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IT’s Soledad Toledano to Help Build, Manage Superfast Network at SC17

Toledano, a member of Berkeley Lab’s cyber security group, is one of six women who work in IT at research institutions around the U.S. chosen to participate in the “Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS)” program. She is helping to build and operate SCinet, the very high capacity network for the SC17 conference in November. More>

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Data Carpentry Workshop on August 7 and 8

This hands-on training teaches basic concepts, skills, and tools for working more effectively with data. The focus of this workshop — to be held all day on August 7 and 8 — will be genomics data, data management, and analysis for genomics research. To learn more and register, go here.

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HR System Blackout August 4-8

The HR system, PeopleSoft, will be upgraded in early August and will be unavailable during the period of August 4-8. HR transactions for employees, affiliates, and contract workers will not be processed during that time. More>

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IT to Offer Shell Scripting, Git, Python Workshop July 26-27

This two-day Software Carpentry course to enhance research computing skills will focus on program design, version control, testing, and task automation using shell scripting, Git, and Python for productivity. This workshop will be held all day July 26-27, in Building 50B, Room 1237. Space is limited. Register here.

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Software/Data Carpentry Instructor Training August 14-15

This instructor training – a mix of lectures and hands-on lessons with the opportunity to practice giving a short lesson ­– covers the basics of educational psychology and instructional design. A technical background is not needed. Training will be held all day August 14-15 at UC Berkeley. Space is limited. Register here.

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IT Division Offers Software Carpentry ‘Research Computing Skills’ Workshop

The two-day training will enhance research computing skills. Content will focus on program design, version control, testing and task automation using shell scripting, Git, and R for productivity. The two-day workshop will be July 20 and 21 in Building 54-130. Space is limited. Register here.

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Lab Photographer, Videographer Receives 2nd Emmy Award in Two Years

Marilyn Chung received an Emmy Award from the Pacific Southwest Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for a video on rising domestic violence reports in Coachella Valley. It was her second Emmy in two years for videos she created while at the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs, California. Last year she won an Emmy for a video series on artist studios.

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IT Division Offers July 19 Intro and Advanced Arduino Training Courses

The intro class focuses on quickly getting users up and running so they can further explore the program on their own. The advanced class will cover sensors, actuators, and programming techniques. The classes take place July 19 in Building 54-130, with the intro class from 9 a.m. to noon, and the advanced class from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Space is limited. Register here.

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IT Hosts Data Carpentry Workshop June 27 and 28

The IT Division is offering a training course in Data Carpentry using Python for scientific data analytics. The course will use data sets from earth sciences and ecology domains, but the tools and methods are applicable to all fields of scientific research. No prior programming experience is required. The two-day workshop will be held in Bldg. 71B-290. Space is limited. Register here.

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Avalos Wins Safety Contest With ‘Staying Alert on Lab Roadways’ Graphic

Of the 14 “Share the Road” Safety Image Contest entries, Wendy Avalos’ illustration, which pictures the many unpredictable users of roads at the Lab, was selected by employee voters as the winner of the $100 prize. Read more about her inspiration for the winning image and her experience using multiple commute modes to get to work each day.

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