Tuesday, January 17, 2006

The AstroGrid Workshop

The first day of the AstroGrid Technical Workshop kicked off with Andy Lawrence giving a broad overview of the Virtual Observatory.

Andy Lawrence talking about the VO

He then handed over to Nick Walton who talked about the aim of the workshop, which is to show us how to deploy the AstoGrid infrastructure and for us to gain hands on experience with the tools they've built for the community.

Nick Walton talking about AstroGrid

Apparently we're going to be split into groups which will have to decide on a topic or a problem which they'd like to work on during the meeting, and then we're actually going to cut some code. Should prove to be interesting...

Update: Nick then handed over to Guy Rixon who gave us an orientation to the various AstroGrid components and dumped the buzz word dictionary we'll need for the rest of the workshop. We've now been split into groups and parcelled out with various tutors to install the infrastructure onto our own laptops...

Installing the infrastructure...

Update: Day 2, day 3 and day 4 of the workshop.