My first talk at ORNL

Today I had my first Lunch and learn talk to my CADES team at ORNL. It lasted an hour and I was so nervous at the beginning that my voice occasionally cracked (even I had a previous rehearsal with some members of my team). I was wondering also to myself how to make highest qualified HPC professionals participate as I used to do it as a professor in my classes to my students or when I did presentations on IT conferences. Then, suddenly when I started to present some supportive materials of what I wrote, and some members of the group questioned on the slides I had prepared intentionally to be questioned. When we started to have a dynamic session, I recovered again my confidence and I felt back alive because we were in the same harmony.  Thanks so much ADWG guys!  Special thanks to Michael, Benjamin and Robert D. to explained me technical concepts nicely.From my role as an intern, I took some detours around the pitfalls of new HPC technologies, but at the end I was able to demonstrate the improvements I did the current HPC user guide documentation. And, because you need to read a lot to write something, I read some references guides from TACC, HPC guides from University of Cambridge, IllinoisOhio, UCI HPC and Case Western Reserve Websites, OLCF user guide among others that let me come up with the structure of the topics in a proper way.

Thanks again to the CADES team who helped me in this endeavor and of course, another big thanks to the users who participated in the survey I did in my first week at ORNL, and those who were not there in person but helped so much Wendi, Pete, Alex, Arnold & Ying.

I am so happy with my first step in HPC, thanks to the ASTRO program and ORNL for this opportunity and I hope I will grow up in this field to contribute more in a near future. 

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About Julita Inca

Ingeniero de Sistemas UNAC, Magíster en Ciencias de la Computación PUCP, OPW GNOME 2011, Miembro de la GNOME Foundation desde el 2012, Embajadora Fedora Perú desde el 2012, ganadora del scholarship of the Linux Foundation 2012, experiencia como Admin Linux en GMD y Especialista IT en IBM, con certificaciones RHCE, RHCSA, AIX 6.1, AIX 7 Administrator e ITILv3. Experiencia académica en universidades como PUCP, USIL y UNI. HPC researcher, Leader of LinuXatUNI Community, a simple mortal like you!
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2 Responses to My first talk at ORNL

  1. Luis Cornejo says:

    Well done Julita, you just give me an interesting tip to grasp people’s attention !!!

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