December 2021

IUWIT Insights

Published on December 1, 2021
Welcome to IUWIT Insights, where you’ll find insights about the latest and greatest events, interviews, and stories involving women in tech across IU’s 8 campuses and beyond. This newsletter is distributed by IU Women in Technology (IUWIT), the staff affiliate of the IU Center of Excellence for Women & Technology.

Stop shrinking yourself to fit places you’ve outgrown.

Furaha Joyce

Events & Opportunities for IU Staff

Intro to High Performance Computing

December 2021, 2 - 4 p.m.

This workshop introduces IU faculty, staff, and students to High Performance Computing (HPC) and the resources UITS Research Technologies (RT) makes available to them at IU to empower their research. This hands-on course will cover the basics of using IU’s supercomputing systems, from logging-in to job creation and submission. Knowledge of Unix is useful and recommended, but not required for the hands-on exercises.

Candid Conversations for Caregivers

December 2021, 1 p.m.

Whether you care for kids, parents, or any other loved one - especially in this pandemic-era, grab a cup of coffee and come chat with IUWIT leaders Kim and Melanie and other caregivers like you! This event is open to anyone of any gender.

BTAA WIT Coffee Catchups

December 15, 2021, 10 - 10:30 a.m.

Join the Big Ten Academic Alliance Women In Technology Group (BTAA WIT) the third Wednesday of each month, 10-10:30 am & chat briefly in small groups with colleagues across the Big Ten about a rotating monthly topic.

Spotlight: Brandi Rund

Brandi is Assistant Manager with the Support Center Frontline and Mission Critical Team Lead and a member of the IUWIT Leadership Team. Read more here.


Diversity Education Calendar
To thrive in this truly global world it is important to acknowledge or differences and use those to empower ourselves and those around us. Check out this long list of events hosted by IU to build a community that is cognizant, respectful and mindful of our diversity.

Healthy Holidays
Holidays can be stressful. As our IU staff wraps up into the holiday spirit, we have the perfect cookbook to help you stay healthy! This one has something for everyone! If you make any of these, post a picture and tag @IUWIT on twitter or Facebook!

Wellness and More
With the COVID-19 pandemic still underway and the holidays around the corner, you may be feeling stress from all over. Your family plans are changing. Days are getting shorter. The warm holiday traditions you cherish upended. Not to mention, the holidays in a typical year can be overwhelming anyway.