About the UC Berkeley Cloud Community of Practice

About Us

The cloud community of practice is a forum for developing and sharing expertise evaluating and implementing cloud computing for Berkeley students, faculty and staff. Our community spans research computing, educational and teaching technology, as well as enterprise and administrative IT. We will work together to curate and share resources, training and speakers. We will share learnings on cloud computing topics. Our inclusive community will build on the ideas and successes of BIDS, D-Lab, CITRIS, ITAIC, OneIT and Reimagining IT to:

  • Provide a necessary nexus for building enthusiasm and shaping consensus

  • Communicate the value of cloud related services to serve Berkeley's mission

  • Advise campus on IT policies for using and deploying cloud services

  • Inform campus IT architecture (including security, identity management, network etc.)

  • Shape Berkeley's cloud technology investment priorities

  • Curate campus-wide cloud computing training

Meet the Planning Committee (In Progress)

Amy Neeser: Consulting + Outreach Lead, Research IT

Working at the intersection of Libraries and IT, Amy has experience with data in all aspects of the research lifecycle. Her professional and research interests include interdisciplinary and open digital scholarship, innovative uses of technologies in academic environments, and critical digital literacy.

As the Consulting + Outreach Lead in Research IT at UC Berkeley, Amy coordinates the consulting efforts across the Data Management and Research Computing programs to offer a holistic approach to data and computation. She also facilitates Research IT's community, partnership, and outreach programs.