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Friday Five for November 3rd, 2023

1. Last Call to Register for Fall Fireside Chat with Van Williams

UC-systemwide VP of Information Technology Services and CIO Van Williams will be speaking on the last two years of his appointment as well as upcoming plans for the UC tech community. As CIO, he serves as the leader and chief strategist for the UC IT workforce, with strategies that have prioritized goals such as improving information security.

When: Monday, November 6, 2023, 2PM - 3PM (PST)

Where: Online

Register here to attend Van Williams’ fireside chat! Zoom info will be sent on Friday, November 3 to everyone who registered.

2. BruinTech Tour: Data Center 

BruinTech is happy to announce our upcoming UCLA Data Center Tour hosted by your guide Tony Escobar, Data Center facilities manager. You’ll learn how UCLA supports voice, data, wireless, 800 Mhz radio and cable television services for the UCLA campus. Space is limited, so RSVP now!

When: Thursday, November 16, 2023, 12PM - 12:45PM (PST)

Where: UCLA Data Center (meet-up location will be sent to participants)

RSVP for the Data Center Tour here! The form will close on Tuesday, November 14 at 12PM or when attendance reaches capacity.

3. BruinTech: Office Hours and Affinity Groups

Next week, we’ll be hosting our regular meet-ups for Website Makers and UX General Meet-ups:

  • Website Makers Office Hours

These office hours are for people who make websites. Join us every other week, on Wednesday at 11AM, to ask any questions you may have about making websites at UCLA.

When: Wednesday, November 8, 2023, 11AM - 12PM (PST)

Where: Online

Join the next Website Makers Office Hours!

  • UX General Meetups

All are welcome no matter your UX experience or background! Join us for professional development, networking, Q&A, and approachable tools and techniques.

When: Thursday, November 9, 2023, 3:30PM - 4PM (PST)

Where: Online

Register for the next UX General Meetup!

4. UCLA AMG: ProShare 2024 Applications

ProShare applications are open for 2024! Sponsored by the UCLA Administrative Management Group, ProShare is an initiative that brings select UCLA staff together for a 6-month networking and support program. Participants will grow professionally while strengthening their connections with the vast array of UCLA departments.

Participants are sorted into groups that meet monthly beginning January 2024, and each group will set their own meeting schedules and agenda. Some previous topics include office tours, department introductions, confidential discussions and group troubleshooting, and professional resources.

Click here for testimonials from previous participants

The ProShare 2024 application is due Thursday, November 30 and is open to all UCLA staff.

5. General Data Protection Regulation Workshop

UC San Diego is hosting a public workshop on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), a privacy law that applies to entities that handle personal data of individuals in the European Economic Area (EEA). The scope of the GDPR is larger and differs from that of comparable US privacy laws, such as FERPA and HIPAA. Because the GDPR impacts many UC campus activities such as research, recruiting, and fundraising, this workshop comes highly recommended for anyone who handles personal data of individuals within EEA.

When: Tuesday, November 7, 2023 11AM - 12:30PM (PST)

Where: Online

Register for the GDPR workshop and learn about other UCSD privacy education training.