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CSG Workshops and Business Meeting Agenda

Virtual Meeting
26-28 January, 2022


Wednesday:  CSG Short Workshops

All times ET

12:00 Welcome & Conference Introduction (TBD)
12:05 CSG Short Workshop:  Low Code Application Platforms
Coordinators: Jim Phelps (U Wash), Kitty Bridges (someone from NYU), Mark Field (UW-Madison), Walter Wong (and/or other CMU), Brandon Rich (Notre Dame), Orrie Gartner (someone from CU-Boulder)
Please see Addendum A for the detailed agenda.
1:45 Break
2:15
CSG Short Workshop:  Recalibrating from the COVID sprint
Coordinators: Charley Kneifel (Duke), Jenn Stringer (someone from UCB), Sarah Christen (Cornell), Tracy Weber (Notre Dame)
Please see Addendum B for the detailed agenda.
4:00
Adjourn

Wednesday: CSG Social Hour, 4:00 - 5:00 PM (BYOB)


Thursday:  CSG Short Workshops

11:00 - 12:00
Steering Committee Meeting
12:00
CSG Short Workshop: Successful case studies of automation and modernization of teaching and research tools
Coordinators:  William Deigaard (TAMU), Mark McCahill (Duke), Todd Shechter (someone from UW-Madison), Tom Lewis (U Wash), Scott Yockel (Harvard)
Please see Addendum C for the detailed agenda.
1:45 Break
2:15
CSG Short Workshop:  Building a new campus network soon? What should / could one do?
Coordinator: William Deigaard (on behalf of TAMU Colleague, Dan Schmiedt), William Deigaard, Todd Shechter (someone from Madison), Will Brockelsby (Duke), Neil Brown (UNL), Tiffany Hanulec (Penn), John Buysse (Notre Dame)
Please see Addendum D for the detailed agenda.
4:00
Adjourn

Thursday
: CSG Social Hour, 7:00 - 8:00 PM (BYOB)


Friday: CSG Business Meeting

12:00 I. Organizational Issues (CSG Coordinator)
  1. CSG Coordinator renewal (Antonelli)
  2. Ratification of nominated new CSG Member Delaware (Christen)
  3. Ratification of nominated new Stone Fellow Bill Wrobleski (Christen)
  4. Steering/Membership Committee Issues (Christen)
  5. Treasurer's Report (Fleagle)
  6. Logistics for Next Meeting (Antonelli)
  7. Venues and Dates for Future CSG Meetings (Antonelli)
    Please see http://www.stonesoup.org/future.html
    for the current list.
12:15
II. Short Slots and Breaking News (CSG Coordinator)
Workshop Summaries (:05)
Consortial Updates (:20)
12:40
III. Timely Topics and Gossip (Christen)
Topics TBA
1:40
IV. Topic Selection for Next Meeting (Christen)
2:00 Break
2:30 V. Short Discussion:  Central campus support of research computing
Coordinators: Todd Shechter (UW-Madison), Brandon Rich (Notre Dame), Tony Rimovsky (Notre Dame), Jim Taylor (Penn State), Ben Rota (Harvard), Chris Hoffman (Berkeley), Erik Lundberg (U Wash), Tom Lewis (U Wash), Terry Herdman (VT), Bruce Vincent (SLAC National Accelerator Lab)
3:30
VI. Short Discussion:  Competing in the new workforce market
Coordinators: Scott Midkiff (VT), Jody Couch (Berkeley), Jennifer Norton Brucker (CU-Boulder), Jane Livingston (Notre Dame), Carrie Shumaker (Michigan), Sarah Christen (Cornell), Klara Jelinkova (Harvard), Jenny Kvistad (Wisconsin), Bryan Garey (VT), Tracy Weber (Notre Dame)
4:30 Adjourn



Addendum A:
Short Workshop:  Low Code Application Platforms
Detailed Agenda

Slides are here

What do we mean by Low Code Platform
Quick Case Studies: What have you done, what platform, for whom, solving what problem (7*5 minutes each - 35 minutes)
Panel Discussion (1 hour)



Addendum B:
Short Workshop:  Recalibrating from the COVID sprint
Detailed Agenda

Review of survey results and key themes

Case Studies

Charley Kneifel - Duke - Collaboration with the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) and the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI)
Jenn Stringer - Berkeley - How IT was integrated into the Emergency Response Support Structure
Sarah Christen - Classroom Technology Challenges
Ted Hanss - Planning for long term tools for tracking vaccinations, testing, tracing, compliance as the campus moves towards preparation for future pandemics
Tracy Weber - Operationalizing the ecosystem of COVID-19 systems @ Notre Dame

Panel Discussion

Common challenges
Common solutions
Burnout/Fatigue
Hiring and Staff
Hybrid Hell / Classroom Technology
Audience Suggestions


Addendum C:
Short Workshop:  Successful case studies of automation and modernization of teaching and research tools
Detailed Agenda

  1. Workshop introduction (William Deigaard) [10 min]
  2. Case study presentations (with interaction throughout) - [1 hr]
    1. JupyterHub for Teaching - Tom Lewis, UWash
    2. Large Scale Automation & Mass Customization for Teaching and Research - Mark McCahill, Duke
    3. Kuali Build - Brian DeMeulle, UCSD
    4. Cloud Account and Image Provisioning - WIlliam Deigaard, TAMU
  3. How to get automation working at your home? - [20 min]
  4. Lessons Learned and Q&A - [10 min]
  5. CSG-awesome repository - [5 min]



Addendum D:
Short Workshop:  Building a new campus network soon? What should / could one do?
Detailed Agenda

  1. Workshop introduction (William Deigaard) [10 min]
  2. Case study presentations (with interaction throughout) - [1 hr 10 min]
    1. Dan Schmeidt - TAMU
    2. Neil Brown - Nebraska
    3. William Brockelsby - Duke
    4. Short Break - 10 min
    5. Eric Boyd - UMich
  3. Discussion of lessons learned and next steps - [20 min]
  4. General feedback and Q&A