Michael Brewer

Michael Brewer
Application Programmer Specialist, UGA: Franklin College OIT

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Michael Brewer is the Lead Application Developer for the Franklin College Office of Information Technology at The University of Georgia. He designs database-backed web applications used by thousands of students and faculty and serves on several college and University-wide committees on Web development, best practices, and application security. In 2005, he won an Advising Technology Innovation Award from the National Academic Advising Association for an academic advising application he created and maintains. A speaker at OSCON in 2011, he is also on the board of the United States PostgreSQL Association. He holds bachelor degrees in Mathematics and Music from The University of Georgia. A member of ASCAP, he conducts the oldest continually operating community band in the state of Georgia; he has arranged music for orchestra, band, chorus, and has even composed incidental music for plays and musicals.

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Location: F151
Michael Brewer (UGA: Franklin College OIT)
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One of the many parts of the FERPA law is the ability of students to put a restriction on the release of their academic information. While this sounds simple enough, there are many powerful (and sometimes unforeseen) consequences of choosing the Restriction. In this session, we will discuss why you should add the field to your student records, why students opt in, and what side effects can happen. Read more.

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