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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 gateways a reliable way to enable reproducible, self-contained applications in a lightweight, efficient, and fast environment. In addition, Kubernetes orchestrates containers to create a tightly-integrated system for automating deployment of containerized applications such as Docker. Over the next hour, Bob and Jeff will give a brief introduction to both Containers and Kubernetes in the hopes that the words won't be scary and new users will be able to ask the right questions.

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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).

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Other resources:
Persona Template (PPT download)
Calls to Action (CTAs) Worksheet (XLS download)
A comparison of the information seeking patterns of researchers in the physical and social sciences article
Searching and sourcing online academic literature: Comparisons of doctoral students and junior faculty in eduction article
Student digital information-seeking behaviour in context article

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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 in Prometheus for applications running in Docker.

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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, Ph.D., Director at Research Data Services, Associate Professor at College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences, University of New Mexico

DataONE federates more than 45 independent scientific data repositories from six continents providing access and discovery, preservation, data provenance, metadata quality services, data citations, data science training, and more. This webinar will provide an overview of existing capabilities and services currently in development to support a wide range of scientific communities and data formats.

DataONE was funded in 2009 by the National Science Foundation to provide solutions for long-term access and preservation of data generated by other projects and conduct a broad education and outreach campaign to transform scientific practice. DataONE is a global leader in research data infrastructure development, research, and education.

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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 so that you can consider your competitors from their perspective. We will then talk about how to identify competitors and find your differentiators. We will also discuss how to consider collaboration and the benefits of working with your competitors.

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