Hey Patrick — How Do You Google?

Patrick von Hauff is an Academic Technology Specialist. He works with the Academic Technologies Group in the Office of Education in the…

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Patrick von Hauff is an Academic Technology Specialist. He works with the Academic Technologies Group in the Office of Education in the Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry.

Take a few minutes to see how G Suite shapes his life.

What does an average work day look like for you?

My role has been a little special in my group because professionally I’m a designer, so that means my day-to-day could look like designing learning games, developing digital media like videos and illustrations, and designing or consulting on educational software. We give a lot of workshops, so there’s a teaching and training component, and a lot of that happens with G Suite.

If you were a Google app, which one would you be and why?

I would be Google Slides, because it’s like a Swiss army knife, and that’s my job. I have a very flexible role and I like to do lots of different things.

If someone were new to the university and using G Suite for the first time, what tips would you give them?

I don’t believe in software evangelism. I believe in using the right tool for the job, and I think a lot of problems people have could be solved by the things that G Suite does really well, like collaboration, security and data retention. In G Suite, there’s one file that’s constantly saving, and versioning is built right into it so you can go back and recover old drafts. When you talk to people about those features, they see the value of G Suite and they’re much more motivated to give it a try.

Read the full interview here.here.

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