How does starting a departmental conversation on ergonomics turn into a $50 prize? In Jack Krous’s case, the IT professional received a Hero Card because of his proactive problem solving approach related to ergonomics. With the next drawing coming up, it’s a great time to award your favorite safety hero with a Hero Card. More>
LabTech 2015, Berkeley Lab’s fourth annual computing conference, is scheduled for Sept. 9-10. The program features technical tutorials, discussion sessions, networking opportunities, demos, and more. LabTech is a multi-track conference aimed at scientists, technologists, and support staff. The event is free but registration is required. More>
The Bro Intrusion Detection system, developed in part at Berkeley Lab and the cornerstone of the Lab’s open but secure cyber posture, turns 20 years old this month. The tool is now in use around the world by hundreds of corporations, governments, and research institutions. NSF is featuring the tool this month as part of its Discoveries series. More>
IT is offering two identical Advanced Arduino Workshops from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4pm. The class will focus on sensors, actuators and programming techniques. All materials will be provided. More>
Most IT services including business systems, collaboration tools, and networking to many buildings will be offline the weekend of July 11 to accommodate a scheduled power outage across much of the Lab campus. Updates will be available on status.lbl.gov during the outage. For more information about impacted services and buildings, visit the IT website.
Operations will soon release a preview of askUS, a unified services portal that will ultimately deliver a one-stop solution for services provided by the Operations divisions. The portal will launch on June 16 with services provided by Human Resources including benefits, compensation, recruitment, hiring, and visa processing. More>
At its Business of Pride celebration to honor the advancement of LGBT equality in the workplace, the newspaper has recognized Lab CIO Rosio Alvarez for her contributions. Alvarez is on the board of the Horizons Foundation and has served as a STEM mentor for the Chicana/Latina Foundation. The event takes place Thursday in San Francisco. More>
Windows Server 2003 computers are not allowed on the Lab network after July 14. Microsoft has ended support for this OS. 2003 can no longer be secured since Microsoft will provide no further updates. Computers running Windows Server 2003 may be blocked from network access after July 14. More>
Traditional checkout procedures involve physical items like keys, badges, and parking passes. Electronic data is as important and often much more difficult to deal with. Consider the disposition of electronic data as part of your exit checklist. The IT Division has helpful information to assist you through this process. More>
The IT Division is offering four identical three hour Software Skills Workshops run remotely by Greg Wilson, founder of Software Carpentry. Students can attend in a Berkeley Lab conference room with live support from teaching assistants. Topics covered are: Unix Shell, Git, GitHub, Python, and SQL.