ESIP Update: ESIP Commons #CC10 talk | ESIPFed single sign-on | Open Data Day, Cloud Computing Book Review, Challenges and Workshops

Highlights -> ESIP Commons #CC10 talk | ESIPFed single sign-on | Open Data Day, Cloud Computing Book Review, Challenges and Workshops around Federation 

Weekly Update - Feb.19, 2013

Good morning! As many of you know I have planned a few Ignite events. Back in December, I decided to 'eat my own dog food' and gave an Ignite talk on the ESIP Commons at a Creative Commons 10-year Anniversary event over at Red Hat. They published the video this week. On the Commons note, there is an ESIP Commons governance call this afternoon. 

Around the Federation:

- Open Data Day 2013, this Saturday, Feb. 23

- Training workshop: Software tools and strategies for managing sensor networks

- Announcing the Sloan-ICPSR Challenge Grants Program

- Book Chapter Review Invitation for Spatial Cloud Computing

- Competition to visualise World Government Data

- Upcoming EarthCube Domain workshops 

Telecons this week:

- Today (Tuesday): ESIP Commons Governance

- Wednesday: Documentation, Drupal

- Thursday: Education

If you have things for next week's update please send to me by Sunday evening.

Thanks - 

Erin | Commons | Testbed | Wiki Single sign-on. Currently, we have single sign-on between all of the ESIPFed drupal sites. Over the next two weeks we will be integrating this sign-on to the wiki as well. More details will follow to those of you with accounts. Thanks to the UAH group for their hard work on this!  

Drupal DEMO TITLE: How Pantheon Works, Feb. 20 Pantheon is an all in-one Drupal platform that helps developers build, launch and run solid Drupal websites faster than ever. In this session, Josh Koenig will walk you through how Pantheon works: server-free scaling on our platform, the built-in developer tools (Git & version control and more) to supercharge your development workflow, and how you can manage all your sites and team access from a single place. NOTE: The ESIP Federation runs its website on Pantheon.

Here is Josh's BIO:

You can locate the telecon info here:

Around the Federation: 

Open Data Day 2013, this Saturday, Feb. 23 To support our friends who are both organizing and participating in the Open Data Day 2013 Hackathon in Washington DC, the OpenGov Hub would like to bring everyone together afterwards to celebrate their hard work over a well-deserved Happy Hour.

Training workshop: Software tools and strategies for managing sensor networks  We are pleased to announce a training workshop “Software tools and strategies for managing sensor networks” sponsored by the Long-Term Ecological Research program (LTER) and the University of San Diego (UCSD). The training will be held April 23-26, 2013, at the LTER Network Office in Albuquerque, NM.  We have support to cover travel and lodging for participants that need it. Registration is now open with a deadline of March 4, 2013. Please see and click on “Training application form” to register.

Announcing the Sloan-ICPSR Challenge Grants Program - ICPSR is pleased to announce a Challenge Grants program funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. Through this program, ICPSR will fund innovative projects to promote open access to data, support research transparency, improve data citation, and more generally build good practice in data management and stewardship. Possible topics include but are not limited to training for researchers in data management, editorial workflows that integrate data management and access, and research on data replication practices. ICPSR expects to award three to five grants of up to $20,000 each. Proposals are due on April 15, 2013. You can read more about the Challenge Grants program here:

Book Chapter Review Invitation for Spatial Cloud Computing - Phil Yang, GMU, is writing a book for spatial cloud computing and would like to seek review from potential readers with various background. You don't have to be a cloud computing expert to review the chapters and each chapter is about 20 pages double spaced.

Competition to visualise World Government Data - Use your imagination: we want to see the best ways of exploring the data using the newest methods you can find. Use existing data visualisation tools - or develop your own new one. We want to be wowed - and educated. For all details:

Upcoming EarthCube Domain workshops 


Date: March 4-5, 2013

Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA

Organizers: Kim Kastens (Education Development Center), Ruth Krumhansl (Education Development Center), Chery Peach (Scripps)

Contact: Cheryl Peach, cpeach AT

Petrology and Geochemistry

Date: March 6-7, 2013

Location: National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC

Organizers: Chuck Conner (University of South Florida), Elizabeth Cottrell (National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution), Radjeep Dasgupta (Rice University), Kerstin Lehnert (Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University), Abani Patra (SUNY Buffalo)

Contact: Kerstin Lehnert, lehnert AT

Sedimentary Geology

Date: March 25-26, 2013

Location: University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Organizers: Marjorie Chan (University of Utah), David Budd, University of Colorado Boulder

Contact: Marjorie Chan, marjorie.chan AT

Community Modeling

Date: April 22-23, 2013

Location: Boulder, CO

Group Organizers: Louise Kellogg (University of California, Davis), Jennifer Arrigo (CUAHSI), Lorraine Hwang (Computational Infrastructure Dynamics), Scott Peckham (Community Surface Dynamics Modeling System), David Tarboton (Utah State University)

Contact: Ariel Shoresh, ariel AT (Travel Logistics), Lorraine Hwang, ljhwang AT (Workshop Questions)

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Erin Robinson
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