2019 Summer Internship Reports: Iakov Vasilyev

Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Interns are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. This post features SGCI summer 2019 intern Iakov Vasilyev, a junior at the University of California, San Diego.

Science Ambassador Blog: Gateways as Tools for Democratizing Research—Crowdsourcing with the Zooniverse at DHOxSS 2019

One of our five Science Ambassadors , Samantha Blickhan, Zooniverse Digital Humanities Research Lead, taught a weeklong course called Crowdsourced Research in the Humanities at the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School in July. Attendees learned how to use the Zooniverse Project Builder , further distributing a methodology that encourages researchers from a multitude of academic disciplines to make use of science gateways. By Dr. Samantha Blickhan Thanks to the...

Tech Blog: How New Django Portal for Apache Airavata Can Be Used by Gateways

By Eroma Abeysinghe & Marcus Christie Explanation of New Django Portal for Apache Airavata The Apache Airavata project provides middleware and APIs needed to build a modern science gateway. In addition to this, the Airavata project has also developed a web user interface to its APIs that serves as a reference implementation of an Airavata client. That web user interface was implemented in PHP and at that time the recommendation for gateway developers was that they can use this...

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

SGCI held a four-week Coding Institute for undergraduate students 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.

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,...

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

Our week-long intensive workshop is now called Gateway Focus Week (formerly Science Gateways Bootcamp). The fifth Focus Week cohort met in May in Indianapolis, IN. 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.

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.

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