Science Gateways Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week]: Enthusiastic Praise from Cohort Three

Science Gateways Bootcamp is designed to provide participants with a practical and essential toolkit for the evolution and growth of their science gateway projects. This year, SGCI's Incubator team took the intensive, week-long Bootcamp on the road to make it more convenient for people from all around the country to attend, offering the May 2018 session at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, TX.

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...

Tech Blog: Apache Airavata Gateway Installation with Ansible

By Eroma Abeysinghe Explanation of Apache Airavata for Hosting a Gateway Apache Airavata is a middleware framework that enables you to manage, execute, and monitor your application workflows on computing resources such as national supercomputers, campus clusters, and computing clouds. Airavata captures and organizes the metadata associated with these submissions, allowing you to share, clone, and resubmit computational experiments. In order to provide a better interface for...

"Creating Science Gateways Success Stories" Booklet

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

People of SGCI: Zach Weidner

Zach Weidner Full Stack Developer, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) service area and with the Scientific Software Collaborative (SSC) team, as well as lending a hand in any way I can. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? I took over the position within SGCI that a former colleague had before me. It's an interesting...

Tech Blog: Designing Data Service APIs for Science Gateways with GraphQL

  By Steven Snyder Explanation of GraphQL GraphQL is a Query Language representing an alternative to REST for data interfaces that is particularly suited to new and evolving systems. As “graph” indicates, and as its provenance at Facebook implies, GraphQL is particularly suited to queries on network data like social graphs. What are the benefits to science gateway developers? What problems does it address? If it’s ever occurred to you that it’d be easier to accomplish...

SGCI-MolSSI Workshop on Science Gateways at ACS National Meeting

by Sudhakar Pamidighantam We hosted the first SGCI-MolSSI Workshop on Science Gateways for Molecular Scientists at the ACS National Meeting & Expo in New Orleans on March 20, 2018, at the Hilton Riverside right next to the Convention Center. The workshop was attended by 27 on-site participants representing sponsoring institutions, gateways developers, current and potential users, and MolSSI researchers. The talks that were given at this workshop included presentations of...

Case Study: Gateway Expertise When You Need It—Growing QUBES by Working with the Science Gateways Community Institute

This case study presentation highlights the work that SGCI completed with the QUBES science gateway and illustrates how our services can support multiple aspects of a project. Specifically, we describe our hands-on consulting services, Science Gateways Bootcamp training, inclusion in the Gateway Catalog, the Gateways conference series, and our internship program, and how each element provided different facets of support to the growing QUBES community.

People of SGCI: Claire Stirm

Claire Stirm Science Gateway Manager, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am a member of the Incubator team for SGCI. I help plan Science Gateways Bootcamps that occur bi-annually, which includes coordinating all the logistics such as scouting locations, planning meals, and working closely with the instructors to make sure the Bootcamp runs smoothly. I am also involved with onboarding new projects that submit a request to use...

Science Gateways Bootcamp Check-In: How are Participants Progressing Toward Their Goals?

By Nayiri Mullinix When participants walk away from the week-long Science Gateways Bootcamp, they do so not only with a bounty of knowledge and resources but also with a sustainability plan and actionable steps that they themselves have outlined for how they’ll implement all that they’ve learned. We regularly check in with previous Bootcamp participants to see how each project is progressing and have been pleased to learn that many of the teams have already checked off several, if not ...

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