SGCI Bootcamp Instructors Present Sessions at EarthCube's All Hands Meeting

Science Gateways Bootcamp instructors presented three sessions at the EarthCube All Hands Meeting. EarthCube, a community of scientists across geoscience domains, has more than 2,500 contributors who work together on contributing to how geoscience research is done using digital resources, such as science gateways.

Gateways 2018 Conference

By Nayiri Mullinix The most important outcome was that I discovered SGCI is a community of folks honestly interested in working with others to advance computing in general and science gateways in particular.” -Tom Bishop The annual Gateways conference, which gives gateway developers and users across domains a venue for exchanging experiences, was held in Austin, TX, September 25-27. Gateways 2018 began with tutorials on the first day, which took place at the Texas Advanced...

People of SGCI: Mark Krenz

Mark Krenz Lead Security Analyst Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? As part of the Incubator service area, my primary role within SGCI is to provide cybersecurity guidance and advice to science gateways that SGCI engages with. That role has recently expanded to also provide cybersecurity operational assistance to SGCI itself. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by...

SGCI Client Update: COSMIC^2 Receives Funding to Grow Gateway

In 2017, SGCI EDS consultants completed work on the COSMIC^2 science gateway, implementing two Globus technologies that helped the project take significant steps forward. This piece provides an update on COSMIC^2 and how SGCI support allowed them to seek and receive funding to further develop the gateway.

Gateways 2018 Student Blog: Travel Award Recipient Jared McLean

Each year, SGCI offers travel support for the annual Gateways Conference series. We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for young professionals, students, and future science gateway developers to attend. This year, we offered travel support to 9 students, 3 educators from Minority-Serving Institutions, and an additional 7 attendees. One of the students we funded was Jared McLean, a student at the University of Hawaii. We asked him to share with us his...

Tech Blog: How SGCI Helped nSides Use OSG and the Agave Platform to Augment Its Drug Side Effects Database

By Choonhan Youn Explanation of the Agave Platform The Agave Platform  is an open source, science-as-a-service API platform for powering your digital lab. Agave allows you to bring together your public, private, and shared high-performance computing (HPC), high throughput computing (HTC), Cloud, and Big Data resources under a single, web-friendly REST API. In order to ease the access to HPC resources, SGCI consultants worked with the nSides project to adopt the Agave...

People of SGCI: Nate Snodgrass

Nate Snodgrass Program Manager, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the SGCI Incubator where I serve as an instructor covering Budgeting for the bi-annual Science Gateways Bootcamp, help with management of the Incubator portion of the project, and am involved in the planning process for each Bootcamp. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? I became a part of SGCI when Mike...

Cohort Four Reflects on the Value of Science Gateways Bootcamp

The final Science Gateways Bootcamp cohort of 2018 met in August in Chicago, IL. Offered twice per year, the intensive week-long workshop addresses the importance of having some level of business know-how in order to achieve sustainability for science gateway projects.

People of SGCI: Dimuthu Upeksha Wannipurage

Dimuthu Upeksha Wannipurage Programmer Analyst Science Gateways Research Center, Indiana University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work with the Science Gateways Research Center (SGRC) team at Indiana University as a research software engineer, and I'm on the Scientific Software Collaborative team with SGCI. I have over two years of industry experience in system integration and cloud deployment technologies. Before joining the SGRC team, I had been...

Report from SGCI's Summer Coding Institute for Students

SGCI offered a four-week Coding Institute during the summer of 2018. The Institute, which is focused on gateway development for undergraduate students, covers the core skills needed to be productive in the design and maintenance of science gateways. Presented as short tutorials alternated with practical exercises, all instruction was done via live coding.

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