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Wednesday, July 22 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Building technical know-how through innovation seed-funding (and community)

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2:00 - Welcome and Overview
2:10 - Networking Activity - Sharing life or work hacks and skills we want to have.
2:30 - Program Overviews - Annie Burgess and Leslie Hsu will present on the ESIP Lab and Community for Data Integration Proposals Processes - how to participate and lessons learned.
2:45 - Skill Swap - Presentation from session attendees as determined the week before the session.
3:15 - Closing Circle
3:30 - End

Imagine your fright if during the course of a mature research project you needed to learn a new programming language, learn what a workflow management system is and implement one, and do all of this in a thing called “the cloud”. While daunting, it is often the messaging researchers hear, and for good reason. Open, reproducible, and scalable computing is the most-efficient means to a better scientific understanding of our planet. But an all-at-once shift in researchers' computing methodology often falls flat. his session will describe an alternative. Through small projects, prototyping, and community input, programs like the ESIP Lab and the USGS Community for Data Integration provide pathways for researchers to experiment with technology development in a low-stakes environment, while gaining the skills that will enable them to participate in the growing open, scalable Earth science computing revolution. This session will bring together program managers and funded PIs to share lessons learned in building technical capacity within the Earth sciences.

- Have attendees understand how these programs are not "NORMAL" funded projects.
- Present what are the different requirements and things we do to create community/communication.
- Present what we've seen lead to success.
- Discuss / gather input from attendees on what would help them succeed.

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  • Recognizing that many people are reinventing the wheel is a good place to start. But take the next step to try to improve the process/workflow for others.
  • Safe (non-competitive) places (like CDI/ESIP communities) are critical as venues to brainstorm research ideas, i.e. you won’t be getting scooped by everyone in the room and can get good feedback
  • Sometimes it’s worth the investment to learn a new skill...might slow you down in the short term, but has long-term benefits

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Annie Burgess

Lab Director, ESIP
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Leslie Hsu

Coordinator, Community for Data Integration, U.S. Geological Survey

Wednesday July 22, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Room 4
  Breakout Session, Room 4