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Virtual Residency Introductory/Intermediate Workshop 2019

hosted at
the University of Oklahoma (OU)
and available live via videoconferencing
Sunday June 2 - Friday June 7 2019

Table of Contents


Registration

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Previous Virtual Residency Workshops


Sponsors

NON-COMMERCIAL

National Science Foundation

  • NSF Grant No. 1548562
    "XSEDE 2.0: Integrating, Enabling and Enhancing National Cyberinfrastructure with Expanding Community Involvement"


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 June 2:
    Doors open 6:30pm CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 6:30-7:00pm CT:
      WORKSHOP CHECK-IN and PIZZA PARTY
    • 7:00-7:05pm CT:
      TALK:
      Welcome
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
    • 7:05-7:30pm CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Virtual Residency Introductory/Intermediate Workshop 2019 Overview"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 7:30-8:00pm CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Introduction to Research Cyberinfrastructure Facilitation"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 8:15-9:15pm CT:
      DEMONSTRATION:
      Introductory:
      "How to Give a CI Tour, and Why"
      4PP Data Center
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Video:   See below.
  • Monday June 3:
    doors open 8:30am CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Effective Communication: How to Talk to Researchers about Their Research"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Faculty: Tenure, Promotion, Reward System"
      Bruce Mason, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Cyberinfrastructure User Support"
      Mohammed Tanash, Kansas State U
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Research Networking Overview"
      Wallace Chase, REANNZ
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:30-4:45pm CT:
      Voting for Friday early afternoon session topic
    • 4:45-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      SUPPER
      Restaurant: Louie's at Brookhaven, 3750 W. Robinson, Norman
  • Tuesday June 4:
    Doors open 8:30am CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "The Structure of a Cluster Supercomputer"
      Hussein Al-Azzawi, U New Mexico
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Introduction to the CyberAmbassadors Program"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-1:45pm CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "How to Do an Intake Interview"
      David Chin, Drexel U [remote]
      Slides: coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 1:45-2:45pm CT:
      PRACTICUM:
      Introductory:
      "Speed Dating" — Practicing the Intake Interview
    • 2:45-3:00pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:00-4:00pm CT:
      PANEL:
      Introductory:
      "The CI Milieu: Systems, Service Providers, Technologies"
      Moderator: Dana Brunson, Internet2
      Panelists:
      Richard Gerber, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab: Department of Energy HPC centers [remote]
      Susan Mehringer, Cornell U: XSEDE, Frontera [remote]
      Lauren Michael, U Wisconsin Madison: Open Science Grid [remote]
      Frank Witzeman, US Department of Defense: DoD HPC Modernization Program [remote]
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:00-4:30pm CT:
      DEMONSTRATION:
      Intermediate:
      "Setting Up an XSEDE Account and Submitting a Batch Job"
      Kevin Brandt, South Dakota State U
      Slides:   coming soon Video:   See below.
    • 4:30-4:45pm CT:
      Voting for Friday early afternoon session topic
    • 4:45-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      SUPPER
      Restaurant: Blackbird, 575 S University Blvd, Norman
  • Wednesday June 5:
    Doors open 8:30am CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      PANEL:
      Intermediate:
      "Effective Communication"
      Moderator to be announced
      Panelists:
      Susan Miller, U Arizona [remote]
      Dylan Perkins, U Wyoming
      Mohamad Qayoom, Louisiana State U Health New Orleans [remote]
      Other panelist(s) to be announced
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      PANEL:
      Intermediate:
      "Working Effectively with Systems-Facing Professionals"
      Moderator: Scott Hampton, U Notre Dame [remote]
      Panelists:
      David Akin, U Oklahoma
      Shawn Doughty, Tufts U [remote]
      David Chin, Drexel U [remote]
      Mike Renfro, Tennessee Technological U
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-2:45pm CT:
      "CyberAmbassadors: Communicating a Problem"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 2:45-3:15pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:15-4:30pm CT:
      PANEL:
      Intermediate:
      "Experiences Working with Faculty"
      Moderator: Claire Mizumoto, U California San Diego [remote]
      Panelists:
      Hussein Al-Azzawi, U New Mexico
      Randy Downer, Colby College [remote]
      Brian Moore, South Dakota State U [remote]
      Chris Simmons, U Texas Dallas
    • 4:30-5:30pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      SUPPER
      Restaurant: Misal, 580 Ed Noble Parkway, Norman
  • Thursday June 6:
    Doors open 8:30am CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      PANEL:
      "CyberAmbassadors: Problem Solving and Decision Making in a Group"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      PANEL:
      Intermediate:
      "The CI Milieu: Organizations"
      Moderator to be announced
      Panelists:
      Dana Brunson, Internet2
      Sandra Gesing, U Notre Dame [remote]
      Other panelists to be announced
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      PANEL:
      Intermediate:
      "Facilitation from Other Perspectives"
      Moderator to be announced
      Panelists:
      Fanny Milanova, U Arkansas Little Rock: visual analytics
      Stuart Levy, U Illinois Urbana-Champaign: scientific visualization [remote]
      Kyle M. Monahan, Tufts U: statistics [remote]
      Pete Schlax, Bates College: research data management [remote]
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      PANEL:
      Intermediate:
      "How to Help Researchers Identify the Right Resources for Their Research"
      Moderator: Dan Voss, Beaumont Hospital
      Cyd Burrows, U California San Diego [remote]
      Pat Clemins, U Vermont [remote]
      Jim Ferguson, U Oklahoma
      Jerry Perez, U Texas Dallas [remote]
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:45-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day wrapup
    • 5:30pm CT
      SUPPER
      Restaurant: Scratch, 132 W. Main St, Norman
  • Friday June 7:
    Doors open 8:30am CT
    Four Partners Place 3065
    • 8:30am CT:
      BREAKFAST
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      PANEL:
      Intermediate:
      "Research Data Management"
      Moderator: Mark Laufersweiler, U Oklahoma
      Panelists:
      Jamene Brooks-Kieffer, U Kansas [remote]
      Michele Reilly, U Arkansas [remote]
      Vas Vasiliadis, Globus [remote]
      Jen Zhao, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute
      Other panelists to be announced
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      TALK:
      Intermediate:
      "Working with Researchers from Non-traditional Disciplines"
      Jason Simms, Lafayette College
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCH
    • 1:30-3:00pm CT:
      Topic to be announced (from the poll of possible topics earlier in the week)
      Speaker(s) to be announced
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:30-4:30pm CT:
      ROUNDTABLE:
      "Stories from the Trenches"
      Moderator: Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      Slides:   coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      Wrap-up and Adjourn


