Friday Five for June 3, 2021



Following is a list of things BruinTechs should know and share with others:
1. Event: UC Tech

Registration for UC Tech 2022, hosted by UC San Diego August 15-17, is now open at the following link:

You can register for either the on-campus or virtual versions. Visit for more information about the conference, including the schedule of events and what’s included in the on-campus and virtual packages.

Lodging Options

For those traveling to San Diego the registration process includes an option to reserve a room in on-campus housing. On-campus housing is limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

You may learn more about on-campus housing and nearby hotels at:

Session Talk Proposals

Session talk proposals have been evaluated and are currently being slotted into the overall program schedule. If your talk proposals has been accepted for an on-campus (in-person) presentation you’ll be notified this week. Acceptance notifications for virtual presentations or alternate on-campus presentations will be delivered in coming weeks.

Program Highlights

Our agenda includes:

  • Dozens of informative breakout sessions and panel discussions
  • Keynote addresses from technology thought leaders and executives
  • Welcome reception
  • UC Tech Awards presentation
  • Sponsor expo
  • Networking opportunities
  • Games and activities

Health and Safety

UC Tech 2022 will be conducted in accordance with prevailing UC San Diego Covid-19 guidelines as described on the Return to Learn website:

2. Elon Musk sued by Twitter investors for delaying disclosure of stake

Elon Musk was sued by Twitter investors for delaying the disclosure of his stake in the company, as the Tesla owner mounts a $44bn takeover bid for the social media platform.

The investors said Musk saved himself $156m by failing to disclose that he had purchased more than 5% of Twitter by 14 March. Continue reading.
3. Event: Usability Workshop

Join your colleagues from across the UC system at the 2022 Usability Workshop.

Teams will present a usability review of software projects at their campuses. We will also learn about quick tools for accessibility assessment, and take a look at UCLA’s Usability Workshop.

This is a great way to learn more about UX and meet others in the UC UX community.

Date: Wednesday, June 8, 2022
Time: 10am – Noon (the last 30 minutes is an optional conversation / afterparty)
Where: Zoom
RegisterRSVP: UCUX Usability Workshop 2022
4. UC Santa Cruz student-developed game releasing to Nintendo Switch

Three years ago, a group of UC Santa Cruz computer game design and arts, games, & playable media (AGPM) undergraduate students collaborating on their senior capstone project set out to design a fun, engaging game. None of the 10 students at the time thought that Squish, the game they developed, would eventually get picked up by a major publisher and released onto the Nintendo Switch platform. Continue reading.
5. The Markup: Blacklight (A Real-Time Website Privacy Inspector) 

Who is peeking over your shoulder while you work, watch videos, learn, explore, and shop on the internet? Enter the address of any website, and Blacklight will scan it and reveal the specific user-tracking technologies on the site—and who’s getting your data. You may be surprised at what you learn. Check it out.