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Research Computing Facilitator Intro/Intermediate Residency – June 2019

June 1, 2019 - June 7, 2019

Research Computing Facilitator Intro/Intermediate Residency – June 2019


DON’T MISS IT! Almost 2/3 of Campus Champion institutions
have participated or are planning to participate!

Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on
INTRODUCTORY/INTERMEDIATE Research Computing Facilitation

Sun June 2 (suppertime) – Fri June 7 (before supper) 2019
U Oklahoma Norman campus

LIVE onsite ***OR*** LIVE remotely via videoconferencing!



Contact: Henry Neeman (hneeman@ou.edu)

Workshop webpage:


There’s NO PREREQUISITE other than an interest in helping
researchers with their computing-intensive/data-intensive

A TENTATIVE AGENDA IS BELOW (which is likely to evolve some).

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who may be
interested and appropriate.

If you’ve already registered, please feel free to share this
with others.


Does your institution have lots of researchers and educators who
want to use advanced computing, but need some help learning how?

You or someone at your institution can learn to be more effective
at helping researchers and educators use research computing!

For people who help researchers to use research computing,
it’s such a great way to get better at it, and for new people,
it’s such a great way to learn how to do it!

And, everyone who participates becomes part of a community
of research computing facilitators, already over 500 people
— plenty of colleagues to get help from, when someone’s
stumped on how to help their researchers.

This is a great way to start, or get better at, a career in
helping researchers use research computing.

It’s also a great way to meet a community of
fellow research computing facilitators.

People can participate onsite in person or remotely via
videoconferencing — so if funding is an issue, it can

(Heck, people can even have it on in the background while they’re
doing other things — it’s still very useful to participate,
even if intermittently.)

Anyone we can’t accept for onsite will automatically be
converted to remote — no one will be left out!

We’ll have *some* funding to help *some* onsite participants
cover some or all of their costs, but that funding may be limited.

(Still, it’s better to request support and then *maybe* not get it,
than not request it and then *definitely* not get it.)

We’re already over 180 registrations, from over 120 institutions
in 41 US states and territories and 4 other countries, including
over 40 new institutions.


So far, the Virtual Residency has served, or is now scheduled to
serve, over 300 institutions across the US and in 9 other countries
around the world, including:

* research universities, among them:
— 6 of the 8 Ivy League institutions,
— 8 of the Top 10 (US News rankings) (80%),
— 18 of the Top 25 (72%),
— 39 of the Top 50 (78%),
— 72 of the Top 100 (72%),
— 107 of the Top 150 (71%),
— 125 of the Top 200 (62%);
* 71 primarily undergraduate and other non-PhD-granting
academic institutions, including:
— 63 non-PhD-granting 4-year institutions,
— 5 community colleges,
— 3 high schools;
* 44 minority serving institutions;
* 84 institutions in 25 of 26 EPSCoR jurisdictions;
* 14 government agencies (federal, state, non-US);
* 8 private companies;
* 12 non-profit/non-governmental organizations.

(This takes into account all of the Virtual Residency activities:
workshops in 2015-18 and this upcoming 2019 workshop, a couple
of mini-workshops run separately by the U California system,
the Grant Proposal Writing Apprenticeship and the Paper Writing

Clarifying, since this question has come up in the past:

You *DON’T* have to any affiliation with the Clemson-led
ACI-REF/CaRCC effort, in order to participate in the
2019 Virtual Residency workshop — though of course
everyone in those groups are welcome to apply!

TENTATIVE AGENDA (expect this to evolve some)

* Sun June 2 2019 (evening)

— Welcome/pizza party
— Intro: Virtual Residency 2019 Workshop Overview
— Intro: Introduction to Research Cyberinfrastructure Facilitation
— Demonstration: Intro: How to Give a Cyberinfrastructure Tour, and Why

* Mon June 3 2019 (all day)

— Intro: Effective Communication: How to Talk to Researchers
about Their Research
— Intro: Faculty: Tenure, Promotion, Reward System
— Intro: Cyberinfrastructure User Support
— Intro: Research Networking Overview

* Tue June 4 2019 (all day)

— Intro: The Structure of a Cluster Supercomputer
— Intro: Introduction to the CyberAmbassadors Program
— Intro: How to Do an Intake Interview
— Intro: Practicing the Intake Interview
— Panel: Intro: The CI Milieu: Systems, Service Providers, Technologies
— Demo: Setting up an XSEDE Account and Submitting a Job

* Wed June 5 2019 (all day)

— Intmd: Panel: Effective Communication
— Intmd: Panel: Working Effectively with Systems-Facing Professionals
— Intmd: CyberAmbassadors: Communicating a Problem
— Intmd: Panel: Experiences Working with Faculty

* Thu June 6 2019 (all day)

— CyberAmbassadors: Problem Solving and Decision Making in a Group
— Intmd: The CI Milieu: Organizations
— Intmd: Panel: Facilitation from Other Perspectives
— Intmd: Panel: How to Help Researchers Identify the Right
Resources for Their Research

* Fri June 7 2019 (all day)

— Intmd: Research Data Management
— Intmd: Working with Researchers from Non-traditional Disciplines
— [Additional topic to be decided at the workshop]
— Stories from the Trenches



June 1, 2019
June 7, 2019

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