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January 2020

CI Engineering Brownbag Series: What is FABRIC?

January 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Virtual

This talk is titled What is FABRIC? and will be presented by FABRIC's Anita Nikolich. Designing, building, and maintaining advanced cyberinfrastructure to support scientific use cases can be challenging. There are numerous items to learn about, and the learning can be never ending. As a community, it is important for all of us to be available to answer questions, propose new ideas, and build upon our collective knowledge. Starting in 2017 ESnet, in collaboration with the National Science Foundation, began sponsoring semi-weekly…

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Amazon Reviews and Statistical Text Analytics

January 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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Determining a Short List of Amazon Reviews using Statistical Text Analytics and Optimization Customers want to make informed purchasing decisions without a lot of effort. Online reviews can be helpful, but which reviews are worth reading? What we could say "Read these 3 reviews, they essentially contain the same information as all 4000 reviews."? Dr. Douglas Kline will present a method for selecting subsets of reviews that are similar to the set of all reviews, using document-term frequency analysis and…

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TriPython January 2020 Meeting: Integrating a database migration framework

January 23 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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This talk will cover key considerations for replacing a bespoke or completely manual process for handling database migrations with a new process built around Alembic or Django migrations. Jeff will also show a few specific tricks he has collected for Alembic to support his current project. The talk will not replace the Alembic or Django tutorials. Jeff Trawick has been learning and enjoying Python for about eight years, using it to develop web applications, web scrapers, and other software. He…

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February 2020

From Outlier to Insider – A Networking Event with Data Science Professionals

February 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sheraton Chapel Hill, One Europa Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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The National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS) will host a networking event for students from around North Carolina interested in careers in analytics and data science. The event will be held at the Sheraton Chapel Hill in Chapel Hill, NC. NCDS members and other employers who attend the networking event will have the chance to interact with and potentially recruit top-tier analytics and data science talent. ** Please contact us at info@datascienceconsortium.org if you'd like to have a booth to meet with…

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Orchestration: Ansible – Chameleon Cloud Webinar

February 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

You may already know how to automate orchestration in Chameleon using Jupyter Notebooks, but are you ready to take it to the next level by cutting down the time required to set up the lab environment? Ansible allows users to design and quickly deploy reproducible experiments with little human intervention. The orchestration steps can be tested without needing to reserve the lab resources. This webinar will showcase how to create an ansible playbook that can be customized to run any…

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TRiRODS

February 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Biltmore Conference Room, 100 Europa Drive, Suite 540
Chapel Hill, NC 27517 United States
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TRiRODS is a local meetup for iRODS users and developers in the RDU area. TRiRODS works to build a strong sense of community, to offer a space for collaboration and sharing of individual implementations of iRODS, and to further the work on a hardened version of the code. iRODS Policy Composition: Principles and Practice By Jason Coposky, iRODS Consortium Wednesday, February 19, 2020 Historically a single static policy enforcement point, such as acPostProcForPut, was the sole location for all policy…

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Trusted CI Webinar Series: FABRIC

February 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Virtual

Anita Nikolich will be presenting FABRIC: Adaptive programmaBle networked Research Infrastructure for Computer science for this webinar.

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March 2020

Orchestration: Jupyter Notebooks – Chameleon Cloud Webinar

March 10 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

Many users know how to create an experiment using the Chameleon graphics interface, but Jupyter Notebooks allows users the added benefit of doing that in a reproducible and documented way? In this webinar, we will orchestrate an experiment -- from resource allocation to gathering and visualizing the results to tearing it down -- using Jupyter Notebooks.

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April 2020

Introduction to Chameleon Webinar

April 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Virtual

This tutorial describes how to use the Chameleon bare metal reconfigurable testbed to perform computer science experiments. It explains how to use Chameleon’s fully customizable and accessible collection of nodes, accelerators, storage, and innovative networking resources. The tutorial walks through the computer science experimental process and provides hands-on experience with making a hardware reservation and running a pre-designed experiment on Chameleon.

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FABRIC Virtual Community Workshop

April 15 @ 9:00 am - April 16 @ 1:00 pm
Virtual

Event Summary On April 15-16th 2020 FABRIC will virtually host a Community Visioning Workshop via Zoom. The goal of this workshop is to provide a forum for academic researchers, industry, technologists, R&E network and computing facilities operators, and other stakeholders to exchange ideas and provide feedback on the proposed architecture and scope of the FABRIC project. Attendee Information Registration is open to anyone. Please click here to register and the Zoom call-in information will be emailed to you. Reading List…

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