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IT Events For April & May 2018

Special Interest Group coordinators have planned some interesting IT events for you. Enjoy exploring and be sure to put these events on your calendars.

A few reminders:

IT Events For April & May 2018

April 6, 2018 (Friday) | 2:30 - 5:00 PM

Spring Kite Day

In celebration of Spring and the spirit of Franklin's innovative experimentation to study lightning and electricity the ISC Office of Information Security invites you to a Spring Kite Day. The event is to raise awareness about key information security concepts while enjoying kite flying with colleagues and family members. The event is for Penn staff, students, faculty and their families. It is held in ACE Adams Field on Friday, April 6, 2018, 2:30 5:00 pm

More information at https://www.isc.upenn.edu/security/kite_day

Location: ACE Adams Field 

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr186SpringKiteDa.ics

Sponsored by ISC Office of Information Security
 

April 9, 2018 (Monday) | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

The Evolution of ISC Technology Services

Jim Choate, ISC's Executive Director for Technology Services and Chief Technology Officer will present on strategic realignment done within ISC's Technology Services in order to better prepare for the future of technology services at Penn. He will also provide an update on the new strategic planning process that ISC Technology Services is using to create and communicate shared vision within ISC and to the campus. IT Technical Directors from Technology Services will also provide update on key strategic initiatives in their area including Unified Communications strategy, the future of data center space on campus and cloud IAAS and authentication services.

For additional information, please contact sug-request@lists.upenn.edu

Location: ARCH108

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr189TheEvolution.ics

Sponsored by Super User Group (SUG)
 

April 10, 2018 (Tuesday) | 09:00 - 10:30 AM

IT Orientation to Finance at Penn

Amy Collins, Senior Director of Finance and Administration in the Provost Administrative Affairs Office and Chris Bristow, Director of Fiscal Operation in SEAS will provide an orientation designed for IT staff. Learn about the budget planning cycles, responsibility center management, strategic spending, and other financial information that will help you work with your business administrator to optimize your IT budget.

Please bring your PennCard to access the building.

To reserve your seat for this session, please register using Knowledge Link at: 
https://upenn.plateau.com/learning/user/deeplink_redirect.jsp?linkId=ITEM_DETAILS&componentID=UP.91028.ITEM.ITOFinance&componentTypeID=COURSE&revisionDate=1360178100000
Search for: Finance

Location: Bits & Pieces, Room 306 Sansom Place West

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr1810ITOrientatio.ics

Sponsored by ISC IT Learning
 

April 11, 2018 (Wednesday) | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

0365 SIG

As we approach the end of the academic year, please join us for a panel on how schools around campus are handling bulk provisioning for incoming students and an open discussion on providing support for people using O365 remotely.

You are welcome to bring your lunch to this session. To receive invitations and service updates, please join the O365-SIG mailing list: O365-SIG@lists.upenn.edu

Location: Bits & Pieces, Room 306 Sansom Place West

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr18110365SIG.ics

Sponsored by 0365-SIG
 

April 16, 2018 (Monday) | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Developer SIG: Better Naming for Code Clarity with Kurt Wheeler

Code clarity is one of the most important things in software development because it increases the maintainability of code and the ease of sharing it with another programmer and having them understand it. Naming variables, functions, and classes well is crucial to writing maintainable and extendable code. However the culture of Python often seems to encourage brevity over clarity. I will show examples of this in high profile Python projects' tutorials, documentation, and source code. I will discuss ways to write code that is more clear, maintainable, and extendable along with some initial ideas of what the Python community can do to try to reverse this trend.

Kurt Wheeler is a software engineer in the Childhood Cancer Data Lab powered by Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation and a member of the Greene Lab at the University of Pennsylvania. Kurt has experience in software development for cloud based workflows, utilizing modern technologies such as Docker, terraform, and Nomad. Kurt is the primary developer of the Data Refinery project which aims to integrate all publicly available genomic and transcriptomic data to facilitate machine learning analyses.

For additional information, please contact dev-sig@lists.upenn.edu

Location: Bits & Pieces, Room 306 Sansom Place West

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr1816BetterNaming.ics

Sponsored by Developer SIG
 

April 18, 2018 (Wednesday) | 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Cloud SIG: Hosting Web Content With Pantheon

This month, join us at Cloud-SIG to discuss hosting your web content with Pantheon. Web shops all around Penn's campus are taking advantage of the benefits of this Platform as a Service provider. Find out how you can host your site on this cloud-based platform, come to discuss common practices, share info, and ask our presenter - ISC's resident expert, Rick Ward your questions.

For additional information, please contact cloud-sig-request@lists.upenn.edu.

Location: Bits & Pieces, Room 306 Sansom Place West

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr1818CloudSIG:Hos.ics

Sponsored by Cloud SIG
 

April 18, 2018 (Wednesday) | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Lunchtime Learning: PMO Project Productivity Tools

Too many tasks, not enough time? How do you and your project team members prioritize all the competing work when trying to complete a project? Learn about some very powerful tools that you can incorporate into your project management toolkit.

