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  • 2022 Hack in the City

    12-05-2022

    2022 Hack in the City  The HPC in the City: Dallas Hackathon was held November 3rd - 6th, 2022, co-located with the SC22 conference. and went. Of the 72 registrants for the hackathon 46 were representatives of Minority Serving Institutions.  Student participants heard mentor pitch hack ideas the evening of November 3rd and chose the…

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  • Gateways 2022 Travel Support Blog: Shubhavi Arya

    12-01-2022

    Attending Gateways 2022  By: Shubhavi Arya The Gateways 2022 conference was one of the most memorable conferences I have attended during my PhD career which was made possible through a generous travel grant awarded to both me and my co-author. My travel grant covered my flight, registration as well as my accommodation in a pet…

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  • Gateways 2022 Travel Support Blog: Jacob Goldverg

    12-01-2022

    Popularizing OneDataShare and enabling scientists to move High Amounts of Data over Wide Area Networks By: Jacob Goldverg The Gateways 2022 is a unique conference that attracts a broad audience from backgrounds ranging in but not limited to: NASA's satellite development, a simplified version of bash that is executed through the…

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  • Gateways 2022 Travel Support Blog: Saatvik Arya

    11-30-2022

    Attending Gateways 2022  By: Saatvik Arya I traveled from Seattle to attend the Gateways 2022 conference. I was there to represent Engine for Malware Technology, a virtual research environment to simplify the development and use of standardized workflows for real-time detection of malware in Internet of Things (IoT) devices.  …

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  • Gateways 2022 Travel Support Blog: Anuj Tiwari

    11-29-2022

    Attending Gateways 2022 - My First In-Person Conference During the Pandemic  By: Anuj Tiwari I was very excited about flying out to be present at Gateway 2022 in San Diego for two reasons. Firstly, to escape the increasingly cooling weather of Chicago. Secondly, and possibly more crucial, to ultimately attend an in-person event,…

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  • Gateways 2022 Wrap Up

    10-31-2022

    By Sandra Gesing, Linda Hayden, and Claire Stirm We were ecstatic to welcome the science gateway community back for an in-person annual Gateways conference!  Held in sunny San Diego, attendees listened to scientific talks on science gateway use cases, novel technical developments and visions for the science gateway space. The…

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  • Gateways 2022 Mentoring Program

    10-30-2022

    By Linda Hayden, SGCI/SGX3 Workforce Development Lead   In an effort to nurture the next generation of Science Gateway users and developers, the Conference Mentoring Program pairs students and faculty with science gateway professional staff at the conference. Each student attending Gateways 2022 was assigned a Gateway community mentor…

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  • FacultyHack@Gateways2022

    10-29-2022

    By Linda Hayden and Claire Stirm The FacultyHack@Gateways2022 involved five teams of Computer Science faculty or one Computer Science and one related discipline area faculty. Faculty adapted High-Performance Computing (HPC) tools for use in their courses. They now have a "ready-to-go" course outline, supporting data, HPC…

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  • How a University of Missouri Gateway Team Made the Most of SGCI’s Services and Community

    09-26-2022

    Prasad Calyam, associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Missouri, is enthusiastic about the potential of cyberinfrastructure to revolutionize interdisciplinary research in complex fields. As Director of the Center for Cyber Education, Research and Infrastructure (Mizzou CERI), Calyam…

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  • Recommendations For Improving the Security of a Science Gateway

    04-18-2022

    The SGCI personnel who deliver cybersecurity consultations to the science gateway community through our partnership with Trusted CI have worked with multiple science gateways. From their interactions with these teams, Ishan Abhinit, Shane Filus, and Mark Krenz have developed a document that provides recommendations on improving the security of…

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  • Building Science Gateways with the Django Globus Portal Framework 

    04-10-2022

    By Greg Nawrocki, Globus  We often speak of Globus as a “platform for research data management”. What we mean by that is that Globus isn’t just the web browser interface, it’s about being able to use our service integrated into portals, science gateways and applications. Effectively, how can Globus fit into those…

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  • SGCI Storybook: Connecting People, Creating Solutions, Accelerating Discovery

    01-25-2022

    For over five years, SGCI has worked with the gateways community to improve access to essential resources and services. Our community members have blazed paths to sustainability by participating in our training opportunities, they have gained access to new technologies by receiving consulting services, they have grown their networks by attending…

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  • Another Cohort Gets a Jumpstart on Sustainability Planning

    01-09-2022

    "Despite the fact that our gateway is yet to be launched, I found my participation in the Jumpstart workshop to be very beneficial and would strongly recommend it to others who are still in the development and design stage. The instructors are very experienced in helping those of us unfamiliar with the business world understand how to define our value to…

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  • SGCI Client CoMSES.Net Awarded $4.2M NSF Grant

    11-19-2021

    The Network for Computational Modeling in Social and Ecological Sciences, or CoMSES Net, began as a bottom-up, community-driven initiative to support transparency, reusability, reproducibility, and other good practices for computational modeling in the social and ecological sciences. Now, with a new $4.2 million grant from NSF, the gateway will…

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  • Gateways 2021 Wrap Up

    11-09-2021

    We have missed, immensely, gathering in person for the annual Gateways conferences, and cannot wait to do so again in 2022. In the meantime, there are some noteworthy benefits that have emerged from meeting online again in 2021. So here we go, some silver linings: We were able to offer the conference for free! You could turn your hair…

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  • Virtual Focus Week Provides Researchers With Tools for Gateway Sustainability

    07-22-2021

    By Nayiri Mullinix Face-to-face gatherings are incredibly valuable for many reasons, and we are very excited to get back to them soon. In the meantime, we’re reflecting on our virtual experiences and finding the silver linings wherever we can.  We offered the first virtual Focus Week in December 2020 and saw great participation for the totally free experience that was presented in bite-size chunks over the course of two weeks. Bite-size was key because, let’s be honest, sitting alone…

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  • WHISPers Gateway’s Look and Feel Redefined After SGCI Usability and Developer Support Consultations

    07-14-2021

    "All our goals were met, and we were impressed by the developer’s wide range of capabilities. It was an added bonus that he was easy to collaborate with because all the work was well-documented and organized.” Dr. Kim Miller Wildlife Disease Specialist, USGS By Nayiri Mullinix  At SGCI, we understand the pain points of…

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  • Atmospheric Researchers Will Benefit from Improvements Made by SGCI Consultants and Intern on LROSE Gateway

    06-08-2021

    “We knew that we could not have accomplished this on our own. Access to SGCI's expertise was critical to the development of the LROSE gateway.” Brenda Javornik Software EngineerNational Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) By Nayiri Mullinix  For six years, the Lidar Radar Open Software Environment (LROSE) project has been providing atmospheric researchers using lidars, radars, and…

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  • Guest Tech Blog: Kubernetes and JupyterHub on Jetstream

