Past Presentations

July 2016: Attacks Against Higher Education, at SGM-106, Friday, July 22, 2016


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.



May 2016: Harvard's IT Academy, at SGM-106, Thursday, May 19, 2016

Our next talk will be on May 19th 2016 when members of Harvard’s IT Academy Team will talk about their initiative in providing training and skills to IT professionals who work at Harvard.

November 2015: Harvard’s OpenScholar Web Platform Architecture & Benefits, at SGM-106, Thursday, November 19, 2015:

Our next talk will be on Thursday, November 19th 2015 when representatives of Harvard’s Web Publishing Group will talk about the OpenScholar Web Publishing Platform, including itsArchitecture & Benefits.

OpenScholar is an Open Source Web publishing platform and is used by many...

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September 2015: Apple's Research Kit, at SGM-106, Thursday, September 24, 2015

On September 24th at Noontime in SGM-106 we will host our next ABCD-LMA talk with Engineers from Apple whom will talk about Apple's Research Kit.

Apple Inc. Consulting Engineers will describe use cases of medical researchers who have begun development on Researchkit.  Following the use cases, there will be a technical discussion explaining how to develop with Researchkit. This will be followed by  Q&A.

Millions of people around the world have an IPhone in their pocket.  Each iPhone is equipped with...
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May 2015: Rey Perez from HUIT on Security, at SGM 106, Thursday, May 21, 2015:

Hi Everyone,

Our next talk will be on May 21st 2015 when Rey Perez from HUIT will talk about Security.

His presentation will touch on how computer systems may be "hacked" or broken into and what one can do at the desktop, network, host, and application level to try and prevent this.

Rey will also conduct a small demonstration to show how some of the hacking tools work.

For the technical inclined, there will be some code samples as part of the Application Level section of the discussion.

When it comes to security use the The X-Files Motto: “TRUST NO...

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April 2015: BD Kim from HMS Research Computing, at SGM 106, Thursday, April 16, 2015:

Hi Everyone,

Hopefully you will all have your taxes done and will be able to come to a great talk where Harvard Medical School’s Research Computing Group will be talking to us about the trials and tribulations of running their Orchestra Cluster.

For more information see:

We will meet in the Seeley G. Mudd building room 106 (SGM-106) starting at Noontime on Thursday April 16th. The talk will start at...

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