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Advanced Cyberinfrastructure
Research & Education Facilitators
Virtual Residency 2016

hosted at
the University of Oklahoma (OU)
and available live via videoconferencing
Sunday August 7 - Saturday August 13 2016

Table of Contents


Other Virtual Residency Workshops


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 7: 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:
      PLENARY:
      Welcome
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
    • 7:05-7:30pm CT:
      PLENARY:
      ACI-REF Virtual Residency 2016 Overview
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint   PDF
    • 7:30-8:00pm CT:
      PLENARY:
      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 August 8:
    doors open 8:30am CT (SRTC "The Core" active learning classroom)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      Plenary:
      Effective Communication: How to Talk to Researchers about Their Research
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:15-10:30am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:30-12:00noon CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        SRTC, "The Core" active learning classroom
        • 10:30-11:15am CT:
          Lecture/Demonstration:
          Deploying Community Codes
          Martin Cuma, U Utah
          Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
        • 11:15am-12:00noon CT:
          Lecture/Demonstration:
          Debugging, Benchmarking and Tuning
          Martin Cuma, U Utah
          Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      • Science DMZ Track:
        SRTC Boardroom
        Lecture:
        Introduction to OpenFlow and Why It Matters
        Matt Younkins, U Oklahoma
        Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        SRTC, "The Core" active learning classroom
        Practicum: Real Users and Their CDS&E Research
        Prof. Amy McGovern, U Oklahoma Computer Science
        Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      • Science DMZ Track:
        SRTC Boardroom
        Lab: OpenFlow
        Matt Younkins, U Oklahoma
        Exercise:   Word     PDF
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      PLENARY:
      Faculty: Tenure, Promotion, Reward System
      Bruce Mason, U Oklahoma Physics & Astronomy
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Restaurant recommendation: to be announced
  • Tuesday August 9:
    doors open 8:30am CT (SRTC "The Core" active learning classroom)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-9:15am CT:
      PLENARY:
      Project Guidelines
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
    • 9:15-10:30am CT:
      PLENARY: Grant Proposal Basics
      Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State U and Brian Stengel, U Pittsburgh
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:30-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45-12:00noon CT:
      PLENARY: Exploring the Faculty Entrepreneurial Mindset
      Brian Stengel and Karl Johnson
      Slides:   PDF
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        SRTC, "The Core" active learning classroom
        • 1:30-2:00pm CT:
          Lecture:
          How to Do an Intake Interview
          Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
          Slides:   "Effective Communication," slides #35-37
        • 2:00-3:00pm CT:
          Practicum:
          "Speed Dating" — Practicing the Intake Interview
          Guide
      • Science DMZ Track:
        SRTC Boardroom
        Lecture:
        Exploring OpenDaylight
        Matt Younkins, U Oklahoma
        Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 3:00-3:15pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:15-4:30pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        SRTC, "The Core" active learning classroom
        • 3:15-3:45pm CT:
          Best Practices and Lessons Learned from the ACI-REF Phase 1 Project and Network
          Lauren Michael, U Wisconsin Madison
          Slides:   PDF
        • 3:45-4:30pm CT:
          Panel: Ongoing Assistance of Researchers
          Moderator: Lauren Michael, U Wisconsin Madison
          Panelists:
          Sean Cleveland, U Hawai'i
          Kaylea Nelson, Yale U
          Cesar Sul, U Southern California
          Marcin Ziolkowski, Clemson U
          Slides:   PDF
      • Science DMZ Track:
        SRTC Boardroom
        Lab: Exploring OpenDaylight
        Matt Younkins, U Oklahoma
        Exercise:   Word     PDF
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Restaurant recommendation: to be announced
  • Wednesday August 10:
    doors open 8:30am CT (SRTC "The Core" active learning classroom)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:30am CT:
      PLENARY:
      The CI Milieu
      Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State U
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:30-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-11:30am CT:
      PLENARY:
      Creating and Evaluating Training Workshops
      Christina Koch, U Wisconsin Madison
      Slides:   PDF
    • 11:30am-12:00noon CT:
      PLENARY:
      Panel: Creating Effective CI Documentation and Other Learning Materials
      Moderator: Lauren Michael, U Wisconsin Madison
      Slides:   PDF
      Panelists:
      Patricia Carbajales-Dale, Clemson U
      Martin Cuma, U Utah
      Christina Koch, U Wisconsin Madison
      Dan Voss, U Kansas
    • 12:00noon CT:
      BOX LUNCH TO GO
    NOTE: Wednesday afternoon, NO FOOD will be served (NO midafternoon snack, and NO supper restaurant recommendation).
    YOU will be entirely responsible for your own food, including costs.
  • Thursday August 11:
    doors open 8:30am CT (SRTC "The Core" active learning classroom)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-9:45am CT:
      PLENARY:
      The Shifting Landscape of CI Funding Opportunities
      Dan Voss, U Kansas
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 9:45-10:30am CT:
      PLENARY:
      How to Design a Cluster
      Dana Brunson, Oklahoma State U
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:30-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45-12:00noon CT:
      PLENARY:
      Cyberinfrastructure User Support
      Andy Sherman, Yale U
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        SRTC, "The Core" active learning classroom
        Practicum: Real Users and Their CDS&E Research
        Dr. Kendra Dresback, U Oklahoma Civil Engineering & Environmental Science
        Slides:   coming soon
      • Science DMZ Track:
        SRTC Boardroom
        Lecture:
        The Software in Software Defined Networking
        Matt Younkins, U Oklahoma
        Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 3:00-3:15pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:15-4:30pm CT:
      BREAKOUT SESSIONS
      • Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering Track:
        SRTC, "The Core" active learning classroom
        2:00-3:00pm CT:
        Practicum:
        "Speed Dating"
        Guide
      • Science DMZ Track:
        SRTC Boardroom
        Lab:
        Exploring SDN Software
        Matt Younkins, U Oklahoma
        Exercise:   Word     PDF
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Restaurant recommendation: to be announced
  • Friday August 12:
    doors open 8:30am CT (SRTC "The Core" active learning classroom)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:30am CT:
      PLENARY:
      So You Want to Write a Cyberinfrastructure Proposal
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 10:30-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      Panel: Research Data Management
      Moderator: Lauren Michael, U Wisconsin Madison
      Aaron Brenner, U Pittsburgh Libraries
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Mark Laufersweilfer, U Oklahoma Libraries
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
      Brianna Marshall, U Wisconsin Madison Libraries
      Slides:   PDF
      Marina Zhang, U Iowa Libraries
      Slides:   PowerPoint     PDF
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH:
      PLENARY:
      Stories from the Trenches
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      Google Hangouts:
      Project work time
    • 3:00-3:15pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:15-4:30pm CT:
      Google Hangouts:
      Project work time
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      PLENARY:
      Project presentations from early departers
    • 5:30pm CT
      Supper
      Restaurant recommendation: to be announced
  • Saturday August 13:
    doors open 8:30am CT (Four Partners Place 3065)
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00am-10:30am CT:
      PLENARY:
      Project presentations
    • 10:30-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      PLENARY:
      Project presentations
    • 12:00noon CT:
      Adjourn


