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...

Science Gateways Bootcamp Check-In: How are Participants Progressing Toward Their Goals?

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 all, of their...

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...
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