UCCSC 2018 FAQ

Hopefully these frequently asked questions will provide you answers. In the meantime, please send your questions to uccsc2018-chairs@ucdavis.edu. We also monitor the #uccsc channel on the UC Tech Slack. At the conference, we will staff an Information Booth in the Conference Center and friendly volunteers will be trained to answer just about any question posed to them.

What's the summer weather like in Davis?

Summer weather in Davis is typically hot and dry, but we do get nice Delta breezes in the evening. Average temperatures in mid-August are 92 during the day and 55 at night.

Is the opening reception dinner inside or outside?

The opening reception at the Good Life Garden is outside. Plan your clothing choices accordingly (you won't need a sweater). There are ample shady spots provided by the buildings and trees but it will likely be warm. Also, don't forget to wear sunscreen and bring insect repellent. (We will have sunscreen and bug repellent at registration too.)

Can I bring a guest to any of the UCCSC activities?

UCCSC activities are intended for UC employees only, aside from the keynote speeches which are open to the public.

Do the sessions include location information?

Not yet. Locations will be published after registration closes in early July. The largest rooms will be reserved for the sessions with the most interest.

Why should I add sessions to my schedule now?

Signing up for sessions in advance helps you manage your schedule and it also helps the conference organizers gauge interest in the sessions and assign them to the appropriate sized room space. Please sign up for sessions no later than two weeks prior to the conference so we can allocate the right amount of space for attendees.

I'm a session presenter. What do I need to do in advance of UCCSC?

Prepare your slide deck and upload a copy of it to the cloud for backup (Google Drive, Box, OneDrive). 

How do I submit a proposal for a Birds of a Feather session? Is there a deadline?

Go to the Birds of a Feather page for information and submittal form. If your questions aren't answered, email Jeremy Phillips, our Birds of a Feather point person.

What's a Lightning Talk?

If you have something to share but don't want to spend a lot of time doing it, then a Lightning Talk might be what you're looking for. Lightning Talks are an opportunity to give a very short (5 minutes max!) presentation to the UC-wide tech community. Go to this page for more information on how they will work.

How do I connect to WiFi at the conference?

We use eduroam at UC Davis. If you're an eduroam user you should automatically connect when you're on our campus. If you have questions about eduroam, consult this Knowledge Base article. If you're not an eduroam user, we also have a guest network called UCD-Guest Wireless.

Can I use my (other UC campus) parking permit at UC Davis?
Yes, your staff long term parking permit (payroll deducted or annual permit) will be honored in our “C” and “A” permit spaces (as long as the permit is visible).
Can you tell me more about the dorm rooms? Do they have air conditioning? Are they private rooms? Private bath?

Yes, the dorm rooms are air conditioned. Each room will be a private room, but there is no private bath. A group of rooms will share a common bathroom.

If I signed up for a dorm room, how do I know where I will be staying?
The UCCSC campus dorm housing is located at the Tercero Residence Hall Area (exact building TBD).
See this webpage for more information: http://housing.ucdavis.edu/housing/tercero/ 
A room will be assigned to you when you check in. For more information, please see Guest Services and Information at 
Are there any lactation rooms in the conference venues?

There are lactation rooms in the conference venues but to access them, you first have to register for the program. They don't make this information public for health and safety reasons. Here is the link to get started: https://worklife-wellness.ucdavis.edu/departments/worklife-wellness/breastfeeding

How far are the dorms from the conference venues?
Directions will be provided to you when you check in, but it's an easy 15 minute walk, depending on your pace.
Do the activities, like morning yoga, cost anything?

All conference activities are no charge.

I need to cancel my attendance at UCCSC. What's the policy?

Cancellations will be processed less a $4.20 processing fee if requests are received in writing by July 3, 2018. No refunds will be issued after July 3.