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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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Lab Staff Have Lending Privileges With UC Berkeley Libraries

Employees can request books online and have them delivered to the Lab’s library in Building 50-4034C. Books are typically delivered within a few business days. You’ll receive an e-mail when it arrives. Books can be returned at the Lab library as well. Or use your Lab ID badge to check out books directly from UC Berkeley libraries. E-mail library@lbl.gov for more info. More>

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March 2 Intro to Databases for Researchers Course Offered

IT hosts a daylong class on “Intro to Relational and Non-Relational Databases for Researchers” on Wednesday, March 2. 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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Lab Prepares for El Niño Onslaught

A cross-Operations team including Facilities, EH&S, IT, OCFO and Protective Services has been working on El Niño storm preparations, conducting planning and assessments and mitigating issues to better prepare the Lab to prevent and respond to potential impacts from heavy storms. Already, the number of water leaks/intrusions has been reduced by 33% since last year. More>

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Work Request Website, Maximo, and DataSplice Unavailable Feb. 5-7

Maximo, Work Request Website, and DataSplice will be unavailable beginning Friday, Feb. 5, at noon until Monday, Feb. 8, at 5 a.m. in order to upgrade to Maximo 7.6. To request Facilities Division work during that time, call x6274. The center’s hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call x5481 for after-hours emergencies.

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