Skip to Main Content

Friday Five for February 9th, 2024

1. Save the Date: BruinTech AI Congress Viewing Party

Come join the BruinTech Board at our Viewing Party for the Systemwide Academic Congress on Artificial Intelligence! We'll provide the space and the refreshments, just come ready to mingle!  

Topics that the Academic Congress will cover include:

  • Opportunities to use AI in higher education
  • AI's effect on the labor market
  • Assessing and reducing bias in AI

When: Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 8AM - 2PM (PST)

Where: On-campus (Location TBD)

An RSVP form will be sent shortly!

2. Website and Web App Testing Basics – No Experience Needed!

Join BruinTech for an intro to using Google Chrome to test your websites and web apps for accessibility, performance, and other best practices. You’ll also get a brief introduction to automating tests you need to do all the time.

The session will be led by BruinTech President Matthew Geddert, Manager of User Experience and Design in Student Affairs IT. No experience is needed – this session is a part of our ongoing Development and Automation Fundamentals, and the next event in the series will be on Docker and Development Containers.

When: Thursday Feb. 22, 2024 at 12 PM – 1 PM (PST)

Where: Online

No registration needed, just join on Zoom!

3. UCLA DataX + IDRE Research in the Age of AI Symposium

There are still a few spots left for the DataX and IDRE Research symposium! Explore the many perspectives on AI and how AI can impact academic research. A series of panel discussions, resource fairs, and lightning talks will offer attendees multiple viewpoints on the hot topic of the season.

The symposium is available in a hybrid format but spots for the in-person registration are running out! For those attending in-person, refreshments, lunch, and a reception will be provided.

When: Thursday, February 15, 2024 (all-day)

Where: CNSI; Online

Register for free on their EventBrite page!

4. UCLA DCP Disability Culture & Allyship Session

The UCLA Disabilities & Computing Program invites you to attend their next Disability Etiquette 101 workshop: Disability Culture & Allyship. This session aims to make the world of disabilities more approachable and relatable to the average person. Learn more about disability culture and etiquette with DCP project manager Carolanne Link.

UCLA DCP, from the Office of Advanced Research Computing, has two goals: 1) to facilitate the integration of adaptive computing technology and 2) to make information more accessible to all at UCLA.

When: Thursday, February 22, 2024 at 10am – 11:30am

Where: Online

No need to register, join the DCP event straight on Zoom!

5. IT Jobs at UCLA

Keep your eyes out for a new position at UCLA. Recent listings include: