After DCD in London, Jeff Omelchuck, Executive Director of Infrastructure Masons came in Belgium where he visited HELHa. To remninder, iMasons provides scholarships for the HELHa Data Center Engineering program, our DC Facilities Engineering training.
3 of our students are currently receiving scholarships, we currently have 18 students enrolled, including some from Google, Facebook, etc… He toured our different labs of cooling, power distribution, BMS, etc. , taking time to discuss with all trainers. It was a great occasion for our trainers to have a different point of view on our labs, to create contacts for the future of our training !
HELHa team was present to DCD London 2019 thank to Infrastructure Masons invitation. We assist to conferences on security or sustainibility, we discover new technologies as HPC immesion cooled from Submer solutions : an immersion fluid specially crafted for optimal heat transfer and hardware compatibility. We creates contacts with industry working in the datacenter area as EkkoSense or Innovative Research, working both in cooling management.
HELHa team participates to the dinner of Imasons Infrastructure.
One of the most pressing challenges we face in the digital infrastructure industry is attracting and retaining talent – there simply aren’t enough available, qualified people in the current talent pool to build and operate the systems and continue the pace of technological innovation. Fortunately, we needn’t look far for a solution: women and other underrepresented groups represent a huge and relatively untapped pool of tech talent.
Infrastructure Masons are committed to expanding diversity and inclusion by promoting a culture of awareness in our industry. The Infrastructure Masons launched The Diversity & Inclusion Champion Award in 2018 to recognize and celebrate achievers in diversity and inclusion so their contributions become visible, rewarded and amplified throughout the industry.
The aim is to change the image of the industry and convince underrepresented groups to consider a career in IT and attract a wider group of people to the industry.
Ivonne Valdes, working at Schneider Electric, the finalist continues to make a significant impact in the advancement of inclusion and diversity in technology.
HELHa attended to the IT infrastructure Datacenters 2019 in Afligem, an great occasion to create contacts with the datacenter industry, to discover new technologies in this area. For exemple, trainers discuss with Out of Use, a company, whose business body is the destruction of servers and their recycling.
About ten people from Google are training the laboratories of the CeREF Technique building. A training course created especially for them covers the operating principles of cooling systems used in data centers.
We present cooling equipements used in datacenters to remove heat from the hot air in the computer room and rejected to the atmosfer. We propose to do experiments on real sized devices : heat exchangers, refrigeration cycles and cooling towers. From measurement of temperature, pressure and flow rate, we try to identify the performances and the possible sources of trouble shootings.
This training is integrated in a 3-days training of Google team. Their profils come from electronic team from Finland, Irland, Holland and Belgium.
The HELHa has developed the Data Center program in partnership with international academic institutes and industry providers including Google, Facebook and Microsoft in order to meet the growing need for upskilling of maintenantce staff in the industry.
The purpose of this new program is to provide the Data Center industry with staff who are qualified to provide the proficient and in-depth skills necessary for the technical management and operation of data center facilities.