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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

  • 2022-11-23 - Cancelled due to the Thanksgiving holiday
  • 2022-11-30 - All-Staff Town Hall (TBD)

Past Meetings

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


  • 2022-08-03 - All-Staff Town Hall
  • 2022-07-27 - Cancelled due to OSG User School 2022
  • 2022-07-20 - Cancelled
  • 2022-07-13 - Research Facilitation (Christina Koch)
  • 2022-07-06 - Cancelled
  • 2022-06-29 - Cancelled (All-Staff Town Hall)
  • 2022-06-22 - Collaboration Support (Pascal Paschos)
  • 2022-06-15 - Operations (Jeff Dost)
  • 2022-06-08 - Technology Investigations (Brian Bockelman)
  • 2022-06-01 - All-Staff Town Hall (CC* and OSDF)
  • 2022-05-25 - Cancelled due to HTCondor Week 2022
  • 2022-05-18 - Cancelled
  • 2022-05-11 - Network Monitoring (Shawn McKee)
  • 2022-05-04 - All-Staff Town Hall (PATh Facility)
  • 2022-04-27 - Discussions: HTCondor architecture and OSG GlideinWMS pilots
  • 2022-04-20 - Production Support (Ken Herner)
  • 2022-04-13 - HTCSS (Todd Tannenbaum)
  • 2022-04-06 - All-Staff Town Hall (Frank Würthwein, AHM feedback and security exercise results)
  • 2022-03-30 - Security (Josh Drake)
  • 2022-03-23 - Release (Tim Theisen)
  • 2022-03-16 - Cancelled due to OSG All-Hands Meeting 2022
  • 2022-03-09 - All-Staff Town Hall
  • 2022-03-02 - Software (Brian Lin)
  • 2022-02-23 - Infrastructure Lab (Igor Sfiligoi and Fabio Andrijauskas)
  • 2022-02-16 - Operations (Jeff Dost) + All-Staff: Security Incident Training (slides and video; Brian Chase)
  • 2022-02-09 - All-Staff Town Hall (Frank Würthwein: OSG-AHM and COVID; Miron Livny: on-boarding)
  • 2022-02-02 - Research Facilitation (Lauren Michael)
  • 2022-01-26 - Technology Investigations (Brian Bockelman)
  • 2022-01-19 - Collaboration Support (Pascal Paschos)
  • 2022-01-12 - All-Staff Town Hall (Frank Würthwein, requirements for joining OSCF/OSDF)
  • 2022-01-05 - Network Monitoring (Shawn McKee)

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.