TECC Follow-Up from January 2016
My thanks to everyone involved in preparing for, running, and participating in TECC. Over 110 people attended. Compute Ontario did a great job with the venue, social events, and logistics. Slides and recordings of most of the main room presentations are available on TECC Wiki: https://ccdb.computecanada.ca/wiki/TECC_Summit_January_2016
If you attended, please complete the Post-TECC survey, which will be used to guide future planning: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SG9X8M8
At TECC, we heard several suggestions for improvements to how we work together. One that I am thinking about is a central online location to track communication. I am thinking of making this a new page on TECC Wiki, from which all our many communication forums, and specific messages, may be reached. Other ideas are welcome.
Another suggestion was to invite earlier participation in our planning. There is a very timely opportunity for this: our work leading to specifications and guidelines for procurement of the GP2 and GP3 systems. The RFP for GP2 will be authored during upcoming weeks, and it will be valuable to have input from as many technical experts as possible. To learn more, and contribute, visit this page: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1tBd2K_binm_JXCs8ukXunCU6PkAV2iFqxXyMKAIVn2o/edit (you must be logged into one of the Compute Canada google domains). Input during the next 2 weeks or so will be especially useful.
Thanks again to all who made TECC a great experience.
Reminder: Team Directory
This past TECC, we launched a new and improved version of the Compute Canada Team Directory. My hope is that the Directory will become the primary skills inventory for the organization, and also help to manage memberships in national teams. Over 60 team members have already documented their degrees, skills, and national team memberships, with over 800 skills linked to profiles so far. I encourage you to visit https://team.computecanada.ca to fill in your profile. Please log in using your CCDB username and password. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please use the built-in feedback form on the site. Or, e-mail queries to the help desk at firstname.lastname@example.org.