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Friday 8 November

09:00
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (5 of 6) CANCELLED 09:00 - 12:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (2 of 4) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

11:00
UIS Staff: Search Inside Yourself Programme - Stress Management Open Discussion new Finished 11:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

The Wellbeing Team invite UIS staff to join them for an open discussion on stress management. The group discussion will provide the opportunity to share thoughts, ideas and techniques for managing stress. Participants from the recent Search Inside Yourself training event will share some of their learnings from the wellbeing training programme.

13:30
Amazon Web Services: Architecting on AWS new charged (6 of 6) CANCELLED 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

The UIS are hosting this 3rd party delivered course.

This course covers the fundamentals of building IT infrastructure on the AWS platform. Students learn how to optimize the AWS Cloud by understanding how AWS services fit into cloud-based solutions. In addition, students explore AWS Cloud best practices and design patterns for architecting optimal IT solutions on AWS, and build a variety of infrastructures in guided, hands-on activities. The course also covers how to create fledgling architectures and build them into robust and adaptive solutions.

More information can be found online

Please see the fee section below before booking on the course.

Monday 11 November

09:30
ATLAS.ti: An Introduction for Qualitative Research Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will introduce ATLAS.ti a Computer Aided Qualitative Data Analysis Software (CAQDAS) which supports qualitative and mixed methods research. It provides a means to collect, organise and analyse content from interviews, focus group discussions, surveys and audio.

Excel 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Macintosh and PC. This is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace, there is an instructor present to support you if you have questions. The same course is taught as instructor-led for those who prefer this approach to learning Excel Introduction .

Word 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This self-paced practical course covers the most commonly used features of Microsoft Word and is suited to complete beginners or those with limited experience of using a word processor.

10:30
Drupal: An Introduction Finished 10:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 2

This course will cover the most essential features and concepts of Drupal Content Management Service through hands on activities.

11:00
Community of Practice: Technology CoP: Learn and discuss APIs Finished 11:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • Do you use APIs in your work and want to know what others are using? Join this Technology Community of Practice session to understand what some UIS members of the community are working on and discuss what application interfaces are available.
  • This session will include short presentations and demos from UIS DevOps, Development Services and the Research Computing Service followed by an open discussion to share best practices and approaches to creating APIs for a service.

Tuesday 12 November

09:30
Excel 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Macintosh and PC. This is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace, there is an instructor present to support you if you have questions. The same course is taught as instructor-led for those who prefer this approach to learning Excel Introduction .

Word 2016: Introduction (Self-paced) (2 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Ely Training Room 1

This self-paced practical course covers the most commonly used features of Microsoft Word and is suited to complete beginners or those with limited experience of using a word processor.

Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (1 of 2) Finished 09:30 - 12:30 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

13:30
Unix: Introduction to the Command Line Interface (Self-paced) (2 of 2) Finished 13:30 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

The course is designed to take someone from having no knowledge of the Unix command line to being able to navigate around directories, and doing simple file manipulation. Then some of the more basic commands, will be introduced, including information on how to get more help from the system itself. Finally accessing remote computers by ssh and the most basic of shell scripts will be introduced.

14:00
UIS Staff: Diversity - Trans Awareness Workshop new Finished 14:00 - 15:30 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium
  • An interactive workshop for those who would like to increase their understanding of trans people and transphobia.
  • The aim of the session is not only to enhance participants' confidence in speaking about trans issues but also to provide them with tools to reflect on their role in the transmission of transphobia, and to build their capacity to challenge transphobia.

Wednesday 13 November

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (3 of 4) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Web Authoring: HTML - For Beginners (Level 1) POSTPONED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This is a practical-based course for people new to writing Web pages. Only the basics of HTML (hypertext mark-up language) will be covered, but there are other courses for those wishing to extend their knowledge. The course teaches how to write HTML from scratch using a basic Text Editor and focuses on content and structure as opposed to style. By the end of the course participants will have created four personal linked web pages and had the opportunity to publish these using DS-Web.

Thursday 14 November

09:30
Excel 2016: Functions Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course covers some of the more challenging functions such as IF, SUMIFS and VLOOKUP. Not all chapters will be taught in full due to time constraints but are included for self-study.