    03-17-2021

    By Andrea Zonca, HPC Applications Specialist, San Diego Supercomputer Center Introduction JupyterHub handles authentication and routing for any number of users that have access to an interactive computational environment, the Jupyter Notebook, via their browser. The most high-impact application of JupyterHub in the context of Science Gateways is to deploy it as a companion application for the Science Gateway to enable users to…

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  • SC20 "HPC in the City" Virtual Hackathon Addressed Issues Local to Atlanta

    02-01-2021

    By Nayiri Mullinix & Je’aime Powell SGCI, along with seven other sponsors, organized the SC20 co-located virtual hackathon on November 5-9, 2020. Named HPC in the City, the hackathon, which ran 96+ hours, was launched by the SC20 Inclusivity Committee with the purpose of engaging the community in the SC host city, Atlanta. The committee had planned to engage with the many universities, local technical colleges, and state and local government agencies. When SC pivoted to a virtual…

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  • From in-person to online: Successes from the first virtual Focus Week

    01-26-2021

    By: Claire Stirm & Nayiri Mullinix "The SGCI Focus Week was invaluable for discovering approaches to project sustainability. As a result of this sustainability workshop, I came away with a newfound understanding of the value of our project that I can clearly communicate to our target community and stakeholders. The Focus Week experts made me…

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  • Science Ambassador Blog: Funding to organize and implement a social media strategy

    01-14-2021

    By Dr. Brian Winkel Director, SIMIODE Emeritus Professor, Mathematics, US Military Academy I am most fortunate to be an SGCI Science Ambassador on behalf of our project, SIMIODE. We valued the SGCI stipend to support Anthony Stefan, a second-year mathematics graduate student at the Florida Institute of Technology, in his efforts to organize and implement our social media…

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  • Geoweaver: From Incubator Project to a Broader Audience Scope

    12-03-2020

    By Claire Stirm No longer focusing on agriculture alone, Dr. Ziheng Sun has expanded Geoweaver in support of many Earth sciences, and he was recognized by NASA for his initiative. Geoweaver is a science gateway designed to manage artificial-intelligence/machine-learning (AI/ML) research in Earth science. Researchers can use Geoweaver to compose and execute full-stack, deep-learning workflows. Geoweaver takes…

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  • Guest Blog: Why Real-Time Data Matters to the Maritime Industry

    12-01-2020

    Each year, the international maritime shipping industry moves more than four trillion dollars in goods, which comprises 90% of world trade. As a result, there’s a lot of pressure on shipping companies to remain on schedule, protect the cargo ship and crew, and ensure profitability.  In this guest blog post written by Ayesha Renyard at Sofar, find out how real-time big data analytics are helping the maritime…

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  • Congratulations to the Cloudify Gateways 2020 Awardees

    11-09-2020

    By Claire Stirm   During the welcome session of the annual Gateways 2020 conference, the Cloudify Gateways 2020 awards were announced. This is the second year when the SGCI, CloudyCluster, and Google Cloud Platform teams have come together to offer time and cloud computational resources to science gateways with a compelling cloud-based project. This year, four teams were awarded:  …

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  • Gateways 2020 - First time attendee's experience, Dr. Leigh Noble

    11-09-2020

    By: Dr. Leigh Noble & Claire Stirm   The annual Gateways conference is the perfect venue for gateway creators and enthusiasts to come together, learn from each other, and exchange ideas. This year, more than 221 participants gathered virtually, from October 12–23. With COVID-19 changing the location from Bethesda, Maryland to the comfort of everyone’s own home, the attendees still gained…

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  • Gateways 2020 Conference - A Virtual Experience with Real Interactions

    11-09-2020

    By Claire Stirm & Katherine Lawrence The annual Gateways conference is the perfect venue for gateway creators and enthusiasts to come together, learn from each other, and exchange ideas. This year, more than 221 participants gathered virtually, from October 12–23. Even with COVID-19 changing the location from Bethesda, Maryland to the comfort of everyone’s own home, the attendees…

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  • Gateways 2020 Plenary addresses the Challenge of Gateway Interoperability

    10-13-2020

    By: Claire Stirm Gateways 2020 has officially kicked off with the first week featuring interactive and informative tutorials and workshops! We are also looking forward to next week’s main conference track featuring presentations, demos, Learning Labs, and of course, interactive keynotes from Dr. Roger Aines and Amy Aines, authors of Championing Science, and Dr. Thomas Dohmke, sharing behind-the-scenes details of GitHub’s Archive Program! Another plenary session that you won’t want to miss is the “The Challenge of Gateway Interoperability: The SGCI Tech Summit” on Wednesday, October 21, at 1 pm ET/10 am PT. Attendees will have a chance to hear about the Science Gateways…

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  • Gateways 2020 Preview - Upcoming Keynotes: Championing Science and Github's Archive Program

    10-11-2020

    By: Claire Stirm We are looking forward to the start of Gateways 2020! Starting October 12 and going to October 23, the tutorial and workshop track will take place the first week and the main conference track during the second week.  The conference features two interactive keynotes. Dr. Roger Aines and Amy Aines, authors of Championing Science, will share…

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  • Opening Doors for Students and Faculty: Summer Programs Deliver Educational Gateway Tools Developed by Students

    09-17-2020

    “To make research experiences accessible, you need to get rid of as many barriers as you can, and being remote makes it easier." Dr. Tanya Faltens NCN, Purdue University By Claire Stirm The Network for Computational Nanotechnology Undergraduate Research Experience (NCN URE), based at Purdue University, is a summer program that provides students an opportunity to work on…

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  • 2020 Summer Internship Reports: Anthony Stefan

    08-30-2020

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of our 2020 student interns' experiences in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports.…

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  • 2020 Summer Internship Reports: Soumya Purohit

    08-30-2020

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of our 2020 student interns' experiences in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports.…

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  • 2020 Summer Internship Reports: Hang Jin

    08-30-2020

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of our 2020 student interns' experiences in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports.…

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  • 2020 Summer Internship Reports: Tony Guy

    08-30-2020

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of our 2020 student interns' experiences in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports.…

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  • 2020 Summer Internship Reports: William Clark

    08-30-2020

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of our 2020 student interns' experiences in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports.…

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  • 2020 Summer Internship Reports: Pablo Calix

    08-30-2020

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of our 2020 student interns' experiences in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports.…

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  • 2020 Summer Internship Reports: Matthew Casertano

    08-30-2020

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of our 2020 student interns' experiences in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports.…

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  • What Does Science Gateway Sustainability Look Like?

