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Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on Introductory/Intermediate Research Computing Facilitation

The Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on Introductory/Intermediate Research Computing Facilitation will be Sunday, June 2, 2019 (dinnertime) through Friday, June 7, 2019 (dinnertime) on the University of Oklahoma Norman campus. 

Participants can choose to attend onsite or remotely via video conferencing. There is no prerequisite other than an interest in helping researchers with their computing-intensive/data-intensive research. 

Register here:

Contact: Henry Neeman (

Details from the organizers:

Does your institution have lots of researchers and educators who want to use advanced computing, but need some help learning how?

You or someone at your institution can learn to be more effective at helping researchers and educators use research computing!

This is a great way to start, or get better at, a career in helping researchers use research computing.

It's also a great way to meet a community of fellow research computing facilitators. 

Anyone we can't accept for onsite will automatically be converted to remote—no one will be left out!

We'll have some funding to help some onsite participants cover some or all of their costs, but that funding may be limited. Still, it's better to request support and then maybe not get it, than not request it and then definitely not get it. 

Here is a tentative agenda, which is likely to evolve:

Sunday, June 2, 2019 (evening)

-- Welcome
-- Intro: Virtual Residency 2019 Overview
-- Intro: Introduction to Research Cyberinfrastructure Facilitation
-- Demonstration: Intro: How to Give a Cyberinfrastructure Tour, and Why

Monday, June 3, 2019 (all day)

-- Intro: Effective Communication: How to Talk to Researchers
about Their Research
-- Intro: Faculty: Tenure, Promotion, Reward System
-- Intro: Cyberinfrastructure User Support
-- Intro: Research Networking Overview

Tuesday, June 4, 2019 (all day)

-- Intro: The Structure of a Cluster Supercomputer
-- Intro: The CyberAmbassadors Program
-- Intro: How to Do an Intake Interview
-- Intro: Speed Dating
-- Panel: Intro: The CI Milieu: Systems, Service Providers, Technologies
-- Demo: Setting up an XSEDE account and submitting a job

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 (all day)

-- Intmd: Panel: Effective Communication
-- Intmd: Panel: Working Effectively with Systems-Facing Professionals
-- CyberAmbassadors session [details to be announced]

Thursday, June 6, 2019 (all day)

-- CyberAmbassadors: How to communicate that there's a problem
-- Intmd: The CI Milieu: Organizations
-- Intmd: Panel: Facilitation from other perspectives
-- Intmd: Panel: How to help researchers identify the right
resources for their research

Friday, June 7, 2019 (all day)

-- Intmd: Research Data Management
-- Intmd: Working with Researchers from Non-traditional Disciplines
-- [Other topics to be announced]
-- Stories from the Trenches