo by Kate Wattum


Martha Mason and Julie Larweth duke it out in Nintendo wii boxing. Photo by Kate Wattum
From Rock Band to wii the gaming stations were always full during TechFest. Photo by Monique Musick
Gaming turns out to be a popular spectator sport! Photo by Monique Musick

Technology Expo

A number of technology and computing firms participated in the TechFest expo in the Wood Center. Photo by Kate Wattum
Campus computing staff were on-site as well. Photo by Kate Wattum
In addition t this demonstration from Video Conferencing in the Wood Center all presentations from the Ballroom were Video broadcast with treaming live video to viewers across the state. Photo by Monique Musick
Campus services on-site included uakjobs, ARSC, WIN for Alaska, myUA, tech support and more. OIT staff at the registration table passed out popcorn to participants. Photo by Kate Wattum

Geocache Scavenger Hunt

Trolls under bridges, star-crossed lovers, shadowy trails and GPS locations were all part of the Geocache scavenger hunt leading up to TechFest. Participants used clues to locate three hidden boxes containing a log book and tokens. The chips were turned in for a jumpdrive prize and the chance to win a digital camera. Photo by Jeanette Smith
Searching for the caches was a great opportunity to get a nice walk around campus and practice using a GPS. With a little help from each other this group was able to track down the hidden loot. Photo by Jeanette Smith


There were lots of ways to win including daily door prize drawings. Photos by Monique Musick
"Deal or No Deal" UA style. Photo by Monique Musick
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