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Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Research & Education Facilitators
Virtual Residency 2017

hosted at
the University of Oklahoma (OU)
and available live via videoconferencing
Sunday July 30 - Friday August 4 2017

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Agenda (TENTATIVE)

NOTES:
  • All times are APPROXIMATE.
  • This agenda is SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
  • We may not cover everything on this agenda, and we may cover topics not on this agenda.

  • Sunday July 30: doors open 6:30pm CT @ SRTC
    Stephenson Research & Technology Center "The Core" active learning classroom (except tour)
    • 6:30-7:00pm CT:
      Workshop check-in and pizza
    • 7:00-7:05pm CT:
      Welcome
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
    • 7:05-7:30pm CT:
      "ACI-REF Virtual Residency 2017 Overview"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint   PDF
    • 7:30-8:00pm CT:
      "Introduction to Research Cyberinfrastructure Facilitation"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 8:00-8:15pm CT:
      Walk to Four Partners Place
    • 8:15-9:15pm CT:
      Demonstration:
      "How to Give a CI Tour, and Why"
      4PP Data Center
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
  • Monday July 31:
    doors open 8:30am CT (SRTC "The Core" active learning classroom)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      "Effective Communication: How to Talk to Researchers about Their Research"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:15-10:30am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:30-11:15am CT:
      Lecture/Demonstration:
      "Deploying Community Codes"
      Prasad Hemantha Maddumage Don, Florida State U
      Slides:   PDF
    • 11:15am-12:00noon CT:
      Lecture/Demonstration:
      "Debugging, Benchmarking and Tuning"
      Martin Cuma, U Utah (remote)
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      Practicum: Real Users and Their CDS&E Research
      Dr. Keith Brewster, U Oklahoma Center for Analysis & Prediction of Storms
      Slides:   PowerPoint   PDF
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      "Faculty: Tenure, Promotion, Reward System"
      Sharon Tettegah, U Nevada Las Vegas
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Restaurant recommendation: Blackbird, 575 S University Blvd, Norman
  • Tuesday August 1:
    doors open 8:30am CT (SRTC "The Core" active learning classroom)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:30am CT:
      "Grant Proposal Basics"
      Marcus Bond, Southeast Missouri State U
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:30-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45-12:00noon CT:
      "The CI Milieu"
      Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State U
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-1:45pm CT:
      Lecture:
      "How to Do an Intake Interview"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   "Effective Communication," slides #43-45
    • 1:45-2:45pm CT:
      Practicum:
      "Speed Dating" — Practicing the Intake Interview
    • 2:45-3:15pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:15-4:00pm CT:
      "The Shifting Landscape of CI Funding Opportunities"
      Dan Voss, U Kansas
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 4:00-4:45pm CT:
      Panel: "Engaging Undergraduates in HPC"
      Marcus Bond, Southeast Missouri State U
      Jeremy Evert, Southwestern Oklahoma State U
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 4:45-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Restaurant recommendation: Louie's at Brookhaven, 3750 W. Robinson, Norman
  • Wednesday August 2:
    doors open 8:30am CT (CCE Forum Conf Rm A)
    1704 Asp Ave., Norman OK 73072
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      "Managing Research Data with Globus Software-as-a-Service"
      Vas Vasiliadis, U Chicago
      Slides:   PDF
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      "CyberAmbassadors: Advanced Communication Skills Training for CI Professionals"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Slides:   PowerPoint   PDF
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      Lunch
    • 1:30-2:30pm CT:
      Panel: "Working Effectively with Vendors"
      Moderator: Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Panelists to be announced
      Slides:   coming soon
    • 2:30-3:15pm CT:
      Roundtable: "Experiences with Purchasing, Facilities etc"
      Moderator: Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Hussein Al-Azzawi, U New Mexico
      Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State U
      Jeff Falgout, US Geological Survey
      Dan Voss, U Kansas
      Slides:   coming soon
    • 3:15-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      "Science Gateways Community Institute: Subsidized Services and Consultancy to Facilitate Research on Your Campus"
      Sandra Gesing, U Notre Dame
      Website
      Slides:   PowerPoint   PDF
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Restaurant recommendation: Misal, 580 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman
  • Thursday August 3:
    doors open 8:30am CT (SRTC "The Core" active learning classroom)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-9:45am CT:
      "How to Design a Cluster"
      Robert Jackson, U Texas Rio Grande Valley
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 9:45-10:30am CT:
      "Cyberinfrastructure User Support"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:30-11:00am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 11:00-12:00noon CT:
      "Collecting and Processing Metrics for Evaluating Facilitation"
      Erin Shaw, U Southern California
      Slides:   PDF
      Google slides
      Group (draw tool)
      Best Practices Chapter 10
      Google doc for contributing to this discussion
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      Practicum: Real Users and Their CDS&E Research
      Dr. Kendra Dresback, U Oklahoma Civil Engineering & Environmental Science
      Slides:   coming soon
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      Practicum:
      "Speed Dating"
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Restaurant recommendation: Scratch, 132 W. Main St, Norman
    • 7:30pm CT
      Entertainment
      Entertainment recommendation: Oklahoma! (middle school/high school production)
      Sooner Theatre, 101 E. Main St, Norman
      (diagonally across from Scratch)
  • Friday August 4:
    doors open 8:30am CT (SRTC "The Core" active learning classroom)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      Panel:
      "Bringing Software/Data Carpentry to Your Institution"
      Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State U
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Mark Laufersweiler, U Oklahoma
      Susie Meloro, U Missouri
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      "Research Networking: A High Level Overview"
      Wallace Chase, Clemson U
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-2:30pm CT:
      "So You Want to Write a Cyberinfrastructure Proposal"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 2:30-3:00pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:00-3:45pm CT:
      Roundtable: "Stories from the Trenches"
    • 3:45-4:00pm CT:
      Wrap-up and Adjourn