Friday 15 November

09:30
Python 3: Introduction for Absolute Beginners (4 of 4) Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 2, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

This course is aimed at those new to programming and provides an introduction to programming using Python, focussing on scientific programming. This course is probably unsuitable for those with programming experience, even if it is just in shell scripting or Matlab-like programs. By the end of this course, attendees should be able to write simple Python programs and to understand more complex Python programs written by others.

As this course is part of the Scientific Computing series, the examples chosen are of most relevance to scientific programming.

Monday 18 November

11:30
Falcon-on-Drupal: Update and Q&A session new Finished 11:30 - 12:30 Institute of Criminology, Room B3

A presentation and Q&A session to discuss the migration of websites to Falcon-on-Drupal – a new version of the Falcon website content management system (CMS) service based on the Drupal platform.
Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions about the development, service features and the migration of their own sites.

14:00
Unix: Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists (1 of 3) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

No previous experience of shell scripting is required for this course; however some knowledge of the interactive use of the bash shell is a prerequisite (see Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists: Prerequisites for details).

This course introduces shell scripting in bash for scientific computing tasks. Day one introduces very basic shell scripts in bash which process the command line in a simple fashion. Day two covers how to write more advanced shell scripts in bash. Day three covers how to make one's shell scripts more robust.

At the end of each day one or more exercises are set. It is VERY IMPORTANT that attendees attempt these exercises before the next day of the course. Attendees should make sure that they have allowed themselves sufficient study time for these exercises between each day of the course.

Tuesday 19 November

09:30
Visio 2016: Organisational, Gantt and Flowcharts POSTPONED 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is designed for users new to the software who need to create various types of chart including Organisational charts, Gantt charts and Flow charts. The skills and knowledge acquired in this course are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software at an efficient level and covers from beginners to intermediate skills. It is fast paced.

10:00
Accessibility: How to Produce Accessible Documents - An Introduction (Workshop) new Finished 10:00 - 12:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course will show you basic principles and processes for creating accessible documents in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint and PDFs.

14:00
Mendeley: Introduction to a Reference Management Program (Self-paced) Finished 14:00 - 16:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Mendeley is a free reference management program. It was originally primarily intended as a way to manage collections of PDF documents and this is still its main strength in comparison with other tools such as EndNote and Zotero.

Mendeley can be used to insert reference citations and a bibliography of cited references into Word and Open Office documents and may be of interest to anyone wanting a free reference management program which will create BibTeX citation keys and paste them into a LaTeX document.

This is a basic introductory course and probably will not be very useful to those who are already using the program and who have specific queries about the way it works.

Users who need help with more advanced features can request individual help via the UIS service desk email: servicedesk@uis.cam.ac.uk

Wednesday 20 November

09:30
Excel 2016: Introduction Finished 09:30 - 13:00 University Information Services, Titan Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

Microsoft Excel is the chosen spreadsheet package as it is a popular choice, both on Apple Mac and PC. This is an instructor-led course for absolute beginners. There is a self-paced Excel Beginners course for those who prefer to learn at their own pace.

10:30
UIS Staff L&D: Unconscious Bias and Inclusivity (Workshop) Finished 10:30 - 12:00 University Information Services, Roger Needham Building, Norwich Auditorium

Unconscious Bias happens automatically, without conscious control, when our brains make quick judgements or assessments about people and situations. Combatting unconscious bias isn’t about blame. It’s about accountability.

This session will provide an introduction to implicit or unconscious bias and will help you start to understand how our biases influence the decisions we make.

14:00
Unix: Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists (2 of 3) Finished 14:00 - 17:00 University Information Services, Phoenix Teaching Room 1, New Museums Site

This course is part of the Scientific Computing series.

No previous experience of shell scripting is required for this course; however some knowledge of the interactive use of the bash shell is a prerequisite (see Simple Shell Scripting for Scientists: Prerequisites for details).

This course introduces shell scripting in bash for scientific computing tasks. Day one introduces very basic shell scripts in bash which process the command line in a simple fashion. Day two covers how to write more advanced shell scripts in bash. Day three covers how to make one's shell scripts more robust.

At the end of each day one or more exercises are set. It is VERY IMPORTANT that attendees attempt these exercises before the next day of the course. Attendees should make sure that they have allowed themselves sufficient study time for these exercises between each day of the course.