First Local 1000 IT conference focuses on networking and training
11:30 AM - April 20, 2010


The first ever Local 1000 IT Professionals Conference was held the weekend of April 17 in downtown Sacramento. IT professionals were able to network, get hands-on training and learn about trends in a fast-changing industry.

“We hope this conference will set the stage for future events that will focus on the professional needs of the state’s IT workforce and other occupational groups within Unit 1,” commented Margarita Maldonado, chair of Bargaining Unit 1 and an associate information systems analyst at the Department of Justice.
Conference workshops included:

IT security (learn about the legal framework for internet security and privacy in the US)

Debugging state government (navigate the state budget; learn about the IT procurement process and legislative efforts to create transparency in contracting out)

Training (project management, the state interview process, and opportunities for career mobility)

IT today and tomorrow (new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing)

Congratulations to steering committee members for a great job:   
Howard Ballin, Associate Information Systems Analyst, Department of Justice; Aaron Greenfield, Systems Software Specialist III, Caltrans; Marie Harder, Senior Information Systems Analyst, California Department of Public Health; Jeffrey Recht, Associate Programmer Analyst, Water Resources Control Board; Margarita Maldonado, Chair of Bargaining Unit 1; and Megan Lane, staff project coordinator.