    08-24-2020

    By: Claire Stirm   What makes a successful science gateway last? How do we define “sustainability” for science gateways? You might think that a sustained gateway is funded indefinitely, which would be a very impressive feat. Yet, there are other challenges in maintaining the community around the gateway and continuing to provide value…

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  • Hack@PEARC20 Participants Solved Real Challenges

    08-24-2020

    “Hack@PEARC20 was an incredible experience!" Lena Coker Washington State University - Vancouver Participant, Hack@PEARC20 By Claire Stirm The HackHPC@PEARC20 took place in July 2020 at the first PEARC virtual conference. Thanks to the event sponsors--Omnibond, TACC, Intel, Google, and SGCI--both the…

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  • ETAG Gateway Reaches Goals Thanks to Engagement With SGCI

    07-19-2020

    “ETAG aims to make data management doable for those working with animal behavior in this specific data type, whether that’s for research and collaboration by scientists or outreach by institutions such as schools and zoos.  Our key goals of creating a user-friendly interface to accept a particular data type were achieved with the help of SGCI…

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  • SGCI’s Virtual Mini-Course Gives Gateway Projects a ‘Jumpstart’ on Sustainability Planning

    07-13-2020

    “The mini-course helped me step back from my role as a scientist trying to deliver data to the masses, and examine our gateway through a business lens. Who is our real audience? How can we fund this project into the future? How do we promote the value of our endeavor?" Jenny Chipault Wildlife Epidemiology Team/Informatics…

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  • SGCI Support Paves the Way for the SimCCS Gateway to Tackle Climate Change Mitigation

    05-28-2020

    “We didn’t have a gateway yet, and it was the expertise of SGCI consultants that guided us through this whole thing and quickly got us to version two where we could realize all the capabilities that were in my head at the time." Kevin Ellett Research Geologist Indiana University By Nayiri Mullinix The SimCCS gateway can play a meaningful role in mitigating climate change. The…

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  • Science Node article "From biochemistry to bioinformatics: A doctoral career transformed by an internship" highlights SGCI intern Yuexi Chen

    05-13-2020

    SGCI intern Yuexi Chen worked on the GenApp gateway during the summer of 2018. This Science Node article highlights how the internship shaped the course of her studies and career goals. You can read more about GenApp's engagements with SGCI in GenApp's User Interface Modernized Thanks to Successful Engagements With SGCI. From biochemistry to bioinformatics A doctoral career transformed by an internship As a first-year Ph.D. student in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Maryland, Yuexi Chen knew that she wanted to spend the summer of 2018 doing something productive and…

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  • Guest Blog: The Distant Reader—A Jetstream-Powered Assist for an Age-Old Process

    04-29-2020

    By Harmony Jankowski, Science Highlights Team, UITS Research Technologies, Indiana University Note: Eric Lease Morgan of Distant Reader was a participant in the May 2019 Focus Week and is an SGCI Client who has received Usability consultation. Jetstream is an SGCI Partner. Scholars, students, and researchers in all fields have one activity in common: reading. With the increased prevalence of online publishing through formal and informal channels, the number of books and articles written about any and all topics has grown exponentially. What is a conscientious researcher to do when one just cannot possibly read everything? Enter the Distant Reader gateway. Developed in 2019 at Notre Dame University by Eric Lease Morgan, the Distant Reader supplements the…

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  • SGCI Helped Grow Data Discovery Studio With Implementation of Technologies and by Offering Guidance in Usability, Security, and Marketing

    04-09-2020

    "Data Discovery Studio's goal is to make it easier for scientists to find and use the data they need. SGCI has helped this platform grow in usability, security, and outreach to users and communities to meet their needs. The platform improvements enable scientists using it to be more effective in accessing, exploring, and doing more with data." Ouida…

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  • Science Ambassador Blog: Investigation of ALS Neurodegenerative Disease Using Neuroscience Gateway

    12-10-2019

    One of our five Science Ambassadors, Mohamed Mousa, attended the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Meeting in October 2019. Mohamed, who is a Ph.D. candidate and graduate research assistant at Wright State University, presented a poster on his current work with small conductance potassium channels (SK) that play an important role in the pathogenesis of ALS disease. He has been using the Neuroscience Gateway for his research.  N…

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  • Tech Blog: How the Ocean Observatories Initiative Used Apache Kafka to Simultaneously Combine Large Volumes of Historic and Streaming Data

    11-11-2019

    By Choonhan Youn What is Apache Kafka? Apache Kafka is a distributed messaging system, which publishes and subscribes to streams of records, similar to a message queue or enterprise messaging system. It is developed to be a distributed, partitioned, replicated service. Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI)’s data streaming-based science gateway uses this message brokering system. To balance the incoming…

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  • Science Ambassador Blog: Neuroscience Gateway as a Tool for Big Data Analysis

    11-06-2019

    One of our five Science Ambassadors, James Trevathan, Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, attended OptoDBS2019 in June 2019 as well as the Neuroscience Gateways workshop on Large Scale Simulations and Data Processing in October 2019. James presented “Calcium imaging via a miniature microscope for studying deep brain stimulation in a freely moving animal model of disease.” By James Trevathan Thanks to the support of the…

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  • Focus Week Participants Gain a Fresh Perspective on Their Gateways

    10-31-2019

    By Nayiri Mullinix “We really enjoyed how the Focus Week brings people with extensive industry experience to work with folks in academia -- it’s incredibly helpful to exchange perspectives and discuss creative ways to achieve goals.” SGCI hosted the sixth Gateway Focus Week September 9-13, 2019. Participants came together in Chicago, IL, to work on a sustainability plan…

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  • Gateways 2019 Conference Provides a Perfect Venue for Gateway Creators & Enthusiasts

    10-22-2019

    By Nayiri Mullinix & Katherine Lawrence The annual Gateways conference is the perfect venue for gateway creators and enthusiasts to come together, learn from each other, and exchange ideas. This year, 127 participants gathered at the Catamaran Resort and Spa in San Diego, CA, from September 23-25. Everything was in place for a productive and fun conference, including extra buzz and activity…

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  • Tech Blog: Collecting Docker Metrics Using Python and Prometheus

    10-02-2019

    By Julia Looney Check out Julia's webinar: Collecting Docker metrics with Python and Prometheus. What is Prometheus? Prometheus allows you to create and use time-series metrics for monitoring, alerting, and graphing. Features of Prometheus open source uses time-series data metrics are specified with a name and key/value pairs uses a query language, PromQL, to allow you to create more flexible monitoring data collection for the time series data occurs over HTTP contains a graphing dashboard and is also…

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  • Hack@PEARC19 Participants Solved Real Problems Faced by Gateways

    09-16-2019

    “Hackathons allow theoretical skills to be applied practically. This year, the Hackathon exceeded that by producing production-quality projects that will benefit the science gateway community as a whole” By Nayiri Mullinix Now in its second year, the Hack@PEARC19, which took place in July 2019, attracted sixteen up-and-coming programmers…

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  • 2019 Summer Internship Reports: Michaud Reyna

    09-15-2019

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2019 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled…

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  • 2019 Summer Internship Reports: Gilbert Curbelo III

    09-12-2019

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2019 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled…

