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Upcoming Events                                     

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Games4Health 2017 • International student competitors will be performing live demos and showcasing their games/apps that promote health. Tune in to the School of Business live stream at 6:00 p.m. to see the winners!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Virtual Reality Demo Night • Whether you’re interested in VR for retail, medical, business, gaming or creative applications, or you just want to find out what all the excitement is about, this show is the place for you to explore the incredible power of Virtual Reality technologies. 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Bill and Pat Child Hall (7th floor), Spencer Fox Eccles Business Bldg. Free. RSVP requested.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Unexpected Applications for Video on Campus (Educause webinar) • As faculty experimentation led to video becoming a regular part of students’ learning experiences, Seminole State decided to standardize its support for video technology. Now, thanks to continued experiments, the institution has found a variety of creative uses for video on campus beyond traditional lecture capture. 11:00 a.m. - noon. Free.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

IT Professionals Forum • ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among University colleges, departments, and organizations. Tech showcase at 11:00 a.m.; meeting is 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Top 10 Trends Impacting I&O (Gartner webinar) • Which societal pressures will have the greatest impact on data centers? What key technologies will have the greatest impact? Free webinar addresses issues driven by these outside trends that will surface and have the greatest impact. 8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. University employees may request no-cost access to the webinar by emailing Gartner rep. Michael Mittelstaedt.

Hadoop & Spark: Open Source Opportunities and Risks (Gartner webinar) • As companies build foundational data and analytics infrastructure with Spark and Hadoop, the market continues to shift and evolve in new and dynamic ways. 11:00 a.m - noon. University employees may request no-cost access to the webinar by emailing Gartner rep. Michael Mittelstaedt.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Resolving the Paradox of Human-Robot Performance • Distinguished seminar by Neville Hogan Ph.D., professor of Mechanical Engineering & Brain and Cognitive Sciences at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Abstract: Human dexterity and agility significantly out-perform contemporary robots, yet humans have vastly slower "hardware" (e.g. muscles) and "wetware" (e.g. neurons). How can this paradox be resolved? Free and open to the public. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 3550 MEK, with Meet & Greet to follow. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Strategic Information Technology Committee • SITC meetings are open to the public, though space may be limited and preference will be given to all governance representatives. 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., Dumke Conference Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

IT Exchange Group • Featured topic TBD. ITX meetings are open to anyone. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Union Parlor B.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Architecture and New Technology Committee • ANTC meetings are open to the public, though space may be limited and preference will be given to all governance representatives. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Dumke Conference Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Data Center Modernization and Infrastructure Agility Trends (Gartner webinar) • IT organizations should move to more of a buy-versus-build mentality for infrastructure systems. Data protection and business-critical services must consider hybrid architectures. 11:00 a.m. - noon. University employees may request no-cost access to the webinar by emailing Gartner rep. Michael Mittelstaedt.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Cut Costs by Getting IT Lean in Lean Times (Gartner webinar) • CIOs and IT leaders in regions and industries that are struggling economically are being told to cut the IT budget by 15%, but still get critical digital business initiatives implemented. Accelerating the move to enterprise agile is a high-risk, but high-reward, way to do both. Noon - 1:00 p.m. University employees may request no-cost access to the webinar by emailing Gartner rep. Michael Mittelstaedt.

Monday-Tuesday, May 2-3, 2017

Web Accessibility Training • Join WebAIM's accessibility experts for two days of web accessibility training in beautiful Logan, Utah. Learn everything from basic web accessibility principles to advanced accessibility techniques. This training is primarily suited for web developers, though it will be valuable for designers, program managers, and quality assurance experts. A basic understanding of HTML is recommended. $850/person ($700/person for groups of two+). Registration required.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

IT Professionals Forum • ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among University colleges, departments, and organizations. Tech showcase at 11:00 a.m.; meeting is 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

IT Exchange Group • Featured topic TBD. ITX meetings are open to anyone. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Union Den.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Memorial Day • Holiday for all students, faculty, and staff.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

IT Professionals Forum • ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among University colleges, departments, and organizations. Tech showcase at 11:00 a.m.; meeting is 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

IT Exchange Group • Featured topic TBD. ITX meetings are open to anyone. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Union Den.

Tuesday-Thursday, November 28-30, 2017

Gartner Identity & Access Management Summit (Las Vegas, Nev.) • Hear the latest tactics and best practices across IAM fundamentals, and take a look ahead at analytics-driven automation and advances in consumer engagement platforms, so you can craft and implement an IAM vision and strategy for the digital age.

