SGCI's Affiliates Program Gives Software & Resource Providers Increased Visibility

SGCI recently launched its Affiliates Program, which gives software and/or resource providers the opportunity to expand their reach by providing assistance to gateway projects. Through this program, individuals and organizations that provide software or other resources agree to provide free support and assistance to gateway projects that want to use their software or resources. Why become an SGCI Affiliate? This program offers an opportunity to give your software components greater...

"Creating Science Gateways Success Stories" Booklet

This booklet highlights the many ways that the SGCI is making an impact in the science gateways community.

Report from Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events at CHI 2018

By Mona Wong SGCI co-hosted the Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design Workshop at the CHI 2018 Conference in Montreal, Canada on April 22. The purpose of the one-day workshop was to bring together researchers and event organizers to share and learn from one another on the phenomenon of time-bounded collaborations such as hackathons, sprints, codefests, etc. The workshop brought together 23 attendees, all with various...

New Gateway Brings Advanced Computing Resources to the University of South Dakota

By Nayiri Mullinix "The USD gateway is focused on lowering the bar for advanced computing and simplifying a researcher’s transition to campus and national HPC systems. The goal of the USD science gateway is to increase researcher productivity in groups unfamiliar with advanced digital resources and to provide an accessible platform for learning scientific applications without the overhead of also learning HPC. By working with SGCI we have produced a gateway that provides four of the...

Tech Blog: Benefits of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

By Josue Balandrano Coronel What are APIs? In software development, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are a key part which enables sharing and extending functionality implemented by other developers. An API can be defined as a public contract between author and user which defines how to use a specific tool. In this definition, the author references any software developer who writes a specific library, framework, service, or any other software tool. A user is anyone who uses...

People of SGCI: Cody Hammock

Cody Hammock Senior Software Engineer Texas Advanced Computing Center What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I'm a systems architect and administrator on the team that operates the OpenStack cloud at TACC that hosts the SGCI tenant infrastructure. SGCI offers free hosting services for gateways interested in having a sandbox and testbed area for their gateway site or gateway software, and we provide the infrastructure as a service (IaaS) to support that hosting. It's my...

Teaching Science Gateways: A Workforce Development Strategy

By Marlon Pierce and Suresh Marru Overview of the Science Gateways Architecture Course We’ve come to appreciate the challenge of running a successful gateway over the last two decades. It can take a lot of work. You need someone to write software, someone to do integration work with third-party software and services, someone to operate services, someone to provide quality assurance, and lots of other tasks. As everyone probably knows, it is a challenge to hire people to do all...

People of SGCI: Marcus Christie

Marcus Christie Principal Science Gateway Research Consultant Science Gateways Research Center, Indiana University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) team. I have over 15 years of experience developing software applications, with an emphasis on web application development. A good match for me is a project that needs some help with starting or improving a science gateway web application. I recently completed my first...

Science Gateways Bootcamp: Enthusiastic Praise from Cohort Three

By Nayiri Mullinix  Each year, SGCI’s Incubator team offers two sessions of the popular Science Gateways Bootcamp. This year, we decided to take the week-long workshop on the road to make it more convenient for people from all around the country to attend. Designed to provide participants with a practical and essential toolkit for the evolution and growth of their science gateway projects, our first session of 2018 took place May 14-18 in Austin, TX, at the Texas Advanced Computing...

People of SGCI: Mona Wong

Mona Wong Software Engineer San Diego Supercomputer Center University of California, San Diego What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am a science gateway developer on the Extended Developer Support team. My role is to assist collaborators with the development of their research gateway. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? SGCI’s PI, Nancy Wilkins-Diehr and I both work at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. I...

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