Blue Jean Information for session:

To join the Meeting:
https://bluejeans.com/2796482613

To join via Room System:
Video Conferencing System: bjn.vc -or-199.48.152.152
Meeting ID : 2796482613

To join via phone :
1)  Dial:
                +1.408.740.7256 (United States)
                +1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free)
                +1.408.317.9253 (Alternate number)
                (see all numbers - http://bluejeans.com/premium-numbers)
2)  Enter Conference ID : 2796482613

You are welcome to bring your lunch to this session. For additional information, please contact learnit@isc.upenn.edu.

To reserve your seat for this session, please register using Knowledge Link at: 
https://upenn.plateau.com/learning/user/deeplink_redirect.jsp?linkId=SCH...
Search for: PMO

Location: Bits & Pieces, Room 306 Sansom Place West

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr1818LunchtimeLea.ics

Sponsored by ISC IT Learning
 

April 19, 2018 (Thursday) | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

PCNet

For additional information, please contact pcnet-list-request@lists.upenn.edu.

Location: Bits & Pieces, Room 306 Sansom Place West

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr1819PCNet.ics

Sponsored by PCNet
 

April 24, 2018 (Tuesday) | 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Technical Certifications 2.0: Leadership and Business Skill Enhanced (webinar)

Upon analyzing many mainstream technical and managerial certifications, methodologies and frameworks, one thing became very clear. There are a specific set of leadership, business and interpersonal communication skills that are required to maximize the professional and organizational value of technical skills and knowledge. This webinar describes these skills, why and how they're applicable to IT, and how you can use them to your personal and professional advantage.

To reserve your seat for this session, please register at: 
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/9163306104757879041

Location: Webinar

Relevant Links: For more please visit https://nhlearningsolutions.com/ResourceCenter/FreeWebinars/tabid/486/De...

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr1824TechnicalCer.ics

Sponsored by ISC IT Learning
 

April 25, 2018 (Wednesday) | 09:00 - 10:30 AM

IT Orientation: IT Audits at Penn

Join us to explore the IT Audit process at the University of Pennsylvania with IT Auditors from Penn's Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy.
 
We'll cover the control issues that must be addressed to ensure the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of the IT systems and infrastructure along with topics below:
 
· What is the Office of Audit, Compliance and Privacy?
· What to expect during an audit
· Risk assessment
· Typical audit areas
· IT audit process

To reserve your seat for this session go to:
https://upenn.plateau.com/learning/user/deeplink_redirect.jsp?linkId=ITE...
Search for: ITOAUDIT

Location: Bits & Pieces, Room 306 Sansom Place West

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr1825ITOrientatio.ics

Sponsored by ISC IT Learning
 

April 25, 2018 (Wednesday) | 11:00 - 12:00 PM

April Project JAM Session

Project Jams are informal workshops where participants can be paired with Project Managers from the PMO to get expert advice and recommendations on how to resolve their project issues (jams). For additional information, please contact pmo-isc@upenn.edu.

To join the Meeting:
https://bluejeans.com/2796482613

To join via Room System:
Video Conferencing System: bjn.vc -or-199.48.152.152
Meeting ID : 2796482613

To join via phone :
1) Dial:
+1.408.740.7256 (United States)
+1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free)
+1.408.317.9253 (Alternate number)
(see all numbers - http://bluejeans.com/premium-numbers)
2) Enter Conference ID : 2796482613

Location: ISC Conf 3401 Walnut B Wing Room 201

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr1825AprilProject.ics

Sponsored by ISC PMO
 

April 26, 2018 (Thursday) | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Security SIG: Leveraging vulnerability scanning to protect your assets

Leveraging vulnerability scanning to protect your assets

Featuring:

Kevin Lux, Penn Medicine Academic Computing Services (PMACS) discussing his work on automating Nessus scans and routing actionable results to the right systems owners

Tenable talking about their web-based product update, Tenable.IO. They will be showing what the new product offering can do in the web application scanning space

For additional information, please contact security-sig-request@lists.upenn.edu.

Location: Bits & Pieces, Room 306 Sansom Place West

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/Apr1826SecuritySIGL.ics

Sponsored by Security SIG
 

May 2, 2018 (Wednesday) | 1:00 - 2:30 PM

MacNet: JAMF Software Vendor presentation and demonstration

Vendor Presentation and Demo JAMF software for Apple Device Management

https://www.jamf.com/

We are pleased to host JAMF software. Jamf is a leader in Apple Device Management software and solutions. Their comprehensive solution enables seamless management of all Apple devices, and their origin began with recognizing the needs for better Mac management in Higher Ed.

Jamf will be coming to campus to provide us with a demonstration and technical overview of their product. More details will be passed along in the coming weeks as we approach the event. 

For additional information, please contact macnet-list-request@lists.upenn.edu 

Location: TBD

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May182JAMFSoftware.ics

Sponsored by MacNet
 

May 7, 2018 (Monday) | 8:30 - 5:00 PM

ITIL Foundation 3.5 Day Class

This ITIL® course is offered by KnappIT, Inc.

Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) is a widely used methodology for the management of IT services. ITIL provides a practical framework for identifying, planning, delivering and supporting all aspects of IT services, defines best practices, and provides a common business language for the IT community.  The proper implementation of ITIL enables IT organizations to deliver services that both meet the needs of the business and are aligned with the business goals. 

This is a 3.5-day class held Monday -Thursday, May 7-10, 2018. For additional information, please contact learnit@isc.upenn.edu.

To reserve your seat, please send your name, PennID and department, BA's name and email, and your 26-digit budget code for the $1,495 tuition to learnit@isc.upenn.edu

Location: ISC Training Lab 220

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May187ITILFoundati.ics

Sponsored by ISC Technology Training
 

May 9, 2018 (Wednesday) | 12:00 - 1:00 PM

0365 SIG

You are welcome to bring your lunch to this session. To receive invitations and service updates, please join the O365-SIG mailing list: O365-SIG@lists.upenn.edu

Location: TBD

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May1890365SIG.ics

Sponsored by 0365-SIG
 

May 10, 2018 (Thursday) | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

MacNet

Location: Sansom Place West Room 306 Bits & Pieces Room 

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May1810MacNet.ics

Sponsored by MacNet
 

May Date: TBD 

SUG 

For additional information, please contact sug-request@lists.upenn.edu

Location: HH218 Ben Franklin

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May1814SUGTBD.ics

Sponsored by Super User Group (SUG)
 

May 14, 2018 (Monday) | 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Developer SIG

For additional information, please contact dev-sig@lists.upenn.edu

Location: Sansom Place West Room 306 Bits & Pieces Room 

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May1814DeveloperSIG.ics

Sponsored by Developer SIG
 

May 15, 2018 (Tuesday) | 9:00 - 5:00 PM

2018 Penn IT Staff Convention

Save the Date!

The 2018 Penn IT Staff Convention has a date and location! This year's Staff Convention will be returning to Jon M. Huntsman Hall, on Tuesday, May 15. 

Please reach out to the ITSC Planning Committee with any questions or concerns, at itstaffconf@lists.upenn.edu.

Location: Huntsman Hall

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May18152018PennITSt.ics

 

May 16, 2018 (Wednesday) | 1:30 - 3:00 PM

Cloud SIG

For additional information, please contact cloud-sig-request@lists.upenn.edu.

Location: Sansom Place West Room 306 Bits & Pieces Room 

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May1816CloudSIG.ics

Sponsored by Cloud SIG
 

May 16, 2018 (Wednesday) | 12:00 - 1:30 PM

Productivity Now: Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My To Do List

Are you looking for a tool to increase your productivity and make task management and personal project planning easy and convenient? Come learn about Todoist, a to-do list application that clarifies and calms otherwise-chaotic lives! Bring your daily tasks down off the whiteboard and out of the Inbox and into a clear and organized place. This free event is open to all. 
In this session you will learn about: 
· How to use the Todoist application on web or mobile 
· How Todoist helps with organization and productivity 
· Different use cases for Todoist 
· Alternatives to Todoist 

You are welcome to bring your lunch to this session. For additional information, please contact learnit@isc.upenn.edu.

To reserve your seat for this session, please register using Knowledge Link at: https://upenn.plateau.com/learning/user/deeplink_redirect.jsp?linkId=REG...
Search for: 

Location: Bits & Pieces, Room 306 Sansom Place West

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May1816Productivity.ics

Sponsored by ISC IT Learning
 

May 17, 2018 (Thursday) | 11:00 - 12:00 PM

Project Partners SIG: Quality & Requirements

Identifying stakeholder needs is critical to a project s success. In this session, participants will learn how to identify stakeholder needs, why documenting these needs is important, and how to measure/confirm that the needs have been met. The presenter is Steve Schwarz, PMP.

For additional information, please contact pmo-isc@upenn.edu

Blue Jean Information

To join the Meeting:
https://bluejeans.com/2796482613

To join via phone :
1) Dial:
+1.408.740.7256 (United States)
+1.888.240.2560 (US Toll Free)
+1.408.317.9253 (Alternate number)
(see all numbers - http://bluejeans.com/premium-numbers)

2) Enter Conference ID : 2796482613

To reserve your seat and receive a completion certificate, please register with Knowledge Link: https://upenn.plateau.com/learning/user/ssoLogin.do

Location: Sansom West, Bits and Pieces, Room 306 (and via Blue Jeans)

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May1817ProjectPartn.ics

Sponsored by PMO
 

May 17, 2018 (Thursday) | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

PCNet

Location: Sansom Place West Room 306 Bits & Pieces Room 

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May1817PCNet.ics

Sponsored by PCNet
 

May 24, 2018 (Thursday) | 2:00 - 3:30 PM

Security SIG

Location: Sansom Place West Room 306 Bits & Pieces Room 

iCalendar: http://www.upenn.edu/computing/group/sigcal/May1824SecuritySIG.ics

Sponsored by Security SIG