Monday-Thursday, December 4-7, 2017

Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference (Las Vegas, Nev.) • Conference features comprehensive tracks around the biggest challenges IT infrastructure and operations leader.


Past Events  

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

IT Professionals Forum • ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among University colleges, departments, and organizations. Tech showcase at 11:00 a.m.; meeting is 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library.

3D Modeling for Printing • Free workshop gives attendees the foundations necessary to generate and export 3D printable model files. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Marriott Library,  Level 2 Knowledge Commons desk and move to either room 1009 or 1120.

Lassonde Adobe Workshop • Free workshop helps University students brush up on everything from photos to resumes, logos and more using Adobe's Creative Suite. 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Lassonde Studios

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Electronic Lab Notebooks: Using LabArchives • Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) increase the productivity, efficiency and reproducibility of research. Come learn about LabArchives, a multidisciplinary ELN provided free to the University community. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Marriott Library, Room 1009.

Introduction to the Use of Open Science Grid Resources • This CHPC presentation takes place from 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. INSCC Room 110, or join via Skype.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

UIT Talks: Network Architecture Community of Practice • UIT Talks is a new semi-regular town hall program designed to provide information and dialog opportunities for the University of Utah community regarding University Information Technology (UIT) initiatives, projects, and services. Clayton Barlow, ITS Associate Director for Enterprise Architecture, will give an update from the Network Architecture Community of Practice (CoP), including (as time allows) private IP address space, IPv6 routing plans, WiFi coverage, connection of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, and network standards to be implemented on campus. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., 102 Tower [map], Zion Conference Room, 5th floor, Room 5150, or join via Skype. Alternately, you may join by phone: (801) 587-1478, Conference ID #8289561.

Introduction to R • This CHPC presentation provides an introduction to the R language, including the following basic R building blocks: R data types, vectors, matrices, list, data frames, functions, control structures. The second part of the talk will discuss how to use R on CHPC clusters, specifically how to install R packages. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. INSCC Room 110, or join via Skype.

3D Printing • Free workshop on how to use open source software (Cura, Slic3r) to prepare 3D designs for printing using a fused filament fabrication 3D printer. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Marriott Library, Level 2 Knowledge Commons by the 3D printers.

Data Management Seminar (Undergraduate Research Education Series) • Attendees will learn about basic issues with data management (e.g. naming files, file storage, etc.) and be directed to useful data management resources. Relevant to all researchers. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sill Center, large conference room. Free.

Lassonde 3D Printing Workshop • Free, discussion-based workshop gives University students a basic overview of how 3D printers work. Previous skills are not required. 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Lassonde Studios

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Improving the Total Experience of Ownership is a Design Imperative (Gartner webinar) • IT needs a new, holistic focus on what is really meant by "quality" in software systems. That is what the total experience of ownership offers. 9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. University employees may request no-cost access to the webinar by emailing Gartner rep. Michael Mittelstaedt.

Communicating the Impact of Big Ideas (EAB webconference) • This webconference will equip participants to engage faculty in translating their ideas into terms for non-experts and to model gift impact for data-driven donors. 11:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. Free for EAB members. All current faculty and staff may open a free EAB account by visiting the EAB website and signing up using a utah.edu email address.

Downtown Data Center Tour • The Center for High Performance Computing offers periodic tours of the University of Utah Downtown Data Center where most production systems reside. 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Tours are limited to 20 people and are offered periodically. Attendees are required to show a valid picture ID. Space limited to 20. Sorry, registration is closed.

3D Modeling for Printing • Free workshop gived attendees the foundations necessary to generate and export 3D printable model files. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Marriott Library,  Level 2 Knowledge Commons desk and move to either room 1009 or 1120.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

UIT Talks: Identity and Access Management • UIT Talks is a new semi-regular town hall program designed to provide information and dialog opportunities for the University of Utah community regarding University Information Technology (UIT) initiatives, projects, and services. Subhasish Mitra, Associate Director for the Information Security Office's Identity and Access Management (IAM), will give an update on the IAM program. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., 102 Tower [map], Zion Conference Room, 5th floor, Room 5150, or join via Skype. Alternately, you may join by phone: (801) 587-1478, Conference ID #2922594.

3D Printing • Free workshop on how to use open source software (Cura, Slic3r) to prepare 3D designs for printing using a fused filament fabrication 3D printer. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Marriott Library, Level 2 Knowledge Commons by the 3D printers.

