In order to boost collaboration on Globus development and progress, it is of utter importance to shape and support a strong community. The Initiative for Globus in Europe (IGE) takes a first leap into that direction by organizing the first European Globus Community Forum (EGCF) in Munich, Germany from May 18-19, 2011.
This event will give interested Globus users and developers the opportunity not only to learn about the state of the union of the Globus software stack and how the IGE project can help scientists to leverage resources of the European distributed computing infrastructures (DCIs) for their research, but also gives a unique opportunity to actively participate in the building of the Globus community in Europe. This is your chance to network with other European Globus users and developers, to get to know each other, and to learn how your colleagues employ Globus to advance their science projects.
Since the EGCF is an integral part of the IGE project, which coordinates the support for Globus in Europe — the voice of the users will be heard not only in the project itself, but also amplified towards the Globus developer team in the United States. As such, it provides a great opportunity to bring in a community-centric, science-biased view into the Globus view by providing requirements, requesting features, and discussing best practices.
The agenda of the meeting features highlights such as
Besides these lighthouse events, workshops on the European Globus Hub, the IGE testbed, a European Globus Statistics Collector, and other important topics will take place, leaving plenty space for discussion on European requirements to Globus-related topics. A social dinner complements the event with genuine Bavarian food and drinks, and allows to mingle with colleagues and meet new people.
EGCF will take place at the lecture auditorium at LRZ. The full agenda is listed below:
Photos from EGCF can be obstained from here.
The social event takes place at Gasthof Neuwirt, Münchener Straße 10, 85748 Garching bei München, Germany (Click here).