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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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Archiving Files/Records Workshop on April 22

Running out of space in your office, moving to a new office, or processing the records of retiring or retired scientists? Workshop participants will learn which files can be kept, archived, or disposed. The event, part of National Records and Information Management Month, takes place 10:30 a.m. to noon in Building 50A-5132. Go here for more information and to register.

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April 7 Intro to Databases for Researchers Course Offered

IT will offer a daylong class on “Intro to Relational and Non-Relational Databases for Researchers” on Thursday, April 7. This hands-on class will be taught by Greg Wilson of Software Carpentry and the Lab’s Donny Winston. Topics include creating and using relational databases and newer non-relational alternatives. Go here for more information and to register.

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IT Makes Finding Your Next Meeting Easier

Finding the way to a conference room you’ve never been to just got easier with the Lab’s new Calendar Chrome Extension. It installs into Google Chrome and will show a map with your destination highlighted and a link to the room’s profile page. Staff are encouraged to update the profiles of conference rooms they frequent. More>

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