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TechLink Community Talks and Seminars

See also Technical Training for IT Professional Staff

Introduction

University Information Services (UIS) organises seminars and workshops especially for the IT community. These events cover IT and related topics to support you in your role, to offer continuing professional development (CPD), and to provide the opportunity to network and build the community with other IT professionals across the University, Colleges and affiliated institutions.

A brief e-mail invitation about new seminars will be sent to uis-announce@list.cam.ac.uk and ucam-itsupport@lists.cam.ac.uk mailing list.

Topics: Please share suggestions for topics you think would be valuable, directly with the IT Community Development Manager, or feel free to send e-mail to .

Workshops and seminars: Lent Term 2021

Date Topic Presenter (s) Location  info/links

24

March 

Clear as Clouds - New approaches with AWS/Amazon

Externall reps Online

16

March

PCRE & RPA - DevOps special Dr. Philip Hazel and external reps Online

03

March

Email service update: Hermes migration, email security and how this affects institutional IT staff Gordon Ross Online

25

Feb

 

University Card System project

Abraham Martin

Monty Dawson

Richard Wareham

Katya Nikitina

Online

23

Feb

MWS-Mythic Beasts web hosting options & amp; COGEnT-CompTIA Cloud training pilot Julian King and external reps Online
27 Jan Cloud & Hybrid Backup - Phoenix Software / Bridge Fibre Ronald Haynes and external reps Online

Past workshops and seminars 2020

Please note due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Techlink Seminar programme was postponed from March - September 2020.

 

Date Topic Presenter(s)

Location

Info/links

26

Nov

TechLink Community: IT Induction

Ronald Haynes 

Richard Hey

Online

25

Nov

Clouds Ahead? Google, and More (University Cloud Strategy)

External Google speaker

Abraham Martin

Online

17

Nov

Digital Admissions Overview and Update on the Digital Presence Programme

Kate Livingstone, Barney Brown, Basirat Afinowi and Dave Heart

Online

04

Nov

Clouds Ahead? AWS, Azure, and More

External speakers 

Online

20

Oct

The Year Ahead

 Ian Leslie - UIS Director

Online

12 Feb

Apple Accessibility Features (workshop)

Paul Hutton (Academia/Apple Education)

Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

 

 

17 Jan

The future of the Managed Web Service (MWS)

Julian King

Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

 

Past workshops and seminars 2019

Date Topic Presenter(s)

Location

Info/links

11 Dec Apple Tech Series for Higher Education - Lunch and Learn with Apple James Nairn, Apple staff Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

22 Nov

IT induction for new IT staff

Ronald Haynes, Richard Hey, and UIS colleagues

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium

Details

20 Nov

The Year Ahead and IT Forum

Prof. Ian Leslie, Vijay Samtani, Neil King, Jon Holgate

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium

Recording

Slides

23 Oct

Research Computing Services, Community Update

Stuart Rankin, Matt Raso-Barnett, Paul Browne, M.C. Sharpley, Ronald Haynes

Roger Needham Building

Slides:

24 Jul

 

IT Forum: Accessibility, IT portfolios, Communities of Practice

Ian Cooper, Mark Rowland, James Honnor, Rich Wareham Ronald Haynes

Roger Needham

Building

Norwich Auditorium

Recording

Slides:

29 May

Tableau and how it can help you

Constanza Arias-Aldana, Academic and Financial Planning

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium

Presentation

1 May

Introducing a Research Cloud Computing Platform

Wojciech Turek, UIS RCS

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium

Recording

4 Apr

Introducing a new release MATLAB Parallel Server

Jos Martin from MATLAB & Russell Thompson from MRC

Judge Business School LT4

Recording

29 Mar

IT Forum: Infrastructure update, Dell and more

Ronald Haynes, Steve Hoensch, Abraham Martin

Roger Needham Building

Norwich Auditorium

Recording

 

27 Feb

So Long and thanks for all the Phish: Dealing with email security

Kate Jeary from CERT and Joe Irvin from UIS Service Desk

Faculty of Law LG17

Recording

 

30 Jan

The Digital Architecture of Future Cities

Ian Lewis

Computer Lab LT1

 

Recording

 

Past workshops and seminars 2018

  • 14 December: Using Technology to Unlock History. Advances in 2D/3D imaging. H. Jones, Andy Corrigan, University Library
  • 28 November: IT Forum An update on UIS projects and services, case studies from the IT Community and an intro to Amazon Web Services and Pheonix. View the recording on the SMS.
  • 28 November: IT Induction: for new IT staff, IT Community Managers Ronald Haynes and Richard Hey.
  • 17 October: The year ahead: UIS update to the IT Community. Ian Leslie, UIS Director. View the recording on the SMS. Download PDF.
  • 25 July: Managing Apple Devices in 2018: Where we're going, we need no Apple IDs, James Nairn, UIS, Apple support. Video presentation on the SMS.
  • 18 July: LinkedIn Learning Launch for the IT Community, Richard Hey, Head of UIS Institutional Services. Rinku Raina, Career Development Adviser, Monica Gonzalez, Training Services Manager. Video presentation on the SMS.
  • 27 June: Threat Protection & Prevention Service: using McAfee, Chris Quy, Endpoint Protection Manager.
  • 9 May: Service Status System: expansion and benefits, Jon Holgate and Nigel Thornton. Video presentation on SMS

  • 21 March: Making IT Agile: Control v Collaboration, Dr Sibel Allinson, Simon Redhead, Dr Nick Mattin - slides - (Cam only / PDF)
  • 28 February: WiFi and Beyond: Wireless Systems Update, Alexander Cox, Service Manager University Wireless Infrastructure PDF
  • 14 February 2018: Update on the implications of GDPR within UIS: Madeleine Taylor, UIS Information Compliance Officer Video presentation on SMS
  • 7 February 2018:

    PoP update, what you need to know!: Bob Franklin, UIS Networks presentation

Past workshops and seminars 2016- 2017