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Managing Research Software Projects Course Offered Jan. 18

The IT Division is offering a one-day class run remotely by Greg Wilson on Jan. 18 in Bldg. 54-130 from 1 to 4 p.m. The course will introduce participants to the basics of software project management with a particular focus on the sorts of projects commonly found in research settings. Go here for more information and to register.

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Staff Invited to Participate in Simulated Phishing Training

Lab Cyber Security is performing simulated phishing training to help users recognize and report phishing emails. Participants receive occasional simulated phishing emails to become familiar with attack tactics. Participants are reporting the training is informative and useful. All staff and affiliates are encouraged to participate in this training. Go here to sign up.

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Google Groups and Google Drive Classes Offered Dec. 21 and 22

The IT Division has seats available a for new Intro to Google Drive class (Dec. 21), and the Intro to Google Groups class (Dec. 22), both from 2 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 50B-4205. The class will be taught by Felicia Hsieh of the IT Division. Go here for course description and to register.

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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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