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OSG-PATh Staff Meeting

The weekly OSG-PATh staff meeting is intended to promote camaraderie and shared understanding of OSG and PATh goals among all staff. As such, it is open to all staff who contribute effort to the OSG Consortium and all PATh staff.

Basic Meeting Information

When Wednesdays, 2:00–3:00 p.m. Central Time
Online (password sent separately)
Phone (toll) See the Zoom website for phone numbers
Meeting ID: 916 4673 8583 (password sent separately)

Meeting Types

There are three kinds of staff meetings:

  • Regular meetings have a team presentation plus discussion of interesting challenges
  • Town hall meetings occur on last Wednesdays each month and are led by Miron or Frank
  • Special topics meetings focus on a special discussion topic or two

Regular meetings

Staff should decide for themselves when it is best to attend. OSG Area Coordinators are asked to attend or send a delegate to ensure broad representation.

  1. (2 min) Review OSG calendar for updates
  2. (3 min) Collect topics for discussion time
  3. (30 min) Team presentation and discussion
  4. (25 min) Discussion of interesting challenges

The “interesting challenges” section is for current or recent challenges, especially ones that have or had elements that cut across various OSG/PATh teams. For current challenges, this is a venue to raise awareness and ask for help. For recent challenges, this is an opportunity to get the staff to think about ways in which we could have done better. The topics do not have to related to the presentation of the day, although the presenter is welcome to identify ones during their talk.

Everyone is encouraged to bring interesting challenges to each meeting, and we’ll get through as many as we can each time. Even better, nominate topics by emailing Tim C. in advance.

Town hall meetings

On the last Wednesday of each month, OSG/PATh leadership (usually Miron or Frank) will lead a meeting to discuss topics of their choice. All staff are encouraged to suggest topics in advance by emailing Tim C.

All OSG and PATh staff are requested to attend monthly town hall meetings, so please note these meetings in your calendar system.

Special topics meetings

Occasionally, a staff meeting will be set aside for presentation or (more often) discussion of a special topic, which will be announced in advance.


Upcoming Meetings

  • 2023-03-22 - Research Facilitation (Christina Koch)
  • 2023-03-29 - All-Staff Town Hall (TBD)
  • 2023-04-05 - Collaboration Support (Pascal Paschos)
  • 2023-04-12 - Technology Investigations (Brian Bockelman)
  • 2023-04-19 - Sample onboarding presentations (Brian Bockelman & Brian Lin)
  • 2023-04-26 - Network Monitoring (Shawn McKee)

Past Meetings

Past meetings are listed newest to oldest. Blank lines separate cycles of team presentations.

  • 2023-03-22 - Facilitation Services (Christina Koch)
  • 2023-03-15 - Operations (Jeff Dost)
  • 2023-03-08 - All-Staff Town Hall (PATh accomplishments and goals)
  • 2023-03-01 - All-Staff Town Hall (PATh accomplishments and goals)
  • 2023-02-22 - Production Support (Ken Herner)
  • 2023-02-15 - Cancelled
  • 2023-02-08 - Security (Josh Drake)
  • 2023-02-01 - All-Staff Town Hall (OSDF overview and namespaces)
  • 2023-01-25 - HTCSS (Todd Tannenbaum)
  • 2023-01-18 - Software (Brian Lin)
  • 2023-01-11 - Cancelled due to in-person meetings
  • 2023-01-04 - All-Staff Town Hall (our relationship with the NSF CC* program)
  • 2022-12-28 - Cancelled due to holidays
  • 2022-12-21 - Global Infrastructure Lab (Igor Sfiligoi)
  • 2022-12-14 - Release (Tim Theisen)
  • 2022-11-30 - All-Staff Town Hall
  • 2022-11-23 - Cancelled due to the Thanksgiving holiday
  • 2022-11-16 - Collaboration Support (Pascal Paschos)
  • 2022-11-09 - Research Facilitation (Christina Koch)
  • 2022-11-02 - Operations (Jeff Dost)
  • 2022-10-26 - All-Staff Town Hall (Lessons learned in 2 years of PATh)
  • 2022-10-19 - Network Monitoring (Shawn McKee)
  • 2022-10-12 - Cancelled due to the Autumn 2022 European HTCondor Workshop
  • 2022-10-05 - Production Support (Ken Herner) (meeting run by Pascal Paschos)
  • 2022-09-28 - Cancelled
  • 2022-09-21 - Technology Investigations (Brian Bockelman)
  • 2022-09-14 - HTCSS (Todd Tannenbaum)
  • 2022-09-07 - Security (Josh Drake)
  • 2022-08-31 - All-Staff Town Hall (communicating our value proposition)
  • 2022-08-24 - Software (Brian Lin)
  • 2022-08-17 - Infrastructure Lab (Igor Sfiligoi)
  • 2022-08-10 - Release (Tim Theisen)

Earlier Meetings

Information about earlier meetings are on a separate archive page. Meeting notes prior to 20 September 2017 were contained in the old OSG TWiki and are no longer available online.