End-of-Year Party and Other Community Calls in December

As the calendar year winds up, please join us for the annual People Network End-of-Year Party, Thursday, December 14, 1-2:30pm ET (10-11:30am PT). Among other fun, we’ll have presentations from other communities in the broader ecosystem, “ice breakouts”, CaRCC swag for raffles and “best attire” voting, and opportunities for other casual discussion, as well as breakout rooms for to discuss People Network input and reflections on Supercomputing. Most track-specific calls will resume in January, though you can also catch a December call on rapid expansion of campus research computing and data capabilities , jointly-hosted by the CaRCC Strategy- and Policy-Facing Track and the EDUCAUSE RCD Community Group.

Mark your calendars for these upcoming People Network calls (Zoom details at the end). For handy calendar entries, try the CaRCC Events Calendar. If you’re not on our mailing lists, please fill out our Join the People Network form which will also invite you to join our Slack workspace.

Annual End-of-Year Party, Dec 14 (cross-track)

Thu 12/14, 1-2:30p ET/ 12-1:30p CT/ 11am-12:30p MT/ 10-11:30a PT
Join this year’s party in your most festive attire to partake in casual fun and reflections. We’ll thank our People Network contributors from the year and hear from partners and other communities in the broader ecosystem. Breakout discussions with fun ice breakers will be followed by “best attire” voting and raffles for CaRCC swag prizes. You can also provide input to the People Network or reflection the recent Supercomputing conference, or partake in other casual discussion. Call document and usual Zoom room will be distributed via email, as usual. ‘See you there!

Strategy and Policy-Facing Track (1st Wednesdays)

Wed 12/6, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT
Major RCD expansion (Joint with EDUCAUSE RCDC)
In this call, we will hear from two research computing and data organizations, New York University and Northwestern University, who have undergone or are undergoing rapid growth. We will hear why they are growing, the types or services affected, and the positions added. Speakers will discuss strategies in hiring, building services, and meeting goals, as well as challenges along the way. Please note that this session will not be recorded.

No calls in December:

Data-Facing Track (1st Tuesdays) See you in January for our community roundtable.

Researcher-Facing Track (2nd Thursdays) See you at the People Network End-of-Year Party during our usual time slot.

Emerging Centers Track (3rd Wednesdays) See you in January!

Systems-Facing Track (3rd Thursdays) See you in January!

Other CaRCC Groups

Tue 12/12, 11a ET/ 8a PT (2nd Tuesdays): RCD Capabilities Model Office Hours – come and go as you please. Have questions about how to get started with the Research Computing and Data Capabilities Model?  Or are you already working with it and just want to discuss the process, or a particular aspect of the assessment tool? Or do you have suggestions for improvements you’d like to see – any and all things CapsModel! Meeting coordinates: Zoom Session URL (Meeting ID: 381 654 7290; Passcode: carcc). Join the capsmodel-discuss@carcc.org mailing list or send questions to capsmodel-help@carcc.org.

Tue 12/12, 2p ET/ 1p CT/ 12p MT/ 11a PT (2nd Tuesdays): Join the RCD Staff and Student Workforce Development Interest Groups this month as we continue our work focused on Onboarding with lively discussions and breakouts, developing “First Day,” “First Week,” and “First Month” guidance. This is your chance to contribute your experience or learn from others. Meeting coordinates: Zoom Session URL (Meeting ID: 381 654 7290; Passcode: carcc). Join the Interest Group mailing list.

Additional Community Opportunities

Fri 12/8, 12p ET/ 9a PT (2nd Thursdays/2nd Fridays): US Research Software Engineers monthly community call. See https://us-rse.org/calendar/ for more information.

Wed 12/6, 1p ET/ 10a PT (4th Thursdays of even months): EDUCAUSE Research Computing and Data Community Group will have its monthly community call. See the Events tab within EDUCAUSE Connect for more information. 

Mon 4p ET/ 3p CT/ 2p MT/ 1p PT (every Monday): OSG Consortium/PATh project host weekly Campus Office Hours, Mondays at 3:00–3:30 pm US Central Time. You are invited to join us any week. Zoom: https://osg-htc.org/campus-office-hours-zoom. For more information, please contact Christina Koch.

Wed 12/13, 2p ET/ 11a PT (2nd Wednesdays):Regulated Research Community of Practice (RRCoP) Community Discussions. On June 14 2023 @ 2 pm ET / 11 am PT, Topic: Certifying HiPerGator for Protected Health Information. Please use this Zoom link, and contact info@regulatedresearch.org or Carolyn Ellis with any questions.

Zoom Details for CaRCC Calls

All calls will take place within a Zoom room communicated via email. Please help us keep these details secure (non-public), but feel free to share with a colleague.