This is a regular teleconference for the NGI International Liaisons (NIL), national/regional user community support teams and other stakeholders who are involved in EGI's 'Engagement activity'.
The EGI Engagement activity reaches out to scientific communities, researchers, educators and innovators in academia and industry and supports them in tackling scientific challenges with the use of ICT services, solutions and consultancy from the EGI community. This complex task requires coordinated outreach, technical support, training, testing activities - by the distributed teams and skills that are available in EGI. The NGI International Liaisons are key enablers and contributors to this, by linking national initiatives and teams into the European EGI Engagement landscape. The NGI International Liaison role is described at https://wiki.egi.eu/wiki/NGI_International_Liaison, alongside with resources and materials that can help the NILs be successful in community outreach, engagement, support.
The EGI Engagement activity is defined and driven by the Engagement Strategy, which is described at http://go.egi.eu/engagementstrategy.
How to connect
Teleconference room (GTM1 GoToMeeting): https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/373962445
Notes of the EGI Engagement&NIL meeting
12. December 2017.
Meeting page: https://indico.egi.eu/indico/event/3539/
Notes written by Gergely Sipos
Updates from EGI (See slides attached to meeting agenda):
1. Service portfolio updates (Decisions from the last Council meeting)
Gergely presented the changes in the EGI Service Portfolio. These were approved at the last council meeting and will be implemented through the EGI Marketplace (http://marketplace.egi.eu):
2. Jupyter and Galaxy aaS task forces: Enol presented the status of the two setups: both are available for early adopter test users (Alpha state) The services will be stabilised based on the feedback.
3. EOSC-hub – Stakeholder engagement: Gergely presented a 'big picture' overview of EOSC-hub and how Engagement with stakeholders is implemented within the project structure. An initial stakeholder mapping was shown, and will be revised at the kickoff meeting (Jan 8-12) by the task and WP leaders. An EOSC-hub week is planned for Spring 2018, which will be the plenary meeting for both members and partners of EOSC-hub. A f2f NIL meeting is planned to be co-located there.
4. EGI Engagement plan – Towards the next issue
A full draft of the next issue of the EGI Engagement plan is now available for comments: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1_Zs3iCRtKnBGWSu4ww4gl-s2MPYkG9-MkVzQYVhEX4E/edit#heading=h.a97npq6ud94x. Gergely presented the draft version and encouraged feedback from the NILs. Please add comments directly to the document, or send in email before 15th of January.
Updates from the NGIs:
Organised FranceGrilles Success Days in October. Presentations are available online at http://www.france-grilles.fr/succes-days-2017/. Gergely suggested to write an article about the event in the next EGI Newsletter. FranceGrilles organised the following training events recently (both in French): iRODS, 7-8th December in Strasbourg and Openstack Neutron 5-6th December in Clermont-Ferrand.
Connecting national services into an identity federation is stillongoing. This will serve ELIXIR-PT, and other communities. Once the national ID federation is established we can also more easily connect to European networks via Check-in.
DISCUSSION: How do NGI services fit into the EGI Marketplace?
Gergely kickstarted the discussion with presenting the role of NGI services within the Marketplace as of today, showing the 'back-end process' that handles service orders received from the Marketplace, and raised a few ideas how the picture could be extended with additional services from the NGIs. The following observations and comments were made by the attendees:
Gergely will feed these observations into the Marketplace task of EOSC-hub which forumates and implements a strategy for Marketplace use in EGI, EOSC-hub, EOSC.
DATE OF NEXT MEETING:
To be defined depending on availability of a f2f session at the EOSC-hub week.