It’s February! Mark your calendars for the below People Network track gatherings and other community events. For handy calendar entries, try the CaRCC Events Calendar.
CaRCC People Network Calls
Data-Facing Track (1st Tuesdays)
Tue Feb 6, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT
Lifecycle Support and Compliance for Open Research Practices
Researcher-Facing Track (2nd Thursdays)
Thu Feb 8, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT
JetStream2 – Researcher-Facing Resources and Support.
Speakers: Jenn Taylor, Project Manager and User Support Specialist and Le Mai Weakley, Senior Tech Lead with Indiana University’s Research Cloud Services team.
Jetstream2 is an NSF-funded, user-friendly cloud computing environment available to any US-based researcher or educator. Jetstream2 expands on the work of the initial Jetstream project, broadening the range of infrastructure and services. But with increased power comes increased responsibility. As Jetstream2’s capabilities have grown, so has the need to assist and educate users who have a wide range of cloud computing knowledge.
Emerging Centers Track (3rd Wednesdays)
Wed Feb Feb 21, 12p ET/ 11a CT/ 10a MT/ 9a PT
Communicating with your Users: Impacts, Services, and Documentation
For this call, the Emerging Centers Group will be having a discussion on communication with users:
– How to communicate the impacts of what you do
– How to provide a service overview describing what you provide
– How to draft “the stereo instructions” on what users need to know to use services.
Feel free to bring materials you think have worked for you, talk about what has been tried successfully or not, and share experiences on reaching out to your users.
Systems-Facing Track (3rd Thursdays)
Thu Feb 15, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT
Overview of Rogues Gallery at Georgia Tech
Speakers: Dr. Jeff Young, Senior Research Scientist, Georgia Tech’s School of Computer Science
The Rogues Gallery is a testbed concept focused on developing our understanding of next-generation hardware with a focus on unorthodox and uncommon technologies. This project, initiated by Georgia Tech’s Center for Research into Novel Computing Hierarchies (CRNCH), will acquire new and unique hardware (ie, the aforementioned “rogues”) from vendors, research labs, and startups and make this hardware available to students, faculty, and industry collaborators within a managed data center environment. By exposing students and researchers to this set of unique hardware, we hope to foster cross-cutting discussions about hardware designs that will drive future performance improvements in computing long after the Moore’s Law era of “cheap transistors” ends. (source: https://crnch.gatech.edu/rogues-gallery/)
Strategy and Policy-Facing Track (1st Wednesdays)
Wed Feb 7, Noon ET/ 11am CT/ 10am MT/ 9am PT
Finance, Funding Partnerships
Funding comes from different streams, depending on where you sit in your institution, expectations for recharge, partners, and champions. In this discussion, we will discuss various funding streams for institutional computing and storage facilities, as well as staff.
Additional Community Opportunities
Tue 2/13 1p ET/ 10a 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, assessment tool, or suggestions? Meeting coordinates: Zoom Session URL (Meeting ID: 381 654 7290; Passcode: carcc). Join the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list or send questions to email@example.com.
Tue 2/13, 2p ET/ 1p CT/ 12p MT/ 11a PT (2nd Tuesdays): Join the RCD Staff and Student Workforce Development Interest Groups for a Discussion on Student Program Models: Funding, Hiring, and Onboarding Processes Our agenda will cover student program funding, hiring, and onboarding processes. The meeting format will be an open discussion with prepared poll questions so that we can gather input from everyone attending. See the link above for additional details.
Meeting coordinates: Zoom Session URL (Meeting ID: 867 2543 9159). Join the Interest Group mailing list.
Tue 2/19, 2p ET/11a PT (2nd Thursdays/2nd Fridays): US Research Software Engineers monthly community call. See https://us-rse.org/calendar/ for more information.
Thu 2/22 (4th Thursdays of even months): EDUCAUSE Research Computing and Data Community Group. 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 hosts weekly Campus Office Hours, Mondays at 3:00–3:30 pm US Central Time. Zoom: https://osg-htc.org/campus-office-hours-zoom. For more information, please contact Christina Koch.
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.