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  • 2019 Summer Internship Reports: Andrea Dumalagan

    09-11-2019

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2019 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled…

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  • 2019 Summer Internship Reports: Iakov Vasilyev

    09-10-2019

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2019 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled…

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  • Science Ambassador Blog: Gateways as Tools for Democratizing Research—Crowdsourcing with the Zooniverse at DHOxSS 2019

    09-09-2019

    One of our five Science Ambassadors, Samantha Blickhan, Zooniverse Digital Humanities Research Lead, taught a weeklong course called Crowdsourced Research in the Humanities at the Oxford Digital Humanities Summer School in July. Attendees learned how to use the Zooniverse Project Builder, further distributing a methodology that encourages researchers from a multitude of academic disciplines to make use of science gateways. By Dr. Samantha Blickhan Thanks to the generosity of the SGCI Science Ambassadors Program, I was able to attend the 2…

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  • Tech Blog: How New Django Portal for Apache Airavata Can Be Used by Gateways

    09-04-2019

    By Eroma Abeysinghe & Marcus Christie Explanation of New Django Portal for Apache Airavata The Apache Airavata project provides middleware and APIs needed to build a modern science gateway. In addition to this, the Airavata project has also developed a web user interface to its APIs that serves as a reference implementation of an Airavata client. That web…

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  • SGCI's 4-Week Coding Institute Exposes Students to Practical Skills and Experiences

    08-19-2019

    By Jeff Wood & Nayiri Mullinix SGCI held a four-week Coding Institute during the summer of 2019. The Coding Institute includes the core skills needed to be productive in the design and maintenance of science gateways. The workshops were presented as short lessons interspersed with practical exercises. All the teaching was done through live…

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  • Science Ambassador Blog: Promoting Aquavit Science Gateway and Preparing for Implementation of a Water Quality Portal Interface

    08-18-2019

    One of five 2019 SGCI Science Ambassadors, Jack Smith, a research scientist at Marshall University in Huntington, WV, and Cyberinfrastructure Coordinator for West Virginia Science and Research, attended the 11th National Monitoring Conference in Denver, CO, March 25-29, 2019, to promote the Aquavit science gateway. He also spent time with the EPA Water Quality Portal team as he prepares to implement a Water Quality Portal…

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  • Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 2

    06-20-2019

    By Marlon Pierce You can read Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 1, hereAuthor’s Note: This blog post is based on “Towards a Science Gateway Reference Architecture”, which was presented at the International Workshop for Science Gateways (IWSG 2018). Citation: Pierce, M. E., Miller, M. A., Brookes, E. H., Wong, M., Afgan, E., Liu, Y., Gesing, S., Dahan, M., Marru, S.…

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  • Bootcamp Five Inspires a Shift—This Collaborative Workshop Is Now Called Gateway Focus Week

    06-11-2019

    By Nayiri Mullinix First things first: Science Gateways Bootcamp has a new name! Our week-long intensive workshop is now called Gateway Focus Week. Why the name change? We’re in the third year of offering these popular workshops, which have grown and evolved thanks to the enthusiastic feedback and input we’ve received from…

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  • Guest Blog: Globus and the path to sustainability

    05-08-2019

    This guest blog post was written by Lee Liming, Globus Senior Technical Writer, and Vas Vasiliadis, Globus Chief Customer Officer. It’s been more than twenty years since the first public release of Globus software. In that time, we’ve tried several routes to sustainability and learned a few things we’ll share in this post. The core mission of Globus—which has…

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  • ADMI Symposium Included Presentations by SGCI Staff

    04-16-2019

    SGCI Extended Developer Support and Workforce Development staff attended and presented at the Association of Computer and Information Science/Engineering Departments at Minority Institutions (ADMI) symposium devoted to computing issues relevant to minority students, education, and institutions. The Symposium on Computing at Minority Institutions took place April 11-14, 2019, in Memphis, TN.   SGCI's Marlon Pierce made a presentation…

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  • SGCI Consultation Allows CloudLaunch to Benefit Researchers Across a Wide Variety of Fields

    04-14-2019

    By Nayiri Mullinix "We had open-ended plans for converting CloudLaunch from a small web-app into a full-fledged science gateway and the SGCI consultants helped us formalize that plan and implement it. CloudLaunch can now benefit a large number of researchers from a wide range of disciplines looking to conduct research in the cloud." Enis…

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  • SGCI Intern Who Was Selected to Participate in HBCU@SXSW Gets Job Offers

    04-01-2019

    Thanks to HBCU@SXSW, SGCI Intern Ke'Darius Whitley was one of 250 students from historically black colleges and universities selected to attend SXSW. Whitley reports on this exciting experience below. He let us know that he'll decide on one of the two job offers he received after he graduates in May 2019. You can read Whitley's 2018 Summer Internship Report here. Check here to learn more about our opportunities for students, including summer internships. Applications for summer…

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  • How SGCI Gave the VC3 Team Solid Footing to Build a Global Collaboration Platform

    03-20-2019

    By Nayiri Mullinix "A key design goal was to make it simple for research communities to glue clusters together without expert help, with clustering middleware of their choosing. Our SGCI engagement gave us web workflow patterns and other UX tools to ease the creation and management of virtual clusters for the collaborations we…

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  • People of SGCI: Andrew Adams

    03-14-2019

    Andrew Adams Senior Information Security Analyst, Pittsburgh Supercomputing Center Carnegie Mellon University   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? As part of SGCI’s Incubator services, my role is to provide cybersecurity guidance and advice to science gateways that SGCI engages with. This encompasses anything from…

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  • “Aha” Moments Abound at ESIP’s Custom Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week] and Beyond

    03-05-2019

    Note: We renamed Science Gateways Bootcamp to Gateway Focus Week in June 2019 to reflect the increasingly collaborative nature of the workshop. By Nayiri Mullinix Our partnership with Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP), a community of data and information technology practitioners, began in 2017 when their Executive Director, Erin Robinson, participated…

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  • SGCI Consultation Gives CitSci a Solid and Sustainable Foundation for Growth

    02-24-2019

    By Nayiri Mullinix “My main goal is to make the CitSci.org platform sustainable and useful for people creating and enacting citizen science initiatives that change the world. By working with SGCI, I was able to make key decisions for the long term sustainability of CitSci.org – decisions that convinced us to deploy our platform on the cloud…

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  • People of SGCI: Steve Snyder

    02-24-2019

    Steve Snyder Senior Software Engineer, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I’m a software engineer working at Purdue with our own science gateway platform, HUBzero. Additionally, part of my time is spent consulting for other gateways through SGCI. I’ve helped out with API design, database…

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  • SGCI Client Update: Chem Compute Usage Doubles

    02-03-2019

    By Nayiri Mullinix “(By working with SGCI) I got to learn the proper way to run a website. Previously I had been operating alone and didn’t choose a solution that was scalable.” The Chem Compute science gateway is seeing double! Nearly double the number of jobs submitted, that is, as compared with 2017. It was in…

