Tuesday January 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM EST
Friday January 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM EST

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National Institutes of Health 
9000 Rockville Pike
Building 60, Room 162
Bethesda, MD 20892

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Registration Information
Conference and Training Team  
Telephone:   301-496-7977 
Email:  registration@faes.org 


BioTech 73:  Hands-on Training in Cloud Computing for Biomedical Researchers  
January 17-19, 2017



Registration occurs on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for registration is one week before the first day of the course.  If you are unable to register before the deadline, please email: training@faes.org or call 301-496-7977 for space availability. 

NIH employees paying with the signed vendor copy of the SF-182 form, please email: registration@faes.org   

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Participants will create personal cloud computing accounts, instances (renting and using a windows machine and linux machine), set security, configure storage, create snapshots, create clusters, images, acces instances and perform routine tasks.

Participants should be comfortable with basic computer skills. 

1.  Participants will be provided with step-by-step walk through instructions to setup, configure, secure, monitor and access computing resources rented in public cloud infrastructures.
2.  Linux based cloud image with comprehensive collection of bioinformatics software freely provided to participants
3.  Training provided by active NIH researchers
4.  Cookbook style bound manual for all exercises
5.  Direct, after training support through exclusive forum membership
6.  Continuing Educational Credits

Who should attend
1.  Anyone (including researchers, academics, clinicians and students) who is looking to free themselves from not being able to use a latest software just because they don't have access to a personal windows or a linux machine.

2.  Anyone (including researchers, academics, clinicians and students) who is facing issues with hardware limitations (not having access to a powerful machine to handle their large data or a compute intensive task).
3.  Anyone (including researchers, academics, clinicians and students) who would like to perform computations on a on-demand hourly basis, for pennies, cents or dollars per hour, using any popular operating system, from anywhere in the world.
4.  Scientists in program administrations interested in learning the standard tools, techniques and concepts in cloud computing.

Hands-on Skills/Tools Taught
Cloud platform:           Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Cloud platform:           Google Cloud Platform
Cloud platform:           Azure - Microsoft Cloud Platform
Computing:                 AWS Elastic Cloud Compute (EC2)
Computing:                 Secure Shell, Secure File Transfer (SSH/SFTP)
Computing:                 AWS Identity and Access Management(IAM)
Computing:                 AWS GPU, CPU, Cluster
Standards:                   GovCloud
Pricing:                        On-demand, spot, reserved
Storage:                      AWS Simple Storage Service (S3)
Storage:                      AWS Elastic Block Store (EBS)
Storage:                      AWS Volumens, Snapshots, Amazon Machine Images
BigData:                      Hadoop, MapReduce, DynamoDB
Monitoring:                  CloudWatch

View Tentative Agenda 

Training Rate

Discounted Training Rates
$595.00 - NIH Trainees (fellows, postdocs, postbacs - NIH ONLY)
$895.00 - NIH Community
$1,095.00 - Academia, Government, Military 

Comprehensive Binder
Contains all notes, protocols, and reference material needed. No additional books are required. 

Although no grades are given for courses, each participant will receive Continuing Education Units (CEUs) based on the number of contact hours.   One CEU is equal to ten contact hours. Upon completion of the course each participant will receive a certificate, showing completion of the workshop and 2.1 CEUs.

Refund Policy 
100% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 14 or more days prior to the start of the workshop.    
50% tuition refund or 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled between 4 to 13 days prior to the start of the workshop. 
 0% refund, 100% full workshop credit is available for registrations cancelled 3 days or less prior to the start of the workshop.  

All cancellations must be received in writing via email to Ms. Carline Coote at ccoote@mail.nih.gov.
Cancellations received after hours are time marked for the following day. 
In regards to a full or partial refund or a full workshop credit, you must indicate which option you are selecting at the time of your written cancellation. 
All refund payments will be processed by the start of the initial workshop.

Suggested Accommodation
The American Inn of Bethesda