TNC SHOW SPECIAL: GÉANT INNOVATION IN ACTION
GÉANT AND TERENA INVITE NOMINATIONS FOR COMMUNITY AWARDS
he GÉANT project and TERENA have this year collaborated to open up Community Awards to nominations from across the research and education networking community, and in February announced the call for nominations. These awards are designed to show gratitude and respect to teams or individuals who have shared their ideas, expertise and time with the community. Such contributions are often provided voluntarily and through good will. These awards were introduced by TERENA in 2012, with recipients being honoured online and during the annual TERENA Networking Conference (TNC). Up to three nominees may be selected by a panel of judges from among the GÉANT and TERENA
community. The winner(s) will be presented with a small personal gift during the closing plenary session of TNC2014 in Dublin, Ireland. Selection criteria are focused around sharing an idea with the community that developed into something significant such as a well-used tool or service; making a significant contribution to a number of community activities over a sustained period; making significant contributions to important / recognisable developments within the past 12 month period. ‘Winners’ could be individuals or small teams of named individuals. For the past few years, the TNC has been the place where public recognition has been given to members of the European research and education networking community for their contributions to the development of
relevant technologies and services or to collaborative community activities. The new nominations procedure, sponsored by the GÉANT project, not only opens the awards up to greater community engagement within Europe, but also invites nominations from and about people in other world regions.
GÉANT SHOWCASE: THE FIRST 6 MONTHS
f you’ve ever wanted a quick and easy way to get a more in-depth look at some of the activities within the GÉANT project, then you may be interested in the GÉANT Showcase. This is a recent initiative born out of the training area, where subject experts from within the project give a 20-30 minute Adobe Connect presentation on a particular area of interest. Attendees register to join the session, and are able
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to ask questions and interact with the presenter throughout. Archived sessions are then uploaded to GÉANT’s YouTube channel, GEANTtv. Subjects covered thus far include Testbeds-as-a-Service, Cloud services, eduCONF and Moonshot. Sessions planned for the future cover the GÉANT backbone, EUMETSAT, and Federation-as-a-Service.
The GÉANT Showcase is helping to build awareness and understanding across the project, and archived video on GEANTtv makes this expertise available to all. Project participants can check the Showcase schedule on the project intranet, whilst archived sessions can be found on www.youtube.com/GEANTtv
Words Laura Durnford, Senior Communications Officer, TERENA Picture The first community award winner was Klaas Wierenga, who was recognised in 2012 for sharing the idea for eduroam with the TERENA community ten years earlier.
Earth Observation - EUMETSAT and GÉANT ensuring delivery of critical data.