Hub users group

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Hub users group

Who we are:

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Hub managers, hub developers, two different meetings

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Needs to be run by hubs, not developers. Needs to be egalitarian in terms of how topics get
chosen to avoid having it turn into the “nanoHub” meeting or the “___hub”
meeting.

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Hub owners, hub managers, hub users

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Hub managers and users

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Owner, manager, user and open source

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All of the above, in some cases, one person is all of these things.

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Open source group or beginners group?

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Owners, admins, developers, power users assoc
iated with established hubs

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The group should be led by users, not hubzero; need a leader (nominate Ann!)

The hub users group is a combination of

hub owners, managers, developers,
users including open source
hub adopters. Som
e members perform multiple role
s listed
above, so
we will be one group with
subgroups with unique

areas of interest
. The group will be run by a volunteer from
a representative
hub, for a one to two year term and then move to another hub volunteer. Ann Bessenbacher from
STEMEdhub.org h
as volunteered to be the first leader of the hubzero users group. She is the
administrator, a developer and user for her hub. She has also worked as a co
-
administrator for
CLEERhub.org.

When:

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Monthly
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> with hubzero/without hubzero

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Short quarterly meetin
gs maybe 1 hour, then longer (1/2 day meetings per year)

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Twice a semester


about 4 to 5 times a year

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12
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4 per year

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Quarterly or by academic term? Special in
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person meeting at Hubbub?

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Quarterly or 1
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2 times a semester

Members of the hub users group would l
ike to have an annual whole group meeting in person at the
Hubbub conference. I think the group would be a good place/group to talk about the hubzero Roadmap
of where the users want to go. Then we would also like to hold additional meetings through the y
ear,
possibly every other month with some meetings focusing on interests from specific subgroups and
others of interests to all members. It would be helpful to have hubzero developers/leaders in
attendance to listen to our needs and answer questions.

Wh
ere:

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Meet in person and online

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Get people talking

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Online and in
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person meeting at Hubbub once a year.

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Online

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Online, possibly in person every once in awhile.

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Once a year in person, more often online.

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There should be hub for hub owners to discuss issues and

questions.

Members of the hub users group would like to meet in person once a year at Hubbub. Our other
meetings will occur online. As the initial group leader I will volunteer to host them in the DLR
building on campus where we have video camera access

to host local member access and connect
to offsite members and those not available to meet in person. I also propose that we take the
opportunity to try out different online meeting technologies as a way to test and decide on which
would be best for futu
re inclusion of the hub source code. We can also record and post meeting
videos online for those who are unable to attend but want to stay informed. In addition to the
meetings we also have a ‘hub Group’ on hubzero.org/groups/… where we can take advantag
e of the
hub group technology for discussions, wikis, tools, collections, etc.


What and Why:

Communication

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Major platforms have user groups, and Hubzero is a major platform

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Get people talking

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Give feedback to hubzero and act as sounding board for them

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Int
roduce new hubs

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Agenda ahead of time

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A way to see a list of what’s under development

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Improvement in documentation (perhaps a wiki or other moderated but user
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contributed
content)

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Need for updates

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What will be included in new updates (release notes!!)

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Devel
opers need to know what’s in the new releases early

Collaboration/Sharing

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Share new features and developments with each other

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Compile common needs and issues

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Share use cases

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Bringing different disciplines, different perspectives

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Data share among collabora
tors
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large binary datafile

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Learn/borrow others’ templates

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Learn how other hubs have implemented specific things on their site

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Academic collaboration/industrial collaboration

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Usability and other cross
-
cutting topics of importance

Need help from hubzero

and user community

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Getting it to work

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Get a hub up and running

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Getting things to work

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Trouble shooting

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How to tailor hub to your needs

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Interests in getting help customizing and trouble
-
shooting our hub

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Customizing features

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Open source particulars:

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Upgrade

paths, recommended practices for backup
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recovery

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Improved documentation

o

Recommended, compatible Joomla components

o

Customizable starting
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point templates

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Hpc access via tools/submit

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Support for undergraduate education

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Get more example templates for e.g. soc
ial networking

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Have different hub builds that are available as branches e.g. for social

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Have a list of known compatible Joomla plugins etc.

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Educational outreach

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Web conferences, instant messaging, live chat among collaborators

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Needs more focus on better f
acilitation

The user’s group members came up with an impressive list of goals and reasons for forming a
community. These reasons can be catorigized

into three areas of interest. The first being
communication, the second collaboration and sharing and the third being a need for help from experts
inside and outside the community.

The first goal of communication can be further described as a need
for b
etter and more frequent communication from the experts/hubzero developers to the user
community. The user community would like to know what new tools and features are being developed.
The community believes that if hubzero knew of more use cases for new
developments it could better
design them and accommodate more uses. The second goal of collaboration and sharing would help the
different users/hubs know of what tools and features are already available and unique ways they can be
used.