Announcing the Emerging Centers track!

The Emerging Centers track of the CaRCC People Network will bring together members of research computing departments/ aspiring centers that are just getting started at their institutions, research computing groups at smaller institutions, and folks who are new to the research computing community.  The Emerging Centers track of CaRCC will discuss topics such as funding models, engaging with faculty and investigators, working with campus leadership, and developing research computing/data services (compute, storage, networks, training, applications and people) on campuses. 

The first Emerging Centers call will take place September 18 at 12pm ET to introduce the initial members to each other and identify a list of topics for future discussion. In order to join the Emerging Centers track (via email list), fill out the Emerging Centers joining form, which will also collect information about your interest in potential discussion topics.  For questions or details, contact track coordinators Jane Combs (combsje@ucmail.uc.edu) and Rich Knepper (rich.knepper@cornell.edu). 

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 would like to join other People Network tracks, too, which includes Data-facing, Researcher-facing, Systems-facing, and other tracks, please fill in the form at http://bit.ly/join_carcc_people_network.

Monthly Line-Up of People Network Calls

Greetings to all members of the CaRCC People Network!

So that all members of the People Network are aware of calls hosted by our tracks, we are sending out an announcement of all calls scheduled for the month. (Also visible in the CaRCC Events Calendar.)

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

Mapping the Research Life Cycle, discussion facilitated by Bart Ragon (UVA) and Yoh Yawano (UCLA)

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

Bart and Yoh will be talking about the different stages of the research life cycle, mapping the stages to different groups at their institutions, and helping us do a similar exercise for our own institutions.  We’ll be discussing how support for research data comes in at multiple stages in the research life cycle and which organizations at our institutions provide that support.

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

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Monthly Line-Up of People Network Calls

Greetings Research CI Professionals!

So that all members of the People Network are aware of calls hosted by our tracks, we are sending out an announcement of all calls scheduled for the month. (Also visible in the CaRCC Events Calendar.)

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

“Data pipeline case studies” with Tylar Murray of USF and Ryan Chard of Argonne National Laboratory. Tylar will give an overview of an Apache Airflow-based pipeline for processing satellite imagery and discuss possibilities for future improvements. Ryan will preview a data automation platform that is currently in alpha release but will eventually be available via a Globus subscription.

Tuesday, Aug 6th, 1p ET/ 12p CT/ 11a MT/ 10a PT

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

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December 2018 – news update

…from CaRCC Council Chair Thomas Cheatham and the leadership team:

Happy Holiday Season and winter from CaRCC! I am happy to see that CaRCC is making significant headway in its goals ranging from shoring up the internal workings and operations to significant progress with the various working groups. We have a better handle on document and meeting management, and are enabling the various working groups to more easily disseminate their information and get feedback. Feedback from some members of the larger ecosystem has people noting that they associate CaRCC with products for the community.

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Summary of CaRCC reset meeting

A group of us (*) recently met in Denver for a 1-day “re-sync” meeting to brainstorm on where CaRCC is– in terms of outcomes and lessons learned– and also, importantly, to discuss where CaRCC should be going. We summarized the activities and outcomes of each of the present committees. Broad themes we discussed included the need to avoid duplication of efforts, to embrace and honor existing identities, to fill gaps, and for CaRCC to serve as a catalytic space to define professionalization in ways that campuses can leverage and that represents connections across communities. Success that has already happened is that many institutions
have recognized the need for researcher-facing people to help researchers with their computing and data resource needs. Further development of an engagement framework and defining the broader ecosystem is on-going work.

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2017-2018 Committees

CaRCC developed an initial set of committees in October 2017 to focus on four areas as prioritized by a survey that reached a fairly broad audience of research computing and CI professionals, and these are listed below. If you are involved with CaRCC and interested in helping out on one or more committees, let us know at help@carcc.org!

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