Today at Berkeley Lab

New Password Reset Service Enters ‘Registration’ Phase

The IT Division is readying a new self-service password reset service to enable 24/7 convenient and secure recovery when you forget your password. In advance of this new service, staff are encouraged to go here to register secondary contact information such as a mobile phone number for text messages or a personal e-mail address. More>

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March 31 is World Backup Day…Is Your Data Backed Up?

The IT Division is taking part in celebrating World Backup Day by encouraging the Lab community to double check that their backups are working and ensure that all your important data is backed up. Our quick three-step checkup will help you make sure you don’t lose important research data. More>

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Onsite Developer Training for Intel Xeon Phi Coprocessor on March 27

This free, IT-hosted training takes place at 9 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Software developers will learn how to modernize their code to take advantage of parallel architectures found in the Xeon® processor and the Xeon Phi™ coprocessor, which are available on the LBNL Lawrencium Cluster. Go here to register.

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IT Hosts Arduino, Software Carpentry, Excel Trainings

The offerings include an intro and advanced Arduino sessions, instructor training and web programming with Software Carpentry, or intermediate and advanced Excel courses. Go here for more information and to register.

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Learn How Git Workflows Make Your Team More Productive

Join Atlassian on Friday, Feb. 6, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium for a development talk on how Git can help you write cleaner code, roll out new features faster, and make your entire development team more efficient and productive. Go here to learn more about this and other IT classes. No registration required.

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Patch Linux and UNIX Computers Against GHOST Vulnerability

The Lab’s Cyber Security group suggests staff prioritize patching Linux and UNIX computers against the new GHOST vulnerability. Although their current assessment of GHOST shows limited risk for most users, this may change as more information about this new vulnerability is discovered. More>

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Intro to Lucidchart Class on Feb. 4

The IT Division class runs from 11 a.m. to noon in the 50 Auditorium. Participants will learn about the web-based diagramming software that allows collaboration in real time to create flowcharts, ERD, UML, wireframes, floor plans and other diagrams. Registration required. Go here for more information on IT classes.

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Archiving Files and Records Class on Jan. 29

Participants will learn which files should be kept, archived, or disposed of in compliance with Lab and DOE regulation. The workshop, sponsored by the Archives and Records Office, takes place Thursday, Jan. 29, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in 50A-5132. Go here to register. More>

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Changes to Enterprise Directory Coming in January

In January, the IT Division is changing the look of the Lab’s central login page and preparing for implementation of a self-service password reset capability that will launch in February. More>

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Lab Computer Engineer is Dickens Fair’s Mr. Fezziwig

Dave Batzloff of the IT Division has been playing this character — featured in Ebenezer Scrooge’s trip to the past from “A Christmas Carol” — for 13 years. He and 75 cast members recreate a Victorian Christmas party, complete with dancing, singing, and games, at the annual Dickens Christmas Fair at the Cow Palace in San Francisco. More>

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