June Line-Up of CaRCC’s People Network & other RCD Community Calls

Greetings to all members of the CaRCC People Network! 

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

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

CaRCC People Network Calls:

Data-Facing Track (first Tuesdays)
No June session
See you in July for an update on the new NIH Data Sharing and Management Policy

Researcher-Facing Track (second Thursdays)
Supporting Researchers with NIH’s Data Management and Sharing Policy
Policy introduction by Lisa Federer, followed by panel discussion
Thu, June 9, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) will require researchers to submit a data management and sharing plan with grant applications beginning in January 2023. Many of these researchers are unfamiliar with data management planning and need support to meet this new requirement. This session will give a brief introduction to this new policy and discuss researcher challenges and how we can support researchers with compliance even if you don’t directly provide data management support.

Emerging Centers Track (third Wednesdays)
Emerging Centers – Looking Forward, community discussion facilitated by Rich Knepper, Jane Combs and EC Steering Committee members
Wed, June 15, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT/ 7a HT

Join us as we review and discuss future Emerging Centers call topics which have been submitted by the community.  If you haven’t already contributed the list of future topics, please fill out the survey by following this link:  https://forms.gle/FpDdmzNZUCnrH2KBA

Think outside the box!  No topics are off limits!  Please participate – this is your community and we need your input to provide valuable content.

Systems-Facing Track (third Thursdays)
JupyterHub @ NCAR: A Case for a Notebook-Centric Analysis Platform Around the Jupyter Ecosystem, discussion facilitated by Jared Baker – HPC Systems Engineer III, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR )
Thu June 16, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT 

Computational, visualization, and data analysis systems have evolved such that web-based access capabilities are readily available with the native web browser acting as a primary client interface. A low-barrier entry point for new researchers that has a customizable, yet familiar interface and powerful extensibility broadens the ability to create innovative tools. In addition, NCAR has been working to expand on geoscience specific tools such as GeoCAT and wrf-python through academic and community groups like Project Pythia and Pangeo. NCAR has deployed JupyterHub, a multi-user web framework that provides the ability to access various HPC platforms at NCAR as a Notebook centric mode of computing. This presentation will focus on the use case, co-design, and configuration of the JupyterHub deployment at NCAR as well as the most desirable JupyterLab and JupyterHub features in the future.

Please note these additional community opportunities (in no particular order):

Thu Jun 9, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT (2nd Thursdays): 
US Research Software Engineers monthly community call. See https://us-rse.org/calendar/ for more information.

CaRCC Calls and Zoom:

Members of the People Network email list receive the above information and reminders, including Zoom room details. Please contact help@carcc.org if you are interested in joining a meeting and don’t have access to the Zoom room; and Join the People Network.

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.