People Network Calls Through December 2019

Greetings to the CaRCC People Network and extended community!

So that everyone is aware of calls hosted by our tracks, we are sending out an announcement of all calls through the end of the year. (Also visible in the CaRCC Events Calendar.)

Data-Facing Track (first Tuesdays, 1pm ET)

Data Science Support Beyond Data Science, discussion facilitated by Wei Yin (Columbia) and Stephanie Labou (UC San Diego)

Tuesday, December 3rd 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

Data librarians may become “data science” librarians by necessity, if they are not already serving in this role. In this call, we will provide an overview of the particulars of two libraries’ data science support beyond data science (e.g., across departments, collaborating with IT, etc.)  and have an open discussion of how other groups are dealing with similar support needs.

JANUARY 7 – Identify/prioritize topics for the coming year!

Researcher-Facing Track (second Thursdays, 1pm ET)

Expanded Presentation by Tim Middelkoop, University of Missouri from the June 2019 Lightning Talks Call

Thursday, December 12, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT
More details to come…

JANUARY 9 – TOPIC TBA

Emerging Centers Track (third Wednesdays, 12pm ET)

SC19 Meet and Greet – Wednesday, Nov. 20, 10am MT

ALL PEOPLE NETWORK MEMBERS INVITED! Registration for this event is required so we can plan for space.

Note the ‘in-person’ location: Denver Convention Center, Internet2 Booth #1281 

Please join us as we meet in real life at the SC19 Conference. This will be a good opportunity to share the highlights of the conference, discuss the keynote speaker presentation, and identify which booths are giving out the best swag!  We will have a quick tour of the SCinet NOC ($80M of donated equipment loaned by 34 vendors, 180 volunteers and many hours of planning create the fastest network in the world for one week!) and perhaps a visit from some HPC dignitaries.  

NO CALL IN DECEMBER; JANUARY 20 – TOPIC TBA

Systems-Facing Track (third Thursdays*, 1pm ET)

Giving them what they want: Development of an Interactive Tool for Exploring Data Storage Options, presentation facilitated by Wendy Kozlowski (Cornell) 

Thursday, December 5th 1pm ET/ 12pm CT/ 11am MT/ 10a PT

*NOTE THAT THE USUAL NOV/DEC CALL DATES HAVE BEEN RESCHEDULED TO THIS DAY, DUE TO CONFLICTS WITH SC19 AND WINTER HOLIDAYS

Data management encompasses a broad spectrum of activities, from proposal preparation through data collection, analysis, sharing and archiving. Support services for those activities is not typically provided by a single entity on campus, but rather is often distributed across multiple geographically and organizationally separate groups such as the library, information technology departments, discipline-specific centers and administrative offices. Unfortunately, finding, comparing details, and making decisions about what services are appropriate for a given situation can be frustratingly time consuming and difficult. This presentation will demonstrate our data storage finder, and describe the process of building the tool, including pitching the idea and procuring financial support, working with developers to design, build and test the tool, and interacting with service providers to populate content.

JANUARY 16 – TOPIC TBA

All calls will take place within the below Zoom room:

Zoom Meeting Room: https://zoom.us/j/3816547290

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Meeting ID: 381 654 7290

There is no need to subscribe to a particular track to participate in calls. However, additional details for track members, including notes documents and any pre-call activities, will be distributed ahead of the call via the email lists and other communication channels within each track.

The CaRCC (Campus Research Computing Consortium) People Network, aims “to foster, build and grow an inclusive community (termed the “People Network”) for campus CI, research computing and data professionals.” If you have received this email NOT via CaRCC’s People Network email list, and you would like to join the People Network, which includes Data-facing, Researcher-facing, Systems-facing, and Emerging Centers tracks, please fill in the sign-up form at http://bit.ly/join_carcc_people_network.

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