People of SGCI: Ann Zimmerman

Ann Zimmerman Ann Zimmerman Consulting What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I have two roles within SGCI. I spend most of my time serving as the independent evaluator for SGCI. In this capacity, I work with SGCI leadership and staff to design and implement systematic processes to collect and analyze data to help understand where things are working well to meet SGCI’s goals and where they might work better. This information is used to help manage SGCI and to...

PEARC17 Report from SGCI Staff and Students

By Nayiri Mullinix PEARC17 , which took place July 9–13, 2017 in New Orleans, was the first event transitioning from the XSEDE conference to the broader Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) conference. Several SGCI staff members were in attendance, and SGCI was a proud sponsor to several student participants. SGCI’s Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, who is on both the program committee and steering committee for PEARC, attended numerous events at the conference and even...

People of SGCI: Choonhan Youn

Choonhan Youn Computer Scientist San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California, San Diego What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I have two roles within SGCI. As a lead consultant in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) program, I help scientists across different domains assimilate into a high-performance computing environment, known as the Science Gateway framework. As a Science Gateway Catalogue developer in the Scientific Software Collaborative...

SGCI Summer Programs: SEAGrid Workshop

The SEAGrid Workshop took place May 2017 at Jackson State University. Offering Summer Programs is one of the ways that SGCI's Workforce Development team provides educational opportunities for the next generation of gateway developers. The workshop included several guest lectures and an opportunity for participants to move their own research projects onto the SEAGrid gateway, which features both a powerful desktop client and go-anywhere Web application.

People of SGCI: Jeff Wood

Jeff Wood Education Program Manager Elizabeth City State University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I currently work within Workforce Development in support of Dr. Linda Hayden. This assistance takes the form of leading students through various application training workshops and documenting the training, conferences, and events throughout their time here at ECSU. I have led numerous research teams in a variety of topics ranging from interactive databases to...

SGCI at 13th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science

Report from 13th Annual International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Science By Linda Hayden Workforce Development participated in the 13th Annual  International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Science  which took place May 15-18, 2017, in Athens, Greece.  The paper documented the outcome of the SGW-I conceptualization project and described the extensive Workforce Development effort going forward into the 5-year SGCI project recently...

Reflections from the Inaugural Science Gateways Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week] in April 2017

The inaugural Science Gateways Bootcamp, which took place in Indianapolis, IN. in April 2017, was an intense week of learning about topics ranging from sustainability to market development, understanding target audiences and key stakeholders to cybersecurity, user-centered design to marketing, and more.

People of SGCI: Juliana Casavan

Juliana Casavan  Entrepreneurial Programs Manager Purdue University   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? My role with SGCI is within the Incubator. I provide entrepreneurial teaching and coaching to the participants that attend the Science Gateways Bootcamp and would like to further pursue their market validation. I help science gateway developers look at their users/volunteers in a different way and think of their gateway as a “business”...

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...

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