The weekly recap: September 21 | Da Bears!

Whilst eating dinner at a pub the other evening with my lovely wife, I was happy to see the Chicago Bears on Monday Night Football. I don’t watch football, and I didn’t look at the score, but as someone who lived in Chicago for 40 years, it gave me the perfect opportunity say: Da Bears.


Now that we’ve finished our football coverage for the season (the Cleveland Browns won a game?), in case you missed it, here’s what was happening over on The Hyland Blog this week.

The Hyland Blog

  • Recently, regular blogger and rad security expert Josh Gatka sent us a note about an upcoming blog post. I love Josh’s style, so I’ll let him tell you the story:

At the beginning of the summer, I found out the Higher Education team had a summer intern named Alexis who is an aspiring information security professional. I knew I wanted her on my team because Alexis is going places. In fact, she just won a scholarship that allowed her to attend the biggest hacking/security conference in the world – Black Hat.

Just to give you some perspective, most professional information security experts never receive the privilege of attending Black Hat. Her unique perspective as an intern and a woman attending an established security conference primarily attended by men led me to ask her if she’d be willing to write a blog post about her experiences. Unsurprisingly, she delivered on this request.

She did deliver – with that unique perspective. Don’t take my word for it, check out Alexis’ post!

  • We also had another great post about a Hylander on the road. Amy Oliver, our globetrotting global programs manager, recorded a video about a recent work trip.

If you’re wondering what it was like to attend HIMSS Europe – the most influential digital health conference of 2018 – take a look at Amy’s visit.

My fav thing of the week: Look before you lock

  • Well, well, well. This week, it seems the world was checking out what life is like in my own little mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina, via a viral video. Based on the video, and my five years living here, I have three pieces of advice.

One, when you’re out in the forest, pink ribbons mark private protected property. Emphasis on protected. Two, if you’re hiking and take your boots off, shake them before you put them on. Think snakes, spiders, etc. Three, if you’re in the mountains, and you leave your minivan door open for a while, before you close it and lock it up for the night, take a quick glance inside to see if maybe there’s … oh, I don’t know … a 500-pound bear inside.

You’re welcome.

That’s it. Have a great weekend everyone!

Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he's a content marketing manager at Hyland. The author of three books, he’s been writing about tech at Hyland for more than a decade. His industry certifications include CDIA, ecmp, and an MBA.
Scoop Skupien

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Scoop Skupien is a former radio station mascot. A rabbit, if you really want to know. These days, he’s a content marketing manager at Hyland. The author of three books,... read more about: Scoop Skupien