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Virtual Residency Intermediate Workshop 2018

hosted at
the University of Oklahoma (OU)
and available live via videoconferencing
Sunday August 5 - Friday August 10 2018

Table of Contents


Registration

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Sponsors

NON-COMMERCIAL

National Science Foundation

  • NSF Grant No. 1548562
    "XSEDE 2.0: Integrating, Enabling and Enhancing National Cyberinfrastructure with Expanding Community Involvement"
  • NSF Grant No. 1620695
    "RCN: Advancing Research and Education Through a National Network of Campus Research Computing Infrastructures – The CaRC Consortium"


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 August 5: doors open 6:30pm CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 6:00-6:30pm CT:
      WORKSHOP CHECK-IN and PIZZA PARTY
    • 6:30-6:35pm CT:
      TALK:
      Welcome
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
    • 6:35-7:00pm CT:
      TALK:
      "Virtual Residency Intermediate Workshop 2018 Overview"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint   PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 7:00-7:30pm CT:
      TALK:
      "Recap of Introductory Workshop Topics"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 7:30-8:30pm CT:
      DEMONSTRATION:
      "How to Give a CI Tour, and Why"
      4PP Data Center
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Video:   See below.
  • Monday August 6:
    doors open 8:30am CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      PANEL:
      CI Leadership:
      "Strategic Thinking & Visioning"
      Moderator: Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Aaron Bergstrom, U North Dakota
      Jeff Falgout, US Geological Survey
      Jason Simms, Lafayette College
      Sharon Tettegah, U California Santa Barbara
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      TALK:
      "The CI Ecosystem & the Four Facings"
      Dan Voss, U Miami
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      TALK+EXERCISE+ROUNDTABLE:
      CI Expertise/Communication:
      "Explaining Complex Technical Topics to Researchers"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:45pm CT:
      TALK:
      CI Leadership/Budgeting/Outreach:
      "Sustainability"
      Sandra Gesing, U Notre Dame
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:45-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      SUPPER
      Restaurant: Louie's at Brookhaven, 3750 W. Robinson, Norman
  • Tuesday August 7:
    doors open 8:30am CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      PANEL:
      CI Leadership:
      "Teams of CI Professionals: Recruitment & Retention, Management, Team-building, and Motivation"
      Moderator: Aaron Bergstrom, U North Dakota
      Jerry Perez, U Texas Dallas
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Derek Leydig, Pennsylvania State U
      Claire Mizumoto, U California San Diego
      Robert Ping, Indiana U
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      TALK:
      CI Budgeting:
      "The CI Funding Landscape"
      Dan Voss, U Miami
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      TALK+PANEL+ROUNDTABLE:
      CI Expertise/Communication:
      "Cloud vs On-Premise: Explaining Pros & Cons"
      Speaker/Moderator: Jason Wells, Bentley U
      Hussein Al-Azzawi, U New Mexico
      Aaron Bergstrom, U North Dakota
      Jason Simms, Lafayette College
      Dan Voss, U Miami
      Slides: PowerPoint   PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:45pm CT:
      ROUNDTABLE:
      CI Outreach:
      "Identifying Target Populations and Broadening the Constituency"
      Moderator: Jim Ferguson, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:45-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      SUPPER
      Restaurant: Blackbird, 575 S University Blvd, Norman
  • Wednesday August 8:
    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:
      PANEL:
      CI Leadership:
      "Assessing and Anticipating Researcher Needs"
      Moderator: Hussein Al-Azzawi
      Patrick Clemins, U Vermont
      Randy Downer, Colby College
      Chris Simmons, U Texas Dallas
      Jason Simms, Lafayette College
      Other panelist(s) to be announced
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      PANEL:
      CI Budgeting/Communication:
      "Internal Budget Justification"
      Moderator: Jeff Falgout, US Geological Survey
      Aaron Bergstrom, U North Dakota
      Jerry Perez, U Texas Dallas
      Giri Prakash, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
      Slides:   PowerPoint   PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-2:30pm CT:
      ROUNDTABLE:
      "Working Effectively with Vendors"
      Moderator: Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Video:   See below.
    • 2:30-3:45pm CT:
      SMALL GROUPS + ROUNDTABLE:
      CI Expertise:
      "Deciding Which Technologies to Adopt, and When"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Slides:   PowerPoint   PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 3:45-4:00pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 4:00-4:30pm CT:
      Travel to National Weather Center
    • 4:30-5:30pm CT:
      Tour of National Weather Center
    • 6:00pm CT
      SUPPER
      Restaurant: Misal, 580 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman
  • Thursday August 9:
    doors open 8:30am CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      PANEL:
      "Low Cost Solutions for Research Computing Hardware and Maximizing Value from Acquisitions"
      Moderator: William Burke, George Washington U
      Corey Frazier, Intel
      Kevin Goldstein, Neeve Research
      Elizabeth Leake, STEM-Trek
      Brock Palen, U Michigan
      Anita Schwartz, U Delaware
      Chris Simmons, U Texas Dallas
      Questions:   PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      PANEL + ROUNDTABLE:
      CI Outreach:
      "Research Computing Facilitation for Non-Traditional Disciplines"
      Moderator: Jason Simms, Lafayette College
      Jay Wells, Bentley U
      Tassie Gnaidy, Indiana U
      Dan Voss, U Miami
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      CI Expertise:
      "Mapping Research Requirements to Software Tools"
      Chris Simmons, U Texas Dallas
      Slides:   PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:45pm CT:
      TALK + ROUNDTABLE:
      CI Leadership:
      Discussion of new "Research Computing and Data Professionals Job Elements and Career Guide" (Job Families for CI Professionals)
      Scott Yockel, Harvard U
      Slides:   PowerPoint   PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:45-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      SUPPER
      Restaurant: Scratch, 132 W. Main St, Norman
  • Friday August 10:
    doors open 8:30am CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      MINI-TALK + PANEL:
      CI Expertise:
      "User Experience, Visualization and Usability"
      Speaker/Moderator: Sandra Gesing, U Notre Dame
      Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State U
      Paul Parson, Purdue U
      Chris Weaver, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      ROUNDTABLE:
      CI Leadership:
      "Contributing to the National CI Community"
      Co-Moderator: Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State U
      Co-Moderator: Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH

