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Friday Five for December 8th, 2023

1. A Discussion with CIO Lucy Avetisyan

Hear from our Chief Information Officer Lucy Avetisyan about Reimagine IT, campus IT strategic direction, governance, and restructuring.

BruinTech President Matthew Geddert will ask some of our community’s commonly asked questions about changes in IT at UCLA.

All Bruins are welcome.

This discussion will not be recorded.

When: Friday, Dec. 8, 2023 at 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (PST)

Where: Online

Join the discussion with CIO Avetisyan on Zoom.

2. Git for Beginners - A Friendly Introduction

Join BruinTech and full-stack developer Daniel Slatkin for an introduction to the fundamentals of Git.

This session is perfect for beginners looking to build a solid foundation in understanding Git: What is Git and why is it important, how can you use it to enhance collaboration in software development? We'll dive into the essential concepts of version control, Visual Studio Code (VS Code), and GitHub.

No experience is required to attend!

When: Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023 at 12PM - 1PM (PST)

Where: Online

Join this beginner-friendly Git workshop here!

3. Check out BruinTech’s new Zoom background!

Represent the BruinTech community with our new quirky graphic!

Designed by BruinTech member-at-large Ariel Chow, this graphic is perfect for your Zoom backgrounds, whether you’re attending a virtual event or just hopping on a work call!

More graphics to come, so keep your eyes peeled! 👀

New BruinTech Zoom Background


4. Upcoming BruinTech Affinity Group Meetings 

BruinTech wants to help our members foster community and discussion. We’ve formed special interest groups for website-making, which meets biweekly, and UX discussion, which meets monthly; we’ve also compiled a list of affinity groups at UCLA that aim to connect community members who share a common interest.

The next Website Makers Meet-up falls on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 11AM.

The next UX General Meet-up will be held Thursday, Dec. 14 at 3:30PM.

If you know of affinity groups that are interested in being added to our growing list, please submit a response to the BruinTech Events Submission Form!

5. EDUCAUSE Showcase Webinar: Plan Your Work and Work Your Plan: 2024

EDUCAUSE’s next Showcase Webinar will give space to explore key trends, challenges, and opportunities in higher education, as well as including technologists into the conversation about strategic planning. Leaders and industry experts will discuss institutional resilience, data-driven decision making, and AI in the higher education sphere. You can learn more about this Showcase Series on the EDUCAUSE site.

When: Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at 9AM - 10AM (PST)

Where: Online

Register for the Showcase Webinar here.