SGCI helped build EcologyPlus with customized areas for career development

SGCI's Extended Developer Support (EDS) consultants worked with Teresa Mourad of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) to build a new gateway called EcologyPlus on the HUBzero platform. EcologyPlus offers students and recent graduates from underrepresented minority groups with year-round mentoring and career resources.

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 [now Gateway Focus Week]

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.

Mini Science Gateways Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week] in Edinburgh, Scotland: Not at All a "Mini" Experience

Note: Science Gateways Bootcamp was renamed to Gateway Focus Week in June 2019. By Sandra Gesing The Science Gateways Bootcamp is a well-received five-day long hands-on workshop on sustainability that takes place twice a year in the U.S. The five days is needed to fully discuss and work through the topics as well as for building a community around sustainability for science gateways. Being aware of the fact that five days is a major time commitment and also being inspired by the...

2018 Summer Internship Reports: Nayman Leung

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 2018 intern Nayman Leung, a sophomore at the University of Illinois.

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