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Resources for the Technical Community

Resources and information for the campus technology community: interest groups, training, technology events and more .

This page of technical resources is provided to support you, a university IT professional. The information provided comes from IT Services as well as the campus technical community.

Information will be continually added and updated. If you're not finding what you need below, let us know and we'll do everything we can to point you in the right direction.

There's Room for More!

Do you lead an event that's open to the campus tech community? Does someone you know run an interest group? Do you have this great website that others need to know about? Just email the details to IT Services Communications & Outreach, and the team will add them to this page.

Finding Information

This page provides information about resources for technical staff from across campus. You'll find categories and topic areas below. Within each are alphabetically listed resources, meetings, events, training and more, with links to more details. 

If you find outdated information or a broken link on this page, please submit that information to the ITS Service Desk for correction. Content linked from this page is maintained by the owner of the information.

Community Communication Tools

Slack 

Slack is a non-platform specific messaging app that supports communication across an organization through general and topic-specific channels. Use Slack to connect with individuals and groups across UC San Diego and the UC system.

Slack can be accessed through a desktop app (Windows, Mac, and Linux), online via web, or mobile app (Android and iOS). 

Two Slack spaces serve the technical community:

  • UCTech - Open to the technical community across the UC system. Create your account at uctech.slack.com
  • UCSDTech - UC San Diego's technical community space. Create an account at ucsdtech.slack.com

Mailing Lists

sysadmin-l

This Google Group provides a major source of technical information delivery, announcements, collaboration and discussion for the technical community. After registering for Sys Admin Google Group, members can use the group's sysadmin-l@ucsd.edu email address to send and receive to all members.

The Sys Admin group is open to all. Visit System Administrator Resources, Getting Started to learn how to register and start using the email address.

Microsoft Teams

Microsoft Teams is a non-platform specific messaging app that supports communication across UC San Diego.

Connect with other on the UCSDTech Team through a desktop app (Windows, Mac, and Linux), online via web, or on a mobile device (Android and iOS). Join the UCSDTech Team to see connection options.

Technology information Sources

Campus LISA Conference Sessions

Campus LISA is an annual technology conference held at UC San Diego. Conference dates have varied from June to November. Visit campuslisa.ucsd.edu for more information.   

Information Technology Knowledge Base

Find information technology articles written by service owners.

Network Services

Find information to get connected to campus, on or off-campus, via wired or wireless connections.

TechWiki 

The TechWiki includes information about services, software, software installer packages and more. Content is arranged alphabetically by subject as well as by type of information: Sysadmin, Developer, Research Developer and Researcher-facing resources. Information is maintained by service owners 

UC IT Blog Posts

The University of California Office of the President hosts the UC IT Blog where you will find information from the UC CIO and stories from campuses across the UC system.  

UC Tech Conference Sessions

UC Tech is an annual technology conference for all in the UC system that features technology-related presentations from speakers across the UC campuses. You may find past conference information and session recordings at each campus UC Tech website: uctech.ucsd.edu, uctech.ucla.edu, etc. 

Join the UC San Diego sysadmin-l email group, subscribe to the UC IT Blog, or any technology community communication channel for the annual conference announcement and information.

IT Services Service Catalog

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

System Administrators

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

Training

IT Systems Training  

Find UC San Diego learning resources.

UC Learning Center

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

UC San Diego Training Resources

These online resources are available to members of the UC San Diego community:

Technology and Related Events

Campus LISA Conference

Campus LISA is an annual technology conference held at UC San Diego. Conference dates can vary from June to November. Visit campuslisa.ucsd.edu for more information.   

UCTech Conference

UC Tech is an annual technology conference that features talks from all UC campuses. Open to all in the UC system, this in-person conference rotates hosting responsiblitiy and location to a different campus each year. The dates are determined by the hosting campus.

Dates and conference information are announced as they become available. Join the UC San Diego sysadmin-l email group and subscribe to the UC IT Blog for information.

Contact IT Services Communications & Outreach with questions, submissions or ideas for this page.