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Friday 19 October

09:30
Falcon: An Introduction for Content and Site Managers (Part 1 and Part 2) (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will cover the use of Falcon Content Management Service by content and site managers.

Please note: Falcon on Plone will be migrating to Falcon-on-Drupal over the the 2019-2020 academic year. If you are new to Falcon on Plone and have a requirement to learn the Falcon system, this course is for you. If your department plans to migrate soon (please ask your departmental IT Officer) there is a Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction course. If you are new to Drupal there is a Drupal: An introduction course.

Adobe Illustrator CC: Introduction [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site
  • Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork
14:00
Falcon: An Introduction for Content and Site Managers (Part 1 and Part 2) (2 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will cover the use of Falcon Content Management Service by content and site managers.

Please note: Falcon on Plone will be migrating to Falcon-on-Drupal over the the 2019-2020 academic year. If you are new to Falcon on Plone and have a requirement to learn the Falcon system, this course is for you. If your department plans to migrate soon (please ask your departmental IT Officer) there is a Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction course. If you are new to Drupal there is a Drupal: An introduction course.

Tuesday 23 October

09:30
Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (1 of 3) [Places] 09:30 - 10:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

Programming Concepts: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (1 of 2) [Standby] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

10:30
Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (2 of 3) [Places] 10:30 - 11:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

11:30
Office 2016: Excel, Word and PowerPoint Top Ten Tips (3 of 3) [Places] 11:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Haven't had the time to fully explore all that Excel, Word and PowerPoint has to offer? If so, now's your chance to pick up a few handy tips that you may not have discovered yet. You can save a lot of time and effort working with Excel, Word and PowerPoint if you know a few tricks and shortcuts.

Wednesday 24 October

09:00
UTBS: New Provider Training Manager Training POSTPONED 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course is designed for the Training Manager(s) of a new provider on the University Training Booking System. (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to manage their training programme on the UTBS

09:30
Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database (1 of 2) [Standby] 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

Programming Concepts: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (2 of 2) [Standby] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming, or who have never been formally taught the principles and basic concepts of programming. It provides an introduction to the basic concepts common to most high level languages (including Python, Java, Fortran, C, C++, Visual Basic). The aim of the course is to equip attendees with the background knowledge and confidence necessary to tackle many on-line and printed programming tutorials. It may also help attendees in deciding which programming language is suitable for their programming task.

Knowledge of the concepts presented in this course is a pre-requisite for many of the other courses in the Scientific Computing series of courses (although not for the "Python for Absolute Beginners" course).

14:00
Zotero: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Self-paced) [Places] 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is an introduction to reference management using the free, open-source program, Zotero. Zotero is a free plug-in for the Firefox web browser which allows you to collect and store references from online sources; add your own annotations and finally use your stored references to insert correct citations into a Word, Open Office, or LaTeX document.

Thursday 25 October

09:30
Access 2016: Creating a Simple Database (2 of 2) [Standby] 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This is an introduction to the popular database package Microsoft Access. The course is aimed at those who have never used the package before or have just started using it. There is an Access Fast Track course that is a shortened version of this course for those who learn at a faster pace.

10:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (1 of 2) [Places] 10:00 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

14:00
LaTeX: Introduction to Text Processing (2 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

LaTeX is a powerful document description language built on top of TeX. It is available on Unix, Windows and Macintoshes. It can be used for the presentation of plain text (including accented characters and letters outside the English alphabet), the typesetting of mathematics, the generation of tables, and producing simple diagrams. It is particularly suited for the writing of theses, papers and technical documents.

Friday 26 October

09:30
UTBS: New Provider Training Administrator Training [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is designed for Training Administrators of a new provider on the University Training Booking System (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to administer their training programme on the UTBS.

Monday 29 October

09:30
UTBS: New Provider Training Administrator Training (OPdA) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This course is designed for Training Administrators of a new provider on the University Training Booking System (UTBS) and it will take them through theory and practicals on how to administer their training programme on the UTBS.

