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UIS Engagement Events 2019-2020

Programme of events provided by University Information Services
(Mon 23 Sep 2019 - Fri 22 Nov 2019)

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Mon 23 Sep – Fri 22 Nov

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September 2019

Mon 23
IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme: Mentees' coffee morning new Finished 09:30 - 11:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentees enrolled on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentee. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and the scheme.

Fri 27
IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme: Mentors' coffee morning new Finished 10:30 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Huntingdon Room

An informal guidance session for members of the IT Community and UIS Mentoring Scheme. The session will provide the opportunity to meet with other mentors on the scheme. You’ll be able to talk openly as a group and share any successes or challenges while being a mentor. Please think of examples before coming along so we can discuss in the session and this will hopefully encourage confidence to help you gain the most out of your mentoring relationship and the scheme.

October 2019

Wed 23
TechLink Community Seminar: Research Computing Services, Community Update Finished 14:15 - 16:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

The Research Computing Services team will provide an update on some recent and engaging developments by the division, including:

  • An overview of current CSD3 (Cambridge Service for Data-Driven Discovery) platforms as well as some key news about planned upgrades in the forthcoming months.
  • The Data Accelerator - high performance, all-flash ephemeral storage for a new kind of scratch tier. New storage offering for the most demanding science workloads.
  • Bare metal cloud with Openstack - taking a peek into the future of the research computing infrastructure.
  • Secure Research Computing Platform - Using OpenStack, GitlabTerraform, Ansible to deliver secure (and movable) computing environments. Includes a demonstration.

There will also be a brief TechLink Community update, including an overview of a developing joint pilot for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) with Cambridge, Oxford, Glasgow, Edinburgh (COGENT).

November 2019

Mon 11
Community of Practice: Technology CoP: Learn and discuss APIs Finished 11:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • Do you use APIs in your work and want to know what others are using? Join this Technology Community of Practice session to understand what some UIS members of the community are working on and discuss what application interfaces are available.
  • This session will include short presentations and demos from UIS DevOps, Development Services and the Research Computing Service followed by an open discussion to share best practices and approaches to creating APIs for a service.
Mon 18
Falcon-on-Drupal: Update and Q&A session new Finished 11:30 - 12:30 Institute of Criminology, Room B3

A presentation and Q&A session to discuss the migration of websites to Falcon-on-Drupal – a new version of the Falcon website content management system (CMS) service based on the Drupal platform.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the development, service features and the migration of their own sites.

Fri 22
TechLink Community: IT Induction for new Computer Officers, IT staff, TechLink members new Finished 09:00 - 14:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • A presentation and workshop-style session introducing how IT works in the University of Cambridge. Covering what is expected of an IT professional working within a college, department or University institution, this session will explain what resources are available for them, including IT-specific material.
  • This induction is useful for any new (or relatively new) IT staff, or as a refresher for those who may have missed the opportunity to attend at the start of their IT role within the University.
  • The session will provide the opportunity to network with IT professionals across the University, and to meet UIS staff and Relationship Managers who are key contacts for supporting IT staff.