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Call for Applications for the 2020 Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Community Fellows Program

ESIP  Community Fellows are graduate students and post-docs (<2 yrs since graduation) interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides fellows with a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group ( ESIP collaboration area ) on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas as rapporteurs, documenting group activities on monthly telecons and at ESIP’s...

SGCI's Maytal Dahan Featured in the Science Node Paths to HPC Series

Maytal Dahan When marine biology means too much chemistry, a first-generation college student falls in love with computer programming. Our new series, Paths to HPC, showcases women working in high-performance computing. Our hope is that by highlighting these trailblazers—and the sometimes unique paths they followed into the field—other women will feel inspired to envision themselves in similar roles. Today we talk with Maytal Dahan , director of Advanced Computing Interfaces...

Trusted CI Highlights Collaboration With SGCI

Trusted CI and SGCI began collaborating about three years ago. The partnership has developed into two main functions: to provide specialized engagements to gateway developers and operators seeking cybersecurity support, and to present on relevant cybersecurity topics during SGCI Gateway Focus Weeks and related events. Read more about our collaboration in this recent post on Trusted CI's website .

SGCI Launches Gateway Ambassadors Program—Join Now!

By Sandra Gesing   SGCI has launched a new program to create a network of representatives who would like to share information about gateways on their campuses, in their organizations, and in distributed projects.  Gateway Ambassadors serve as community builders, making connections and creating a network between people, experts, and resources.   Activities include meeting with individuals who are eager to learn more about science...

Trusted CI Accepting Engagement Applications for Early 2020

Trusted CI is accepting applications for one-on-one engagements to be executed in Jan-June 2020. Applications are due Oct 2, 2019 (Slots are limited and in demand, so this is a hard deadline!) To learn more about the process and criteria, and to complete the application form, visit their website:  http://trustedci.org/ application During Trusted CI’s first 5 years, they've conducted more than 24 one-on-one engagements with NSF-funded projects, Large...

Applications open for URSSI Winter School on Research Software Development

Applications are open for the URSSI pilot Winter School on Research Software Development:  http://urssi.us/ winterschool/ .   The US Research Software Sustainability Institute planning effort is organizing a 2.5-day workshop on research software engineering skills. This is aimed at early-career researchers, including graduate students and postdocs, who are familiar with the basics such as the Unix shell, version control with Git, and Python programming, and would like to...

Open OnDemand—Open HPC Webinar, Aug. 20 at 12pm ET

Subject: Open OnDemand – Open HPC Webinar When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 12:00PM – 1:00PM (Eastern) Presenters: Dominic Daninger, VP of Engineering, and Kyle Gross, Senior HPC Technician, Nor-Tech Abstract: Open OnDemand is an open-source software project that enables HPC centers to install and deploy advanced web and graphical applications and interfaces for their clients. Nor-Tech is a value-add reseller specializing in HPC hardware and software integration and...

NSF Webinar Aug. 15—Open source, academic science and the public mission of research: reflections from the field

Professor Fernando Perez from the University of California, Berkeley, will present "Open source, academic science and the public mission of research: reflections from the field" on August 15, 2019, 11am-12pm.  Abstract:  The future of science should be open, reproducible, inclusive and community-driven. In this talk, I’ll explore the challenges this position presents from the perspective of someone who has spent almost 20 years building open source software and communities. I...

Software Management Plans in Research Projects Webinar, Aug. 14 at 12pm ET

The IDEAS Productivity group offers a webinar series called "Best Practices for HPC Software Developers." The next webinar, "Software Management Plans in Research Projects," will be August 14 from 12pm-1pm.  Presenter: Shoaib Sufi (Software Sustainability Institute) Abstract:  Software is a necessary by-product of research. Software in this context can range from small shell scripts to complex and layered software ecosystems. Dealing with software as a first-class citizen...

2019 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure

The 2019 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure will take place Tuesday, October 15 through Thursday, October 17th, 2019 at the Catamaran Hotel, San Diego, CA. Attendees will include cybersecurity practitioners, technical leaders, and risk owners from within the NSF Large Facilities and CI community, as well as key stakeholders and thought leaders from the broader scientific and cybersecurity communities. Registration is now open. Please visit ...