Developments in technology

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...

Berkeley Changemaker Technology Innovation Grant Awardees Announced

June 25, 2020

Back in February we began to put out the call for innovation proposals from all over campus, asking them share their alignment with the Chancellor's top strategic priorities and also to address what the University needs NOW. For a top research University, no matter what hard times we're having, innovation isn't just a "nice to have" - it's an essential ingredient to maintaining our excellence and scaling access & equity for a Berkeley education....

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...

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...

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".

...for example, in a meeting of Deans, the conversation should start by asking "How can we accelerate the pace of our research and tackle...