Tech Tuesday • Tech Tuesday is a space-limited networking event presented by Technology & Venture Commercialization (TVC) at the University of Utah. The guest speaker will be Dr. Edgar Braendle, president and CEO of ARUP LaboratoriesRegistration is required. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., University Guest House. Light refreshments provided. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Managing an Aggressive Business Disruption Cybersecurity Attack (Gartner webinar) • This webinar discusses why a targeted cyberattack must be considered a business disruption and how the CSIRT process can benefit from BCM best practices. 8:00 a.m - 9:00 a.m. University employees may request no-cost access to the webinar by emailing Gartner rep. Michael Mittelstaedt.

Meeting the Digital Advancement Challenge (EAB webconference) • As attention spans decrease across the board and potential distractions proliferate, the difficulty of using social media and other digital outreach strategies to win and keep alumni attention is only increasing, just as doing so is becoming more necessary. 11:00 a.m - noon. Free for EAB members. All current faculty and staff may open a free EAB account by visiting the EAB website and signing up using a utah.edu email address.

Key Findings from the 2017 BI and Analytics MQ (Gartner webinar) • Discover the biggest changes and surprises in the Magic Quadrant this year, how you can interpret MQ and use it to develop and mature your analytics strategy, and what the key trends are and the next big wave of disruption you should plan for. 11:00 a.m - noon. University employees may request no-cost access to the webinar by emailing Gartner rep. Michael Mittelstaedt.

MacAdmins Meeting • Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Topics include Apple File System (APFS), macOS Malware Class of 2016 meet & greet, and overriding AutoPkg. 1:00 p.m. Room 1705A, Marriott Library.

3D Modeling for Printing • Free workshop gived attendees the foundations necessary to generate and export 3D printable model files. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Marriott Library,  Level 2 Knowledge Commons desk and move to either room 1009 or 1120.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Electronic Lab Notebooks: Using LabArchives • Electronic lab notebooks (ELNs) increase the productivity, efficiency and reproducibility of research. Come learn about LabArchives, a multidisciplinary ELN provided free to the University community. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Health Sciences Education Building, Room 2600.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Blockchain: How Real is the Market? (Gartner webinar) • Interest in Blockchain has sky-rocketed with many companies experimenting with proof of concepts and trials, but questions persist on what the true benefits are, how real the opportunities are and how broad the adoption will be. 9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. University employees may request no-cost access to the webinar by emailing Gartner rep. Michael Mittelstaedt.

Strategic Information Technology Committee • SITC meetings are open to the public, though space may be limited and preference will be given to all governance representatives. 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., Dumke Conference Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

3D Printing • Free workshop on how to use open source software (Cura, Slic3r) to prepare 3D designs for printing using a fused filament fabrication 3D printer. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Marriott Library, Level 2 Knowledge Commons by the 3D printers.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Digital Business Architecture: From Strategy to Guiding Execution (Gartner webinar) • New techniques have emerged to help CIOs and EA practitioners leverage business architecture to guide investment and execution decisions, including business capability models, business canvas, ecosystem modeling, journey maps and persona modeling. 9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. University employees may request no-cost access to the webinar by emailing Gartner rep. Michael Mittelstaedt.

3D Modeling for Printing • Free workshop gived attendees the foundations necessary to generate and export 3D printable model files. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Marriott Library,  Level 2 Knowledge Commons desk and move to either room 1009 or 1120.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

IT Operating Model for Digital: Agile, DevOps, Continuous Delivery (CEB webinar) • Learn the key steps and timelines for launching DevOps, and how to use Agile and DevOps to ensure alignment across delivery and support functions under a set of product lines that align to customer-centric business objectives. 10:00 a.m - 11:00 a.m. University employees, self-register for CEB IT for free webinar access.

UTech Hour of Code • One-hour introduction to app development on iOS at Lassonde Studios, taught by the experts including Apple’s Consulting Engineer Nina Komi. Students can solve puzzles to master the basics using Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app from Apple that makes learning and experimenting with code interactive and fun. Appointment times vary.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Architecture and New Technology Committee • ANTC meetings are open to the public, though space may be limited and preference will be given to all governance representatives. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Dumke Conference Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

IT Exchange Group • Featured topic is Campus Science DMZ Network & Perfsonar led by Joe Breen of UIT's Center for High-Performance Computing. ITX meetings are open to anyone. 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Union Den. 

Improving the Reproducibility of Computational Research (NSF webinar) • As the data collection ability of nearly every area of science has ballooned, so has the potential for problematic research practices that can lead to irreproducible results. Russell Poldrack, Director of the Stanford Center for Reproducible Neuroscience, will discuss a set of approaches to address this reproducibility crisis in the context of human neuroimaging research. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Free. Registration required.

Last Updated: 3/30/17