Past Events

  • 2019 Feb 08

    Ansible at HBS Online

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    SGM-106

    Running with the Unicorns:  Automating Environment Build and Deployment Processes by Turlach MacDonagh

    HBS Online, the digital education initiative of HBS, has developed a custom learning environment which is run entirely in AWS.  Building environments and provisioning systems required many manual steps. Deployments were checklists and manually performed. The stacks felt monolithic. In this session...

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  • 2016 Jul 22

    Attacks Against Higher Education.

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    SGM 106

    Bob Shaker of Symantec will talk about his experiences  dealing with attacks on Educational establishment's IT infrastructure in a talk titled:

    Professionalization of the Cracker and Stories from the Field; Attacks Against Higher Education.

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  • 2015 Nov 19

    Harvard’s OpenScholar Web Platform Architecture & Benefits

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:00pm

    Location: 

    SGM-106

    Our next talk will be on Thursday November 19st 2015 when representatives of Harvard’s Web Publishing group will talk about Harvard’s OpenScholar Web Publishing Platform including its architecture and benefits.

    More information about OpenScholar is available at:

    • http://openscholar.harvard.edu/

     

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  • 2015 Oct 22

    October 2015: 3D Printing Applications & Uses

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 1:30pm

    Location: 

    SGM-106

    Sean O’Reilly of Boston’s 3D Printsmith will talk about 3D Printing. Sean's talk will include:

    • A (brief) overview of how various 3D Printing methods work
    • Different methods of scanning objects
    • Current and future applications including Medical uses

    3D Printing is a popular topic at the moment and the processes involved from scanning to printing can be time-consuming and complicated. After...

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  • 2014 Aug 28

    Christoph Doerbeck on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

    12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    SGM 106

    Please join us on Thursday, August 28 as Christoph Doerbeck (Principal Solutions Architect @ Red Hat Inc.) will be presenting on the topic of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL).  More specifically:

    • Overview of RHEL 7 Features
    • Fundamental differences between RHEL 6 & 7
    • Migrations from RHEL 6 to RHEL 7
    • Overview of System-D
    • Overview of Containers & Docker

    Feel free to let us know if there's other areas you'd like...

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  • 2018 Aug 16

    HMS IT Research Computing Overview, or "Why Do Medical Students Need a 10,000-Core Compute Cluster?"

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    HMS, Seeley Mudd Room 106

    Amir Karger, Associate Director of Research Computing at HMS, will answer this and other questions on August 16. (Hint: HMS has far more post-docs and grad students than med students.) Amir will talk about HMS Research Computing, the research it supports, and the infrastructure that supports it. In particular, he will describe how migrating 1000 users to the new O2 compute cluster wasn't entirely like herding cats.

    Amir started programming in Applesoft BASIC circa 1982, and still thinks Perl isn't dead. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from "a college in the Boston area...

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  • 2018 Jun 14

    June 2018: Deborah Scott, HMS IT CIO

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Seeley Mudd Room 106

    In this talk, presented in partnership with the ABCD subgroup Women In Tech, Deborah Scott shares her experiences as a CIO: building and leading diverse groups of technology professionals, and her experiences and strategies for work/life balance through different stages of her career.

    Before coming to HMS in September of 2017, Deborah was CIO of Worcester Polytechnic Institute for seven years and Executive Director and CTO of UC Santa Barbara for over 11...

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  • 2018 May 17

    May 2018: Overview of MooseFS v4

    Registration Closed 12:00pm to 2:00pm

    Location: 

    Seeley Mudd Room 106

    The Moose File System (MooseFS) is an Open-source, POSIX-compliant distributed file system developed by Core Technology. MooseFS aims to be fault-tolerant, highly available, highly performing, scalable general-purpose network distributed file system for data centers. Initially proprietary software, it was released to the public as open source on May 5, 2008.

    Fevzi Ozbek will cover the new features introduced in MooseFS v4 and will also provide brief practical comparisons of MooseFS vs other Software Defined Storage Systems available.

    Fevzi is the former Director of...

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