The Office of Data and Information Technology and the ANTrepreneur Center are pleased to announce the launch of The Hub Info Sessions – a series of events for UCI students offering a deep dive into the latest technology. The info sessions are held monthly at the ANTrepreneur Center on Tuesday evenings and always conclude with tacos and networking.

Intended to increase access to experiential learning, these monthly gatherings feature presentations and workshops by The Hub’s tech partners including ServiceNow, AWS, Soul Machines, Microsoft, Udemy, Siemens, Salesforce and many other industry leaders. Speakers showcase their platforms’ capabilities, discuss career paths for new grads, and provide unique educational opportunities through certifications and badging.

The first session kicked off with an informative presentation by experts Tim Raymond and Trey Hemmingsen of ServiceNow. In addition to showcasing the jobs available today across Fortune 500 companies for candidates with knowledge of their software, they provided all students with access to NowLearning, a comprehensive learning platform tailored for ServiceNow.

The excitement continues with the next Hub Info Session featuring AWS (Amazon Web Services) slated for February 27 at 5 p.m. Industry veterans Ed Cadow and Mike Glover will share their insights as they cover opportunities within AWS, the path to getting AWS credits, the cutting-edge realm of AI, and much more.

This series is a fantastic avenue to access the latest technology, attain coveted certifications, savor tasty tacos, practice networking and walk away with exclusive swag.

“The concept of The Hub is to complement classroom learning with the opportunity for our students to acquire marketable skills on the latest technologies, and get experiential learning assignments working on real world problems while they are students here at UC Irvine,” said Vice Chancellor for IT and Data Tom Andriola. “The Hub Info Sessions are more than just educational events; they are a powerful catalyst for our students to learn how to enhance their academic achievements with the potential of technology and life skills for building their careers. We are equipping Anteaters with the skills, insights, and networks to not just participate in the future but to shape it.”

It’s also our pleasure to announce our new dedicated Hub Staff: Haley Marts (Computer Science, ’24), Laura Dobey (Business Administration, ’25), Juan Brito (Computer Science, ’26), and Tanis Sarbatananda (Computer Science, ’25). This team is excited to welcome you to the Hub. Our doors are open for you to say hello, utilize our innovative smart whiteboard, experience our treadmill desks, and advance your tech journey at UCI.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to bridge classroom learning with practical experience, potential employment, and a community of tech-minded peers and professionals.

“The Hub Info Sessions at the ANTrepreneur Center inspire our students to become the pioneers of tomorrow. Each session is a unique opportunity to ignite curiosity, foster entrepreneurship, and chart new paths in the ever-evolving tech landscape” said Ryan Foland, Director of the ANTrepreneur Center.

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