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  • People of SGCI: Rick Mouser

    01-18-2019

    Rick Mouser Business Development Manager, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am one of the instructors for Science Gateways Bootcamp. I provide instructions on how a gateway can create a business development strategy using sales and fundraising fundamentals. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? The first Bootcamp I…

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  • Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 1

    01-15-2019

    By Marlon Pierce You can read Science Gateways and Scientific Research, Part 2, here. Author’s Note: This blog post is based on “Towards a Science Gateway Reference Architecture”, which was presented at the International Workshop for Science Gateways. Citation: Pierce, M. E., Miller, M. A., Brookes, E. H., Wong, M., Afgan, E., Liu, Y., Gesing, S., Dahan, M., Marru, S. & Walker, T. (2018). Towards a Science Gateway Reference Architecture. Paper given at the 10t​h​ International…

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  • People of SGCI: Andrew Magill

    12-16-2018

    Andrew Magill RESA III Python and Django Developer Texas Advanced Computing Center What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am fairly new to SGCI, I am a few months into my first engagement providing Extended Developer Support (EDS) to clients at UC San Diego. Together we are building a new science gateway that will engage citizens, students,…

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  • SGCI Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week] Instructors Present Sessions at EarthCube's All Hands Meeting

    12-02-2018

    Note: We renamed Science Gateways Bootcamp to Gateway Focus Week in June 2019 to reflect the increasingly collaborative nature of the workshop. By Nayiri Mullinix "...these sessions were amazing, I am a Science Gateways Bootcamp believer now, and I think that all EarthCube projects should be required to take them, if not the entire SGCI Bootcamp. It won’t feel…

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  • People of SGCI: Mark Krenz

    11-20-2018

    Mark Krenz Lead Security Analyst Indiana University Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research (CACR) What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? As part of the Incubator service area, my primary role within SGCI is to provide cybersecurity guidance and advice to science gateways that SGCI engages with. That role has recently expanded to also…

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  • Gateways 2018 Conference

    11-19-2018

    By Nayiri Mullinix The most important outcome was that I discovered SGCI is a community of folks honestly interested in working with others to advance computing in general and science gateways in particular.” -Tom Bishop The annual Gateways conference, which gives gateway developers and users across domains a venue for…

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  • SGCI helped build EcologyPlus with customized areas for career development

    11-08-2018

    SGCI's Extended Developer Support (EDS) consultants worked with Teresa Mourad of the Ecological Society of America (ESA) to build a new gateway called EcologyPlus on the HUBzero platform. EcologyPlus offers students and recent graduates from underrepresented minority groups with year-round mentoring and career resources.   After attending the inaugural Science Gateways…

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  • SGCI Client Update: COSMIC^2 Receives Funding to Grow Gateway

    11-04-2018

    By Nayiri Mullinix “The support we received from SGCI and XSEDE helped us get off the ground and, ultimately, to get funded.” The COSMIC2 science gateway, which offers an easy, web-based platform for structural biologists to determine macromolecular structures using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) has some big news! In an earlier…

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  • Gateways 2018 Student Blog: Travel Award Recipient Jared McLean

    10-21-2018

    Each year, SGCI offers travel support for the annual Gateways Conference series. We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for young professionals, students, and future science gateway developers to attend. This year, we offered travel support to 9 students, 3 educators from Minority-Serving Institutions, and an additional…

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  • Tech Blog: How SGCI Helped nSides Use OSG and the Agave Platform to Augment Its Drug Side Effects Database

    10-17-2018

    By Choonhan Youn Explanation of the Agave Platform The Agave Platform is an open source, science-as-a-service API platform for powering your digital lab. Agave allows you to bring together your public, private, and shared high-performance computing (HPC), high throughput computing (HTC), Cloud, and Big Data resources under a single, web-friendly REST API. In order to ease the access to HPC…

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  • People of SGCI: Nate Snodgrass

    10-16-2018

    Nate Snodgrass Program Manager, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the SGCI Incubator where I serve as an instructor covering Budgeting for the bi-annual Science Gateways Bootcamp, help with management of the Incubator portion of the project, and am involved in the planning process for each Bootcamp. Ho…

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  • Cohort Four Reflects on the Value of Science Gateways Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week]

    10-10-2018

    Note: We renamed Science Gateways Bootcamp to Gateway Focus Week in June 2019 to reflect the increasingly collaborative nature of the workshop. By Nayiri Mullinix The fourth Science Gateways Bootcamp convened at the Big Ten Conference Center in Chicago, IL., August 13-17, 2018. Offered twice per year, the Bootcamp has continued to grow in popularity as science gateway developers and operators…

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  • People of SGCI: Dimuthu Upeksha Wannipurage

    09-18-2018

    Dimuthu Upeksha Wannipurage Programmer Analyst Science Gateways Research Center, Indiana University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work with the Science Gateways Research Center (SGRC) team at Indiana University as a research software engineer, and I'm on the Scientific Software Collaborative team with SGCI. I have over two years…

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  • Report from SGCI's Summer Coding Institute for Students

    09-13-2018

    By Nayiri Mullinix and Jeff Wood This summer, SGCI offered a four-week Coding Institute. The Institute, which is focused on gateway development for undergraduate students, covers the core skills needed to be productive in the design and maintenance of science gateways. Presented as short tutorials alternated with practical exercises, all…

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  • Mini Science Gateways Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week] in Edinburgh, Scotland: Not at All a "Mini" Experience

    09-11-2018

    Note: Science Gateways Bootcamp was renamed to Gateway Focus Week in June 2019. By Sandra Gesing The Science Gateways Bootcamp, now known as Focus Week, is a well-received five-day long hands-on workshop on sustainability that takes place twice a year in the U.S. The five days is needed to fully discuss and work through the topics as well as for building a community around sustainability for…

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  • Back 2018 Summer Internship Reports: Nayman Leung

    08-30-2018

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2018 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI…

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  • Back 2018 Summer Internship Reports: Thomas Hilton Johnson III

    08-29-2018

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2018 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI…

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  • 2018 Summer Internship Reports: Edsel Norwood

    08-28-2018

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2018 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI…

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  • Back 2018 Summer Internship Reports: Ke'Darius Whitley

    08-27-2018

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2018 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI…

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  • 2018 Summer Internship Reports: Yuexi Chen

    08-26-2018

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2018 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI…

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  • People of SGCI: Sudhakar Pamidighantam

    08-19-2018

    Sudhakar Pamidighantam Senior Scientist, Science Gateways Research Center Indiana University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am an EDS consultant and help deploy gateways and collaborate on user interfaces and backend HPC integration. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the opportunity? I became part of the Science Gateways…

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  • Back SGCI's Affiliates Program Gives Software & Resource Providers Increased Visibility

