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UCCSC Registration Closes Friday, July 25

There are still seats left for the 2014 University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC), scheduled for August 3-5 at UC San Francisco, Parnassus Campus. Registration closes on Friday, July 25, 5 pm.

Registration is $250, and gets you:

UCCSC 2014 Call for Proposals

The 2014 University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) will be held August 3-5 at UC San Francisco. The conference theme is "00100000 Years of IT Collaboration."

UCSB IT professionals are invited to submit proposals for sessions highlighting "successful IT-related collaborations across campuses, as well as collaborations within campuses at departmental, collegiate, and administrative levels." Submissions that show how IT is used to facilitate educational, clinical, and research activities are especially welcome.  For more details, see

Session proposals may be submitted via the conference Web site at (Note that you will need to create an account and log in before submitting a proposal.) The proposal submission deadline is 5 p.m. Monday, June 2.

For questions, send email to

2013 Mobility and the Modern Web Conference

Registration for the 2013 Mobility and the Modern Web Conference (MMWCon) is now open!

The conference, held at UCLA from September 10 - 12, will include a number of informative sessions ( on a range of topics, from responsive design to open-source development to the future of the mobile web.

The early bird rate ends on July 15th so register soon!

MWF Upgrading to v 1.3

We're updating UCSB's instance of the Mobile Web Framework project ( from its current version (1.2.10) to the latest (and final) version (1.3). Please see below for more information, and feel free to contact us with any questions. Thanks!


UCCSC 2013 Call for Presentations

The annual University of California Computing Services Conference (UCCSC) will be held this year August 4-6 at UC Irvine. The conference theme is "Keeping Grounded While in the Clouds." Training for UCSB Employees

On January 16, 2013, Human Resources announced that UCSB has obtained a campus subscription to for all UCSB faculty, staff and student employees. is an on-demand resource featuring an online training library of courses that helps users learn software, design, and business skills to achieve their personal and professional goals.

Supercomputing at UCSB

UCSB offers access to numerous High-Performance Computing (HPC) resources to its academic community. While the Center for Scientific Computing (CSC,, which is part of the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI), provides a broad range of on-campus resources, such as sponsoring classes, tutorials, and individual training in general Unix/Linux, compiling, and optimization of code, the Office of Information Technology's Supercomputing Division helps UCSB faculty, researchers, and students access and use the HPC resources available from national supercomputing facilities.

Adobe Acrobat Pro XI

Adobe will be releasing Acrobat XI on October 15.

Orders for Acrobat Pro X place between now and October 12 will be eligible for a free upgrade to the new version, when it is released.

Keyboard Shortcuts - Spring/Summer 2012

Keyboard Shortcuts is a quarterly newsletter highlighting IT activities for the entire UCSB campus.

IT Governance

At their July meeting, the Information Technology Board (ITB) discussed the IT OE Committee's recommendations and approved the following:

Trunked Fiber Renovation Project Summary