Sustainability of HPC Research Computing: Fostering Career Paths for Facilitators, Research Software Engineers, and Gateway Creators
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TimeThursday, 21 November 20193:30pm - 5pm
DescriptionThe sustainability of research computing has gained increased attention in academia. This is evident in multiple projects and initiatives such as the Campus Champions, ACI-REF, Research Software Engineer (RSE) communities as well as institutes such as the Science Gateways Community Institute. A major concern in achieving research computing sustainability is improving career paths for facilitators, RSEs, and/or science gateway creators - whether they are staff or faculty. Multiple initiatives and projects are trying to improve the situation, but the interaction between these initiatives is still sparse. While PIs, senior personnel, or organizers of such projects are often involved in at least one other project, there is not a systematic way yet for the organizations to collaborate. This is a good time to join forces and the panel will discuss questions such as "What are good ways to complement actions between these projects and initiatives?"
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