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Upcoming Events                       

Friday, February 23, 2018

Enterprise Web Advisory Council • EWAC meetings are open to the public, though space may be limited and preference will be given to all governance representatives. 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m., Dumke Room, Eccles Broadcast Center

Monday, February 26, 2018

SmartProvenance: A Distributed, Blockchain Based Data Provenance System • Dr. Murat Kantarcioglu, University of Texas at Dallas, will present on how to leverage Blockchain as a platform to facilitate trustworthy data provenance collection, verification, and management at this free webinar presented by the Center for Trustworthy Scientific CyberInfrastructure (CTSC). 9:00 a.m. Registration is required.

Architecture and New Technology CommitteeANTC 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 27, 2018

UIT Talks: Introducing UCloud, the U's New Hybrid Cloud Service • Jim Livingston, Chief Technology Officer, will introduce UCloud, the U's new hybrid cloud service. Topics will include: a description of the UCloud service; what will be orderable via a self-service portal; changes customers will notice in the ordering process re: network provisioning, storage, and pricing; UCloud automation capabilities; advantages of UCloud over commercial cloud products; and an update about UIT's traditional cloud services. 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m., Zion Conference Room 5150, 102 Tower (102 S 200 E) + Online Skype meeting or join by phone 801-587-1478, Conference ID: 3806938.

Introduction to R • Introduction to the R language, including the basic R building blocks: R data types, vectors, matrices, list, data frames, functions, control structures, etc. This talk will also highlight how to use R on the CHPC clusters, and how to install R packages. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium, room 110. This is also a Skype meeting.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

IT Exchange • Training on Host Network Performance Tuning & WIP: Puppet-based Configuration Management11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., INSCC 345. 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

How to Create a Data Strategy for Machine Learning Initiatives  This free Gartner webinar examines data strategy development that supports ML initiatives, as well as the essential procedural and organizational steps that avoid messy data pipelines. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration is required. For information on the U's campus-wide subscription to Gartner resources, please visit our IT org membership page

Introduction to Containers • This lecture will introduce virtualization containers that can be used to deploy applications and even whole computing environments to any Linux-running host machine. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium, room 110. This is also a Skype meeting.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

The Gritty Truth: Counterterrorism in an Era of Instability • The 2018 World Leaders Lecture Forum features former CIA Director John O. Brennan, who will discuss cybersecurity, terrorism, biotechnology threats, and the importance of shared  intelligence between allies. 11:00 a.m. Dumke Auditorium, Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Open to the public, no tickets required. Seating is limited.

Monday-Thursday, March 19-22, 2018

Open Science Grid All-Hands Meeting 2018 The Open Science Grid (OSG) hosts an annual All-Hands Meeting for users, resource providers, staff, and others interested in what OSG does. Fort Douglas Officer's Club. Cost & registration information.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

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. 1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m., Winder Boardroom, Park Building

Friday, March 30, 2018

Explore Adobe workshopCome experiment with the latest Adobe products and see how you can add a visual component to your course assignments, regardless of discipline. This free TLT workshop will also cover several Adobe mobile apps such as Spark, Clip and Comp that allow students to create on the go. Open to all university faculty, researchers, post-docs, graduate students, and staff. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., room 1120, Marriott Library. Register here.

Friday, April 13, 2018

Design and Deliver in Canvas workshopThe media tools inside Canvas now include video upload, webcam and screen capture software, YouTube media grab, and video quiz creation. Come explore how to create, host and embed media in your Canvas course. You will also learn best practices for creating narrated PowerPoints and using your webcam. Please bring the device you use to Duo-authenticate with. This free TLT workshop is open to all university faculty, researchers, post-docs, graduate students, and staff. 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., room 1120, Marriott Library. Register here.

Friday, May 2, 2018

OmniUpdate editor walk-in training • UIT's Content Management & Usability team will host walk-in training for the OU editor community. Attendees will learn how to use new OU Campus features and get questions answered by the experts. 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., Mac Classroom 1008, Marriott Library

Monday, March 5, 2018

OmniUpdate editor walk-in training • UIT's Content Management & Usability team will host walk-in training for the OU editor community. Attendees will learn how to use new OU Campus features and get questions answered by the experts. 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., Mac Classroom 1008, Marriott Library


Past Events   

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Module Basics • This session focuses on how modules are organized and how to use modules on CHPC resources. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium, room 110. This is also a Skype meeting.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The 10 Habits of Successful Customer-Centric Organizations Successful customer-centric organizations share their most important habits when it comes to meeting customer demands while continuing to grow their businesses. Free Gartner webinar explores the critical success factors in building a customer-centric organization in the age of digital business. 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Registration is required. For information on the U's campus-wide subscription to Gartner resources, please visit our IT org membership page.