    08-16-2018

    SGCI recently launched its Affiliates Program, which gives software and/or resource providers the opportunity to expand their reach by providing assistance to gateway projects. Through this program, individuals and organizations that provide software or other resources agree to provide free support and assistance to gateway projects that want to…

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  • Report from Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events at CHI 2018

    08-07-2018

    By Mona Wong SGCI co-hosted the Hacking and Making at Time-Bounded Events: Current Trends and Next Steps in Research and Event Design Workshop at the CHI 2018 Conference in Montreal, Canada on April 22. The purpose of the one-day workshop was to bring together researchers and event organizers to share and learn from one another on the phenomenon of time-bounded collaborations such as…

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  • New Gateway Brings Advanced Computing Resources to the University of South Dakota

    08-01-2018

    By Nayiri Mullinix "The USD gateway is focused on lowering the bar for advanced computing and simplifying a researcher’s transition to campus and national HPC systems. The goal of the USD science gateway is to increase researcher productivity in groups unfamiliar with advanced digital resources and to provide an accessible platform for learning…

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  • Back Tech Blog: Benefits of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs)

    07-31-2018

    By Josue Balandrano Coronel What are APIs? In software development, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are a key part which enables sharing and extending functionality implemented by other developers. An API can be defined as a public contract between author and user which defines how to use a specific tool. In this definition, the author re…

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  • People of SGCI: Cody Hammock

    07-22-2018

    Cody Hammock Senior Software Engineer Texas Advanced Computing Center What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I'm a systems architect and administrator on the team that operates the OpenStack cloud at TACC that hosts the SGCI tenant infrastructure. SGCI offers free hosting services for gateways interested in having a sandbox and testbed area…

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  • Teaching Science Gateways: A Workforce Development Strategy

    06-25-2018

    By Marlon Pierce and Suresh Marru Overview of the Science Gateways Architecture Course We’ve come to appreciate the challenge of running a successful gateway over the last two decades. It can take a lot of work. You need someone to write software, someone to do integration work with third-party software and services, someone to operate services, someone…

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  • People of SGCI: Marcus Christie

    06-20-2018

    Marcus Christie Principal Science Gateway Research Consultant Science Gateways Research Center, Indiana University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) team. I have over 15 years of experience developing software applications, with an emphasis on web application development. A good match for me is a…

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  • Science Gateways Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week]: Enthusiastic Praise from Cohort Three

    06-18-2018

    Note: We renamed Science Gateways Bootcamp to Gateway Focus Week in June 2019 to reflect the increasingly collaborative nature of the workshop. By Nayiri Mullinix  Each year, SGCI’s Incubator team offers two sessions of the popular Science Gateways Bootcamp. This year, we decided to take the week-long workshop on the road to make it more convenient for…

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  • People of SGCI: Mona Wong

    05-13-2018

    Mona Wong Software Engineer San Diego Supercomputer Center University of California, San Diego What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am a science gateway developer on the Extended Developer Support team. My role is to assist collaborators with the development of their research gateway. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by…

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  • Tech Blog: Apache Airavata Gateway Installation with Ansible

    05-10-2018

    By Eroma Abeysinghe Explanation of Apache Airavata for Hosting a Gateway Apache Airavata is a middleware framework that enables you to manage, execute, and monitor your application workflows on computing resources such as national supercomputers, campus clusters, and computing clouds. Airavata captures and organizes the metadata associated with these…

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  • "Creating Science Gateways Success Stories" Booklet

    04-22-2018

    The SGCI recently created a booklet to highlight some of the success stories from the first two years of operation. Read Creating Science Gateways Success Stories to learn more about SGCI and the many ways we're making an impact in the science gateways community. 

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  • People of SGCI: Zach Weidner

    04-17-2018

    Zach Weidner Full Stack Developer, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) service area and with the Scientific Software Collaborative (SSC) team, as well as lending a hand in any way I can. How did you come to be a part of SGCI, and why were you intrigued by the…

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  • Tech Blog: Designing Data Service APIs for Science Gateways with GraphQL

    04-17-2018

    By Steven Snyder Explanation of GraphQL GraphQL is a Query Language representing an alternative to REST for data interfaces that is particularly suited to new and evolving systems. As “graph” indicates, and as its provenance at Facebook implies, GraphQL is particularly suited to queries on network data like social graphs. What are the benefits to science gateway…

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  • SGCI-MolSSI Workshop on Science Gateways at ACS National Meeting

    04-09-2018

    by Sudhakar Pamidighantam We hosted the first SGCI-MolSSI Workshop on Science Gateways for Molecular Scientists at the ACS National Meeting & Expo in New Orleans on March 20, 2018, at the Hilton Riverside right next to the Convention Center. The workshop was attended by 27 on-site participants representing sponsoring institutions, gateways developers, current and potential users, and MolSSI researchers. The talks that were given at this workshop included presentations of gateways that are currently serving the molecular science community as well as some presentations about gateway development technologies and…

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  • Case Study: Gateway Expertise When You Need It—Growing QUBES by Working with the Science Gateways Community Institute

    03-30-2018

    In this case study presentation, we highlight the work that SGCI completed with the QUBES science gateway and illustrate how our services can support multiple aspects of a project. Specifically, we describe our hands-on consulting services (both software development and usability evaluation), Science Gateways Bootcamp training, inclusion in the Gateway Catalog, the Gateways conference series, and our internship program, and how each element provided different facets of support to the growing QUBES community.  Read the "Gateway Expertise When You Need It: Growing QUBES by Working with the Science Gateways Community Institute" case study. 

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  • People of SGCI: Claire Stirm

    03-25-2018

    Claire Stirm Science Gateway Manager, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am a member of the Incubator team for SGCI. I help plan Science Gateways Bootcamps that occur bi-annually, which includes coordinating all the logistics such as scouting locations, planning meals, and working closely with the instructors…

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  • Science Gateways Bootcamp Check-In: How are Participants Progressing Toward Their Goals?