Projects

ACI-REF Virtual Residency workshop attendees are required to devise, design and execute a project during the week of the workshop, and to give a brief presentation on it at the end of the workshop (Saturday morning is strongly preferred).
 
Project teams will be formed around several (probably around 10) themes, and each team will have roughly 10 members.
 
Projects should be on a topic related to material covered in the Virtual Residency, for example CI consulting/facilitation, proposal writing, research data management, Software Defined Networking etc, whether at the attendee's institution or elsewhere, and how this project will leverage the material covered in the Virtual Residency.
 
Student attendees may wish to focus more on how they will put what they've learned to use in their studies.
 
PRESENTATIONS ABOUT AN ATTENDEE'S RESEARCH ARE STRONGLY DISCOURAGED.
 
Team presentations should be 10 minutes long, including time for one or two questions. Each team presentation is limited to 10 minutes total, REGARDLESS OF THE SIZE OF THE TEAM.
 
Offsite remote attendees (via videoconferencing) are encouraged to participate in these teams.


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).
     
  • BlueJeans:
     
    We STRONGLY recommend BlueJeans for all remote attendees.
     
    BlueJeans Instructions
     
    1. Open a web browser and go to:
       
      http://ou.bluejeans.com/
       
    2. Under "Attend a meeting" select to join as
       
      Participant
       
    3. Enter the Meeting ID:
       
      1. Plenary (all-group) and Computational & Data-enabled Science & Engineering breakouts:
         
        Sun Aug 7: 151177827
         
        Mon Aug 8 - Fri Aug 12: 735096438
         
        Sat Aug 13: 772073044
         
      2. Science DMZ breakouts:
         
        Mon Aug 8 - Thu Aug 11: 427610649
         
    4. Enter your full name (given and family) in the text box.
       
    5. Just want to dial in on your phone?
       
      408-740-7256 (preferred)
       
      888-240-2560 (US toll free)
       
      408-317-9253 (alternate)
       
      Use the same Meeting ID as in step #3, above.
       


Workshop Location

Sunday August 7 - Fri Aug 12

Saturday August 13
  • Four Partners Place
    Room 3065


Weather

According to weather.com, as of Sun Aug 7, according to the forecast for during the workshop, highs will be in the mid-to-high 90s F (which is relatively nice for this time of year), and lows will be in the 70s F. Rain is expected possibly the afternoon of Fri Aug 12, and probably the morning of Sat Aug 13, but check the Norman weather forecast before traveling.


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 chilly, or a bit warm, or just right. Bring a sweatshirt or sweater.

Laptops Needed in SRTC: We encourage you to bring a laptop with you to Norman, especially if you plan to do the Science DMZ track.


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 August 7 and check-out is Saturday August 13.
  • 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 7 or check out after Saturday August 13, 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.


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 August 7 - Friday August 12 2016
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 on the other side of DLB.
  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 Aug 7 through Fri Aug 12 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.


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

Sunday August 7 2016
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.


Parking

  • Parking at the Stephenson Research & Technology Center
     
    Sunday August 7 - Friday August 12 2016
     
    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 Four Partners Place
     
    Saturday August 13 2016 ONLY
     
    On weekends, parking on campus is open to the public in lots with white signs with green lettering, so everyone can park in the 4PP lot at no charge and without a visitor pass.
     


Workshop Meals

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

  • Sunday August 7: pizza party (includes vegetarian options)
  • Monday August 8, Tuesday August 9, Thursday August 11, Friday August 12
    • 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
  • Wednesday August 10
    • 8:30am CT: Breakfast
    • 10:00-10:30am CT: Midmorning snack
    • 12:00noon CT: Box Lunch to go
    • Afternoon and evening: meals on your own, at your own expense
  • Saturday August 13
    • 8:30am CT: Breakfast (light)
    • 10:00-10:30am CT: Midmorning snack
  • 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.


 

 


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