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Intro to Google Groups Class Offered Nov. 9

IT is offering a series of classes on Intro to Google Groups beginning on Nov. 9, from 1 to 2 p.m. in Building 50B-4205. The class will review the benefits of Google Groups, which include file sharing, meeting invitations, and networking. Go here for more information and to register.

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Staff Invited to Participate in Simulated Phishing Training

The Lab’s Cyber Security team is hosting a simulated phishing training program to help users recognize and report phishing emails. With a better understanding of these kinds of attacks, users can protect both themselves and the Lab. Participants will receive occasional simulated phishing emails to help them learn more about how to detect these kinds of attacks. Go here to sign up (see “Opting In” section).

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Mailing Lists Outage: RESCHEDULED TO NOV. 3

The Lab’s main mailing list service (lists.lbl.gov, sympa) will be offline due to a scheduled upgrade from 5 to 8 p.m. No mailing list services will be available during the outage and no mail to or from mailing lists will be delivered. For more information, visit the IT Website.

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IT’s Toledano Makes CNET’s ‘Most Influential Latinos in Tech’ List

In celebration of this year’s National Hispanic Heritage Month, CNET en Español has selected 20 Latinos who are making their mark in this competitive industry. The list — which includes Soledad Antelada Toledano, a cyber engineer in the Lab’s IT Division —celebrates a group of men and women leading teams in high-profile companies in and beyond Silicon Valley. More>

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Upcoming Training Opportunities Available in Python and Arduino

The IT Division is offering training opportunities in “Intro/Advanced Arduino” on Sept. 23 and “Python as a Second Language” on Sept. 26. More>

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Registration Open for Oct. 11 LabTech Conference

Berkeley Lab’s fifth annual technology and computing conference created by and for Lab staff is open for registration. 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>

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IT Training Opportunities

The IT Division is offering a series of training opportunities in Intro/Intermediate/Advanced Excel including a special “Excel for Science” class. Additional classes include “Advanced Arduino” and a Software Carpentry class on “Intro to the Unix Shell and Git” taught by Greg Wilson. For more information and to register go here.

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Local Second Graders Learn About Computers During Recent Visit

The IT Division hosted students from LeConte Elementary School in Berkeley. The kids learned about computer software, hardware, and networking, through various hands-on activities. Among the volunteer mentors was IT’s Tammy Campbell (pictured). The annual event aims to motivate youngsters to pursue their interest and education in IT and computing.

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Intro to Python and the Jupyter Notebook Workshop Offered May 24

IT is offering a one-day workshop on Python and the Jupyter Notebook on May 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Building 59-3101. The workshop will cover the Python programming language and the Jupyter Notebook, a browser-based literate programming tool that enables users to combine code, text, and visualizations in a single reproducible document. More>

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Lab’s Rosio Alvarez on List of Bay Area’s ‘Most Influential Women in Business’

The April 29 issue of the San Francisco Business Times included Rosio Alvarez on its list of the Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business. When asked about her proudest professional accomplishment, she answered: “Every day I proudly provide high-level technical solutions to scientists who are solving the most pressing challenges facing the world.” More>

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