Offsite Remote Participation via Videoconferencing

OFFSITE REMOTE PARTICIPATION VIA VIDEOCONFERENCING: TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • Slides will be posted to this webpage, typically after each session (typically PowerPoint and PDF).
     
  • Zoom:
     
    We STRONGLY recommend Zoom for all remote attendees.
     
    Please MUTE YOURSELF except when you're talking.
     
    Zoom Instructions
     
    Zoom is compatible with Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS and Android.
     
    1. VIDEO + AUDIO
       
      1. FOR USA USERS:
         
        On your Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS or Android device:
         
        Open a web browser and go to:
         
        https://zoom.us/j/189365705
         
        Follow the instructions, and please use either (a) your full name (given name and family name) OR (b) your first name and your institution.
         
        Please MUTE YOURSELF except when you're talking.
         
      2. FOR NON-USA USERS:
         
        Open a web browser and go to:
         
        https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=XitOumYvF5nOhatlfEVdGt9bQdiBq3Rk
         
        Follow the instructions, and please use either (a) your full name (given name and family name) OR (b) your first name and your institution.
         
        Please MUTE YOURSELF except when you're talking.
         
    2. AUDIO ONLY (telephone)
       
      1. FOR USA USERS:
         
        1. On your iOS device using iPhone one-tap (USA toll):
           
          +16465588656,,189365705#
           
          OR
           
          +14086380968,,189365705#
           
          Please MUTE YOURSELF except when you're talking.
           
        2. On any USA phone:
           
          Dial:
           
          646-558-8656 (USA toll)
           
          OR
           
          408-638-0968 (USA toll)
           
          Meeting ID: 189 365 705
           
          Please MUTE YOURSELF except when you're talking.
           
          NOTE: NO TOLL FREE telephone audio-only option for USA remote attendees.
           
      2. FOR NON-USA USERS:
         
         
        NO telephone audio-only option for non-USA remote attendees.
         


Workshop Location


Weather

Check the Norman weather forecast before traveling.
 
As of Fri July 28 2017, the current weather forecast for the coming week is shockingly good for this time of year in Oklahoma: highs in the 80s F, lows in the 60s F, light winds, humidity 60-80%, with rain likely Tue (60%) and Wed (40%) and unlikely Sun (0%), Mon (20%), Thu (20%) and Fri (0%).
 
Buildings on the OU Norman campus are all air conditioned, and may be uncomfortably cool, or uncomfortably warm, for some attendees, We recommend dressing in layers, and bringing a jacket, sweater or sweatshirt.
 
NOTE: Long term forecasts are notoriously unreliable. We'll try to post an update closer to the event.


What to Bring

Clothing: We recommend dressing in layers. Expect to dress light enough for being outdoors a little but in an air conditioned classroom a lot. The classroom may be a bit ccol, or a bit warm, or just right. We encourage you to bring a jacket, sweatshirt or sweater.

Umbrella: Because of the high chance of rain Tue and Wed, we recommend bringing an umbrella.

Laptop or Tablet Recommended: We encourage you to bring a laptop or tablet with you to the workshop venue.


Air Travel
Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)
Click here.


Lodging

Lodging for attendees receiving hotel support has been prebooked and is being paid by the workshop
(National Science Foundation grant no. ACI-1440783).

