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The Collegiate Spirit Among Contributors and Volunteers Alike Supports the Colossal High-Speed Networking Achievements of SCinet

Kevin Hayden, SC20 SCinet Chair Senior Network Engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory What does it take to deliver a high-speed network for the SC Conference? A year of planning and tremendous support from a community of contributors. The SC Conference’s dedicated high-speed network, SCinet, celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

Celebrating 30 Years of SCinet at SC20: Q&A with Former SCinet Chair Jackie Kern

Jackie Kern is a part-time consultant with the University of Illinois, providing leadership in data center assessment and support for the central infrastructure team after retiring from there in 2017. Jackie is a well-known leader in the SC community, with more than 20 years of experience as a volunteer. Her trajectory included being the first

Humans of SCinet: Q&A with SC20 Fiber Team Volunteer Annette Kitajima

Annette Kitajima, principle technologist at Sandia National Laboratories, is this year’s co-chair of the SCinet fiber team. Annette has been volunteering with SCinet for the past 15 years, and has led the fiber team for 11 of those years. Due to the virtual nature of SC20, we will not be building the cutting-edge SCinet infrastructure

SCinet Student Volunteer Rajani Pingili Gains Impactful Hands-On Experience

Rajani Pingili, a doctoral student from Western Michigan University, was a first-time SCinet Student Volunteer at SC19. She describes the experience as an “impactful hands-on opportunity” that the SCinet volunteers shared with the students. Inspired by Rajani’s story? Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC

Humans of SCinet: Q&A with SC20 Technical Director Matthew Zekauskas

Matthew Zekauskas, senior researcher at Internet2, is SCinet volunteer of legendary status with a total of 21 years participating on the team. Matthew is the technical director on SCinet’s management team for SC20. Due to the virtual nature of SC20, we will not be building the cutting-edge SCinet infrastructure that our attendees have to come

Humans of SCinet: Q&A with SC20 Wireless Team Volunteer Shannon Champion

  Shannon Champion, director of networking at PIER Group, is a volunteer on this year’s SCinet wireless team. Due to the virtual nature of SC20, we will not be building the cutting-edge SCinet infrastructure that our attendees have to come to expect as part of their SC experience. This feature aims to spotlight the dedicated

WINS Selection Committee Announces the SC20 Awardees

Sponsored by the National Science Foundation, the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) apprenticeship program selects highly qualified early- to mid-career women working in IT (Informational Technology) careers to join the SCinet volunteer workforce for the SC Conference. Wendy Huntoon, WINS Co-lead, explained that the program’s main goal was “to address the prevalent gender

Celebrating 30 Years of SCinet at SC20: Q&A with Former SCinet Chair Linda Winkler

Linda Winkler, senior network engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory, is a fixture in the SC community. She has 21 years of SC volunteer experience, and all but two of those years were dedicated to planning, building and operating the conference’s high-performance network—SCinet. Linda served as SCinet chair for SC12 in

Student Volunteer Neda Tavakoli Stays Up to Date with New Trends and Research at SC

After many years as an SC Student Volunteer, Neda Tavakoli, a computer science major at Georgia Tech, shares how impactful the SC Conferences have been in keeping her up to date with new trends and research. Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC Communications Liaison

Cohesive Team Building for Student Volunteer Mohammed Tanash

At SC19, Mohammed Tanash, from Kansas State University, made his third appearance as a Student Volunteer, this time with SCinet. Here, he details how his first-ever SCinet experience afforded him with a cohesive team building opportunity. Be sure to check out all the excellent opportunities for students at Students@SC. — Christine Baissac-HaydenSC20 Students@SC Communications Liaison

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