A new staff position dedicated to HSF is going to be open at CERN. A vacancy notice is currently in preparation. A draft will be circulated. Comments mainly on the functions will be welcomed.
Benedikt had a presentation at the last LHCC with his hat of the LCG Applications Area. This was an opportunity for presenting the status of HSF as well. There was interest for the Journal. Feedback concerned the cooperation with other science. This should be covered somehow by the CWP. Watching technology in other fields to evaluate if something needs to be done by us or taken from elsewhere. Something more concrete is welcome.
Benedikt also gave a presentation at the community gathering in Germany. Some of the main HSF messages were given to the community during the discussion of 1 hour with non-software people. It is now in their agenda for funding.
A meeting took place at CERN to help young people leaving the Organization to find opportunities outside. Andrea asked if anybody joined the meeting. It has some connections to what HSF is doing. https://indico.cern.ch/event/561880
From last Tuesday the registration to the San Diego workshop is ready. It will become online today.
We need to get a draft sketch of an agenda. Some sort of initial plenary session, then parallel sessions and collect the results and conclusions in plenary session again.
Pete started to bounce some ideas: general session, session with funding agencies. Some ideas from Maria Girone on people to be invited. Should be discus again HSF as legal entity?
Pete will create a Google doc with these ideas and start circulating among the startup team. Profiting from the meeting Pete has next week, he could get some ideas of possible people that he could invite on software sustainability.
Looking for people that can introduce each of the CWP topics. Current status and challenges ahead.
We will have a presentation from the SFT student that is working on Spack on January 9th at the EP-SFT group meeting. Since the time slot is not adequate for US participation, a replay can be made in a dedicated HSF packaging meeting,
The packaging survey document will be updated to reflect the state of Gentoo.