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Upcoming Events              

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

University of Utah MacAdmins • Presentations include “What’s New"  by Todd McDaniel, University of Utah, Marriott Library; "Mac Deploy Stick" by Timothy Perfitt, Twocanoes Software; "PC Recon Replacement for Jamf Pro" by Todd McDaniel, University of Utah, Marriott Library;  "Moving out of the Pool - Adobe's new Shared Device Licensing" by Darren Wallace, dataJAR; and "Getting Started with Apple School Manager" by John Daley, Apple. 11:00 a.m., Marriott Library, Room 1705A. A livestream will be available here, however, you must attend in person to see the Apple School Manager presentation.

Lenovo Live • This Lenovo event will give IT professionals on campus an opportunity to experience the latest in Lenovo ThinkPad technology, to ask questions about Lenovo devices/labs, and to receive hands-on demonstrations. Lunch provided. Registration required. 10:00 a.m. - noon, Campus Store conference room. 

Adobe Developer Challenge • Hiren Shah, Adobe computer scientist and MSIS alumnus, will host a free developer challenge based on his 2/13 REST APIs Workshop. The challenge winner will receive a $50 gift card. Light refreshments will be served. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB) Room 170. 

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Numpy Part 1 of 2 • Learn how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659). If you're attending in person, please bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi, and you must log in to one of our Jupyter Hub servers (instructions here).

Research Data Management, Sharing and Ownership in the Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine • This seminar will cover the federal mandates and university policies surrounding data ownership and management responsibility, including data sharing and funding agency requirements. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., HSEB Room 2110. Free for U students, faculty, and staff, but registration is required.

Monday, February 25, 2019

Debunk AI Myths and MisconceptionsThe hype around artificial intelligence (AI) has led to many myths. As a result, business leaders are often confused about what AI can do for their enterprises. This free Gartner webinar will explain how to separate reality from myth to achieve success when implementing AI projects. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Free, but registration is required.

Architecture and New Technology Committee (ANTC) • 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 Room, Eccles Broadcast Center.

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Numpy Part 2 of 2 • Learn how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCCauditorium (room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659). If you're attending in person, please bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi, and you must log in to one of our Jupyter Hub servers (instructions here).

Tuesday, February 26, and Thursday, February 28, 2019

JavaScript - Level 1 • This course will cover the basics of the JavaScript programming language, including data types, syntax, and basic algorithims for data flow. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., UUCE 156. Course fee is $249 and inclues a textbook. Registration closes February 19.

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Introduction to R • In this new talk, receive an introduction to the R language, and learn about the following basic R building blocks: R data types, vectors, matrices, list, data frames, functions, and control structures. Also to be discussed, how to use R on the CHPC clusters and how to install R packagesFree. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659).

Monday, March 4, 2019

2019 Top 10 Technology Predictions for CRM and Customer Experience • Customer experience (CX) forms the core of an organization's digital transformation. Often at the start of their CX journey, enterprises pursue a "digital-first" customer engagement strategy that introduces lots of innovations and changes to their technology stack. This Gartner webinar will focus on pursuing customer centricity in digital transformation8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Free, but registration is required.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Introduction to the Use of Open Science Grid Resources • In this talk, learn about Open Science Grid (OSG) resources — what OSG is, how to apply for an account, and how to write simple scripts. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659).

Tuesday-Wednesday, March 5-6, 2019

WebAIM Training Join WebAIM's accessibility experts during two days of intensive, web accessibility training in Logan, Utah. Training will focus on accessibility principles and techniques, and legal guidelines and international standards. Suitable for web designers, developers, program managers, Quality Assurance experts, or anyone interested in gaining a deep understanding of web accessibility. $950/person ($800 each for groups of two or more). Registration is limited

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

IT Professionals Forum The Information Technology Professionals (ITP) Forum is an independent University of Utah group governed by an elected Board of Directors. ITP members meet monthly to discuss IT concerns shared among University colleges, departments, and organizations. 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m., Gould Auditorium, Marriott LibraryLive Stream (active only during meetings)

Tuesday, March 5, and Thursday, March 7, 2019

JavaScript - Level 2 • This course will help take your JavaScript skills to the next level by incorporating JQuery, a lightweight JavaScript library that simplifies programming. 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., UUCE 156. Course fee is $199 but does not include the textbook, which can be purchased for $50. Registration closes February 26.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Git • This free presentation provides an overview of Git version control software for beginners. Some familiarity with the Linux command line is expected. There will be two components: a brief conceptual overview, and a hands-on tutorial section that covers common commands. Less common concepts are introduced but not explored in hands-on exercises. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659).

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Research Data Management and Sharing for Social & Behavioral Sciences and Humanities • This presentation will explain the motivations behind federal mandates and universities regarding open data sharing, and teach practical data management skills. 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., HSEB Room 2110. Free for U students, faculty, and staff, but registration is required.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Top Trends Driving Change for IT Services The IT services market is in a state of disruption. Services capabilities expand addressable markets and create opportunity for differentiation, but not all service offerings create the same growth and profit opportunities. This Gartner webinar breaks down current trends driving change, and uses the Gartner IT Services Market Opportunity Map to illuminate the most attractive services markets. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Free, but registration is required.