      Video:   See below.
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      CI Expertise:
      PANEL:
      "Emerging Technologies"
      Moderator: Aaron Bergstrom, U North Dakota
      David Chin, Drexel U re Hadoop/Spark/MapReduce
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U re FPGAs
      Shawn Doughty, Tufts U re OnDemand and Jupyter/Rstudio
      Anita Schwartz, U Delaware re Singularity
      Mariya Vyushkova, U Notre Dame re Quantum Computing
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Video:   See below.
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:15pm CT:
      ROUNDTABLE:
      "Stories from the Trenches"
      Moderator: Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:15-4:30pm CT:
      Wrap-up and Adjourn


Videos

All videos are here.


Offsite Remote Participation via Videoconferencing

  • 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. Windows, MacOS or Linux
         
        Open a web browser and go to:
         
        https://zoom.us/j/848605929
         
      2. Android or iOS
         
        Download and install the Zoom app from the store.
         
        Run the Zoom app and go to meeting ID:
         
        848 605 929
         
      Follow the instructions, and please use either (a) your full name (first/given name and last/family name) OR (b) your first/given name and your institution.
       
      Please MUTE YOURSELF except when you're talking.
       
    2. AUDIO ONLY (telephone)
       
      1. FOR USA USERS:
         
        On any USA phone:
         
        Dial:
         
        408-638-0968 (USA toll)
         
        OR
         
        646-558-8656 (USA toll)
         
        Meeting ID: 848 605 929
         
        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:
         
        Go to
         
        https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=GBPzosolPR18D5S7Ig55m6KM95W8UxEF
         
        for non-US toll phone numbers for the telephone audio-only option for non-USA remote attendees.
         


Workshop Location


Weather

Check the Norman weather forecast before traveling. Weather in Norman OK in early Aug typically is hot, with highs of 90-110 F (32-43 F) and lows of 70-90 F.
 
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.


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.

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.

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 August 5 and check-out is Friday August 10.
     
  • 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 August 5 or check out after Friday August 10, 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 4PP
     
    Sun Aug 5 - Tue Aug 7 and Thu Aug 9 - Fri Aug 10 2018
     
    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.
     
  • Parking at the CCE Forum
     
    Wed Aug 8 2018 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.


Workshop Meals

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

  • Sunday August 5: pizza party (includes vegetarian options)
  • Mon Aug 6 - Fri Aug 10
    • 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: SUPPER 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 from the Will Rogers World Airport (OKC) to Norman

  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
Four Partners Place
301 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman
(map)
Sunday August 5 - Tuesday August 7 &
Thursday August 9 - Friday August 10 2018
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). 4PP is diagonally 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), SRTC on your left (north), 3PP on your left (north) and then 4PP will be on your left (north), so turn left (northbound) into the primary parking lot of 4PP, where the Sun Aug 5 through Tue Aug 7 and Thu Aug 9 through Fri Aug 10 sessions will be held.
  7. If you miss David L. Boren Blvd, then take the next right (eastbound) onto Columbus, and then turn right (southbound) into the 4PP parking lot.
  8. PARKING: Additional visitor spots can be found in the lots by 3PP and the Stephenson Research & Technology Center, also on the north side of DLB, and across DLB at NWC.


Driving Directions from Four Partners Place to the Quality Inn

  1. Exit the 4PP 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.

  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 8 2018
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 Imhoff Rd.
  6. Turn left (westbound) onto Imhoff.
  7. Go a couple blocks.
  8. Turn right (northbound) onto Wadsack Drive/Asp Ave (different parts of the street have one or the other name).
  9. Take Wadsack Drive/Asp Ave northbound, crossing Timberdell.
  10. 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.
  11. STUDENT MOVE-IN:
    Wed Aug 8 is a student move-in day. Find a map of the move-in traffic routing plan here.
  12. PARKING:
    Parking Code 2582
    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.
    Detailed parking instructions are here.
  13. Exit your car and walk northwest to the Forum building.


Driving Directions from the Forum to the Quality Inn
Wed Aug 8 2018 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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