Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on Introductory / Intermediate Research Computing Facilitation

Does your institution have lots of researchers and educators who want to use advanced computing, but need some help learning how? Tune in to the Virtual Residency 2019 Summer Workshop on Introductory / Intermediate Research Computing Facilitation. 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 start, or 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. Anyone we can't accept for onsite will automatically be converted to remote -- no one will be left out!

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

All sessions will be available remotely via videoconferencing!

Sun June 2 (dinnertime) - Fri June 7 (dinnertime) 2019


Henry Neeman (

Agenda: (tentative)
Sun June 2 2019 (evening)
-- Welcome
-- Intro: Virtual Residency 2019 overview
-- Intro: Introduction to research cyberinfrastructure facilitation
-- Demonstration: Intro: How to give a cyberinfrastructure tour and why

Mon June 3 2019 (all day)
-- Intro: Effective Communication: How to talk to researchers about their research 
-- Intro: Faculty: Tenure, promotion, reward system
-- Intro: Cyberinfrastructure user support
-- Intro: Research networking overview

Tue June 4 2019 (all day)
-- Intro: The structure of a cluster supercomputer
-- Intro: The CyberAmbassadors Program
-- Intro: How to do an intake interview
-- Intro: Speed Dating
-- Panel: Intro: The CI Milieu: Systems, service providers, technologies
-- Demo: Setting up an XSEDE account and submitting a job

Wed June 5 2019 (all day)
-- Intmd: Panel: Effective communication
-- Intmd: Panel: Working effectively with systems-facing professionals
-- CyberAmbassadors session [details to be announced]

Thu June 6 2019 (all day)
-- CyberAmbassadors: How to communicate that there's a problem
-- Intmd: The CI Milieu: Organizations
-- Intmd: Panel: Facilitation from other perspectives
-- Intmd: Panel: How to help researchers identify the right resources for their research

* Fri June 7 2019 (all day)
-- Intmd: Research Data Management
-- Intmd: Working with researchers from non-traditional disciplines
-- Other topics to be announced...
-- Stories from the Trenches

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

Event Date: 
Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 00:00 to Friday, June 7, 2019 - 00:00