Cloud Meetup Entry

These are entries for upcoming and past UC Berkeley Cloud Meetups

Cloud Meetup 028: Secure Research Data + Compute (09/30/2021)

No researcher wants to wake up to a headline screaming that their research has leaked human subject data onto the Darkweb. But it's not always clear to people how to protect their key research data, and there is much pressing work to do beyond security. Ever since privacy and protection of computational data has emerged as a significant service area of focus in research computing this has been a pain point. At UC Berkeley, we’ve developed a secure service targeted to serve those working with sensitive information across the breadth of the research community — from Social Welfare to Genomics,...

Cloud Meetup 027: Pacific Research Platform (08/26/2021)

This month's Cloud Meetup will focus on the Pacific Research Platform. Launched in 2015 with a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Pacific Research Platform sought to build a high-speed broadband freeway for research in a variety of data-intensive scientific disciplines. The PRP enhanced network visualization and accelerated discovery in archaeology, particle physics, astronomy, and life sciences over a network of more than 50 institutions. At the same time, it offered learning opportunities to students at partner universities, including Historically Black Colleges &...

Cloud Meetup 026: Storage in the Cloud @ Berkeley (07/29/2021)

This month's Cloud Meetup will focus on storage in the cloud a hot topic at a time in which Berkeley is multi-cloud and oriented towards hybrid solutions that follow our "University First" cloud strategy. The discussion is open to everyone and especially geared towards UC Berkeley's Cloud Community of Practice. This open discussion on cloud storage at Berkeley moderated by Amy Neeser and Bill Allison will deep dive into UC Berkeley’s cloud storage options and their different use-cases with experts on-hand from IT to address current options, plans and example use-cases. We will start the...

Cloud Meetup 025: Cloud at the School of Information (06/24/2021)

This month we will focus on the cloud at the UC Berkeley School of Information. Kyle and Luis will present about their current work and research using cloud technologies as well as the many cloud computing efforts at the UC Berkeley School of Information. They work together on Berkeley's 261-Machine Learning at Scale course.

Cloud Meetup 024: Michigan Medicine's GCP App Strategy (05/27/2021)

Shanelle Boluyt (Project Manager) and John Walsh (DevOps Lead) from Michigan Medicine's DevOps Team | HITS Academic IT will present on how they improved Michigan Medicine’s ability to develop, deploy, and manage custom and vendor applications in an efficient, secure and reliable way. They will share how Michigan Medicine takes advantage of infrastructure as code tooling, Cloud APIs, and shifting left to include more compensating controls for security and compliance into the system. By providing pre-configured environments, they can take on a larger portion of the shared responsibility model,...

Cloud Meetup 023: Internet2 (04/29/2021)

Internet2 is a non-profit community organization providing a secure high-speed network, cloud solutions, research support, and services tailored for research and education. Our community includes higher education, research institutions, government entities and cultural organizations. Many of the actions you take on your computer each day, from logging in to collaborating with a colleague across campus or across the globe has been made possible by the work of Internet2. All of the work of Internet2 is made possible by you and your peers across higher education in the US. Although Internet2,...

Cloud Meetup 022: Women in Data Science (02/25/2021)

The first presentation is from Electrical Engineering & Computer Science graduate student Alicia Tsai who will give a brief introduction about WiDS, her experience and involvement with WiDS Taipei and WiDS Berkeley, and a little bit about herself in the field of data science. Then Dr. Claudia von Vacano, Executive Director of the Social Sciences D-Lab & Digital Humanities at Berkeley, will present about the Measuring Hate Speech research project. The team used Google Cloud in their workflow and this talk will focus on the power that provided the team in terms of labeling comments to...

Cloud Meetup 021: Cloud@Cal and IST Cloud Services Plans

The first from Berkeley IT's Walter Stokes will be an update on what IT is doing in-line with the University's cloud strategy to support campus users. Then we will hear from the leaders of the student cloud computing group, Cloud@Cal, about their organization and projects and how you can get involved with them.