Quality Inn
2841 S. Classen Blvd., Norman OK, 405-701-4011

  • Lodging for out-of-town workshop attendees who are being given hotel support is at the Quality Inn, at no charge to the attendees (except as noted below).
  • You will need to provide the hotel with a credit card for any incidental expenses you may incur (for example, in-room movies, phone charges etc).
  • Accomodations are provided at DOUBLE OCCUPANCY in a NON-SMOKING room with two beds.
  • Check-in is Sunday July 30 and check-out is Friday August 4.
  • If you would prefer single occupancy, then you will have to pay the difference in room cost.
     
    This also applies if you plan to room with non-workshop guests (for example, family).
     
    Please note that we CANNOT guarantee availability of a single room, but it's likely that rooms will be available.
  • If you would prefer a smoking room, please alert us IMMEDIATELY. If we cannot find you a smoking roommate, then you may have to pay the single occupancy upcharge, IF a smoking room is available.
  • If you would like to check in before Sunday July 30 or check out after Friday August 4, you will need to make separate arrangements with the hotel by calling 405-701-4011.
     
    Please note that the hotel may need to put you in a different room for the extra night(s), and that there is a remote possibility that you may need to stay at a different hotel, depending on availability.
  • The Quality Inn has wireless Internet access throughout, but of course the workshop cannot guarantee the quality of your signal.


Parking

  • Parking at the Stephenson Research & Technology Center
     
    Sun July 30 - Tue Aug 1 and Thu August 3 - Fri Aug 4 2017
     
    Park in the visitor spots in the center of the SRTC lot.
    Additional visitor spots can be found across David L. Boren Blvd at NWC.
     
    OU Parking Services has assured us that parking won't be enforced at either SRTC or the CCE Forum on our dates. But, if you get a ticket, please let us know and we'll try to get it resolved for you.
     
  • Parking at the CCE Forum
     
    Wed Aug 2 2017 ONLY
     
    Park in the lot immediately to the SOUTH of the CCE Forum, the lot that's across Asp Ave from the OU Swim Center and close to Timberdell Rd.
     
    OU Parking Services has assured us that parking won't be enforced at either SRTC or the CCE Forum on our dates. But, if you get a ticket, please let us know and we'll try to get it resolved for you.


Workshop Meals

Meals are provided during the workshop, at no charge to attendees, as follows:

  • Sunday July 30: pizza party (includes vegetarian options)
  • Mon July 31 - Fri Aug 4
    • 8:30am CT: Breakfast
    • 10:00-10:30am CT: Midmorning snack
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT: Lunch
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT: Midafternoon snack
    • 5:30pm CT: Dinner at the recommended restaurant or on your own, in either case at your own expense.
  • Although we will try to accomodate special requests, we cannot make guarantees.
     
    We typically CAN provide a vegetarian option, which typically will include dairy products.
     
    Entrees typically are chicken or beef, and typically a vegetarian option is provided, but while we make a best effort to provide an appropriate vegetarian option, we CANNOT guarantee that the vegetarian option will meet everyone's specific needs.
     
    If you're concerned about the specifics of the meals, please contact us.



Driving Directions to Norman from the Will Rogers World Airport (OKC)

  1. As you drive out of the OKC airport, look for the on-ramp to I-44 on your right. There's only one such on-ramp, which is actually I-44 westbound.
  2. After you've been on I-44 W for a few miles, you'll come to a fork between I-44 W and I-44 E. Stay on I-44 W on the right side.
  3. You'll come to a major curve. DON'T take the I-44 W exit; instead, stay on the same road, which will become I-240 E (go figure).
  4. After several miles, take the I-35 S exit (toward Dallas).
  5. Follow I-35 S out of Oklahoma City, through Moore, and into Norman.


Driving Directions from I-35 to the Quality Inn
2841 S. Classen Blvd., Norman OK, 405-701-4011

  1. BE ALERT! I-35 in Norman is undergoing a lot of construction, specifically around the exit we want you to take.
  2. From I-35, take the OK Hwy 9 eastbound exit (exit #108). As you come to the end of the exit ramp, there's a gas station on your left, on the northwest corner of OK Hwy 9 and 24th Ave SW.
  3. Take OK Hwy 9 eastbound a few miles, crossing traffic signals at 24th Ave SW, McGee, Imhoff, Chautauqua, Jenkins and 12th Ave SE.
  4. Get into the right hand (southmost) lane.
  5. Take the US Hwy 77 Norman/Purcell exit on your right hand (south) side.
  6. At the bottom of the exit, turn right (northbound) onto Classen Blvd.
  7. The Quality Inn will be shortly on your right (east).


