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Henry Neeman <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 26 Jun 2022 20:57:48 -0500
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Register for the FREE Virtual Residency 2022 Summer Workshop
on Research Computing Facilitation June 27 - July 1!


(If you've already registered, or you've already told me that
you won't be able to participate, please feel free to
ignore this, or to forward it to anyone who might be interested
and appropriate ....)

The workshop webpage is here:




Virtual Residency 2022 Summer Workshop on
INTRODUCTORY Research Computing Facilitation

Mon June 27 (morning) - Fri July 1 (midday) 2022

Remote via videoconferencing only



Contact: Henry Neeman ([log in to unmask])


There's NO PREREQUISITE other than an interest in helping
researchers with their computing-intensive/data-intensive

(Participation in any previous Virtual Residency workshop

Please feel free to forward this to anyone who may be
interested and appropriate.


Does your institution have lots of researchers and educators who
want to use advanced computing, but need some help learning how?

You or someone at your institution can learn to be
more effective at helping researchers and educators
use research computing!

This is a great way to get better at a career in
helping researchers use research computing.

It's also a great way to meet a community of fellow
research computing facilitators.


The Virtual Residency Program has already served:

1120 people from 417 institutions in all 50 US states and
4 US territories plus 13 other countries on 5 continents,

* 63 Minority Serving Institutions (15% of VRP institutions);

* 112 non-PhD-granting institutions, including 4 community colleges
and 3 high schools (27% of VRP institutions);

* 114 institutions in all 28 EPSCoR jurisdictions
(27% of VRP institutions);

* 281 of 353 Campus Champion institutions (67% of
VRP institutions, 80% of Campus Champion institutions).

And, 78% of VRP institutions have had participants
who collectively have participated in VRP activities
multiple times, and 67% of VRP institutions have had
participants who collectively have participated in
multiple types of VRP activities.

Taking into account institutions already served by the
Virtual Residency and institutions that are scheduled to
be served by this coming summer's workshop:

* in the latest Carnegie Classification ratings:
-- 127 of 131 (97%) of R1 institutions (Carnegie Very High
Research Activity),
-- 86 of 135 (64%) of R2 institutions (Carnegie High
Research Activity), including 57 of 80 R2 institutions (71%)
that have centralized on-campus research computing resources;

* in the latest US News rankings of national universities:
-- all but one of the Top 10,
-- all but one of the Top 25 (96%, because #25 is a 2-way tie);
-- all but three of the Top 50 (94%, because #49 is a 6-way tie),
-- 89 of the Top 100 (87%, because #99 is a 4-way tie),
-- 129 of the Top 150 (80%, because #148 is a 14-way tie),
-- 151 of the Top 200 (75%, because #196 is a 6-way tie).

(This takes into account all of the Virtual Residency
activities: workshops in 2015-21, a couple of mini-workshops
run separately by the U California system, the Virtual
Residency workshop planning calls, the Grant Proposal Writing
Apprenticeship, the Paper Writing Apprenticeship, the
Grant Running Apprenticeship, and preregistrations for the
2022 workshop.)

Clarifying, since this question has come up in the past:

You *DON'T* have to participated in ANY past Virtual Residency
event (including this year's workshop planning calls),
NOR in Campus Champions NOR Campus Research Computing Consortium
(CaRCC) efforts, in order to participate in the
2022 Virtual Residency workshop -- though of course everyone in
those groups are encouraged to participate!


TOPIC LIST (tentative)


Mon June 27 9:00-10:15am Central Time
"Virtual Residency Introductory Workshop 2022 Overview"
Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma

This session will introduce both the Virtual Residency Program
and this year's workshop.

Mon June 27 10:45am-12:00noon Central Time
"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.

Mon June 27 1:30-2:45pm Central Time
"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.

Mon June 27 3:15-4:30pm Central Time
TALK: Introductory:
"Cyberinfrastructure User Support"
Dylan Perkins, U Colorado Boulder

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.

Tue June 28 9:00-10:15am Central Time
"The Cyberinfrastructure Landscape: Systems, Service Providers,
Jacob Fosse Tande, U North Carolina Greensboro

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.

Tue June 28 10:45am-12:00noon Central Time
"How to Do an Intake Interview" / "Intake Interview Demonstrations"
Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U

Tue June 28 1:30-2:45pm Central Time
"Components and Design of a High Performance Computing Cluster"
Jerry Perez, U Texas Dallas

This talk will describe the various components and designs
of an HPC Cluster.

Tue June 28 3:15-4:30pm Central Time
"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.

Wed June 29 9:00-10:15am Central Time
"CyberAmbassadors: Let's Talk: Communicating That There's
a Problem"
Dirk Colbry, Michigan State U

Wed June 29 10:45am-12:00noon Central Time
"Researcher Perspectives: What Do Researchers Need from
Cyberinfrastructure Facilitators?"
Moderator: Annelie Rugg, U California Los Angeles
Carl Boettiger, U California Berkeley: Biosciences
Phil Bording, Alabama A&M U: Physical Sciences/Engineering
Jihong Ma, U Vermont: Physical Sciences/Engineering
Additional panelists to be announced

Wed June 29 1:30-2:45pm Central Time
"How to Do an Intake Interview" /
"Intake Interviews with Real Researchers"
Arman Pazouki, Northwestern U

Wed June 29 3:15-3:50pm Central Time
"Deploying Community Codes"
Josh Gyllinsky, U Rhode Island

Wed June 29 3:55-4:30pm Central Time
"Debugging and Tuning"
Prasad Maddumage, Florida State U

Thu June 30 9:00-10:15am Central Time
"The Cyberinfrastrucure Landscape: Organizations"
Dana Brunson, Internet2

Thu June 30 10:45am-12:00noon Central Time
"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.

Thu June 30 1:30-2:45pm Central Time
"Cyberinfrastructure Organization Leader Perspectives:
What Do CI Organizations Need from Their CI Facilitators?"
Sandra Gesing, U Illinois Chicago
Curt Hilegas, Princeton U
Himanshu Sharma U Illinois Chicago
Jason Simms, Lafayette College
Lisa Snyder, U California Los Angeles
Additional panelists to be announced
Abstract coming soon

Thu June 30 3:15-4:30pm Central Time
"Working Effectively with Systems-Facing Professionals"
David Akin, U Oklahoma
Kyle Hutson, Kansas State U
Andrew Keen, Michigan State U
JP Pervez, U Texas Dallas

Fri July 1 9:00-10:15am Central Time
"Research Data Management"
Jason Wells, Harvard U

Fri July 1 10:45-12:00noon Central Time
"Stories from the Trenches"
Moderator: Henry Neeman, U Oklahoma

In this session, workshop attendees will swap stories
of interest to CI Facilitators.

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