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 ...

People of SGCI: Shawn Rice

Shawn Rice Application Programs Manager, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) area of SGCI and coordinate consultation and development efforts pertaining to the HUBzero platform. I also do development and offer consultation when the client’s needs match my particular domains of knowledge. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? HUBzero...

Tech Blog: Using Keycloak to Provide Authentication, Authorization, and Identity Management Services for Your Gateway

By Marcus Christie Explanation of the Airavata tool, Keycloak: Apache Airavata (an SGCI Affiliate, check the Gateway Catalog to learn more) is middleware that provides abstractions for managing and utilizing computational resources, with an emphasis on running high-performance scientific applications.  Airavata can thus be used to build a science gateway that provides higher-level user interfaces for users to configure, execute, monitor and analyze the outputs of a...

People of SGCI: Paul Parsons

Paul Parsons Assistant Professor Purdue University   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the SGCI incubator where I lead the usability consulting service. As part of my role in the incubator, I run a usability workshop at the bi-annual incubator-led Science Gateways Bootcamp . I also manage usability consulting services that are offered to gateway creators to help them improve the usability and user experience of their gateways. In this role, I...

Guest Blog: SGCI and ESIP Discuss Bootcamp and Partnership Possibilities

By Nancy Hoebelheinrich Coordinator and Editor ESIP Data Management Training Clearinghouse   In early January, ESIP Federation Winter 2018 meeting members participated in a lively discussion during one of the breakout sessions on what SCGI has to offer for incubator projects intending to move to sustainable production status. In the session, participants first heard an overview from SGCI's Sandra Gesing about the Institute and its Science Gateways Bootcamp . Following Sandra's...

People of SGCI: John Gentle

John Gentle Research Engineering Scientist Associate II Texas Advanced Computing Center   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? My primary role within SGCI is as an EDS (Extended Developer Support) consultant in which I assist project teams that are developing web-portals to serve as an interface for utilizing high-performance computing systems by researchers, scientists and various members of the SGCI community. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and...

PlantingScience Community Doubles in Size After Consultation With SGCI

PlantingScience worked with SGCI user experience consultants to design new interfaces that would give their users more control. As a result, the users, who are teachers, are not only happier with the experience of using the website, but it has also meant that the PlantingScience staff spends less time helping them. Thanks to these changes, the PlantingScience team doubled the number of teachers and student teams in the program and can look forward to supporting even more growth in the future.

People of SGCI: Nancy Maron

Nancy Maron Incubator Consultant Founder, BlueSky to BluePrint What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I joined the team as a consultant to support the Incubator. I’ve helped to develop the week-long, intensive Science Gateways Bootcamp program, and I am one of its instructors. In addition, I offer business consulting services as part of the Incubator. I love working with creative people who have a terrific idea or even a well-developed Gateway and figuring out ways...

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