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RDA 11th Plenary Meeting Registration Open

The 11th RDA Plenary Meeting will take place March 21-23, 2018 in Berlin, Germany. The theme for the meeting is "From Data to Knowledge." The Plenary meeting welcomes the participation of all data scientists, experts, and practictioners engaged in the advancement of data-driven science and economy. More information about the meeting can be found here . Registration is open . Early Bird rates are available through February 9, 2018. Regular registration will be open through March 20,...

Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events CHI 2018 Workshop

Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design is a one-day workshop for researchers who are studying Hackathons, experienced event organizers, and participants interested in running their own events. The workshop will be on April 22, 2018, in Montreal, Canada, in conjunction with CHI 2018 - Engage with CHI: The ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , which will take place April 21-26, 2018. SGCI's Nancy...

Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE) Workshops

The Supercomputing in Plain English (SiPE) workshops focus on fundamental issues of High-Performance Computing (HPC) as they relate to computational and data-enabled science and engineering and include topics ranging from the storage hierarchy and HPC application types and parallel paradigms to accelerator computing and scientific visualization.  The SiPE workshops are offered by the University of Oklahoma Supercomputing Center for Education and Research and are free and open to all...

Save the Date: 2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure

The 2018 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure will take place August 21-23, 2018 at The Westin Alexandria near NSF headquarters. 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 information security communities. The 2018 Call for Proposals has not yet been released.  For more...

10th International Workshop on Science Gateways—Edinburgh, Scotland June 13-15, 2018

The International Workshop on Science Gateways (IWSG) will return to Edinburgh, Scotland for its 10th anniversary and will take place June 13-15, 2018. The workshop will bring together researchers and scientists from different research domains, along with developers, to discuss problems and solutions in the area, to identify new issues, to shape future directions for research, foster the exchange of ideas, standards, and common requirements, and push towards the wider adoption of science...

2018 NSF SI2 PI Workshop

The 2018 NSF Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2 PI) Workshop will take place April 30-May 1, 2018 at the Westin Washington, D.C. City Center. The workshop will be colocated with the 18th IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Cluster Cloud, and Grid Computing (CCGrid'18) . Hotel accommodations are available at  The Westin Washington, D.C. City Center  (1400 M Street NW, Washington, DC, 20005). There is no hotel code to use. Rooms are in the $250-330/night range...

Online Cybersecurity Training Available from XSEDE

Want to know how to manage accounts in a manner that protects the security of your resources? In XSEDE's Cybersecurity online tutorial, you will learn about your role in security, the main types of security threats and risks, the security measures you can take to safeguard your accounts, and the actions you should take if you suspect that your account or computer system has been compromised. This tutorial is targeted at users of XSEDE resources. However, the majority of the content...

XSEDE ECSS Symposium 12/19/17: Overview of Deployment Options

The next XSEDE ECSS Symposium will take place December 19, 2017, at 10 am Pacific/1 pm ET.  Andrea Zonca (SDSC) will be the first speaker. Andrea will give an overview of deployment options for Jupyter Notebooks at scale on XSEDE resources. They are all based on deploying Jupyterhub on Jetstream, then either spawn Notebooks on a traditional HPC system or setup a distributed scalable system on Jetstream instances either via Docker Swarm or Kubernetes. Mahidhar Tatineni (SDSC) will...

International RSE Leaders Workshop

The International RSE Leaders Workshop will take place at the Alan Turing Institute in London, England, January 30-31, 2018. Leaders of research software engineering groups and communities around the world are invited to apply to take part in the workshop. This workshop is organized by the UK RSE with input on the program from RSE leaders in at least five other countries.  The purpose of the workshop is to help each other improve access to software expertise in research by pooling...

Research Software Engineer Survey

Are you a Research Software Engineer in the United States? Do you work professionally in software in a research environment, at least partly writing code for other people? Your job title might be research programmer, facilitator, postdoctoral researcher, or research assistant. If so, please fill out this short survey, being run by the UK Software Sustainability Institute with the idea of understanding and helping to organize the US RSE community:  http://bit.ly/US-RSE-2017-survey .