Monday, March 25, 2019

Tech Talks • The School of Computing and City Library lecture series focuses on the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Kobus Van der Merwe will present "The POWDER Mobile and Wireless Living Laboratory." 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Salt Lake City Public Library.

Monday-Thursday, March 25-28, 2019

Python Programming Certificate • This certificate course includes 27 hours of in-person instruction on fundamental programming concepts including data structures, networked application program interfaces, and databases, using the Python programming language. 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., SANDY 202. Course fee is $1,199.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Cybersecurity Conference 2019 • The Salt Lake Chamber of Commerce's Cybersecurity Conference will lead CEOs, CFOs, HR professionals, and others through the practical skills and foundational knowledge they need to do their jobs well in our modern economy. 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Marriott Downtown at City Creek, 75 S. West Temple, SLC. Cost ranges from $80 to $100. 

University of Utah IT Exchange • ITX is an independent technical discussion group that complements existing technical IT communities on campus. The topic will be "Streaming Big Data and NLP (Natural Language Processing)." 11:00 a.m. to noon, INSCC Room 345.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Tech Talks• The School of Computing and City Library lecture series focuses on the impact of computer science on our society and culture. Rogelio E. Cardona-Rivera presents "Toward a Science of Game Design." 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Salt Lake City Public Library.

Monday, May 27, 2019

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

Thursday, July 4, 2019

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

Sunday-Thursday, July 21-25, 2019

EDUCAUSE Institute Leadership Program • This leadership program is designed to broaden perspectives and develop extensive leadership abilities, enabling new and aspiring CIOs, CISOs, and other experienced senior leaders to assume greater leadership roles within their institutions. Salt Lake City. Registration opens February 25 and closes June 14.

EDUCAUSE Institute Senior Directors Program • The Senior Directors Program is a professional development program for those serving in higher education IT as senior directors or those actively seeking senior director roles within the next year. Salt Lake City. Registration opens February 25.

EDUCAUSE Learning Technology Leadership Program • This program is for professionals whose campus role involves the support and promotion of teaching and learning. Working actively with the Learning Technology Leadership faculty and the other participants, attending this program will enable you to develop and build leadership skills and abilities that will serve you both in current and future campus roles. Salt Lake City. Registration opens February 25.

EDUCAUSE Institute Management Program • This program is for higher education IT professionals, including those in central or distributed IT organizations and academic libraries, who have 3-5 years of supervisory experience and want to augment their practical skills important to effective management. Salt Lake City. Registration opens February 25.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

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


Past Events    

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Linux Part 4 of 4 • This free presentation will focus on the compilation of software. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659). If you're attending in person, please bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi. If you do not have an account with CHPC, login information for a temporary account on a virtual machine will be available.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

PicoCluster — The Desktop Data Center Revolution • In this free School of Computing seminar, PicoCluster founder Craig Brown will talk about the new tool for learning and developing distributed and clustered applications. 11:45 a.m., 3147 MEB.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Module Basics • This free presentation will focus on how modules are organized and how to use modules on CHPC resources. Users with CHPC can come with laptops if preferred to run the various module commands as they are discussed. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659).

Monday, February 11, 2019

Data Management (Undergraduate Research Education Series) • This free seminar will cover the basics of data management and related resources. 11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m., SILL 120.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Slurm Basics • This free presentation will discuss the use of the Slurm batch scheduler on the CHPC clusters and the structure of Slurm batch scripts. Users with CHPC accounts can come with laptops if preferred in order to follow along with the demonstration on the usage of the SLURM commands. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium (room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659).

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

REST APIs Workshop • Hiren Shah, Adobe computer scientist and MSIS alumnus, will present a free workshop on REST or RESTful API design (Representational State Transfer). While REST can be used over nearly any protocol, it usually takes advantage of HTTP when used for Web APIs, which means that developers do not need to install libraries or additional software in order to take advantage of a REST API design. Adobe T-shirts will be given to all participants who attend this workshop and the Adobe Developer Challenge on 2/20. Light refreshments will be served. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Spencer Fox Eccles Business Building (SFEBB) room 170. 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Python Part 1 of 2 • Get an introduction to the key concepts of the Python language: variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling as well the concept of object-oriented programming. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659). If you're attending in person, please bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi, and you must log in to one of our Jupyter Hub servers (instructions here).

Monday, February 18, 2019

Presidents’ Day • Holiday for all students, faculty, and staff.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Hands-on Introduction to Python Part 2 of 2 • Get an introduction to the key concepts of the Python language: variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling as well the concept of object-oriented programming. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC Auditorium (Room 110), or online via Zoom (meeting ID: 411-178-3659). If you're attending in person, please bring a laptop with a functional connection to the campus Wi-Fi, and you must log in to one of our Jupyter Hub servers (instructions here).

AI Lecture Series — Labeling and Predicting Semantic Roles Directly from Text • In this talk, Luke Zettlemoyer of the University of Washington will cover recent efforts to build high-quality semantic role labeling (SRL) systems, including advances in modeling and data annotation. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., WEB 3780.

Last Updated: 2/20/19