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Accelerating Cloud Adoption for Research IT. CLASS Advanced Begins April 3

By Amanda Tan

The new CLASS Advanced program, Internet2’s advanced cloud training tailored for research IT, begins April 3, 2023. This two-week intensive learning experience empowers the research and higher education community to leverage cloud platforms for research workflows. Participants will learn how to effectively build and manage cloud computing…


Catching Up on the Cloud: Fall 2022

By Sean O’Brien

Internet2 NET+ and Other Cloud Program Updates New Season. New Resources. New Opportunities.  American journalist and author Jim Bishop described autumn as “having more gold in its pocket than all the other seasons.” His description seems apt as I reflect on all the new initiatives and golden opportunities we’re making…


CLASS Essentials for Research

By Amanda Tan

Check Out the Fall 2022 Session Lineup CLASS Essentials provides learners with high-level, hands-on experiences for using the cloud to accelerate their scientific computing. Participants will gain an immersive experience on the basic concepts of cloud computing and will leave the program with knowledge of how to compute,…


Secrets to Cloud Computing Adoption at Higher Education Institutions

By Amanda Tan, Internet2 Research Engagement Program Manager

As 2021 comes to a close, we are excited to announce that the Cloud Learning and Skills Sessions (CLASS) program is in the process of completing its third cohort! To celebrate and share, we held an I2 Online panel discussion about CLASS on December 9, a…


Democratizing Cloud Computing on Campus via CLASS

By Amanda Tan, Internet2 Research Engagement Program Manager

Over the last 10 months, the Internet2 Cloud Learning and Skills Sessions (CLASS) program has helped facilitate an educational experience in cloud and research computing for more than 70 participants.  The goals of the CLASS program are to enable scientific discovery by building a broad research community able to…


Q&A with UW–Madison CIO Lois Brooks and Research CI Director Jan Cheetham Discuss Upskilling IT to Support Cloud Computing for Research

By Amber Rasche

Lois Brooks and Jan Cheetham Lois Brooks, chief information officer and vice provost for information technology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, is active nationally in the higher education community, having served in leadership and governance roles with the Northwest Academic Computing Consortium, Unizin, Educause Learning Initiative, and Internet2. Jan Cheetham,…