SGCI webinars bring together community members across the globe.

Conceptualizing a US Research Software Sustainability Institute

November 13, 2019

Conceptualizing a US Research Software Sustainability Institute

Presented by Daniel S. Katz, Assistant Director for Scientific Software & Applications, NCSA; Research Associate Professor, CS & ECE & iSchool, University of Illinois

This webinar will talk about the need for a US Research Software Sustainability Institute, and the work we have been doing to bring together the community to demonstrate the need for such an institute,...

Reproducible big data science: A case study in continuous FAIRness using Globus and Globus Genomics

October 9, 2019

Reproducible big data science: A case study in continuous FAIRness using Globus and Globus Genomics

Presented by Ravi Madduri, Scientist, Data and Learning, Argonne National Laboratory, and Senior Scientist, University of Chicago Consortium for Advanced Science and Engineering

Big biomedical data create exciting opportunities for discovery but make it difficult to capture analyses and outputs in forms that are findable, accessible,...

Webinar: Portable, Scalable Computation with Containers and Abaco Functions

September 11, 2019

Portable, Scalable Computation with Containers and Abaco Functions

Presented by Joe Stubbs, Research Associate and Lead of Cloud and Interactive Computing Group, Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas, Austin

Linux container technologies such as Docker have made it easier than ever to package and move applications from one computing environment to another. In the last five or so years, a new cloud computing model called...

Webinar: Community Building 101—Building and Growing your Gateway

August 14, 2019

Community Building 101—Building and Growing your Gateway

Presented by Sarah-Jane Morris, Founder, Listen Community Consulting

Let's talk about building a community around your gateway! What is an online community and how can you build one that not only grows but lasts? In this webinar, I'll walk through 10 questions you can ask yourself from the beginning of a new gateway project to ensure you’re building a welcoming,...

Webinar: Containers and Kubernetes—A Crash Course

July 10, 2019

Containers and Kubernetes—A Crash Course

Presented by Bob Killen, Research Cloud Administrator, and Jeffrey Sica, Research Database Administrator, Advanced Research Computing Technology Services at the University of Michigan

The container paradigm has shaken up developers and sysadmins alike. There is a steep learning curve in developing and hosting new applications, and the benefits may not be immediately observed. Containers offer...

Webinar: Web Analytics Guide for Gateway Websites—Getting Started with Definitions, Goals, and Metrics

June 12, 2019

Web Analytics Guide for Gateway Websites: Getting Started with Definitions, Goals, and Metrics

Presented by Shari Thurow, Founder and SEO Director, Omni Marketing Interactive

Learn how to use web analytics software to measure important user activities on your gateway sites. Track site traffic, search and browsing patterns, visitor info, page performance, top-performing pages, exit pages, and other key performance indicators (KPIs).

Webinar: Collecting Docker metrics with Python and Prometheus

May 8, 2019

Collecting Docker metrics with Python and Prometheus

Presented by Julia Looney, SGCI Consultant and Python Developer, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Prometheus is an open source tool for collecting and displaying metrics and stats. It can be used to collect metrics such as memory usage in Docker containers as well as many other metrics that might help with managing operations or obtaining funding. Using a basic Python API, you can collect metrics...

Webinar: DataONE—Data Partner for Science Communities

April 10, 2019

DataONE—Data Partner for Science Communities

Presented by

- Robert J. Sandusky, Ph.D., Associate Dean for Information Technology & Associate Professor, University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago
- Amber E. Budden, Ph.D., DataONE Co-PI and Director for Community Engagement & Outreach, Arctic Data Center Co-PI, Senior Research Fellow at the National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis
- Karl Benedict,...

Webinar: Every gateway has competition—Identifying, differentiating from, and working with competitors

March 13, 2019

Every gateway has competition—Identifying, differentiating from, and working with competitors

Presented by Juliana Casavan, Entrepreneurial Programs Manager at the Purdue Foundry and SGCI's Science Gateways Bootcamp Instructor

Every product, service, or project has competitors, but how do you identify them? Do you need to worry about competitors or maybe collaborate with them? During this session, we will first identify your audience...

Webinar: What's Wrong with Computational Science Software? Absolutely Nothing (nearly)

February 13, 2019

Q: What's Wrong with Computational Science Software? A: Absolutely Nothing (nearly)

Presented by Dr. Timothy Menzies, Professor of Computer Science, NC State University, and IEEE Fellow

Much of the data described in this presentation is drawn from computational science research software, and Tim's research team engaged deeply with the PIs funded by NSF's Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI2) program, launched...
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