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UC Retirement Center Hosts Pre-Retirement Planning Programs

The four-week course takes place on Wednesdays, Sept. 13 to Oct. 4, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Go here for more information and here to register. The center is also offering a free “Resilient Aging Lab” workshop on Oct. 6., which explores the journey of retirement, including practical tools and support for planning your next chapter. Continental breakfast and lunch are included.

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IT Division Classes on Managing Research Software Projects

The IT Division is offering two one-day classes (Sept. 7 and 14) on Managing Research Software Projects. These classes will introduce participants to the basics of software project management with a focus on the projects commonly found in research settings. More>

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Innovation Training from IPO and Bay Area I-Corps

The Innovation and Partnerships Office and I-Corps instructors will offer innovation training exclusively for Lab staff in September. Participants will gain an understanding of the commercial potential for Lab research, the customer discovery process, and business model concepts. Applications are due Aug. 23. Go here for course dates and requirements. Contact Russell Carrington for additional information.

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Strategic Communications Offers Media Training on Sept. 13

Berkeley Lab’s Strategic Communications office is offering a free, on-site media training session on Wednesday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to noon. The class is limited to six participants, so early registration is suggested. Lab Communications Manager Jon Weiner, a former CBS News producer, will lead the session; for more information, or to sign up, contact him at jrweiner@lbl.gov.

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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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July 27 Postdoc Career Seminar on Interviewing for Industry Jobs

The Lab’s Postdoc Association is hosting a career workshop led by Nina Mazurova on how to interview for jobs in the industry sector. The event takes place Thursday, July 27, at 6 p.m. in the Building 50 Auditorium. The talk is open to all; register here.

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Apply to Attend September Anvi’o Workshop at JGI

The Joint Genome Institute is co-hosting a two-day Anvi’o training session in Walnut Creek on September 25 and 26 led by University of Chicago’s A. Murat Eren. The training will focus on visualizing complex data (genomes, metagenomes, metatranscriptomes, and pangenomes) using Anvi’o. Space is limited; apply here by August 1 to attend. Direct questions to Emiley Eloe-Fadrosh. Learn more here.

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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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