2018 iConnectSolutions user conference will be held April 22-25 at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown

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Monday, April 23

11:15am CDT

Event-listener scripting, the elf in the box
Chances are that you’ve already discovered the power of scripting the Adobe applications to perform repetitive tasks, simplify complicated ones and reduce technical errors by your design and production staffers. But if your scripting tools do not include event-listeners, you may be overlooking a way to multiply that power. The event-listener does not wait for the Adobe user to remember to run it. Instead it piggybacks on the actions that a designer takes in the normal course of working: opening, saving and close documents, placing library items, copying and pasting and so on.
The Star Tribune uses dozens of event-listener scripts in InDesign and InCopy to handle a wide range of production chores. At this session, we’ll look at a few examples that might be useful to other NCS Content users. If you’re already using event-listeners, come and share your experiences. And if you haven’t jumped into Adobe scripting yet, come to get an idea of what can be done.


Robert Kyle

Designer/Superuser, Star Tribune

Monday April 23, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
Onyx Media Room (30)

1:00pm CDT

NCS Circulation – Running Applications via Batch
Batch processing is a way in NCS Circulation to automate the execution of certain option. This session will look at how to setup a batch procession and how it can be used to save time and reduce errors.


Will Schwab

Sr System Analyst, The Times News, LLC

Monday April 23, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Sapphire (50)

2:15pm CDT

Amazon Workspaces, How They Differ from Citrix, & How to Support Locally
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Steve Harman

Sr. Cloud Engineer, Newscycle Solutions

Monday April 23, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Topaz (40)
Tuesday, April 24

11:00am CDT

Cyber Security - Are You Protected?

Tuesday April 24, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Onyx Media Room (30)

1:00pm CDT

NCS Circulation and the Linux Shell
This session is geared for on-premise installations of NCS Circulation. It will go over various processes and troubleshooting that can be done from the Linux shell to resolve common issues in the NCS Circulation system.
Issues that will be covered:
  • Reports not appearing
  • Printing has Stopped
  • Shutting down & Restarting Databases
  • ODBC Errors Due to Overstuffed Progress Fields


Will Schwab

Sr System Analyst, The Times News, LLC

Tuesday April 24, 2018 1:00pm - 2:00pm CDT
Diamond Room (30)

2:15pm CDT

Color Management Roundtable
Tuesday April 24, 2018 2:15pm - 3:15pm CDT
Diamond Room (30)

3:30pm CDT

Google News Lab: Safety and Security online
Google is seeing that less than 10 percent of journalists are using any sort of 2factor authentication, and Google has a few new tools to offer to keep people safer online.


Andy Boyle

Director of Platform Architecture, Axios/SPJ Trainer
Andy Boyle is a writer, web developer and speaker. His work, including a viral piece about giving up drinking has been in Esquire, NBC News, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe, The St. Petersburg Times and The New York Times Regional Media Group, where his work was cited in the... Read More →

Tuesday April 24, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Onyx Media Room (30)
Wednesday, April 25

8:30am CDT

NCS Content Disaster Recovery
Making sure you're prepared for issues that might arise with your hosted or on-prem editorial content management system. We'll talk primarily from the standpoint of NCS Content, but the basic principles would apply to any print CMS.

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Ryan Engelman

Director, Media Operations, NewsCycle Solutions
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Kirk Smith

Manager, Media Operations, Newscycle Solutions

Wednesday April 25, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
Onyx Media Room (30)

9:45am CDT

Customer Service Roundtable
Wednesday April 25, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Turquoise (40)