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Upcoming Events 

Monday, May 29, 2017

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

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

UIT Talks: Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) Overview • 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. Craig  Bennion, of Network and Communications Infrastructure, will present. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., 102 Tower [map], Zion Conference Room, 5th floor, Room 5150 +Skype meeting (will be recorded). By phone (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID: 8957049.

Hands-on Introduction to Linux, Part 2 • Second of three sessions will walk users through working with the vi editor, and teach how to write simple shell scripts. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (Rm. 110). Skype option. Part 3 is on June 1, 2017.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Hands-on Introduction to Linux, Part 3 • Third and final session on Linux will show users how to perform more advanced scripting and cover the compilation of software. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (Rm. 110). Skype option.

Tuesday-Friday, June 6-9, 2017

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: Summer Boot CampCHPC will be a remote site for a parallel programming workshop which will cover OpenMP (shared memory parallelization), OpenACC (GPU programming) and MPI (distributed memory parallelization). 9:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. each day with an hour lunch break. INSCC Rm. 407. No cost, but registration is required.

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.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Service Desk Learning Series, Session 1 (CEB/Gartner webinar) • Increasing growth of mobility, cloud, and the expanding technology portfolio has complicated service desk support. To cope with these changes, the service desk must mature existing process and build better operational and staff capabilities, such as experience engineering. This webinar will help you understand how to create positive customer experiences, reducing customer effort. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Free. A membership is required to register, free to the University of Utah community. For more information, please visit our IT org membership pageNote: CEB is now Gartner

UIT Talks: How Does IT Governance Work at the University of Utah? • 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. Scott Sherman, Office of the CIO, will present. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., 102 Tower [map], Zion Conference Room, 5th floor, Room 5150 +Skype meeting (will be recorded). By phone (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID: 2279372.

Introduction to the Use of Modules • Modules is an environment management tool which makes modifying the user's shell environment simple and dynamic. This session will focus on how modules are organized and how to use modules on CHPC resources. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Rm. 110). Skype option.

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.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Cloud-Based Scalable Infrastructure (CEB/Gartner webinar) • In the seventh webinar in the IT Operating Model for Digital webinar series, we will focus on “Cloud-Based Scalable Infrastructure.” You will learn how to focus on using cloud capabilities to enable digital products and services, and pair movement to the cloud with the movement to DevOps. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. A membership is required to register, free to the University of Utah community. For more information, please visit our IT org membership pageNote: CEB is now Gartner.

Introduction to Slurm and Slurm Batch Scripts • Slurm (Simple Linux Utility for Resource Management) is used for managing job scheduling on the CHPC clusters. This session will address the use of the Slurm batch scheduler on the CHPC clusters and the structure of Slurm batch scripts. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Rm. 110). Skype option.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Introduction to the Use of Open Science Grid Resources • This newCHPC talk is an introduction to the Open Science Grid (OSG) resources, addressing what OSG is, how to apply for an account, and how to write simple scripts. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Rm. 110). Skype option.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Entrepreneurial Skills Development Series: Risk Management (PDU eligible CEB/Gartner webinar) • Project managers who are proficient in risk management are 15% more effective at delivering project business outcomes than those who aren’t. However, less than half of project managers possess the skills needed to be effective at mitigating risk. In this webinar, we will provide practical guidance on how to successfully assess and manage project risks. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Free. A membership is required to register, free to the University of Utah community. For more information, please visit our IT org membership pageNote: CEB is now Gartner

Monday, June 26, 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.

Monday-Friday, June 26-30, 2017

XSEDE Scaling to Petascale Institute • This free week-long class complements the XSEDE HPC programming bootcamp that CHPC is running June 6-9, and will be available through live stream (register here). More detailed event information is available here.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Principles for High Speed Change: ITs Role in Making Change Self Propelled (CEB/Gartner webinar) • To deal with the fast pace of change, leading organizations adopt strategies that enable employees to be active participants in change, not just subjects of change. Learn the key principles for effectively managing IT and organizational change and how to prevent productivity losses and sustain employee performance during periods of change. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Free. A membership is required to register, free to the University of Utah community. For more information, please visit our IT org membership pageNote: CEB is now Gartner

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

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

Monday, September 4, 2017

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

Thursday-Friday, November 23-24, 2017

Thanksgiving and Day After Thanksgiving • Holiday for all students, faculty, and staff.

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.

