DevOps is a term which includes ideas such as <em>automation</em>, <em>abstraction</em> and <em>co-design</em>. Commonly used in the startup and IT services world, this refers to a change in <em>culture</em> of developing services and platforms. In <strong>Open Infrastructure</strong>:
The support category is for providing end-user or other technical support. There is no guarantee for levels of support, and we reserve the right to redirect requests to other dedicated support or issue tracking systems, such as Github or GGUS.
This category is for discussing e-Science applications and specifically issues related to their usage on the public computing infrastructure in Africa.
Do you have a blog ? Read something of interest ? Want to include this discussion forum on your blog ? This is the category for you. Here we write, and then talk about what was written <img src="/images/emoji/emoji_one/smile.png?v=0" title=":smile:" class="emoji" alt="smile">
The events category is for announcing, planning and discussing events in the region. Community members are encouraged to submit <em>any</em> events that they are interested in, whether there will be project participation or not. The submissions will help us to build a shared calendar.
Training & Ed
This category is for discussing topics related the training and education activities related to e-Science and e-Infrastructure. This is <em>primarily</em> but not <em>exclusively</em> for discussing the material related to the Sci-Gaia training programme, curriculum development and feedback. Our goal is to develop a modern, adaptive and relevant curriculum for the development mostly of Science Gateways and related services.
If you ask google to <code>define: science gateway</code>, you'll likely see a quote from <a href="http://sciencegateways.org/">an NSF-funded project</a> :
Welcome to the Sci-GaIA winter school 2016 category. In this category, students and instructors can discuss the online course of the Sci-GaIA winter school. Use this category to
<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Open_access">Open access (OA) means unrestricted online access to peer-reviewed scholarly research</a> and is one of the lynchpins of the Sci-GaIA project, as well as many others. Openness is a <em>methodology</em> and a <em>culture</em>, which implies certain tools and techniques - this category is for discussing aspects of these.
Summer Hackfest 2016
The <a href="http://www.sci-gaia.eu/summer-hackfest">Sci-GaIA Summer Hackfest</a> was announced on 18/05/2016
This forum is developed and funded by the <a href="http://www.sci-gaia.eu">Sci-GaIA</a> project, funded from 2015 to 2016 in the Horizon2020 framework. However, it serves communities all across Africa and Arabia, and will live after the end of the project. There are also other projects which are important to this community, especially TANDEM and MAGIC.
Discussion about this site, its organization, how it works, and how we can improve it.
This category is for discussing the development of Africa Policy Management Authority (AfricaPMA). Global trust in e-Infrastructures is mediated by the <a href="https://www.igtf.net/">Interoperable Global Trust Federation</a>, which consists of three members, providing certificate registries. These cover most of the world, except Africa:<br><img src="/uploads/default/original/1X/01c781a361e34e3006f884f385862f60ccad052a.jpg">
This is the Jobs category. Here you can <strong>post</strong> job opportunities and announce your <strong>availability</strong> for positions.
This topic is for announcing, exploring and discussing new funding opportunities.
This category is created as a forum for projects in which environment monitoring stations, such as weather stations, are deployed or planned to be deployed in Africa.<br>One such project, the NORAD funded <a href="http://wimea-ict.gfi.uib.no">WIMEA-ICT</a> project, has a category of its own and other such projects are welcome to request its own category. WIMEA-ICT is focusing on Uganda, Tanzania and South Sudan. Somalia is becoming an associate partner. <br>Examples of possible topics to explore together include cooperation on<br>- Tuning WRF models to regional/local contexts<br>- Design of weather stations<br>- Models for manufacturing, deployment and maintenance of weather stations<br>- Training<br>- ....<br>