UC Berkeley Podcast Studio: Engaging & Amplifying Student Voices

April 1, 2022

Through the Berkeley Changemakers Innovation Grant, Dr. Pablo Gonzalez and his team have created a fully functioning podcast studio for students, faculty, and staff to utilize. The purpose of this studio is to give the UC Berkeley community a platform to amplify their voices. The CTO interns were lucky enough to...

Highlights from the 2020 Fall Technology Innovation Forum

December 14, 2020

Last month a group of inspiring and diverse group of teams celebrated their groundbreaking innovations at the Fall Technology Innovation Forum. The theme of the innovation forum was “Innovation in the Time of Coronavirus.” Given this year’s tumultuous events, the forum was designed to convene people from across campus who are designing new ways of doing things so they could connect virtually and share their experiences developing teaching and environmental applications to combat...

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.

Reporting to Deputy CIO Lyle Nevels with a dotted line to CIO Larry Conrad for campus wide initiatives, Bill is responsible for the leadership of Berkeley's IT architecture and consideration of emerging technologies in support of research, teaching and administration. Bill will facilitate the governance...

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.

Anthony Suen has been instrumental in forging a partnership with IST, and the greater OneIT community -- for example this Kubernetes training he and Eric Fraser...

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:

Please join us onTuesday, February 25...

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.

Several of us involved in launching the original report collaborated on an article, posted today on the University's main technology website,...

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:

"For whatever aspect of the world we wish to study—whether it’s the Earth’s weather, the world’s...

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

We are now accepting proposals for Berkeley's first-ever CTO Technology Innovation program. The CTO is looking to support proposals that will enhance the University's operations, bolster its research endeavors or help transform instruction and the classroom experience....