Monday, December 25, 2017

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


Past Events  

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

Optimize Active Directory for Azure AD, Office 365 and the Cloud (Gartner webinar) • Active Directory (AD) must be optimized to achieve low-friction user provisioning and access to the cloud. This session discusses approaches to AD optimization and factors influencing their selection in real-life situations. 9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. Registration is required.

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 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.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Electronic Lab Notebooks Introduction (upper campus) • Daureen Nesdill, research data management librarian, will present an introduction to LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), now free to the University community. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Health Sciences Education Building Room 2680.

UIT Talks: CIS Portal Redesign • 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. Product Manager Mark Curtz, University Support Services, will preview changes coming to Campus Information Services. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., 102 Tower [map], Zion Conference Room, 5th floor, Room 5150. +Skype meeting (will be recorded).

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 Keith Marmer, D.P.T., M.B.A., who serves as executive director and TVC associate vice president. Previously, Marmer was co-founder and managing director of SG3 Ventures, a venture capital fund focused on early-stage life science companies. Registration is required. 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., University Guest House. Light refreshments provided. 

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Electronic Lab Notebooks Introduction (main campus) • Daureen Nesdill, research data management librarian, will present an introduction to LabArchives Electronic Lab Notebooks (ELNs), now free to the University community. 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.,  Marriott Library Faculty Center, Room 1705A.

Friday, May 12, 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. 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m., Bill and Pat Child Hall (7th floor), Spencer Fox Eccles Business Bldg. Free. RSVP requested.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Identity as the New Perimeter: Lunch & Panel Discussion • Subhasish Mitra, Associate Director for UIT's Identity and Access Management, will speak on a panel discussion sponsored by Ping Identity that addresses how enterprises use identity to accelerate digital transformation and successfully extend security and compliance management to the cloud. 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Ruth's Chris Steak House, 275 S W Temple, SLC [map]. Registration is required.

UIT Talks: Information Privacy Governance, Risk and Compliance at the U • 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. Greg Nance, Information Security Office, will present. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., 102 Tower [map], Zion Conference Room, 5th floor, Room 5150. +Skype meeting (will be recorded).

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, May 17, 2017

MacAdmins Meeting • Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Topics include Fleetsmith, device enrollment program, Arq backup overview, and Amanda/Bacula backup overview. 11:00 a.m. Room 1705A, Marriott Library. A live broadcast will be available.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Application Building Blocks (CEB webinar) • In the sixth webinar in the IT Operating Model for Digital webinar series, we will focus on “Applications Building Blocks.” You will learn how to structure and prioritize applications building block development using business capabilities, and empower functions beyond IT to create and use applications building blocks. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. A membership is required to register, free to the University of Utah community. For more information, please visit our IT org membership pageNote: CEB is now Gartner.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Information Security: Winning Strategies for a Changing Market (Gartner webinar) • In this session, we'll examine findings from our recently published Market Opportunity Model, Information Security Forecast, Market Trends report, and the Security Buyer Preference Survey results to deliver actionable insights to help guide the shifting information security market. 9:00 a.m - 10:00 a.m. Free. Registration is required.

UIT Talks: Internet of Things (IoT) and the U Environment • Dustin Udy (ISO) and Clayton Barlow (Enterprise Architecture) will discuss the challenges around the Internet of Things (IoT) in regards to the enterprise. They will focus on devices - what they are, where they are currently being used, security risks, and some of best practices to secure them. They will also discuss the concerns around the services to which these devices connect. Additionally, they will outline strategies for how to incorporate these types of devices into our enterprise, as well as what the future may hold. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., 102 Tower [map], Zion Conference Room, 5th floor, Room 5150 +Skype meeting (will be recorded). By phone (801) 587-1478 | Conference ID: 2759372.

Overview of HPC and CHPC • Presentation gives users new to CHPC, or users interested in High Performance Computing, an overview of HPC and of CHPC resources, along with the policies and procedures to access these resources. 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (Rm. 110). Skype option.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

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

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Leveraging IoT Technologies to Solve Campus Security and Safety Challenges (Educause webinar) • Join us to hear how Internet of Things (IoT) technologies are providing colleges with new abilities to monitor campus environments for gunshot, enable sight and smell detection, and provide actionable data in real time. 11:00 a.m. – noon. Free. An Educause profile and registration is required. 

Hands-on Introduction to Linux, Part 1 • First of three sessions will address ways to connect to CHPC Linux systems and go over some important Linux commands. 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (Rm. 110). Skype option. Parts 2 and 3 are on May 30 and June 1 2017, respectively.

Last Updated: 5/25/17