People Network Calls to Ring in the New Year!

Mark your calendars for the below People Network Calls in January (Zoom details at the end). For handy calendar entries, please try the CaRCC Events Calendar. We’d also like to highlight other calls from our RCD Ecosystem partners and collaborators, as these events touch many, if not all, in our community.

Additionally, note that we are repeating the CaRCC Parade this year, an opportunity to learn about CaRCC and to hear directly from group coordinators on updates and advances over the past year. 

If you’re not on our mailing lists, please fill out our Join the People Network form and join our Slack channels.

Thank you,
Your People Network Coordinators and Track Coordinators

CaRCC People Network Calls:

Data-Facing Track (first Tuesdays)
Casual Tuesday Community Roundtable
Tuesday, January 4, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

We want to take this month to hear a bit about what everyone is up to. This session will be a general sharing and free-form brainstorming session. We’d love to hear 3-5 minutes about projects that people are working on currently or new developments. If you’re stuck on something, feel free to bring that forward and get advice from the brain trust. We can also make breakout rooms for deeper discussions that arise.

CaRCC Parade (annual)
Tuesday, January 11, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT
An overview & update on the organization from a number of CaRCC leadership participants, including highlights of specific accomplishments and upcoming opportunities.

Get an annual update on what CaRCC has been up to, across the People Network, Working Groups, Interest Groups, and Operational Groups. This session will be recorded and shared on YouTube (like most track calls), and will be promoted via the website and other communication channels. It’s a great way for anyone to learn about CaRCC and how to get involved.

Researcher-Facing Track (second Thursdays)
Saying No! When, Why, And How To Say No To Researchers, a community conversation hosted by the Researcher-Facing Steering Committee
Thursday, January 13, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

These days, most of us have way too much to do and too little time! When we have several demands on our resources it’s important to have some areas where we can say no. With the new year upon us, should your resolution be to say “NO” more often? On our January Researcher-Facing Track call, let’s talk about what kind of requests we say no to, and why. How can we protect our staff without damaging customer service? What are you doing to redirect support to other teams while keeping track of the shifting research needs at your institutions? Please share with us what you are saying no to and why in this survey. The survey results will help fuel the January 16th conversation.

Emerging Centers Track (third Wednesdays)
Topic forthcoming
Wednesday, January 19, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT/ 7a HT

If you are interested in helping out as an Emerging Centers Steering Committee member and adding this national community service to your CV/resume, please contact us at, or

Systems-Facing Track (third Thursdays)
Real-world RoCE: Architecture, Implementation and Upkeep, presented by Adam Michel, University of Arizona
Thursday, January 20, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

A practical summary of our experience standing up and living with an all-Broadcom RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE) fabric in support of our most recent cluster acquisition at the University of Arizona.

Note these additional community opportunities (in no particular order):

CaRCC Calls and Zoom:

Please contact the event organizer for Zoom details.

CaRCC and the People Network:

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, and you would like to join the People Network, which includes Researcher-facing, Data-facing, Systems-facing, Emerging-Centers, and other tracks, please fill in our mailing list request form and join us on Slack!

Interested members of the People Network need not subscribe to a particular track to participate in calls. 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.