Videos

All videos are coming soon.


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/303932137
         
      2. Android or iOS
         
        Download and install the Zoom app from the store.
         
        Run the Zoom app and go to meeting ID:
         
        303 932 137
         
      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: 303 932 137
         
        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

  • Sun June 2 - Fri June 7:
    Four Partners Place Room 3065
    on OU's Research Campus
    301 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman OK 73019


Weather

Check the Norman weather forecast before traveling.
 
According to weather.com, as of Sun May 26 2019, the weather forecast for the workshop week is comparatively mild for this time of year in Oklahoma: highs in the low to mid 80s F, lows in the mid to high 60s F, light winds (under 10 mph), humidity 58-65%, with rain likely Mon - Fri (40% chance each day).
 
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 June 2 and check-out is Friday June 7.
     
  • 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 June 2 or check out after Friday June 7, 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 June 2 - Fri June 7 2019
     
    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.
     


Workshop Meals

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

  • Sunday June 2: pizza party (includes vegetarian options)
  • Mon June 3 - Fri June 7
    • 8:30am CT: BREAKFAST
    • 10:15-10:45am CT: MIDMORNING SNACK (timeslot is approximate)
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT: LUNCH
    • 3:00-3:30pm CT: MIDAFTERNOON SNACK (timeslot is approximate)
    • 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.
     
    Although we make a best effort to provide an appropriate vegetarian option, we CANNOT guarantee that the vegetarian option will meet everyone's specific needs.
     
    We likewise try to provide appropriate vegan, gluten free and other options upon request, but again we CANNOT guarantee that these options 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 June 2 - Tuesday June 4 &
Thursday June 6 - Friday June 7 2019
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 June 2 through Tue June 4 and Thu June 6 through Fri June 7 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.


 

 


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