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Virtual Residency Introductory Workshop 2023

hosted at
the University of Oklahoma (OU)
and available live via videoconferencing
Monday June 26 - Friday June 30 2023

Table of Contents


Registration

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2023 Virtual Residency Workshop Attendance

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Sponsors

NON-COMMERCIAL

National Science Foundation

  • NSF grant number OAC-2118193
    "CyberTraining: Pilot: A Professional Development and Certification Program for Cyberinfrastructure Facilitators"


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.

  • Monday June 26
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      TALK:
      "Virtual Residency Introductory Workshop 2023 Overview"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      This session will introduce both the Virtual Residency Program and this year's workshop.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Effective Communication: How to Talk to Researchers About Their Research"
      Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      In this session, we'll discuss research terminology, research computing versus enterprise IT, the mindset gap, things to say to a researcher, and how to find researchers and their projects.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCHTIME BREAK
    • 1:30-2:45pm CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Faculty: Tenure, Promotion, Reward System"
      Bruce Mason, U Oklahoma
      Do the academic faculty and researchers with whom you work seem distracted, unresponsive, or stressed at times? Often? This session will be a discussion of the academic promotion and reward systems and changes in these systems. This might give you some insight into the thinking of researchers that can help with collaborations.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 2:45-3:15pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:15-4:30pm CT:
      TALK: Introductory:
      "Cyberinfrastructure User Support"
      Speaker(s) to be announced
      This presentation will discuss topics such as: CI user expectations; CI categorization and commonalities; difficulties encountered by HPC support teams and users; best methods and strategies to follow for CI users support; approaches to common HPC user problems; CI outreach, education and training.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day Wrapup
      Video:   See below.
  • Tuesday June 27
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "The Cyberinfrastructure Landscape: Systems, Service Providers, Technologies"
      Speaker(s) to be announced
      The diversity, scale and scope of the national CI landscape is sufficient rich and complex that researchers have to devote time and patience to determine which resource will best meet their needs. We will explore available systems, services providers and technologies, while focusing on where and how to access these resources.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      TALK/DEMONSTRATION:
      Introductory:
      "How to Do an Intake Interview" / "Intake Interview Demonstrations"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Slides:   coming soon
      Demonstration videos:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCHTIME BREAK
    • 1:30-2:45pm CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Components and Design of a High Performance Computing Cluster"
      Speaker(s) to be announced
      This talk will describe the various components and designs of an HPC Cluster.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 2:45-3:15pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:15-4:30pm CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Research Networking Overview"
      Wallace Chase, U Otago (New Zealand)
      The internet is fine – I'm on Facebook right now!
      A discussion on how networking in support of data intensive research is not at all the same as networking for general use.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day Wrapup
      Video:   See below.
  • Wednesday June 28
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "CyberAmbassadors: Let's Talk: Communicating That There's a Problem"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Strong interpersonal communication skills can foster success in both professional and personal situations. This session will focuses on building participants' capacity to engage in meaningful, one-on-one conversations about challenging topics. Participants will explore common types of problems and practice skills for resolving ability, motivation and interpersonal problem situations.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      Topic to be announced
      Speaker(s) to be announced
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCHTIME BREAK
    • 1:30-2:45pm CT:
      TALK/PRACTICUM:
      Introductory:
      "How to Do an Intake Interview" / "Intake Interviews with Real Researchers"
      Speaker(s) to be announced
      In this session, the CI Facilitators and those who are interested in pursuing a CI Facilitation career will find several opportunities to learn about intake interview best practices, conduct short intake interviews with various researchers, apply foundations of CI Facilitation, and receive feedback from experienced CI Facilitators.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 2:45-3:15pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:15-4:30pm CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "Debugging and Tuning"
      Prasad Maddumage, Corning Inc
      Debugging is an essential part of software development. In fact, most software developers spend more time debugging their codes than writing them. The role of debuggers is to help this process. These range from gdb, a free command line tool, to paid GUI software such as TotalView and DDT. We will discuss few different debuggers available for serial and parallel debugging.
      Tuning refers to increase efficiency of existing software and this involves profiling codes to find room for optimization. It is very important to improve efficiency and scaling of software in general and especially in the context of HPC.
      Slides:   coming soon Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day Wrapup
      Video:   See below.
  • Thursday June 29
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      TALK:
      Introductory:
      "The Cyberinfrastructure Landscape: Organizations"
      Speaker(s) to be announced
      The number of organizations in the Cyberinfrastructure landscape can be overwhelming. How can you tell which ones will be helpful to you? In this session, we'll provide a whirlwind tour of the benefits of various organizations, where you might want to start, and why you may want to engage with them.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45am-12:00noon CT:
      TALK:
      INTRODUCTORY:
      "CyberAmbassadors: Leading the Change: Equity and Inclusion; Leading with Principles: Ethics"
      Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U
      Diversity, in many dimensions, offers both challenges and opportunities to any relationship. Learning to identify, reflect upon, learn from, and engage with diverse perspectives is essential to fostering effective relationships and vibrant intellectual environments. "Leading the Change" explores challenges and solutions for creating more inclusive communities in STEM.
      STEM professionals play an important role in both teaching and modeling ethical behavior. There are ethical issues centering on the underlying technology: how to set up, maintain and secure resources, and how to use them appropriately to support research and practice. There are also ethical issues surrounding the relationships between STEM professionals and their colleagues, supervisors, and the public. Reflecting upon and discussing ethical behavior is an important part of becoming an effective STEM professional.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 12:00noon-1:30pm CT:
      LUNCHTIME BREAK
    • 1:30-2:45pm CT:
      "Collaboration Between CI Facilitators and Research Data Librarians" David Reddy, U South Carolina
      Other Speaker(s) to be announced
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 2:45-3:15pm CT:
      MIDAFTERNOON BREAK
    • 3:15-4:30pm CT:
      Topic to be announced
      Speaker(s) to be announced
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 4:30-5:00pm CT:
      End-of-day Wrapup
      Video:   See below.
  • Friday June 30
    • 9:00-10:15am CT:
      Topic to be announced
      Speaker(s) to be announced
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.
    • 10:15-10:45am CT:
      MIDMORNING BREAK
    • 10:45-12:00noon CT:
      ROUNDTABLE:
      "Stories from the Trenches"
      Moderator: Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma
      In this session, workshop attendees will swap stories of interest to CI Facilitators.
      Slides:   coming soon
      Google Doc folder for discussion -- coming soon
      Video:   See below.

  • 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
       
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      You can get a FREE Zoom Basic account at:
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      Zoom is compatible with Windows, MacOS, Linux, iOS and Android.
       
      Detailed Zoom instructions are available via E-MAIL ONLY.

     

     


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