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SGCI congratulates Bootcamp alumni on their recent $4.5 million NSF award

By Nayiri Mullinix “The Bootcamp experience was still fresh in our minds. We applied lessons learned there even during proposal writing – from identifying audiences, clearly connecting activities to goals and outcomes, to developing a sustainability plan. GeoEDF will utilize SGCI consulting services on usability and user-centered design and impact assessment, and leverage the SGCI student internship program.” Carol Song of Purdue University and four co-PIs, including Jack Smith...

SC18: Connect with SGCI and Other Gateway-Related Events

Going to SC18? We have good news! You'll be able to meet with SGCI staff during the conference. As details become available, we'll update this article with the various opportunities to engage with us and other gateway-related events of interest.  We're also proud to be a sponsor of the SC18 Cloud HPC Hack , happening November 12-13.  See you in Dallas!

Webinar: Using Open OnDemand for Training and Education, Oct. 17, 2018

The Ohio Supercomputer Center (OSC) is hosting a free webinar on October 17. 2018, from 3:00-4:00 pm Eastern time. The webinar will be about Open OnDemand, an SGCI Affiliate , and will be presented by Alan Chalker, Director of Strategic Programs, and Kate Cahill, Education and Training Specialist at OSC. Abstract:  Open OnDemand, an open-source software project based on OSC's proven OnDemand web platform, enables HPC centers to install and deploy advanced web and graphical...

SC18 Cloud HPC Hack

The goal of the SC18 Cloud HPC Hack is to provide an enhanced fun learning experience at SC18 . The hack will run from the morning of November 12 through the evening of the 13th. The Hack will be a hands-on team cloud HPC experience and will offer a flexible schedule so that participants can also attend SC18 activities. There will be a hack-HQ with hacksnacks, hacktorials, hackprizes, hack showcase, and lots of hackfun. SC18 is an ideal place for this Hack, with over...

US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) Conceptualization Project Survey

The NSF-Funded US Research Software Sustainability Institute ( URSSI ) conceptualization project is looking for opinions about needs in the US research software community. To offer your opinions, consider participating in a brief 10 to 15-minute survey ( https://nd.qualtrics.com/jfe/ form/SV_8ik4azGuHmojKW9 ) to provide input about how to increase the amount of sustainable research software that is available and how to increase and improve the research that relies on that...

Science Node Covers Gateways 2018 Conference

Representatives from Science Node, an online publication that covers the impact of advanced computing and networks, joined us at the Gateways 2018 conference, which took place September 25-27 in Austin, TX. Read the resulting story from Alisa Alering, " The secret sauce of science ," for a summary of the conference and to find out how science gateways provide the one simple ingredient that can boost scientific discovery across domains.

2nd U.S. Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) Workshop, Oct. 23-24, 2018

The second workshop for the U.S. Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI) conceptualization will take place October 23-24 in Chicago, IL. Similar to the  first workshop in Berkeley , the event will be mostly participant driven. In addition to a few keynotes and lightning talks, the agenda will mostly be open discussions about topics suggested by participants prior to and during the meeting. Learn more about the workshop and register to attend .

NSF Announces Third OAC Software Institute

The third National Science Foundation Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (OAC) Software Institute has been announced. The first two are the Science Gateways Community Institute (SGCI) and the Molecular Sciences Software Institute (MolSSI) .  The new institute, which is called the Institute for Research and Innovation in Software for High-Energy Physics (IRIS-HEP), is a $25 million effort to tackle the unprecedented amount of data that will come from the High-Luminosity...

Apply for a One-on-One Engagement with Trusted CI for Early 2019

Trusted CI is accepting applications for one-on-one engagements to be executed in January - June 2019. Applications are due October 1, 2018. (Slots are limited and in demand, so this is a hard deadline!) Visit http://trustedci.org/application  to learn more about the process and criteria, and to complete the application form.   During Trusted CI's (formerly known as CTSC) first 5 years,  more than 24 one-on-one engagements  have been conducted with NSF-funded...

ESIP Call for Community Fellows Program—Applications due Oct. 5

ESIP Community Fellows are graduate students interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides students 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 semi-annual meetings (Summer/Winter). As fellows become...