SGCI's 4-Week Coding Institute Exposes Students to Practical Skills and Experiences

By Jeff Wood & Nayiri Mullinix SGCI held a four-week Coding Institute during the summer of 2019. The Coding Institute includes the core skills needed to be productive in the design and maintenance of science gateways. The workshops were presented as short lessons interspersed with practical exercises. All the teaching was done through live coding. The Coding Institute took place July 3-28, 2019, on the campus of Elizabeth City State University (ECSU). Eight students participated...

Science Ambassador Blog: Promoting Aquavit Science Gateway and Preparing for Implementation of a Water Quality Portal Interface

One of five 2019 SGCI Science Ambassadors , Jack Smith, a research scientist at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and Cyberinfrastructure Coordinator for West Virginia Science and Research, attended the 11th National Monitoring Conference in Denver, CO, March 25-29, 2019, to promote the Aquavit science gateway. He also spent time with the EPA Water Quality Portal team as he prepares to implement a Water Quality Portal interface into Aquavit in collaboration with the GeoEDF project,...

A Hello and Farewell from SGCI's New Director

“By 2026, be the autonomous, world-class leader and premier think tank for science gateways…”   About 3 years ago, the leadership team of the Science Gateways Community Institute gathered together to begin the implementation of a management method called the Entrepreneurial Operating System. One of the key elements of this method is the creation of a document called the Vision/Traction Organizer, with a 10-year, envisioned-future state. This opening quote was the vision we agreed would...

Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 2

By Marlon Pierce You can read Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 1, here .  Author’s Note: This blog post is based on “Towards a Science Gateway Reference Architecture”, which was presented at the International Workshop for Science Gateways (IWSG 2018). Citation: Pierce, M. E., Miller, M. A., Brookes, E. H., Wong, M., Afgan, E., Liu, Y., Gesing, S., Dahan, M., Marru, S. & Walker, T. (2018). Towards a Science Gateway Reference Architecture. Paper given at the...

Bootcamp Five Inspires a Shift—This Collaborative Workshop Is Now Called Gateway Focus Week

By Nayiri Mullinix First things first: Science Gateways Bootcamp has a new name! Our week-long intensive workshop is now called Gateway Focus Week . Why the name change? We’re in the third year of offering these popular workshops, which have grown and evolved thanks to the enthusiastic feedback and input we’ve received from participants over the years. Many participants have shared how much they appreciate the opportunity to focus on their gateways in a way that they can’t when they’re...

Guest Blog: Globus and the path to sustainability

This guest blog post was written by Lee Liming, Globus Senior Technical Writer, and Vas Vasiliadis, Globus Chief Customer Officer. It’s been more than twenty years since the first public release of Globus software. In that time, we’ve tried several routes to sustainability and learned a few things we’ll share in this post. The core mission of Globus—which has changed very little since 1995—is to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of researchers engaged in...

ADMI Symposium Included Presentations by SGCI Staff

SGCI Extended Developer Support and Workforce Development staff attended and presented at the Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) symposium devoted to computing issues relevant to minority students, education, and institutions. The Symposium on Computing at Minority Institutions took place April 11-14, 2019, in Memphis, TN.   SGCI's Marlon Pierce made a presentation called "The Science Gateways Community...

SGCI Consultation Allows CloudLaunch to Benefit Researchers Across a Wide Variety of Fields

Working with SGCI allowed CloudLaunch to formalize and implement plans to convert a small web-app into a full-fledged science gateway. The resulting gateway can now benefit a large number of researchers from a wide range of disciplines looking to conduct research in the cloud.

SGCI Intern Who Was Selected to Participate in HBCU@SXSW Gets Job Offers

Thanks to HBCU@SXSW , SGCI Intern Ke'Darius Whitley was one of 250 students from historically black colleges and universities selected to attend SXSW. Whitley reports on this exciting experience below. He let us know that he'll decide on one of the two job offers he received after he graduates in May 2019. You can read Whitley's 2018 Summer Internship Report here. Check here to learn more about our opportunities for students , including summer internships....

How SGCI Gave the VC3 Team Solid Footing to Build a Global Collaboration Platform

Consultation with SGCI gave the VC3 team solid footing for solving framework-specific challenges, among other things, which resulted in a modern, adaptive, and responsive web application which mitigates many of the obstacles faced by researchers when trying to leverage HPC, HTC, and cloud-based resources. The VC3 platform fosters global collaboration and lowers the barrier to entry by providing free (or low cost) resources that would otherwise be inaccessible to small or under-funded projects.

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