Introduction to Slurm and Slurm Batch Scripts • This presentation covers the use of the Slurm batch scheduler on the CHPC clusters and the structure of Slurm batch scripts. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium, room 110. This is also a Skype meeting. 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

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 noon - 2:30 p.m. Gould Auditorium, Marriott Library

Wednesday-Thursday, February 7-8, 2018

XSEDE HPC Workshop: Big DataThis free two-day workshop will focus on Hadoop, Spark and Tensorflow. Registration information TBA.  9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., lunch break from 11:00 a.m. - noon, INSCC auditorium, room 110.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Educause 2018 Top 10 IT Issues, Technologies, and TrendsFour CIO panelists who helped identify the top 10 IT issues will join the webinar to reflect on their meaning and uses. 11:00 a.m. - noon. Registration is required. Free for Educause members; $69 for non-members.

Friday, February 9, 2018

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Registration is required.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Spring 2018 STEM Career & Internship Fair • A great opportunity for university students to make face-to-face contacts, expand professional networks, and learn about prospective careers in technical, science and engineering industries. 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Union Ballroom. More about the U's Career & Professional Development Center

Hands-on Introduction to Python, Part 1 • Part 1 of 3 introduces key parts of the Python language: variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling, and the concept of object-oriented programming. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium, room 110. This is also a Skype meeting.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

ITIL Foundations class • Three-day course provides participants with a practical understanding of IT Service Management (ITSM) best practices, in preparation for the ITIL Foundation in Service Management exam. 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Python, Part 2 • Part 2 of 3 continues to introduce key parts of the Python language: variables, functions, control structures, IO, exception handling, and the concept of object-oriented programming. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium, room 110. This is also a Skype meeting.

Personal Privacy, Cell Phone Tracking, and the 4th AmendmentMost adults carry a cell phone, which generate tracking records whenever they are used. When can the government get those records and learn where people have been? At the 52nd Annual William H. Leary Lecture, Professor Orin Kerr will explore this issue, including the case of Carpenter v. United States. 5:30 p.m. reception, 6:00 p.m. lecture, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom (Level 6). Registration is required. 

Tech Talks: Computational Thinking Meets Design Thinking • Join the University of Utah School of Computing (SoC) and The City Library for a lecture series about the impact of computer science on our society and culture. This Tech Talk will be presented by SoC Associate Professor Erik Brunvand, who will address the burgeoning interest in arts and technology connections: new media, digital media, kinetic art, new frontiers, emergent media, interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transdisciplinary. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., The City Library [Google map], Main Library Auditorium.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Data Management seminar • Effective data management is not intuitive. In this free seminar, 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 researchers. 1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m., large conference room 120, Sill Center.

Monday, February 19, 2018

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

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Hands-on Introduction to Python, Part 3 • Part 3 of 3 focuses on how Python can be used in a scientific environment by using Numpy and SciPy. For this, instructors will assume that attendees have programming experience in Python and/or attended the two part Hands-on Introduction to Python. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium, room 110. This is also a Skype meeting.

Lunch & Learn: Intro to Google Cloud  Free educational seminar led by Michael Quigley, MS 2016, software engineer on Android. 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., L102, Warnock Engineering Building

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

MacAdmins Meeting • Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. 11:00 a.m. - noon, room 1705A, Marriott Library. A live broadcast will be available.

Engineering Technical Interviewing Employer Panel • Employers from 7 different companies will share advice on best practices and common mistakes in technical interviews for STEM-related jobs and internships. The panel is from 4:30 - 5:30 p.m., followed by an informal networking session from 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. Open to all university students, faculty, and staff. Room 1230, Warnock Engineering Building

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Introduction to the Use of Open Science Grid Resources • Introduction to the Open Science Grid (OSG) resources — what it is, how to apply for an account, and how to write simple scripts. Free. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m., INSCC auditorium, room 110. This is also a Skype meeting. 

Last Updated: 2/23/18