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Tech Mini-Courses

These mini courses are offered free of charge to the UH community.

Due to the current restrictions, no registration is required and all the sessions would be taught online via Zoom meetings. The Zoom link would be made available on the UH CS website at least a week prior to the class schedule.

Please make sure to consult the UH CS website under the Events section for latest updates regarding the content and schedule of the mini courses.

When Mini-Course Topic

Date TBA
Online via Zoom

Advanced Topics in Cloud Computing Technologies

This course would give a brief overview of the multitude of the advanced tools and evolving techno-logical offerings from providers such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and GCP. Tentatively, topics include server-less computing, storage optimization, and related. Also, Microsoft 365 tools (e.g., OneDrive, SharePoint) that are open to UH community would be discussed.

Friday, April 9, 2021
Online via Zoom

Containerization on Cloud - Basics of Kubernetes

Users expect applications and software services to be available 24/7 with minimal-to-no downtime. Containerization helps packaging and running software on multiple systems while allowing frequent release cycles and updates without causing service disruptions. Kubernetes is a cluster orchestration system that helps us in enabling such containerized applications to run where and when we want and helps in finding the requisite resources and tools.

Friday, March 12, 2021
9:30AM-10:45AM CST
Online via Zoom

Using Containers for Seamless Computing – Docker

Containers are application modernization trends that provide an encapsulated and secured process environment to run code while freeing the user from having to worry about the libraries, dependen-cies and other requirements. They have become ubiquitous in various software supply chains and development activities. This course would give a basic overview of the Docker container runtime and demonstrate packaging and deploying sample images.

Friday, Feb. 19, 2021
Thursday, March 4, 2021
10:30AM-12PMM CST
Online via Zoom

Web technologies and eCommerce on the Cloud

This course will cover the ubiquitous web technologies that are essential in developing and operating any web-based e-commerce and the typical software stack (Apache, MySQL, PHP) commonly used to achieve the same. Use cases would be demoed with the web tools deployed on a Cloud environment such as AWS.

Friday, Feb. 5, 2021
9:30AM-10:45AM CST
Online via Zoom

Introduction to Cloud Computing and Technologies

Current trends show that Cloud computing has established itself as an indispensable technology. Statistics indicate that 90% of enterprises and businesses have a cloud presence, and that 94% of all workload are expected to be handled via Cloud data centers by the end of the year. This course serves a broad overview of Cloud computing basics, terminologies, and essential tools and options to realizing a simple infrastructure as a cloud-based service (IaaS)

Questions? Contact Dr. Babu Sundaram at