Friday Five

Friday Five for April 29, 2022

Following is a list of things BruinTechs should know and share with others:

1. BruinTech Connect Spring Conference

Join us for 3 days of presentations and networking! Learn how to protect your privacy in the online space. Apply design thinking to your work. See the results of our BruinTech listening sessions and surveys. Meet your IT Strategic Partners and BruinTech colleagues.

May 24: 10am-1pm (virtual)
Privacy 101 Workshop

Friday Five for April 8, 2022

Following is a list of things BruinTechs should know and share with others:

1. Event: UC UX Show & Tell: FigmaFest

Come and meet up with our friendly UC UX community!

This is a chance to learn or share about all things Figma, lightning-talk style:

Friday Five for April 1, 2022

Following is a list of things BruinTechs should know and share with others:

1. UCLA 3D/XR Day

Join us on March 22, as we launch Bruinverse, a VR environment filled with UCLA's latest XR projects and workshops! The two week scavenger hunt raffle will culminate in a half-day summit on April 6 with a keynote, lightning talks, and engaging conversations on all things 3D and immersive. Check out the schedule and RSVP here.

Friday Five for March 4, 2022

This week's stories: volunteers needed for usability workshop, Spies, Lies, And Algorithms, Russia blocks access to Facebook and Twitter, Design Justice, and Nvidia employees' passwords are leaked.

Friday Five for February 18, 2022

1. Nominate a woman in tech: March is Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month and we would like for UCLA to contribute to the UC WIT Committee’s annual “UC Women Rock IT” blog article. The article will be published in March and will highlight the contributions of women in tech across the UC system.

Friday Five for February 4, 2022

1. New app and lab kit can turn your smartphone into a COVID-19 and flu virus detection test

In a potential game changer for COVID-19 pandemic control efforts, a new cell phone app and lab kit have transformed a smartphone into a COVID-19/flu detection system. The detection system is among the most rapid, sensitive, affordable and scalable tests known — and can be readily adapted for other pathogens with pandemic potential including deadly variants of COVID and flu.

Friday Five for January 28, 2022

 1. The BruinTech Board wants to hear from you! 

It is important that we understand the needs and interests of the BruinTech community, so that we continue to evolve in thoughtful, relevant ways and provide ongoing value to our community.

We launched an assessment of BruinTech last fall with a series of listening sessions. This spring, we hope you will continue to provide input via a series of very short surveys.

Friday Five for January 21, 2022

This week's stories: UC Love Data Week, how much do students learn when they double the speed of their class videos?, Data Privacy Day: panel discussion, encryption: UK data watchdog criticizes government campaign, and a philosopher's take on Wordle.