What to Expect at LabMan 2022

May 25, 2022 |  News
2 min

This year’s LabMan will be held June 29 – July 1, 2022 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

LabMan 2022 is officially happening! It’s been a long and winding road to get here, and we’re excited to announce all the details of this year’s conference.

LabMan 2022 Date & Location

This year’s LabMan will be held June 29 – July 1, 2022 at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.

About LabMan Conference

The Academic Lab Management Conference, shortened to “LabMan,” is a national conference for computer lab managers and other IT professionals. If you’re involved in the management and support of computer labs, computer classrooms, and other technology-driven teaching/learning spaces, LabMan is for you. 

The LabMan Conference is held annually, and hosted by a different college or university every year. Its small size ensures that no one gets lost in the crowd. 

LabMan has become a community of professionals who collaborate beyond the 3-day conference to discuss and troubleshoot similar issues, find solutions to shared problems, and explore innovative ideas for enhancing management of academic endpoints.

LabMan Theme

The theme for the Labman 2022 Conference is centered on DevOps practices with respect to desktop and endpoint management. 

According to the LabMan website, “in today’s technology support climate, maintaining academic computing resources at scale demands efficiency, repeatability, flexibility, and a whole host of other requirements. With a DevOps approach, it’s possible to gain valuable economies of scale, deliver stable solutions, and repeat releases of new software (updates, patches, upgrades, bug fixes) to mitigate potential downtime and increase uptime for end-users.”

Focus subjects:

  • Automation
  • Scripting
  • Software packaging
  • Deployment practices
  • Infrastructure
  • Deployments as code
  • Configuration management
  • Monitoring

Keynote Speaker

The keynote speaker for LabMan 2022 is Brad Barton. Brad shares inspiring stories, startling magic, and practical ways to ignite your team’s world-class performance culture. Learn more about Brad here.

LabStats Sessions

LabStats is proud to be the Diamond Level sponsor at LabMan, with the following presentations lined up and ready to go:

Supporting DEI While Optimizing IT Resources 

Data can be used to support diversity, equity and inclusion while optimizing IT resources. Adjustments to deployments can be made before the student experience is impacted. Data can also be used to verify expenditures that support your institutional goals.

Optimizing Physical and Virtual Resources with Data

Deeper analytics will help understand resource utilization.  How are computers and software being used, and what your demand-based deployment should look like. If you are now using or considering using virtually provided resources, the same data will help build a solid foundation for your virtual desktop and virtual software deployments.

Catch up with LabStats

Since we last met, there have been a lot of changes. Customer needs have changed and the LabStats product has grown. Learn how we have provided remote access to on campus resources. How will remote access fit in with your processes in the coming years? How critical will it be to provide live computer availability to on-site students? What are the new options for more robust data analysis that have value beyond the LabStats portal.

The Great Reset: Managing Campus IT Post-COVID

The past two years have resulted in changes of technology usage patterns. What will students and staff expect to continue upon a return to campus and what changes will they expect to be available moving forward? Returning to pre-pandemic deployment of resources will likely miss the mark.

Join LabStats at LabMan

Every year, the LabStats team looks forward to connecting with old friends and new colleagues at the LabMan conference. We participate as sponsors and work to support the host schools in any way we can.

It’s the one event that brings computer lab managers, engineers, technicians, CIOs, directors, administrators and IT professionals together to share successes and innovate solutions.

For more information about LabMan and to register to attend, visit labman.io. We hope to see you at this year’s LabMan conference!

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