Technology Services Calendar

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Friday, September 24, 2021

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks (60 Hazelwood Dr)

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 4 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

  • Pygmalion information
    • 5:00
    • Cafeteria & Company, Urbana

    The fifth annual community hackathon PYGHACK takes place on September 24-25, 2021 at Cafeteria & Company in Urbana.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • Pygmalion information
    • 5:00
    • Cafeteria & Company, Urbana

    The fifth annual community hackathon PYGHACK takes place on September 24-25, 2021 at Cafeteria & Company in Urbana.

Monday, September 27, 2021

    • 10:00 - 10:50 am

    Learn the advanced ways Illinois REDCap can be used to collect research data, including how to build or edit projects with a Data Dictionary, collecting data with repeatable instruments, and collecting longitudinal data with defined events.

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tue morning
    • online

    Join us in a live, online session using OneNote 365 where we will discuss the structure of notebooks, practice putting data into them, and explore the interconnectivity of Microsoft applications with OneNote. This session is aimed for beginner users of OneNote.

    • 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues. afternoon
    • online

    This 2-hour online class introduces the Access query object.  Topics include working in design view; creating a simple query by adding and removing fields and adding criterion. We will create multi-table queries; calculated fields and set field properties; explore a totals query, parameter query, and action queries.

    • 3:00 - 5:00 pm   Tue afternoon
    • online, link will be sent if registered by noon

    In this 2-hour workshop, participants will learn the basics of using the drawing tools in Adobe Illustrator CC, including how to use the Pencil and Curvature tools, how to edit paths. Then we will look at layers, including how to create, edit, and organize content. We will also learn the basics of transforming and editing artwork in Adobe Illustrator.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

Thursday, September 30, 2021

Friday, October 1, 2021

    • 9:00 - 10:00 am
    • EnterpriseWorks Patio (60 Hazelwood Dr)

    Join us on the first Friday of each month from 9:00-10:00am for networking and breakfast.  We will celebrate the end of the week and the start of the new month on the EnterpriseWorks patio, weather permitting. 

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Data Science User Group from 12-1PM on Friday, October 1. The aim of the user group is to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking. The group will serve both students and professionals to bridge the gap between the analytical sciences and practical applications of industry.

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks (60 Hazelwood Dr)

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 4 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Friday, October 8, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Digital Forensics User Group on Friday, October 8 from 12-1PM. East Central Illinois has quietly become a focal point for the art, science and occasional black magic of digital forensics - the analysis of digital data for investigative purposes.

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks (60 Hazelwood Dr)

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 4 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

Monday, October 11, 2021

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Virtual via Zoom

    This hands-on, introductory workshop will prepare you with the basic skills needed to start building your first course in Canvas. We'll cover Canvas communication tools, course organization, and creating assignments and quizzes.

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Blockchain Meetup Group from 12-1PM on October 15. This is group is for anyone interested in distributed ledger technology (i.e. blockchains, cryptography, smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps) cryptocurrency/tokens, and relevant related subjects). Everyone is welcome.

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks (60 Hazelwood Dr)

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 4 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Four-week certificate series allowing for a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of REDCap and how it can be used on our campus.

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Tues. morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour online workshop we will explore the Word interface while we type text on a page, fix spelling errors, change spacing and page margins, and save our work. We will practice navigating the document; select text to make revisions; and move text by cutting and pasting. Formatting tools will be next, where we will learn how to emphasize text.

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Tues. afternoon
    • online

    This two-hour online session will introduce you to Access, Microsoft's relational database application. Attendees will take a tour of the objects in an Access database, including tables, queries, forms, and reports.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

    • 1:00 - 3:00 pm   Thurs. afternoon
    • online

    In this 2-hour workshop we will explore the mail merge features in Word including working with various data sources such as Excel and Access; working with rules; and creating and printing labels. Email merge will also be explored.

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Managing data efficiently on a supercomputer is very important from both users' and system’s perspectives. Users need to be aware of various data storage and management mechanisms, their impact on application and system performance. In this webinar, we will cover a few basic data management techniques and I/O best practices in the context of the Expanse system at SDSC. We

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Ansible Illinois meetup group on Thursday, October 21 from 2-4PM. Participants will learn how to leverage Ansible, Terraform, and other Infrastructure as Code tools to increase efficiency and reduce time spent on routine server configuration.

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm

    This hands-on workshop will prepare you to effectively run your first course in Canvas. We'll cover student communication tools, the Canvas Grade book, speed grader, Zoom integration and more.

Friday, October 22, 2021

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks (60 Hazelwood Dr)

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 4 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

    • 9:00 - 11:00 am   Tues morning
    • online

    In this 2-hour short online course, you will become familiar with the Excel's interface. Topics will also include entering, editing, and formatting data in a worksheet, performing basic formulas, printing and using Help.

    • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Four-week certificate series allowing for a comprehensive and in-depth exploration of REDCap and how it can be used on our campus.

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

    Want to get more involved in the local tech community? Thinking about a career move? Join us for this informal professional networking event. This is not a career fair, but an opportunity to meet and mingle with companies.

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm   Wed. morning
    • online

    In this 2 hr online workshop, participants will learn how to create and work with Access tables. We will create a table using application parts and also from scratch.  We will create a primary key and start entering data. We will work with fields in a table from adding, deleting, re-arranging to setting field properties. Finish up using lookup fields and calculated fields

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap application specialist.

    • 6:00 - 8:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the JavaScript User Group on October 27 from 6-8PM. Hang out and discuss JavaScript tips, tricks, hacks, and frameworks with some of the best local coders.

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Friday, October 29, 2021

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 4 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

    • 5:00 - 6:30 pm
    • Atkins Building Patio (1800 S Oak St)

    Fire @ Five Happy Hour returns for the month of October! Join us on Friday, October 29, 2021 from 5-6:30pm for a fun-filled happy hour on the Ameren Patio. 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap application specialist.

Friday, November 5, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Data Science User Group from 12-1PM on Friday, November 5. The aim of the user group is to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking. The group will serve both students and professionals to bridge the gap between the analytical sciences and practical applications of industry.

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks (60 Hazelwood Dr)

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 4 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

Monday, November 8, 2021

    • 3:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Virtual via Zoom

    This hands-on, introductory workshop will prepare you with the basic skills needed to start building your first course in Canvas. We'll cover Canvas communication tools, course organization, and creating assignments and quizzes.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Friday, November 12, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Digital Forensics User Group on Friday, November 12 from 12-1PM. East Central Illinois has quietly become a focal point for the art, science and occasional black magic of digital forensics - the analysis of digital data for investigative purposes.

    • 4:00 - 4:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks (60 Hazelwood Dr)

    Want to learn more about entrepreneurship opportunities throughout EnterpriseWorks? Starting promptly at 4 PM, join us for tours through the EnterpriseWorks incubator to gain an understanding of different resources EnterpriseWorks has to offer.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap application specialist.

    • 3:00 - 3:50 pm
    • 314 Main Library

    Learn the advanced ways Illinois REDCap can be used to collect research data, including how to build or edit projects with a Data Dictionary, collecting data with repeatable instruments, and collecting longitudinal data with defined events.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Champaign-Urbana Startup Grind group for their meeting on Wednesday, November 17 from 6:00-7:00pm. We bring together community and university entrepreneurs to allow everyone to share ideas, best practices, and a passion for changing the world through lean, customer-focused innovation.

Thursday, November 18, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign

    Join us for a festive holiday meal as we celebrate all that we are thankful for in the Research Park. All are welcome. A Thanksgiving style meal will be served. Donations to the Eastern Illinois Foodbank are highly suggested.

    • 2:00 - 4:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Ansible Illinois meetup group on Thursday, November 18 from 2-4PM. Participants will learn how to leverage Ansible, Terraform, and other Infrastructure as Code tools to increase efficiency and reduce time spent on routine server configuration.

Friday, November 19, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Blockchain Meetup Group from 12-1PM on Friday, November 19. This is group is for anyone interested in distributed ledger technology (i.e. blockchains, cryptography, smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps) cryptocurrency/tokens, and relevant related subjects). Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap application specialist.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap application specialist.

Friday, December 3, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Data Science User Group from 12-1PM on Friday, December 3. The aim of the user group is to build a community of interest around data science to foster learning, collaboration, and networking. The group will serve both students and professionals to bridge the gap between the analytical sciences and practical applications of industry.

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

    • 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    • Innovation Studio, Rm 172, Armory Building

    Visit the Innovation Studio during open hours! Held weekly on Tuesdays from 10am - 4pm. Experience 3D printing, virtual reality, laser cutting and more. Activities are free! 

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap application specialist.

Friday, December 10, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Digital Forensics User Group on Friday, December 10 from 12-1PM. East Central Illinois has quietly become a focal point for the art, science and occasional black magic of digital forensics - the analysis of digital data for investigative purposes.

Tuesday, December 14, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

    • 1:00 - 2:00 pm

    Discuss general REDCap matters or items related to a specific REDCap project with a REDCap application specialist.

    • 6:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Champaign-Urbana Startup Grind group for their meeting on Wednesday, December 15 from 6:00-7:00pm. We bring together community and university entrepreneurs to allow everyone to share ideas, best practices, and a passion for changing the world through lean, customer-focused innovation.

Friday, December 17, 2021

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • Virtual

    Join the Blockchain Meetup Group from 12-1PM on Friday, December 17. This is group is for anyone interested in distributed ledger technology (i.e. blockchains, cryptography, smart contracts, decentralized applications (DApps) cryptocurrency/tokens, and relevant related subjects). Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, March 9, 2022