Present/Contributing: Graeme Stewart, Michel Jouvin, Valentin Volkl, Nicole Skidmore, Eduardo Rodrigues, Torre Wenaus, Efe Yazgan, Benedikt Hegner, Dorothea vom Bruch, Patrick Gartung, Alexander Held, Kyle Knoepfel, Krzysztof Genser, Claire Antel, Stefan Roiser, Liz Sexton-Kennedy, Peter Elmer, David Lange, Caterina Doglioni, Marc Paterno, Henry Schreiner, Jason Veatch, John Chapman, Kilian Lieret, Mason Proffitt, Nathan Brei, Nick Smith, Philippe Canal, Wouter Deconinck, Allie Hall
Apologies/Contributing: Christina Agapopoulou
News, general matters, announcements
- Apologies, this is CMS week for some of us. We will try to be there in person today, but may not manage to be.
- A group of us (David Lange, Verena Martinez Outschoorn, Rafael Coelho Lopes de Sa, Peter Elmer) visited a number of universities/labs in India in early January. We met researchers and students to introduce our project. We had originally planned a central kick-off meeting, but decided to make individual site visits to reduce the barrier for interacting with us. Given that the HSF-India project that is not yet known, it would have been a big ask for people to travel to learn about it.
- We visited Mumbai (3 places), Pune, Kolkata (met people from 3-4 institutes in one place), Delhi and Aligarh. The HEP researchers we interacted with were mostly CMS, Alice and phenomenology, with a few doing neutrinos and Belle.
- We found lots of synergies with our proposed program.
- Next steps:
- Organization of a week-long training-oriented event in Mumbai (TIFR), tentatively scheduled the week before CHEP (i.e. 1-5 May).
- Writing a proposal for two week workshop at the ICTS conference facility in Bangalore. Would be summer 2024 or later. This facility hosts events, provides housing and other infrastructure.
- Organizing our summer trainee program. We will soon seek project ideas where US/European researchers can work together with researchers in India to co-mentor students (otherwise modeled after GSoC/IRIS-HEP like programs). We hope to engage 10-20 projects, More details soon (eg, next week).
- Primordial Website: http://research-software-collaborations.org
- We are inviting potential (co-)mentors to join as “collaborators”: (link with documentation)
- Anyone can join the new announcement mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org [Click link to subscribe]
Confirmed with WLCG colleagues and LHC computing coordinators the two topics for a pre-CHEP workshop on 6-7 May 2023 in Norfolk, VA.
- Analysis Facilities
- Non-x86 Computing
The scientific organising team are working on planning the event now (Ofer Rind, Alessandra Forti, Pepe Molina, Nicole Skidmore, Lukas Heinrich, Alexander Held, Diego Ciangottini; collectively [email@example.com]firstname.lastname@example.org)
CHEP organisers will setup a modest Zoom connection with JLab AV equipment (hope that people can at least follow the speaker, but maybe not discussions).
Google Summer of Code, 2023
Google Summer of Code for 2023 is underway.
This year Benedikt Hegner (CERN) will head up the organising team. He will be joined by Valentin Volkl (CERN), Baidyanath Kundu (Princeton) and Wouter Deconinck (U Manitoba) - thanks to them all!
For projects we need to have proposals available by 7 February, which is now very close. So far we have only 3 proposals.
Tracking students from the outset (GitHub, GitLab, Linkedin, etc.) is a great way to follow them after GSoC (IRIS-HEP do this for their fellows).
Google Season of Docs, 2023
Google Season of Docs has been announced. Deadline for the application is March 24. We still need to select which project to put forward this time. Proposals welcome.
It is possible to fold a few topics into one project, if that is optimal (as we did in 2022).
Working Group Updates
We have almost concluded for the WG conveners for 2023.
- Alex Held will join the Data Analysis WG
- Claire Antel will join the Reconstruction and Software Trigger WG
Reminder: Please try and book meetings in Indico at least 2 weeks in advance!
That way they go into the calendar early and they will be included in the weekly email announcement that goes to HSF Forum.
C++ Course and Hands-on Training
New HEP C++ Course, “the Essentials” planned for 6 - 10 March https://indico.cern.ch/event/1229412/ at CERN & zoom. Registration should open next Monday 6 Feb 9am
New: we will run the course on Mo, We, Fr, leap days meant to work on the remaining examples. We also plan to charge a small registration fee of CHF 20.
If you want to mentor please contact email@example.com
More courses planned in 2023:
- Week after CHEP @ JLAB (contact: Brad Sawatzky)
- Sep/Oct @ Manchester (contact: Caterina Doglioni)
- Fall “Advanced course” @ CERN
If you want stay informed about upcoming courses please sign up at https://indico.cern.ch/e/HepCppInfo. Announcements of new courses will be sent to registrants.
Please see slides on the agenda.
- Deadline for paper contributions has passed - only LHCb has completed their section :( Not sure how to motivate other experiments (many emails sent)
- Preparations for in-person PyHEP.dev workshop under way. Announcement of both PyHEP events to be sent out to the community soon
- Survey about priorities and speaker and topic suggestions in the WG
- Keep first Thursday in the month at 4:00 p.m. (CST)
- MC4EIC 2023 (tba)
- Follow up of the 2018 workshop?
- Fully online tuning tutorial (co-organize with Training WG)
- Just reached out to Roel Aaij of LHCb to have a talk re. their Allen framework. Goal is to have a presentation for February 22. Stay tuned.
Other Interest and Activity Areas
Compute Accelerator Forum
- 2023 Calendar
- Do get in touch with Graeme, Ben, Stefan if you have an idea or a topic to present
The next meeting will be on 16 February, when we will conclude our planning for 2022.
Please sign up for chairing this or one of the future coordination meetings.