Today at Berkeley Lab

Lab’s Alivisatos, Alvarez to Address Symposium Honoring Steven Chu

Former Lab Director Paul Alivisatos and Laboratory Chief Information Officer Rosio Alvarez are among those scheduled to speak at a symposium celebrating Steven Chu’s 70th birthday. A Nobel Prize winner, Chu formerly served as Berkeley Lab director and U.S. Secretary of Energy. The event takes place Saturday, May 19, at Stanford University. More>

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Free LaTeX Software Makes Publishing Faster and Easier

Overleaf, a flexible and powerful collaborative environment for LaTeX document creation and professional-grade document layout, is now available for free to Lab staff and affiliates. The product provides real-time interpretation of scripting to support rapid editing. More>

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IT Division Offers Free Big Data Workshop May 1-2

Supported by the National Science Foundation’s Extreme Science and Engineering Development Environment, the workshop will provide information on Hadoop, Spark, and other tools. The course runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on May 1 and 2. Attendance is free, but space is limited. Go here for more information and to register. Deadline is April 26.

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Archiving Files and Records Workshop

Is space in your office limited? Are you moving to a new office? Do you need to process the records of a retiree? Learn which files need to be kept or archived, and which can be tossed, at a workshop sponsored by the Archives and Records Office. The May 10 class runs from 10 to 11 a.m. in Perseverance Hall. Register here. Contact Karen Nelson (x4686) for more information.

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Genomics Data Analysis and Application Training May 3-4

The IT Division is offering a free two-day course in computational methods, taught by Data Carpentry. This hands-on workshop teaches basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with genomics data. The focus is on data management and analysis techniques for biosciences research. Space is limited and registration is required.

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‘Paperpile’ Tool Now Available for Free to Lab Staff

Paperpile, a document and citation management tool, is similar to EndNote but designed for G Suite applications. Paperpile can automatically import and export citations from BibTex, RIS, Zotero, Mendeley, and EndNote as well as automatically insert citations within Google Docs, generate LaTex citations, support citation sharing and collaboration citation folders, and more. More>

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Two-Day Python Programming Course Offered April 25 to 26

The IT Division is offering a course in scientific programming in Python, taught by Software Carpentry. The workshop will cover basic concepts and tools, including program design, version control, data management, and task automation. Participants will be encouraged to apply what they have learned to their own research problems. Space is limited. Register by April 10.

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Xsede HPC Programming Workshop on April 3 and 4

This two-day online workshop is intended to give C and Fortran programmers a hands-on introduction to MPI programming. Both sessions run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be streamed to a central Lab location. Space is limited. Register by Thursday, March 29. More>

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IT Hosts Talk on Research, R&D Funding, and the Impact on Innovation

Jason Rathie of Stanford University will explore how the allocation of private or government R&D funding affects research outcomes, and the impact of public-private partnerships on innovative technology outcomes, in a talk on March 28, at 11 a.m. in Perseverance Hall (Bldg. 54-130). The event is sponsored by the IT Division.

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Women in IT Invited to Apply for WINS Program at SC18 Conference

Applications are now being accepted for the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program at the SC18 conference to be held Nov. 11-16 in Houston. WINS seeks qualified early- and mid-career female candidates to join the volunteer team to help build and run SCinet, the high-speed network created at each year’s conference. The application deadline is Friday, March 23. Apply here.

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