USG Meeting, May 24, 2012 - 2PM

CV-AUD 434-817-6279
To start meeting:
  • CV Aud - Initiate hub by: turning on both monitors (at rear of room), using remote: (a) press green call button, (b) use arrows to select "place call" onscreen, (c) press center select button, (d) if not already displayed, type in number keypad, (e) press call button again. At this point, anyone calling the phone number above, or using the IP address, will be able to connect to the meeting.

If the USG meeting must be temporarily relocated, see bottom of page for alternate IP/phone coordinates.

Current USG Focus Item

  • CDE/AAS/Webinar planning (Carol, Adam)
  • Synthesis Imaging School (Adam)
  • mm course and related effort on instructional materials (Jim)
  • Use cases for analysis tools (Adam)

Future Meetings

  • May 31: Plan for community support through July 12


  • Attendance: Carol, Jim, Nuria, Adam, Gerald, James, Rachel, Tony (phone)

News and overview


  • ALMA Cycle 1.
    • May 31 (Thur): CfP issued (docs deployed)
    • May 31 - July 12: Staff Helpdesk

Coordination with other groups and activities

  • Project news (Al)
  • JSG
  • DSG
  • Tiger Team

USG task reports & new business

  • HIA (Gerald)
    • OT templates for each of the Primer examples have been made and sent to Andy Biggs
    • As noted previously, James and Gerald are creating a canned webinar for posting: intro to ALMA
  • Taiwan and EA Liaison (Aaron)
  • Science Web (Aaron)
  • Documentation (Jim)
    • Jim has updated the NAASC Guide and sent it to Tommy
    • Jim is updating the poster for meetings: let him know if you're going to a meeting and can take a poster. Gerald will take one to CASCA
  • Helpdesk (Tony)
    • There were 22 change requests for Cycle0 and the average turnaround time was too long: 2 weeks
    • The CRC is preparing a document for contact scientists to help them decide the clearcut cases themselves
    • Helpdesk team has made recommendations to SciOps on how to handle another downed server
  • PI Support & Visitors (Scott)
  • Tutorials & development of outreach materials (Carol, Adam)
    • Summer school and webinar content dry run was held May 23. No issues, just minor edits needed
    • Webinar logistics and Webex software dry run follwed the USG meeting; worked out some of the Webex technical issues but did not successullly run through the event. Another run-through scheduled for May 29
    • 8 registered for webinar as of May 24 (11 as of May 30)
  • Workshops, Schools, Meetings (Tony, Adam)
    • Rocks13: Hilton Waikaloa Village gave us a deal on rooms: $180; $125 students double occupancy
    • SOC has created a preliminary agenda and is developing a list of invited speakers
    • Applying for ouytside funding; funding profile still uncertain

Main items

  • Run through of Webinar presentation
    • This was postponed due low attendance.


Alternate IP/Phone Coordinates

CV-Auditorium 434-817-6279
CV-209 (video) 434-296.7082 (audio only)
CV-245 (video) 434-817-6285
CV-331 (video) 434-293-7109

-- LyndeleVonSchill - 2012-05-18
Topic revision: r5 - 2012-05-30, CarolLonsdale
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