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 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 scientific application. Here are some of the major components in Airavata:...

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

“The PlantingScience.org online mentoring program was scaling up and we needed to put more control into the hands of our teacher-users without overwhelming them. By working with the SGCI user experience consultants, we were able to design new interfaces that gave teachers the tools to set up their own students’ teams and find scientist mentors to work with. Not only are teachers happier now because they have more control of their experience and timeline, but we have reduced the number...

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...

Gateways 2017 Student Blog: Travel Award Recipient Thomas Johnson

Each year, SGCI offers travel support for the annual Gateways Conference series. We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for students and future science gateway developers to attend. This year, we offered travel support to 13 students, 2 educators from Minority-Serving Institutions, and an additional 10 attendees. One of the students we funded was Thomas Johnson, a student at Elizabeth City State University. We asked him to share with us his experience of traveling to Ann...

SGCI Client Chem Compute Meets Goals

“I was stuck using a small server provided by my University but, by working with SGCI, I was able to transition to much better hosting on Jetstream. Now our Chem Compute science gateway can serve many more undergraduate students simultaneously, and classes are already taking advantage of that this Fall.   Prior to SGCI support we were submitting jobs only using a local server and Comet and could only work on 8 jobs at once. The SGCI Extended Developer Support consultant I...

Gateways 2017 Guest Blog: a Presenter from Australia

By Sarah Richmond Hailing all the way from Queensland Australia, I landed in Detroit and jumped in a taxi towards Ann Arbor for the Gateways 2017 conference. I was there to represent the Australian-born Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory (BCCVL) , an initiative of the Nectar Virtual Labs scheme. Nectar Virtual Labs are rich domain-oriented online environments that draw together research data, models, analysis tools and workflows to support collaborative research...
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