UCCSC is the annual University of California Computing Services Conference. Each summer a different UC campus hosts UCCSC.
The first “conference” was at UC Santa Cruz in 1982. The focus was strictly on academic software and it was held in a conference room on campus with 21 people in attendance. This was the beginning of UCCSC.
Who should attend UCCSC?
UCCSC is open to all UC staff and faculty who have an association with or interest in information technology. Subjects for presentations are generally intended for IT professionals, but there are numerous sessions that cover more general subjects such as project management, service delivery, procurement, etc.
Each year, UCCSC draws 300-500 technology professionals from across the University of California. Participants include technical support staff, system administrators, unit directors and managers, librarians, information security experts, service managers, and others.
If you are interested in learning how other campuses are addressing technology issues and challenges, or if you want to build a network of professional IT colleagues from the UC system, you should attend UCCSC.
What is a UCCSC Ambassador?
The UCCSC Ambassador represents their UC campus in the planning and coordination of UCCSC. Ambassadors also use their communication channels and network of contacts to raise awareness and enthusiasm for UCCSC on their campus. Ambassadors attend UCCSC and serve as a conduit of information from the conference to the members of their campus who are in attendance.