Tech Directors Network

Time for an Update

Network | Seated | Free

  • Date: January 20, 2023

  • Time: 9:30 – 1 PM

  • Location: Bluebird Underground Data Center, Springfield Underground, 1904 N LeCompte Road, Ste 25, Springfield, MO 65802

  • Intended Audience: Tech Directors

  • Registration Fee: Free and open to GOCSD Members and Nonmembers

  • Lunch: Provided by Linda Leslie, Bluebird Network

Description

Our free Tech Director Network meetings are a great opportunity to make connections, become aware of what regional Districts are working on, and become a part of a support system.

At this meeting we will have a tour, information from Bluebird, and a condensed informal round table discussion over the current topics of interest as identified by the participants. During the Bluebird Network and Data Center presentation, we will tour the underground data center and learn why they sell to government, edu, banks, healthcare, manufacturing etc. We will learn more about their fiber network offerings, where Bluebird is headed, and why Bluebird!

Please understand that your drivers license will be held by security while on the premises and returned upon your exit of the Springfield Underground.

Presenters

Linda Leslie

Linda Leslie
Enterprise Account Manager

I've been in IT hardware and on the services side for over 15 years. I'm very passionate about doing what's right for our customers. I understand the need for secure and dependable internet as well as co locating in a data center. We have a clear understanding of our customer's needs to keep their critical data backed up and stored in a safe environment. When our customer's need help, we have a 24/7 NOC that works directly for Bluebird. We don't send any calls to a "call center".

Greg Cantrell
Data Center Administrator

Facilitator

Dr. Michelle Brenner

Dr. Michelle Brenner
Director of Technology & Digital Learning
Branson School District

Michelle started her career at Reed Middle School in Springfield, MO teaching Science and PE and coaching VB at Hillcrest HS. She continued there until she was hired at Nixa High School as PE Teacher and head VB coach where she spent 8 years. She left Nixa to become the Assistant HS Principal at Branson High School for 8 years as well. She then moved to the Director of Digital Learning position for the district which morphed into the Director of Technology and Digital Learning in 2020. She loves tech and teaching teachers how to use it successfully in their classrooms and enjoys being a part of GOCSD and its many opportunities!

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