Research IT Reading Group: Trends and topics in Research IT consulting at Berkeley

December 13, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Intended audience: 
Academic Support Staff, Faculty, Graduate Students
Part of series: 

Open To: Faculty, Graduate Students, Staff


Research IT consultants will report out on trends and interesting edge-cases encountered in the course of campus consultations in 2018. The group will give an overview of how domain consultants have been supporting campus researchers across the evolving computational landscape of local (i.e. Savio), national (i.e. XSEDE), and commercial (e.g. AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform) resources. In addition, consultants will discuss what organizational practices allow them to maintain consistent support for researches in a dynamic, shifting landscape. 


Registration is not required.

Series description

The Research IT Reading Group has met biweekly since April 2013 to discuss topics touching support of research at UC Berkeley. Topics typically rotate among:

  • campus researchers describing and discussing their computational and data-intensive research practices and needs;
  • evaluation of new research methods, technologies, and campus services as candidates for support based on fit to Berkeley researchers’ needs and feasibility; and,
  • avenues for collaboration among research support organizations, on campus and nationally, aimed at reaching and assisting a broader community of UC Berkeley domains and researchers.

Reading / review materials are provided a week ahead of each scheduled meeting, which may include peer-reviewed or conference papers, slide presentations, project or technology web sites, etc. 

You are welcome to bring your lunch. Watch the AIS website or subscribe to the mailing list to receive information about the readings (usually sent out a week in advance).