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This week's Wisdom Café Wednesday focuses on the One IT initiative, with complimentary resources, upcoming events and important announcements. Learn about new campus wifi changes, new resources, and opportunities to grow your community, IT and beyond!

Spotlight: One IT

In conjunction with the IT Leaders Program alumni at UC Berkeley, the CIO sponsors the One IT initiative, a coordinated program of activities to help build IT community, allow IT partners across campus to engage with one another, and improve IT services coordination. 

The One IT initiative is a coordinated program of activities to help build IT community, allow IT partners across campus to engage with one another, and improve IT services coordination. The One IT initiative expresses the vision of building community, engaging with partners across campus, and improving IT services.

Get connected: eduroam is the new campus Wi-Fi

As you return to campus, eduroam is now the primary Wi-Fi service for the best connection and access to the campus network. There are a few steps to follow, but once you have done this the first time, your device should automatically connect whenever campus wifi is available.


How to Connect to eduroam:

To access campus Wi-Fi, a key or password is needed. Follow these steps to get your auto-generated password:

For those returning to campus:

  1. Use your CalNet ID to log into the Wi-Fi key website.
  2. Click on your username, a new row will appear with an option to print.
  3. Select “Print” to reveal your password, copy this to use when logging into eduroam. Watch this short video for help.
  4. Choose “eduroam” from the Wi-Fi network options on your device, enter username (YourCalNetID @berkeley.edu) and your password. 
  5. Once you have done this the first time, your device should automatically use eduroam whenever you are within an area where it is provided.

For those new to campus:

  1. Use your CalNet ID to log into the Wi-Fi key website.
  2. Select “Create New Guest Account.”
  3. Enter your User ID into the Your User ID field, it must match the ID listed above it.
  4. Leave Account Activation option set to “Now” then click “Create.”
  5. The next screen will show you an automatically generated password for use with eduroam.
  6. Choose “eduroam” from the Wi-Fi network options on your device, enter username (YourCalNetID @berkeley.edu) and your password. 
  7. Once you have done this the first time, your device should automatically use eduroam whenever you are within an area where it is provided.
See the Wi-Fi Services page for more resources or watch the video linked below on how to connect.
Watch this short, 1 minute tutorial to connect to eduroam, UC Berkeley's best and most secure Wi-Fi connection.

Info (in a) Sec: A New Newsletter!

Are you interested in cybersecurity? Or are you curious how to digitally protect you and your family? Confused on where to start and afraid everything will be too technical? Well, quit fretting! 

The Information Security Office has started a quarterly newsletter called Info (in a) Sec where we share a little bit about the projects we are working on, the services we provide, things we think you’ll be interested in, cool cybersecurity events, and more! Add yourself to our Newsletter list to receive future installments.

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Upcoming Event: UC Tech Conference



Registration is now open for the UC Tech 2021 conference being hosted by UCLA Aug. 9-11, 2021. The event will be 100% virtual and the theme is Envisioning the Future of IT


Register today (it's free!): 

If you already have an account on the uctech.ucla.edu website, login, and then register. If you have not been to the site before, create an account, then login (look for an email with a one-time login link), then register for the event. Creating an account is only the first step! Don't stop there. Please provide any requests for ADA accommodations during the registration process by August 1, 2021.


Check out the schedule:

The schedule includes keynotes, breakout sessions, opportunities to hear from some of the Sautter Awardees, plus opportunities to connect with some of our generous sponsors

We are proud to announce that a number of our UC Berkeley colleagues will be presenting on some fantastic topics. Click on the session titles below to learn more: 


Connect:

Join the conversation on the UC Tech Conference Slack Channel and be sure to connect with UC Tech 2021 on InstagramFacebook and Twitter!

IT Staff Organizations

There are a variety of staff organizations which foster involvement in campus life, provide networking and learning opportunities, and keep you informed about important issues. There are campus wide organizations, as well as specific groups for IT Staff. These groups include:
 
  • Agile Users Group: By employing Agile practices, university staff can more efficiently design, develop, and deliver excellent services to the members of our campus community and help UC Berkeley thrive as a world leader in higher education.
  • AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.
  • Cal Data Visualization Network (CDVN) is for Cal staff who are dedicated to learning good data analysis and visualization practices.
  • Cloud Computing is a community for anyone interested in sharing information, projects, training, events and keeping tabs on where we're headed with cloud computing as a campus.
  • User-Centered Design Group (UCD) is dedicated to improving the usefulness, usability, and user experience of campus projects by teaching, training and providing expertise about user-centered design.
  • Webnet is for any affiliate of the UCB campus who is responsible for managing websites, writing content for the web and/or development of web applications.

IT not your cup of tea? That's ok! Visit the UC Berkeley Staff Organization site for a full list of UC recognized organization here on campus to offer you the opportunity to become more involved in our campus life, keep you informed about important issues and maintain a network of support.

Did you know?

LinkedIn Learning offers more than 5,000 on-demand courses on business, creative, and technology skills and you get to access it for free as a UCB staff member. Click here to sign in/access your account!

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