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Upcoming Events   

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.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

What You Need to Know About Microcredentials (Educause webinar) One in five colleges have issued digital badges, according to a recent survey. Today, all kinds of organizations, from higher education institutions to professional associations to employers, are issuing digital microcredentials. Are you? 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Free to Educause members. Registration required.

Monday, July 24, 2017

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

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Metrics Mania! Using Metrics to Bolster Your Higher Ed Info Security program (Educause online event) • Is your information security program data-informed or suffering from analysis paralysis? Good data is a crucial conversation starter for decision making, yet understanding, collecting, and applying data to measure and improve an institutional information security program can be challenging. 10:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. $200 single login price for Educause members. Registration required.

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  

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 June 6, 2017

UIT/ITS/UMB Summer Fiesta • University Information Technology, Information Technology Services, and University Medical Billing staff are cordially invited to a summer fiesta featuring music, games and food, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City.

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-Friday, June 6-9, 2017

XSEDE HPC Monthly Workshop: Summer Boot Camp • CHPC 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.

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? • Scott Sherman, Office of the CIO, will talk about the U's overall IT governance model, examining some of the decisions that have come out of the committees, and look ahead to upcoming topics. Plus, he will show you how to get more information about past discussions and how to offer input into future ones. 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 • Continuing conversation on cloud/object storage with usage cases discussions. 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.

Monday, June 19, 2017

The Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2017 (Gartner webinar) • Strategic technology trends are rapidly changing disruptive trends with significant potential for enterprise impact over the next three to five years and IT cannot afford to ignore them. This webinar details the annual Gartner list of the top 10 trends you should be factoring into your strategic planning for 2017 - 2018. 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Free. Registration required. For more information on the U's campus-wide subscription to Gartner resources please visit our IT org membership page.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

MacAdmins Meeting • Presentations cover Apple technology and integration in a heterogeneous university enterprise environment. Topics include "Amanda/Bacula Backup Overview" by Steven Backus, Genetic Epidemiology, "What's New" by Todd McDaniel, Marriott Library, and "Configuration Profiles - Managing Settings on Mac Systems" by Richard Glaser, Marriott Library. 11:00 a.m. Room 1705A, Marriott Library.

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.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Introduction to the Use of Open Science Grid Resources • This new CHPC 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.

UIT Talks: How TLT Video Services Can Help You • Adam Stewart, of UIT's Teaching & Learning Technologies, 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: 8731372.

Last Updated: 6/28/17