10:30
Falcon on Drupal: Migration from Falcon On Plone - An Introduction [Places] 10:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, 17 Mill Lane Training Room

This course has been designed for web editors of institutions that are migrating from the Falcon on Plone content management system to the new Falcon on Drupal Content Management Service.

Tuesday 30 October

09:30
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (1 of 2) [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

13:00
Enabling AVX-512 Vectorization and Using Intel Performance tools new (1 of 2) [Places] 13:00 - 18:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • This event is being organised jointly between UIS and the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at DAMTP.
  • In this workshop, we will start with an overview of the latest micro-processor architectures and how the intrinsic parallelism has been implemented in hardware, mainly the SIMD instructions and multi-threading. Then we focus on how to define and measure processor and memory performance and how this is related to the application level. In particular we describe the roofline model approach, which gives an estimation and a visual model useful to estimate the application performance and the limitation of the underlying hardware.
  • With the help of examples and use cases, we pinpoint you to possible inefficiencies both on threading and vectorization and we explain remedies, hints and strategies to be considered to ensure an application delivers great performance on today’s scalable hardware and upcoming future generations.
  • Furthermore we will show how performance analysis tools like Intel® Advisor and Intel® VTune™ Amplifier, together with examples and use cases, pinpoint you to inefficiencies both on threading and vectorization and also give hints to remedies.
  • Attendees should be comfortable with either C/C++ or Fortran programming language and basic Linux command, like make and ssh. No previous experience in vectorization and parallelization is required and profiling tools, as well.
  • Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by completing this form.
14:00
Adobe Photoshop CC: Introduction (Level 1) (2 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

Adobe Photoshop CC is the latest version of the favourite image manipulation and editing tool of the professional graphics industry and photographers. It enables digital and scanned-in photographs, pictures and graphics files to be edited and offers a dazzling array of drawing, special effects and filtering tools. Knowing where to start with such a comprehensive and feature-filled package can be daunting. This presentation aims to equip new users with the basics, using live demonstrations throughout.

Wednesday 31 October

09:00
Enabling AVX-512 Vectorization and Using Intel Performance tools new (2 of 2) [Places] 09:00 - 12:00 Department of Physics, Maxwell Centre, Rayleigh Seminar (Floor 2)
  • This event is being organised jointly between UIS and the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology at DAMTP.
  • In this workshop, we will start with an overview of the latest micro-processor architectures and how the intrinsic parallelism has been implemented in hardware, mainly the SIMD instructions and multi-threading. Then we focus on how to define and measure processor and memory performance and how this is related to the application level. In particular we describe the roofline model approach, which gives an estimation and a visual model useful to estimate the application performance and the limitation of the underlying hardware.
  • With the help of examples and use cases, we pinpoint you to possible inefficiencies both on threading and vectorization and we explain remedies, hints and strategies to be considered to ensure an application delivers great performance on today’s scalable hardware and upcoming future generations.
  • Furthermore we will show how performance analysis tools like Intel® Advisor and Intel® VTune™ Amplifier, together with examples and use cases, pinpoint you to inefficiencies both on threading and vectorization and also give hints to remedies.
  • Attendees should be comfortable with either C/C++ or Fortran programming language and basic Linux command, like make and ssh. No previous experience in vectorization and parallelization is required and profiling tools, as well.
  • Please note that if you are not eligible for a University of Cambridge Raven account you will need to book by completing this form.
09:30
Excel 2016: Analysing and Summarising Data [Places] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This hands-on course is a follow up from the Excel: Introduction course.

Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (1 of 4) [Full] 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Thursday 1 November

14:00
Adobe Illustrator CC: Introduction [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site
  • Adobe Illustrator CC is a the industry leading professional illustration and drawing program for the creation of vector based graphics and artwork
MySQL: Implementing a Relational Database Design (1 of 2) [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This beginners course equips you with the skills to implement a relational database design entity relationship diagram (ERD) into a MySQL database. Please be prepared for a fast paced course, but the materials provided can be used for consolidation after the course.