People of SGCI: Eroma Abeysinghe

Eroma Abeysinghe Principal Business Analyst, Science Gateways Research Center Indiana University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am part of the Extended Developer Support (EDS) service area of SGCI. My main responsibility within EDS is to provide consultation to campus groups who are in need of a science gateway to make their research work easy for them and for their community. I am currently providing consultation services to two projects and...

Sage Advice: How to Get Started When You Have an Idea

Designer and developer  Jonathan Z. White  recently wrote an inspiring Medium post about how to get started with executing an idea. Reading his post made us think of all the potential gateway developers out there and how the idea of getting started with developing a gateway can feel daunting. Jonathan suggests starting with the following steps: Define your goal Stay on track Solve a problem Ditch the “good idea/bad idea” mindset Ask for help Thinking about...

People of SGCI: Sandra Gesing

Sandra Gesing Research Assistant Professor and Computational Scientist University of Notre Dame   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I’m part of both the Community Engagement and Exchange and Incubator service areas. My main responsibility is consulting with universities on building on-campus teams for developing and maintaining science gateways. Additionally, I reach out to communities via presentations and publications on the SGCI. I also spend some...

Mike Zentner’s Observations from the RDA Eighth Plenary Meeting

Observations from the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Eighth Plenary Meeting, September 15-17, 2016 in Denver, CO By Michael G. Zentner In September of 2016, a crowd of research data enthusiasts convened in Denver, CO for the  Research Data Alliance (RDA) Eighth Plenary Meeting . One of my SGCI colleagues, Sandra Gesing, was scheduled to attend but due to other commitments could not, so I had the opportunity to familiarize myself with this community. Having previously commuted to...

Linda Hayden’s Report from AGU

Report from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 12-16, 2016 By Linda Hayden The 2016 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting took place in December 2016 and, for the first time, offered the opportunity to participate in a Poster Lightning Session. The goal of this program was to provide individuals an opportunity to present their poster in an additional forum that would allow information to be shared with a larger audience quickly and efficiently. The...

Sandra Gesing and Maytal Dahan’s Report from HICSS 2017

Report from the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS), January 4-7, 2017 By Sandra Gesing and Maytal Dahan If you follow our twitter feed at  https://twitter.com/sciencegateways  you already know that we had an amazing opportunity to attend the Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS) on the Big Island of Hawaii. A conference in Hawaii, who can say no to that? Not only was the location fabulous, but it provided an amazing opportunity...

Nancy Wilkins-Diehr's SGCI Talk at the XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Symposium

Slides and recording  are now available from the talk that Nancy Wilkins-Diehr gave at the 12/20/16 XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Symposium. In the talk, Nancy describes all the services that are available through the SGCI.

Gateways 2016 — Student Reflections

SGCI sponsored the attendance of several students at Gateways 2016. Some of these students contributed blog posts after the conference and offered their impressions and suggestions, as well as ideas on how to improve the student experience as we look ahead to  Gateways 2017 . Here are some of the highlights: Charlie Nelson, a student at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), felt that the conference was educational and that conference attendees, whether representatives of the...

Report from the International Workshop on Science Gateways – Australia

By Nancy Wilkins-Diehr I was very fortunate to attend the  International Workshop on Science Gateways – Australia  in Melbourne on October 10, followed by the larger  eResearch Australasia  conference Oct 11-14. Both were excellent events and featured science gateways and virtual laboratories prominently. The events were held at the beautiful Pullman Albert Park overlooking, as you might guess, Albert Park. Albert includes a large lake for rowing with a 5k...

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