Driving Directions from the Quality Inn to the
Stephenson Research & Technology Center
101 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman
(map)
Sunday July 30 - Friday August 4 2017
Workshop check-in, 6:30-7:00pm @ OU
Opening Session, 7:00-8:00pm @ OU

  1. From the Quality Inn, exit the parking lot and turn left (southbound) onto Classen Blvd.
  2. After a few blocks, you'll come to the onramp to OK Hwy 9 westbound (traffic signal). Turn left onto the OK Hwy 9 westbound onramp.
  3. Take OK Hwy 9 westbound, crossing the traffic signal at 12th Ave SE, until you come to Jenkins Ave (traffic signal). You'll be able to see the National Weather Center (NWC) on your right, on the northeast corner of OK Hwy 9 & Jenkins Ave.
  4. At the traffic signal, turn right (northbound) onto Jenkins Ave.
  5. Immediately after you turn onto Jenkins Ave, you'll see NWC on your right, followed immediately by David L. Boren Blvd (DLB) on your right (which you're about to turn onto). SRTC is across DLB from the NWC (on the north side of DLB, at Jenkins).
  6. Turn right (eastbound) onto DLB, go past NWC on your right (south) and SRTC on your left (north), then turn left (northbound) into the primary parking lot of the Stephenson Research & Technology Center, where the Sun July 30 through Fri Aug 4 sessions will be held. AVOID THE FIRST ENTRANCE INTO THE SRTC LOT ON DLB, WHICH IS FOR THE LOADING DOCK.
  7. If you miss David L. Boren Blvd, then take the next right (eastbound) onto Columbus, and then turn right (southbound) into the Stephenson parking lot.
  8. PARKING: Visitor spots are in the center of the SRTC lot, and are clearly labeled. Additional visitor spots can be found across DLB at NWC. OU Parking Services has assured us that parking won't be enforced at either SRTC or the CCE Forum on our dates. But, if you get a ticket, please let us know and we'll try to get it resolved for you.


Walking Directions from the
Stephenson Research & Technology Center
to Four Partners Place
301 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman OK 73019

Sunday July 30 2017
Supercomputing Center tour, 8:15-9:15pm

  1. Exit SRTC from the back entrance, facing the SRTC parking lot,
    OR
    exit SRTC from the primary entrance (near the guard station), and turn right to face the SRTC parking lot.
  2. Cross the parking lot, walking to David L. Boren Blvd, staying on the same (north) side of DLB.
  3. Walk past Three Partners Place.
  4. Four Partners Place will be the next building on your left.
  5. Enter 4PP by the front (west-facing) entrance and gather in the lobby.


Driving Directions from SRTC to the Quality Inn

  1. Exit the SRTC parking lot, turning right (westbound) onto David L. Boren Blvd.
  2. Turn left (southbound) onto Jenkins Ave.
  3. Turn left (eastbound) onto OK Hwy 9 (first traffic signal).
  4. Follow the instructions for driving to the Quality Inn, starting with step #4.


Driving Directions from the Quality Inn to the
Thurman J. White Forum
1704 Asp Avenue, Norman OK 73072
(map)
Wednesday August 2 2017
8:30am - 5:00pm

  1. From the Quality Inn, exit the parking lot and turn left (southbound) onto Classen Blvd.
  2. After a few blocks, you'll come to the onramp to OK Hwy 9 westbound (traffic signal). Turn left onto the OK Hwy 9 westbound onramp.
  3. Take OK Hwy 9 westbound, crossing the traffic signal at 12th Ave SE, until you come to Jenkins Ave (traffic signal). You'll be able to see the National Weather Center (NWC) on your right, on the northeast corner of OK Hwy 9 & Jenkins Ave.
  4. At the traffic signal, turn right (northbound) onto Jenkins Ave.
  5. Continue on Jenkins Ave to Timberdell Rd.
  6. Turn left (westbound) onto Timberdell.
  7. Go a couple blocks.
  8. Turn right (northbound) onto Asp Ave.
  9. Almost immediately, the parking lot for the Thurman J. White Forum will be on your left, across from the OU Swim Center and close to Timberdell Rd.
  10. PARKING: You should be able to park in any spot in that lot, which is across Asp Ave from the OU Swim Center and close to Timberdell Rd. OU Parking Services has assured us that parking won't be enforced at either SRTC or the CCE Forum on our dates. But, if you get a ticket, please let us know and we'll try to get it resolved for you.
  11. Exit your car and walk northwest to the Forum building.


Driving Directions from the Forum to the Quality Inn
Wed Aug 2 2017 ONLY

  1. Exit the Forum parking lot, turning left (southbound) onto Asp Ave.
  2. Turn left (eastbound) onto Timberdell Rd.
  3. Turn right (southbound) onto Jenkins Ave.
  4. Turn left (eastbound) onto OK Hwy 9.
  5. Follow the instructions for driving to the Quality Inn, starting with step #4.

 

 


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