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03
Oct
2022

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…

28
Sep
2022

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,…

21
Dec
2021

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…

09
Nov
2021

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…

20
Aug
2021

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, Senior Communications Specialist

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,…

04
Aug
2021

3 Tips on How to Ease the Pain Points Surrounding Cloud Computing for Research

By Ananya Ravipati, Internet2 Research Cloud Engineer, and Amanda Tan, Internet2 Research Engagement Program Manager

Ananya Ravipati (left) and Amanda Tan Ananya Ravipati and Amanda Tan are two of several subject matter experts and program ambassadors who facilitate CLASS: Cloud Learning and Skills Sessions, an Internet2 program developed to fill the gaps in training for cloud and research computing. Ananya, a research cloud engineer…

13
Jul
2021

Internet2’s John Hicks Reflects on Expanding Access and Bridging the Gap for Research

By Amber Rasche, Senior Communications Specialist

John Hicks, network research engineer with Internet2, has spent most of his career supporting scientists, researchers, and research computing and data professionals in their use of high performance research and education (R&E) networks. His role with Internet2’s Research Engagement team includes supporting the Eastern Regional Network and its Broadening the…