SGCI webinars bring together community members across the globe.

Our monthly webinars highlight examples of gateways, tools, and best practices.

SGCI hosts a webinar series on the second Wednesday of each month at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific (1 hour long). We feature a rotating selection of topics including tool and technology demos, best practices, and gateway showcases. These webinars are recorded for future viewing and are posted in our archive. We also offer a special series on Gateway Platforms.

We announce each webinar several weeks ahead through our newsletter and on this website.

Webinars will be at the same connection coordinates for future months so that you can add the series to your calendar.

Webinar Archive

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In 2020, SGCI is featuring a series of webinars providing an introduction to a variety of gateway platforms that can be used for building new gateways. Each webinar will highlight the ways that the platform can be used to build gateways. The first three presentations will be in January, March, and April.

Starfish: Taking the Meh Out of Metadata

Wednesday, April 14, 2021, at 1 pm Eastern/10 am Pacific

Presented by Jacob Farmer, Founder and Chief Evangelist, Starfish Storage

Starfish is the most sophisticated platform for unstructured data management. It gives all the stakeholders—management, storage administrators, content creators, and content curators—visibility to a rich array of both current and historical file information. In this session, we will explore how Starfish can enrich data to drive value for gateway users and simplify data management for gateway administrators. 

Jacob Farmer is the Chief Technology Officer of Cambridge Computer, a position he has held since co-founding the company in 1991. Jacob has been a familiar face in the data storage industry for over 25 years. He has written for a number of trade publications and has been a featured speaker at many conferences and educational events, most notably USENIX, LOPSA, and SNIA.

In the data storage industry, Jacob is best known for authoring best practices on enterprise data protection and for helping numerous early-stage companies define their target use cases and establish their first customers. In academic circles, he is highly regarded for his work in defining best practices to manage the life cycle of scientific research data and for identifying novel solutions to reduce costs and streamline operations related to digital preservation. Jacob is a graduate of Yale University.