On the eve of the inaugural meeting of the Singularity User Group (SUG), we’ve just issued the final update to the technical program. Numbering 26 in total, this program is largely comprised of contributed talks from the Singularity user, developer, and provider community. Assembled in response to our Call for Presentations issued just 53 days ago, the breadth and depth of the program speaks volumes to the adoption Singularity has seen since it was originally released in 2015. The program including abstracts can be found here.
Brought to the community jointly by the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) and Sylabs, SUG is set to commence tomorrow morning at the Center on the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Campus here in beautiful San Diego.
We’ll be encouraging those in attendance to share their feedback in real time via Twitter using the hashtag #SUG19. Even if you’re not at the event, we hope you’ll check in periodically over the next few days.
Rest assured we have taken measures to capture via video talks presented at SUG. Following the event, our plan is to share all recorded talks.
In putting together the agenda, we tried to schedule in a reasonable amount of time for networking – though this became increasingly challenging as contributions continued to roll in … Obviously, we won’t be able to capture these informal sessions in the recorded proceedings, but we will again be encouraging all present to do what they can to via social media during and following the event.
SUG opens with a keynote from Singularity founder and Sylabs CEO Gregory Kurtzer; it’ll close with a keynote from SDSC’s Shawn Strande and Mahidhar Tatineni. But before we wrap up the event and head off in separate directions, we’ll have a chance to come together as a community during the town hall session – an opportunity for all present to discuss the software, the event, and anything else that merits consideration. Again, we’ll do what we can to share this part of the program during and after the event in various ways.
Like Singularity itself, SUG has come a long way in the 81 days from whence it was first announced. On its eve, we are excitedly anticipating what will be an extremely valuable event – an event that we’ll look forward to sharing with everyone starting tomorrow. Stay tuned!