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IT Hosts Arduino, Software Carpentry, Excel Trainings

The offerings include an intro and advanced Arduino sessions, instructor training and web programming with Software Carpentry, or intermediate and advanced Excel courses. Go here for more information and to register.

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Feb. 13 Lab Workshop on TrueNorth, IBM’s Brain-inspired Computer

The Computational Research Division, with IBM, will host an all-day workshop on TrueNorth, IBM’s brain-inspired machine, on Friday, Feb. 13. The workshop begins at 9 a.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium with an introduction to TrueNorth, programming and use. For more information, contact Peter Nugent.

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Learn How Git Workflows Make Your Team More Productive

Join Atlassian on Friday, Feb. 6, at noon in the Building 50 Auditorium for a development talk on how Git can help you write cleaner code, roll out new features faster, and make your entire development team more efficient and productive. Go here to learn more about this and other IT classes. No registration required.

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Intro to Lucidchart Class on Feb. 4

The IT Division class runs from 11 a.m. to noon in the 50 Auditorium. Participants will learn about the web-based diagramming software that allows collaboration in real time to create flowcharts, ERD, UML, wireframes, floor plans and other diagrams. Registration required. Go here for more information on IT classes.

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Workshop to Help Researchers Explain Their Science to the Public

The event will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, in San Jose, in conjunction with the AAAS annual meeting. A panel of experts, including a scientist, journalist, and media relations officer, will share their insights on communicating science to the public. This free workshop is hosted by Sense About Science USA. Registration deadline is Feb. 4. More>

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Women and Investing Workshop on Jan. 28

Berkeley Lab’s Women Scientists and Engineers Council (WSEC) and the Diversity and Inclusion Office (DIO) are hosting a “Women and Investing” workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 28, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The workshop will be facilitated by Nancy Pargot, the Lab’s Fidelity Retirement counselor. More>

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Sifting Through Science BLISS Volunteer Workshop on Jan. 27

Employees interested in sharing science in local classrooms are invited to attend a workshop on Tuesday, Jan. 27, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Building 70A-3377. Learn to guide Kindergarten-2nd graders as they explore buoyancy, magnetism, and physical properties of objects. Register here. Lunch provided. Contact Mary Connolly for more information.

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The Spring 2015 Interns Have Arrived

On Jan. 12, Workforce Development & Education welcomed 35 interns participating in its Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internship (SULI) program. The interns have come to the Lab from universities and colleges nationwide to conduct research with Lab scientists, who serve as their mentors for the 16-week program.

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Archiving Files and Records Class on Jan. 29

Participants will learn which files should be kept, archived, or disposed of in compliance with Lab and DOE regulation. The workshop, sponsored by the Archives and Records Office, takes place Thursday, Jan. 29, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in 50A-5132. Go here to register. More>

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Feb. 10-11 Workshop on Managing Cosmology Data

Registration is now open for a workshop on “Improving Data Mobility and Management for International Cosmology” to be held Feb. 10-11 at Berkeley Lab. The workshop is sponsored ESnet and Internet2. Early registration is encouraged as attendance is limited and the past two workshops were filled. More>

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