Teaching Science Gateways: A Workforce Development Strategy

By Marlon Pierce and Suresh Marru Overview of the Science Gateways Architecture Course We’ve come to appreciate the challenge of running a successful gateway over the last two decades. It can take a lot of work. You need someone to write software, someone to do integration work with third-party software and services, someone to operate services, someone to provide quality assurance, and lots of other tasks. As everyone probably knows, it is a challenge to hire people to do all...

People of SGCI: Marcus Christie

Marcus Christie Principal Science Gateway Research Consultant Science Gateways Research Center, Indiana University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) team. I have over 15 years of experience developing software applications, with an emphasis on web application development. A good match for me is a project that needs some help with starting or improving a science gateway web application. I recently completed my first...

Science Gateways Bootcamp: Enthusiastic Praise from Cohort Three

By Nayiri Mullinix  Each year, SGCI’s Incubator team offers two sessions of the popular Science Gateways Bootcamp. This year, we decided to take the week-long workshop on the road to make it more convenient for people from all around the country to attend. Designed to provide participants with a practical and essential toolkit for the evolution and growth of their science gateway projects, our first session of 2018 took place May 14-18 in Austin, TX, at the Texas Advanced Computing...

People of SGCI: Mona Wong

Mona Wong Software Engineer San Diego Supercomputer Center University of California, San Diego What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am a science gateway developer on the Extended Developer Support team. My role is to assist collaborators with the development of their research gateway. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? SGCI’s PI, Nancy Wilkins-Diehr and I both work at the San Diego Supercomputer Center. I...

Tech Blog: Apache Airavata Gateway Installation with Ansible

By Eroma Abeysinghe Explanation of Apache Airavata for Hosting a Gateway Apache Airavata is a middleware framework that enables you to manage, execute, and monitor your application workflows on computing resources such as national supercomputers, campus clusters, and computing clouds. Airavata captures and organizes the metadata associated with these submissions, allowing you to share, clone, and resubmit computational experiments. In order to provide a better interface for...

People of SGCI: Zach Weidner

Zach Weidner Full Stack Developer, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) service area and with the Scientific Software Collaborative (SSC) team, as well as lending a hand in any way I can. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? I took over the position within SGCI that a former colleague had before me. It's an interesting...

Tech Blog: Designing Data Service APIs for Science Gateways with GraphQL

  By Steven Snyder Explanation of GraphQL GraphQL is a Query Language representing an alternative to REST for data interfaces that is particularly suited to new and evolving systems. As “graph” indicates, and as its provenance at Facebook implies, GraphQL is particularly suited to queries on network data like social graphs. What are the benefits to science gateway developers? What problems does it address? If it’s ever occurred to you that it’d be easier to accomplish...

SGCI-MolSSI Workshop on Science Gateways at ACS National Meeting

by Sudhakar Pamidighantam We hosted the first SGCI-MolSSI Workshop on Science Gateways for Molecular Scientists at the ACS National Meeting & Expo in New Orleans on March 20, 2018, at the Hilton Riverside right next to the Convention Center. The workshop was attended by 27 on-site participants representing sponsoring institutions, gateways developers, current and potential users, and MolSSI researchers. The talks that were given at this workshop included presentations of...

Case Study: Gateway Expertise When You Need It—Growing QUBES by Working with the Science Gateways Community Institute

In this case study presentation, we highlight the work that SGCI completed with the QUBES science gateway and illustrate how our services can support multiple aspects of a project. Specifically, we describe our hands-on consulting services (both  software development  and  usability evaluation ),  Science Gateways Bootcamp  training, inclusion in the  Gateway Catalog , the  Gateways conference series , and our  internship program , and how each...

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...
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