People of SGCI: Andrew Adams

Andrew Adams Senior Information Security Analyst, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Carnegie Mellon University   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? As part of SGCI’s Incubator services, my role is to provide cybersecurity guidance and advice to science gateways that SGCI engages with. This encompasses anything from comparing system configurations to best practices, to assisting a client in writing policy in order to build a security program. How did you...

“Aha” Moments Abound at ESIP’s Custom Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week] and Beyond

ESIP's Executive Director participated in Science Gateways Bootcamp in 2017. She found the week-long intensive workshop so valuable that she participated again in 2018 to work on a different ESIP project. Soon after, she proposed the idea of sponsoring a standalone Bootcamp for ESIP projects, which we offered in November 2018. A group of participants from that Bootcamp then presented their resulting "pitch decks" at the ESIP Winter Meeting in January 2019.

SGCI Consultation Gives CitSci a Solid and Sustainable Foundation for Growth

Since 2007, CitSci has been on the leading edge of citizen science online, supporting projects on a wide variety of topics. After 10+ years in operation, they submitted a request for SGCI services hoping to get right to work optimizing the performance of CitSci, but soon discovered that there were big decisions to be made before that could happen. Find out how, in a multi-faceted consultation, SGCI staff helped prioritize CitSci's needs and lay the groundwork for growth.

People of SGCI: Steve Snyder

Steve Snyder Senior Software Engineer, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I’m a software engineer working at Purdue with our own science gateway platform, HUBzero. Additionally, part of my time is spent consulting for other gateways through SGCI. I’ve helped out with API design, database optimization, and desktop applications for different projects. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? ...

SGCI Client Update: Chem Compute Usage Doubles

In 2017, SGCI EDS Consultants completed work on the Chem Compute science gateway, helping to grow the small classroom operation into one that could handle an increased number of larger job submissions. This piece provides an update on the growth of Chem Compute's reach and how usage of the gateway has doubled since the engagement with SGCI.

People of SGCI: Rick Mouser

Rick Mouser Business Development Manager, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am one of the instructors for Science Gateways Bootcamp . I provide instructions on how a gateway can create a business development strategy using sales and fundraising fundamentals. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? The first Bootcamp I attended was in October of 2017, shortly after joining the...

Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 1

By Marlon Pierce You can read Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 2, 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. 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 10t​h​...

People of SGCI: Andrew Magill

Andrew Magill RESA III Python and Django Developer Texas Advanced Computing Center What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am fairly new to SGCI, I am a few months into my first engagement providing Extended Developer Support (EDS) to clients at UC San Diego. Together we are building a new science gateway that will engage citizens, students, and scientists in an effort to make our towns, cities, and bioregions healthier for both the people and their environment. ...

SGCI Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week] 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

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 Computing Center (TACC), and was followed by two days of keynotes, panels, presentations, and demos on the University of Texas, Austin, campus.

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