Meeting Highlights & News:
Ignite@ESIP Sustainable Software-Style
As you know, the ESIP Summer Meeting theme is "Linking It Together: Sustainable SoftwareAdvancing Science Data and Services". With that in mind part of the plenary session will be curated set of Ignite style talks. Ignite (www.igniteshow.com), a concept created by Oâ€™Reilly Media, provides presenters a strict presentation format - five minutes and 20 slides that auto-advance every 15 seconds - to make their point.
We are specifically looking for talks that highlight ESIP work along the dimensions of softwaresustainability including building and sustaining communities around software, sustainablesoftware development for software reuse/scale/interoperability.., and financial sustainability or persistence over time.
If you are interested, please express your interest with this Google Form:
Questions? Ideas? Email me (email@example.com).
OPeNDAP Developer Workshop @ Mon, July 7
During the upcoming ESIP Federation meeting, OpenDAP will hold a Developers Workshop (July 7-8). Presentations are welcome on the full range of DAP-related efforts, with special interest in how DAP and its applications are evolving. Topics likely will include cloud storage, asynchronous access, semantics, and extended server functions, and confirmed speakers include:
â€¢ Brian Blanton
â€¢ Brian Mapes,
â€¢ Roland Schweitzer
â€¢ Tim Pugh
This promises to be a really exciting workshop!
Music Night w/ Dave Fulker & co, Tues evening, July 8
We are so lucky that Dave Fulker has agreed to lead the Music Night, Tues, July 8. He has arranged for his band to play at the ESIP summer meeting earlyTuesday evening. Though jazz is their core strength, He's enlisted a rhythm section that can cover most anything, and invites any of you who are musicians (in just about any genre) to plan on sitting in for a couple of your favorite tunes!
More from Dave:
Live music will run from roughly 5:30 until 7:45 PM on July 8th, and I'm reasonably certain we'll be playing at some location within the Copper Mountain Resort.
I will have a trumpet and a flugel horn, and my colleagues will be bringing a (good) electronic keyboard, an upright bass, and a drum kit. Feel free to use any of these, but if you need other instruments, you'll have to bring your own or contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) for assistance...
If you would like to play, please let me know in advance, and give me a few tune names so I can be sure we're prepared (assuming the tunes are workable!).
The rest of the meeting details:
- Registration: Early registration is $400/members and $525/non-members. After June 5, the registration fee rises to $500 (members) and $625 (non-members). A student registration is available for $150. A special one-day attendance is available for $200. We are also offering a 2-day Software Carpentry Bootcamp for an additional $50. This fee reserves your seat and will support the Raskin Scholarship Fund. A full refund will be given through May 31, 2014. To register: https://www.regonline.com/esipfederationsummermeeting2014
- Agenda: Here is a link to the evolving agenda.
- Plenary Speakers: We have confirmed Yolanda Gil, USC and Dan Katz, NSF, James Howison, UT-Austin and Jeffrey Morisette, Director, DOI North Central Climate Science Center
- Altitude: This meeting is at 9600 ft, so please remember to drink a lot of water. It will be cool in the evenings, so pack warm clothes like a fleece and long pants.
- Accommodations: A limited block of rooms is available at the Copper Mountain Resort at the federal per diem rate of $92/night (plus taxes) and $120/night for non-federal employee. To make reservations, call in and speak to a Groups specific Agent when setting up their reservation â€“ Group Reservations can be reached at 866.837.2996. When making your reservation reference the group name, Federation of Earth Science Information Partners and code 1681 for non-fed and 1684 for federal per diem rate. If you are a government employee, you must request the federal per diem rate (code 1684). The room block will be held until June 5, 2014, 5pm MT or it is filled.
- Transportation: The SummitExpress Shuttle is offering a discounted rate of $57.60 one way with the promo code ESIP or if you have a group of 3 or more paying on a single credit card, the rate is $52, between the Denver International Airport and Copper Mountain. Once you are at Copper Mountain there is a free bus that runs between Copper and downtown Frisco as well as bikes for rent. Plenty of restaurant options at Copper too.