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Welcome to the CTO Blog!  Ideas and information about the people, process and technology -- and our collective progress on these that are important for UC Berkeley and of interest to our students, faculty and staff. 

Announcement - Bill Allison Appointed Chief Technology Officer

November 24, 2015


Bill Allison Appointed Chief Technology Officer
November 24, 2015
Dear Colleagues

We are pleased to announce that William Allison has been appointed Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the University of California at Berkeley, effective today, November 24, 2015.

Call for Proposals: Berkeley Changemaker Technology Innovation & Connected Campus Grants

March 2, 2020

UPDATED May 5, 2020: The deadline has been extended through May 18th, to allow more time given the difficulties we all face with the Covid-19 pandemic.*

March 2, 2020

Don't Miss the Adobe Creative Jam at UC Berkeley

February 11, 2020

We want to get the word out on a truly unique experience just for UC Berkeley students, brought to you in partnership with the Academic Innovation Studio, the Creative Lab, and the Student Technology Fund! This is an inclusive event, and all experience levels are welcome, from experts to people who’ve never worked with Adobe tools before. We want you there!  Here's the description and sign-up link from Adobe:

Berkeley's Transparency Report Turns Five

January 28, 2020

January 28th brings another Data Protection Day. Five years ago today we launched UC Berkeley's "bConnected Transparency Report" to give our students, faculty and staff a clear idea about how the University handles their personal information in services like Google, Box, Sharepoint.

Jupyterhub at Berkeley

May 10, 2019

We live in a world awash in data. As individuals and as a society we need to learn how to better understand, analyze and use it.  To that end, Berkeley recently started an exciting initiative to teach every undergraduate the fundamentals of data science. As the first chapter of the open source book for Data 8 (one of the courses) puts it: 

Updates and Progress on Cloud Computing at Berkeley

April 5, 2019
The most salient recent developments have been in focusing our work to align with the Chancellor's strategy -- in the case of cloud computing, especially towards support for scaling up Jupyterhub to meet the needs of the Division of Data Sciences.

The Berkeley Cloud Strategy

February 2, 2019

I wanted to share a brief overview of UC Berkeley's Cloud Strategy so that anyone can get a sense of it in a few minutes. The most important takeaway is that it directs our focus always to be "University First".  As a campus, we must invest in technology that meets the needs of the campus mission for our faculty, students, and administration -- rather than focusing on technology first or "Cloud First".