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Resources for the Technical Community

Resources and information like interest groups, training, technology events and more for the technical community.

This page provides starting points to information on technology topics, systems and tools. Categories below contain links out to content from IT Services and campus IT providers to external websites.

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E-mail Lists and Communications

Mailing Lists

UC San Diego uses Google Groups mailing lists for communications among teams, interest groups and other UC San Diego groups with common intrests. Find more on Google Groups and Email lists


Google Group for technical information delivery, announcements, collaboration and discussion for  developers at UC San Diego. Register then send and receive email using the group's email address. Dev-l is open to all at UC San Diego:

Sys Admins:

This Google Group is a major source of technical information delivery, announcements, collaboration and discussion for the Sys Admin and technical community. Register then send and receive email using the group's email address. Sys Admin is open to all at UC San Diego.
clouddiscuss-g is open to all at UC San Diego:


This Google Group is for sharing of cloud issues and information, event announcements and discussion for those using or interested in cloud at UC San Diego. Group members can send and receive email using the group's email address. Clouddiscuss-g is open to all at UC San Diego.


Technical Community Information and Announcements 

Subscribe to receive TECHTalk announcements and general tech information by email. 


Chat Platforms

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a non-platform specific messaging app that supports communication across UC San Diego.
Connect with others on the UCSDTech Microsoft Team through the Teams desktop app (Windows, Mac, and Linux), online via web, or on a mobile device (Android and iOS).
Join the UCSDTech Team for connection options.


Slack is a non-platform specific messaging app for communication across an organization through general and topic-specific channels. Slack workspaces can be accessed through the Slack desktop app (Windows, Mac, and Linux), online via web, or mobile app (Android and iOS). 
UCTech Slack is a UCOP-hosted workspace. Approximately 2000 technologists from across all UC campuses and the Office of the President communicate through this account each week. 
Join UCTech at
UCSDTech Slack is not hosted. This space is used by about 200 individuals across UC San Diego each month, posting questions, answers, technical information and general content each month, on average. This non-hosted space displays only the most recent 10,000 messages.

Join UCSDTech at

Communities of Practice

Business Excellence Community of Practice (BECOP)

Business Excellence Community of Practice Zoom sessions and mailing lists bring these communities together through shared interests and as change agents. Both aspirational and formally-trained business improvement practitioners interested in fostering operational excellence are all welcome. Find out more on Business Excellence Community of Practice.

Data & Analytics Community of Practice

Analytics Communities of Practice Zoom sessions, mailing lists and forums bring data analysts together to discuss related topics, share best practices, ask questions and get answers about Activity Hubs and enterprise data. Find a list of Analytics Communities of Practice groups for Activity Hubs, analytics and reporting tools, data security and more.   

Data Integration Community of Practice

Members discuss topics related to the IT Services data integration platforms such as Kafka, Nifi, API Manager, Airflow, and GoAnywhere. Find more on the Integration Community of Practice.

DevOps Roundtable

This speaker/Q&A format meeting bridges the conversation between infrastructure and app development. DevOps Roundtables take place from 1 to 2 p.m. every other Wednesday on the DevOps Zoom.

Join the Microsoft Teams DevOps Roundtable group's Roundtable meetings Agenda channel for up-to-date announcements. 

Race Talk Community of Practice

Race Talk includes books, videos and articles that discuss "topics of race, racism, “whiteness” and White privilege," as Dr. Derald Wing Sue explains it. Find out more on Race Talk Community of Practice.

Conferences and Events


Analytics Community of Practice (ACoP) Day

ACoP Day is an annual, one-day conference presented by the IT Services Business Intelligence & Analytics group. Technical and business speakers deliver the latest information for all who work with data and analytics. Conferenece dates vary per year. Visit the ACoP Day web page for the most recent information. 

Campus LISA

Campus LISA is an annual technology conference held at UC San Diego. Conference dates vary, but the conference is generally held between June and November. Visit for more information.   


UCTech Conference

UC Tech is an annual technology conference that features speakers from all UC campuses highlighting projects, technologies and processes. Open to all in the UC system, hosting responsibility rotates to a different UC campus each year, with conference dates determined by the hosting campus. Subscribe to the UC IT Blog for general UC information.

