UC Libraries and IT@UC Announce Next Session of the Data and Computational Science Series

DSC2 series

The University of Cincinnati Libraries and IT@UC Research & Development announce the next in the Data & Computational Science Series (DCS2) 2018, a speaker series supported by a Universal Provider award from UC’s Office of the Provost for faculty development.

DCS2 brings to the University of Cincinnati research community a variety of innovative workshops and distinguished speakers on advanced research data topics including high performance computing, cloud computing, data visualization, research story-mapping, spatial analysis, artificial intelligence and machine learning.  The workshops are free and open to all, but registration is required.

About the workshops and how to register:

 

Jeremey Fischer
Jeremey Fischer

Jetstream Workshops – Wednesday May 2, 2018

Location: 475 Langsam
Instructor: Jeremey Fischer (IU)

Schedule:

Morning session, 10:30 – 11:30 am: Introduction to Jetstream with Q&A

Afternoon session, 1 – 4pm: Jetstream Gateways OpenStack API Tutorial (Using the Jetstream API)

Description:

Morning session, 10:30 – 11:30 am: Introduction to Jetstream with Q&A

NSF’s Jetstream Cloud is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform comprised of two geographically isolated clusters, each supporting hundreds of virtual machines and data volumes. The two cloud systems are integrated via a user-friendly web application that provides a user interface for common cloud computing operations, authentication to XSEDE via Globus, and an expressive set of web service APIs. Jetstream enables on-demand access to interactive, user-configurable computing and analysis capability. It also seeks to democratize access to cloud capabilities and promote sharable, reproducible research. This event will describe Jetstream in greater detail, as well as how its unique combination of hardware, software, and user engagement support the “long tail of science.”  https://jetstream-cloud.org/

Register on Faculty One Stop https://webapps2.uc.edu/ce/FacDev/Workshops/Details/11131

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Afternoon session, 1 – 4pm: Jetstream Gateways OpenStack API Tutorial (Using the Jetstream API)

NSF’s Jetstream Cloud is an Infrastructure-as-a-Service platform comprised of two geographically isolated OpenStack+Ceph clusters, each supporting hundreds of virtual machines and data volumes. The two cloud systems are integrated via a user-friendly web application that provides a user interface for common cloud computing operations, authentication to XSEDE via Globus, and an expressive set of service APIs. Jetstream enables on-demand access to interactive, user-configurable computing and analysis capability as well as persistent science gateway functionality. It also seeks to democratize access to cloud capabilities and promote sharable, reproducible research.

This session will describe Jetstream in greater detail, as well as how its unique combination of hardware, software, and user engagement support scientific research and also provide hands-on training for the majority of the time using the Jetstream OpenStack API for basic gateway construction.

Length: 3 hours (30-40 min introduction, the rest hands on)
Experience: Intermediate
Requirements: Laptop. Working SSH client. Working web browser.

https://github.com/jlf599/GatewaysTutorial/blob/master/README.md

Register on Faculty One Stop https://webapps2.uc.edu/ce/FacDev/Workshops/Details/11177

 

Bill McMillin
Bill McMillin

Jupyter Notebooks and Data Visualization workshop – Monday May 21, 2018    

Location: 462 Langsam
Instructor: Bill McMillin

Schedule:

11-12 Jupyter Notebooks

12-1 Lunch

1-2 Data Visualization using Python

2-3 Open Practice Hour

Description:

The Jupyter Notebook is an open source web application where you can create and share live code, equations, visualizations and text.  It has many data science applications such as data cleaning, data visualization and more.  This workshop will introduce this tool and then demonstrate how to use the notebook environment to work with data using the programming language python.  Workshop attendees will create data visualizations in python for a deeper understanding and better ability to communicate research results.

Experience: A basic understanding of python is needed for this workshop.

Requirements: BYOD – Attendees need to bring their own laptops or tablets for hands-on participation, and our presenter will be available afterward for consultations.

Register on Faculty One Stop https://webapps2.uc.edu/ce/FacDev/Workshops/Details/11132

 

Josh Sadvari
Josh Sadvari

Sharing Your Research with Story Maps (Workshop) – Thursday May 31, 2018

Location: 462 Langsam
Instructor: Josh Sadvari (OSU)

Schedule:

11-12 Brief intro to webmapping

12-1 Lunch

1-3  Storymap workshop

Description:

Want to make a map that will help you share the stories being uncovered through your research and make them accessible to a broader audience? ArcGIS Story Maps combine maps, data, and multimedia content – text, photos, videos, and audio – to communicate information effectively through interactive and user-friendly web mapping applications. In this workshop, participants will:

  • Sign-up for access to ArcGIS Online
  • Explore the Story Maps gallery and learn more about the wide range of web app templates available
  • Build a Story Map to illustrate an example of their use in communicating research topics

Experience: Beginner

Requirements: BYOD – Attendees are encouraged to bring their own laptops or tablets for hands-on participation, and our presenter will be available afterward for consultations.

Register on Faculty One Stop https://webapps2.uc.edu/ce/FacDev/Workshops/Details/11133