    03-20-2018

    By Nayiri Mullinix When participants walk away from the week-long Science Gateways Bootcamp, they do so not only with a bounty of knowledge and resources but also with a sustainability plan and actionable steps that they themselves have outlined for how they’ll implement all that they’ve learned. We regularly check in with…

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  • Back People of SGCI: Shawn Rice

    02-18-2018

    Shawn Rice Application Programs Manager, HUBzero Purdue University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) area of SGCI and coordinate consultation and development efforts pertaining to the HUBzero platform. I also do development and offer consultation when the client’s needs match my…

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  • Tech Blog: Using Keycloak to Provide Authentication, Authorization, and Identity Management Services for Your Gateway

    02-07-2018

    By Marcus Christie Explanation of the Airavata tool, Keycloak: Apache Airavata (an SGCI Affiliate, check the Gateway Catalog to learn more) is middleware that provides abstractions for managing and utilizing computational resources, with an emphasis on running high-performance scientific applications.  Airavata can thus be used to build a science gateway that provides higher-level user interfaces for users to configure, execute, monitor and analyze…

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  • People of SGCI: Paul Parsons

    01-18-2018

    Paul Parsons Assistant Professor Purdue University   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I work in the SGCI incubator where I lead the usability consulting service. As part of my role in the incubator, I run a usability workshop at the bi-annual incubator-led Science Gateways Bootcamp. I also manage usability consulting services that are offered to gateway creators to help them…

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  • Guest Blog: SGCI and ESIP Discuss Bootcamp and Partnership Possibilities

    01-17-2018

    By Nancy Hoebelheinrich Coordinator and Editor ESIP Data Management Training Clearinghouse   In early January, ESIP Federation Winter 2018 meeting members participated in a lively discussion during one of the breakout sessions on what SCGI has to offer for incubator projects intending to move to sustainable production status. In the session, participants first heard an…

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  • PlantingScience Community Doubles in Size After Consultation With SGCI

    12-10-2017

    By Nayiri Mullinix “The PlantingScience.org online mentoring program was scaling up and we needed to put more control into the hands of our teacher-users without overwhelming them. By working with the SGCI user experience consultants, we were able to design new interfaces that gave teachers the tools to set up their own students’ teams and find…

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  • People of SGCI: John Gentle

    12-10-2017

    John Gentle Research Engineering Scientist Associate II Texas Advanced Computing Center   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? My primary role within SGCI is as an EDS (Extended Developer Support) consultant in which I assist project teams that are developing web-portals to serve as an interface for utilizing high-performance…

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  • People of SGCI: Nancy Maron

    11-21-2017

    Nancy Maron Incubator Consultant Founder, BlueSky to BluePrint What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I joined the team as a consultant to support the Incubator. I’ve helped to develop the week-long, intensive Science Gateways Bootcamp program, and I am one of its instructors. In addition, I offer business consulting services as part of the Incubator. I love working with…

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  • Gateways 2017 Student Blog: Travel Award Recipient Thomas Johnson

    11-19-2017

    Each year, SGCI offers travel support for the annual Gateways Conference series. We are pleased to be able to offer an opportunity for students and future science gateway developers to attend. This year, we offered travel support to 13 students, 2 educators from Minority-Serving Institutions, and an additional 10 attendees. One of the…

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  • Gateways 2017 Guest Blog: a Presenter from Australia

    11-16-2017

    By Sarah Richmond Hailing all the way from Queensland Australia, I landed in Detroit and jumped in a taxi towards Ann Arbor for the Gateways 2017 conference. I was there to represent the Australian-born Biodiversity and Climate Change Virtual Laboratory(BCCVL), an initiative of the Nectar Virtual Labs scheme. Nectar Virtual Labs are rich domain-oriented online environments that draw together research data, models, analysis tools and workflows to support collaborative research across institutional and disciplinary boundaries. They are built and led by the Australian research sector and are used…

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  • SGCI Client Chem Compute Meets Goals

    11-16-2017

    By Nayiri Mullinix “I was stuck using a small server provided by my University but, by working with SGCI, I was able to transition to much better hosting on Jetstream. Now our Chem Compute science gateway can serve many more undergraduate students simultaneously, and classes are already taking advantage of that this Fall.   Prior to…

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  • Gateways 2017 Conference

    11-14-2017

    By Nayiri Mullinix "Attending Gateways 2017 was on the top of my list for this year and the event was even better than I envisioned. It was great to see a welcoming community of like-minded people to learn about interesting projects, share thoughts, and make plans for the future. The organization of the event was one of the best I've ever…

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  • Report from October 2017 Science Gateways Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week]

    10-29-2017

    Note: We renamed Science Gateways Bootcamp to Gateway Focus Week in June 2019 to reflect the increasingly collaborative nature of the workshop. By Nayiri Mullinix The second Science Gateways Bootcamp of 2017 took place October 2-6, 2017 in Indianapolis, IN. Eight teams were selected to attend this intensive, week-long workshop to gain the skills needed for developing,…

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  • People of SGCI: Juan Martinez

    10-25-2017

    Juan Martinez Java Web Developer Texas Advanced Computing Center    What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? My role is within the Scientific Software Collaborative service area of SGCI as a Java Web Developer. I’m part of the Web and Mobile Applications group (WMA) at the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC). My activities include supporting and developing…

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  • SGCI Client Cosmic^2 and Its Use of Globus

    10-22-2017

    By Nayiri Mullinix "We knew that the need was there for a cryo-EM gateway, and having the experts at SGCI available made the gateway development process much more efficient since they have the starting technologies to work with and they know how to solve the unique problems facing gateway developers." Update: COSMIC2 receives more funding to grow gateway! The COSMIC2 science gateway offers an easy, web-based platform for structural biologists to determine macromolecular structures using cryo-electron microscopy…

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  • 2017 SGCI Summer Internship Reports: Joel Gonzalez-Santiago

    10-19-2017

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2017 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI…

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  • 2017 SGCI Summer Internship Reports: Hagen Hodgkins

    10-18-2017

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2017 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports. Featured below is SGCI summer…

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  • 2017 SGCI Summer Internship Reports: Tatyana Matthews

    10-15-2017

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2017 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI…

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  • 2017 SGCI Summer Internship Reports: Jacob Harless

    10-08-2017

    Each year, our Workforce Development team offers summer internships for students interested in developing their gateway development skills. Eligible participants are placed at one of several SGCI partner sites. We will be sharing some of the experiences of our 2017 student interns in a series of blog posts entitled SGCI Summer Internship Reports. Featured below is SGCI summer intern Jacob Harless, an undergraduate student…

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  • People of SGCI: Nayiri Mullinix

    09-20-2017

    Nayiri Mullinix Community Engagement & Exchange Coordinator, SGCI University of Michigan What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am the Community Engagement and Exchange (CEE) Coordinator for SGCI. I work closely with SGCI Associate Director and CEE service area lead Katherine Lawrence to promote the services offered by SGCI with an…

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  • Report from Cyberinfrastructure Workshop, August 14-15, 2017

    09-10-2017

    By Nancy Wilkins-Diehr Nancy and Michael Zentner attended the Cyberinfrastructure Workforce workshop, the fifth in a five part series of Research Coordination Network (RCN) meetings sponsored by the National Science Foundation. The broad topic is Managing Collaborative Research Centers. The first workshops were held at the University of Georgia (“Managing CI Centers” and “CI Executive Session”). The next was held at Case Western in…

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  • Report from 2017 NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure, August 15-17, 2017

    09-10-2017

    By Nancy Wilkins-Diehr This is the 10th year of the NSF Cybersecurity Summit for Large Facilities and Cyberinfrastructure since 2004 and my first time at the Summit. CTSC does an extraordinarily good job of organizing these and including the community in the agenda-setting. The room could not hold another registrant, it was completely packed. They had a record attendance of 120 and a waiting list. I had to miss portions of the meeting for other…