Find a history and links to past UC Tech websites.

Visit these UC Tech websites:
UC Tech 2023: July 17-19, Berkeley

UC Tech 2022: August 15-17, UC San Diego
40 years of UC Tech were celebrated in San Diego. Find session recordings and photos at



Tech Community Meetup

The technical outreach group presents meetup opportunities for all in technical and related positions at UiC San Diego and UC San Diego Health. More information can be found on the TECHTalk information sessions page

Support for Group Technical Events

The Technical Outreach Program will provide advice, support and general assistance to those planning events with a technology focus or intended for a technology audience.
Support may include:
  • Space reservations
  • Catering and equipment costs
  • Event Promotion
  • Large group Zoom webinar assistance
  • Training resources


Enterprise Data

Enterprise Data Repositories: Activity Hubs

Activity Hubs are UC San Diego's central data repositories, with hubs maintained for each type of enterprise data. Access to Activity Hubs data is controlled through analysis and reporting tools and approved integrations via an integration platform.

Data Integration

Local systems and applications will access Activity Hubs enterprise data using integration platform tools. Integration requests will be reviewed to determine options to meet the reported business needs, whether through existing systems or creation of a new integration. After the review and an integration decision, a plan will be put into place with the requesting individual or team for alternate system training or integration.

Data Reporting and Analysis

Report Creators (Developers)
Report developers are trained to use the analysis tools and access data to build reports requested by campus report users. Developers select and obtain access to a development tool and each Activity Hub they will use in their reporting.
Analytics Communities of Practice are community members who share information and solutions for data reporting tools and each Activity Hub.
Report Users (Consumers)
Find enterprise system report listings and access information on the Business Analytics Hub (BAH) website.

Enterprise Data Resources

Interest Groups and Information Sources

Interest Groups

GeekMasters: A Toastmasters Club

GeekMasters is a UC San Diego Toastmasters club for anyone wanting to improve presentation, speaking and leadership skiils in a safe environment. Maximize your potential! Attend meetings on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of every month. Meetings and membership are open to all. No RSVP required. Learn about Geekmasters.


TECHTalks are monthly meetings for all who are interested in technology and related topics at UC San Diego. Each meeting is hosted by speakers and subject matter experts from enterprise and departmental technology, current project members and programs, in Q&A, AMA, Open Mic and panel discussion formats. Find more about TECHTalks. 

Women in Tech

Women in Tech promotes a supportive, inclusive environment for UC San Diego women in technology. Open to female-identifying staff and allies, quarterly lunchtime meetings help build confidence and knowledge about technology, expand leadership and tech skills, and fully leverage a network of resources to support academic and professional excellence. Learn more about Women in Tech.


UC San Diego Technology Knowledge Base (KB)

Find technology system information and instructions in topic-specific help articles written by UC San Diego Service Owners in the Information Technology Knowledge Base.

UC IT Blog and Newsletter

The University of California Office of the President hosts the UC IT Blog, where you will find articles and information from the UC CIO and campus technical staff from across the UC system. Subscribe to the blog to receive a monthly update.  

Training & Learning Resources

Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training & Certification

AWS hosts ongoing, free, online and in-person training events that help builders leverage the power of the AWS Cloud. Led by AWS experts, the events help build foundational cloud knowledge to deep dives into technical areas. All upcoming events can be found at AWS Training & Certification Events.

Find additional training opportunties from AWS.

IT Services Service Catalog

See a catalog of services provided by IT Services, with links to more information.

System Administrator Information

The System Administrator Resources page is a starting place for campus technical support information, from Getting Started to Hardware, Security and Policy. 

Technology Training Resources


The TechWiki site includes information about services, software, software installer packages and more. Content is arranged alphabetically by subject and by role: Sysadmin, Developer, Research Developer and Researcher-facing resources. Content is maintained by service owners, who can be contacted for updates. 

UC Learning Center

Find a catalog of online and in-person training at the UC Learning Center. In the Library, click on "Technology, Systems and Software" for a list of courses offered.

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