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  • Inspiration for Building On-Campus Teams at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

    09-06-2017

    By Sandra Gesing Building on-campus teams is a challenging task even if you are not in an academic landscape slowly recovering from drastic budget cuts. In Spain, the whole country is still slowly recovering from the recession 10 years ago, and over 40% of young adults remain unemployed. But on-campus teams seem a possibility in Madrid, where I was inspired by my enthusiastic collaborators Jesus Carretero&…

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  • People of SGCI: Ann Zimmerman

    08-14-2017

    Ann Zimmerman Ann Zimmerman Consulting What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I have two roles within SGCI. I spend most of my time serving as the independent evaluator for SGCI. In this capacity, I work with SGCI leadership and staff to design and implement systematic processes to collect and analyze data to help understand where things are…

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  • PEARC17 Report from SGCI Staff and Students

    08-08-2017

    By Nayiri Mullinix PEARC17, which took place July 9–13, 2017 in New Orleans, was the first event transitioning from the XSEDE conference to the broader Practice and Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) conference. Several SGCI staff members were in attendance, and SGCI was a proud sponsor to several student participants. SGCI’s Nancy Wilkins-Diehr, who is on both the program…

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  • People of SGCI: Choonhan Youn

    07-19-2017

    Choonhan Youn Computer Scientist San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California, San Diego What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I have two roles within SGCI. As a lead consultant in the Extended Developer Support (EDS) program, I help scientists across different domains assimilate into a high-performance computing environment,…

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  • SGCI Summer Programs: SEAGrid Workshop

    06-30-2017

    By Nayiri Mullinix A core mission of the SGCI Workforce Development team is to provide educational opportunities for the next generation of gateway developers. One way that the team is achieving this goal is by offering a variety of summer programs and internships to empower budding researchers to easily use scientific applications…

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  • People of SGCI: Jeff Wood

    06-20-2017

    Jeff Wood Education Program Manager Elizabeth City State University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I currently work within Workforce Development in support of Dr. Linda Hayden. This assistance takes the form of leading students through various application training workshops and documenting the training, conferences, and events throughout…

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  • SGCI at 13th Annual International Conference on Information Technology & Computer Science

    06-11-2017

    Report from 13th Annual International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Science By Linda Hayden Workforce Development participated in the 13th Annual International Conference on Information Technology and Computer Science which took place May 15-18, 2017, in Athens, Greece.  The paper documented the outcome of the SGW-I conceptualization project and described the…

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  • Reflections from the Inaugural Science Gateways Bootcamp [now Gateway Focus Week] in April 2017

    05-30-2017

    Note: We renamed Science Gateways Bootcamp to Gateway Focus Week in June 2019 to reflect the increasing collaborative nature of the workshop. By Nayiri Mullinix Eleven teams were selected to participate in the inaugural Science Gateways Bootcamp, which took place in Indianapolis, IN. April 24-28, 2017. It was an intense week of learning and working with…

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  • People of SGCI: Juliana Casavan

    05-17-2017

    Juliana Casavan  Entrepreneurial Programs Manager Purdue University   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? My role with SGCI is within the Incubator. I provide entrepreneurial teaching and coaching to the participants that attend the Science Gateways Bootcamp and would like to further pursue their market validation. I help…

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  • People of SGCI: Eroma Abeysinghe

    04-13-2017

    Eroma Abeysinghe Principal Business Analyst, Science Gateways Research Center Indiana University What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I am part of the Extended Developer Support (EDS) service area of SGCI. My main responsibility within EDS is to provide consultation to campus groups who are in need of a science gateway to make their…

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  • Sage Advice: How to Get Started When You Have an Idea

    04-04-2017

    Designer and developer Jonathan Z. White recently wrote an inspiring Medium post about how to get started with executing an idea. Reading his post made us think of all the potential gateway developers out there and how the idea of getting started with developing a gateway can feel daunting. Jonathan suggests starting with the following steps: Define your goal Stay on track Solve a…

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  • People of SGCI: Sandra Gesing

    03-14-2017

    Sandra Gesing Research Assistant Professor and Computational Scientist University of Notre Dame   What is your role within SGCI and what do you do? I’m part of both the Community Engagement and Exchange and Incubator service areas. My main responsibility is consulting with universities on building on-campus teams for developing and…

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  • Mike Zentner’s Observations from the RDA Eighth Plenary Meeting

    02-15-2017

    Observations from the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Eighth Plenary Meeting, September 15-17, 2016 in Denver, CO By Michael G. Zentner In September of 2016, a crowd of research data enthusiasts convened in Denver, CO for the Research Data Alliance (RDA) Eighth Plenary Meeting. One of my SGCI colleagues, Sandra Gesing, was scheduled to attend but due to other commitments could not, so I had the opportunity to familiarize myself…

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  • Linda Hayden’s Report from AGU

    02-01-2017

    Report from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 12-16, 2016 By Linda Hayden The 2016 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting took place in December 2016 and, for the first time, offered the opportunity to participate in a Poster Lightning Session. The goal of this program was to provide individuals an opportunity to…

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  • Sandra Gesing and Maytal Dahan’s Report from HICSS 2017

    01-16-2017

    Report from the Hawaii International Conference on Systems Science (HICSS), January 4-7, 2017 By Sandra Gesing and Maytal Dahan If you follow our twitter feed at https://twitter.com/sciencegateways you already know that we had an amazing opportunity to attend the Hawaii International Conference on System Science (HICSS) on the Big Island of Hawaii. A conference in Hawaii, who can say no to that? Not only was the…

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  • Nancy Wilkins-Diehr's SGCI Talk at the XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Symposium

    12-20-2016

    Slides and recording are now available from the talk that Nancy Wilkins-Diehr gave at the 12/20/16 XSEDE Extended Collaborative Support Symposium. In the talk, Nancy describes all the services that are available through the SGCI.

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  • Gateways 2016 — Student Reflections

    11-22-2016

    SGCI sponsored the attendance of several students at Gateways 2016. Some of these students contributed blog posts after the conference and offered their impressions and suggestions, as well as ideas on how to improve the student experience as we look ahead to Gateways 2017. Here are some of the highlights: Charlie Nelson, a student at Elizabeth City State University (ECSU), felt that the conference was…

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  • Report from the International Workshop on Science Gateways – Australia

    10-23-2016

    By Nancy Wilkins-Diehr I was very fortunate to attend the International Workshop on Science Gateways – Australia in Melbourne on October 10, followed by the larger eResearch Australasia conference Oct 11-14. Both were excellent events and featured science gateways and virtual laboratories prominently. The events were held at the beautiful Pullman Albert Park overlooking, as you might guess, Albert Park. Albert includes a large lake for rowing with a 5k running loop…

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