Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) Call for Participation

Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) Call for Participation SC17 - Denver, Colorado WINS is a National Science Foundation-funded diversity program developed with members from SCinet, the world-class network built to support the annual Supercomputing Conference. All early to mid-career women actively employed in the IT field who are located in the United States are encouraged to apply. Application submissions should be made using the 2017 WINS Application … [Read more...]

SCinet 2016 Volunteer Reports

In November 2016 two members of the KINBER community were invited to participate as volunteers at SC2016 to help build SCinet, the most powerful and advanced network in the world. Read their reports of their incredible experiences on the SCinet volunteer team below. Report from Jonathan Miller, Network Analyst, Franklin & Marshall College Every year, about 200 networking professionals, students, and vendor volunteers from around the world get together to build the world’s fastest … [Read more...]

ESnet And KINBER Establish New Peering Connection To Provide Enhanced Network Capabilities To PA Universities

ESnet And KINBER Establish New Peering Connection To Provide Enhanced Network Capabilities To PA Universities HARRISBURG, PA (November 18) - The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), a non-profit membership organization devoted to fostering collaboration through technology, and ESnet, the Department of Energy’s Energy Sciences Network, announced today the establishment of a new peering connection between KINBER’s PennREN network and the ESnet national network … [Read more...]

National Science Foundation & Department of Energy’s ESnet Launch Innovative Program for Women Engineers

Salt Lake City, UT – (October 26, 2016) – The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) and The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) together with the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Science Network (ESnet) today announce the official launch of a Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program. Funded through a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and directly from ESnet, the program funds eight early to mid-career women in the … [Read more...]

National Science Foundation (NSF) Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) PI and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) PI Workshop Assembled Experts In Philadelphia

National Science Foundation (NSF) Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) PI and Cybersecurity Innovation for Cyberinfrastructure (CICI) PI Workshop Assembled Experts In Philadelphia HARRISBURG, PA (October 26) – The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER), in collaboration with The Quilt, a national consortium of research and education networks across the US, hosted the NSF Campus Cyberinfrastructure (CC*) Principal Investigators (PI) and Cybersecurity Innovation for … [Read more...]

KINBER’S Diversity Efforts Expand IT Opportunities in Pennsylvania

Harrisburg, PA (Oct. 7) -- In the midst of record growth in connections, services and support to organizations across the commonwealth, KINBER has promoted and created several initiatives to increase diversity in the commonwealth’s information technology networking and infrastructure workforce. “Increasing workforce diversity in advanced network and IT in general offers different perspectives and approaches to challenges, which provides sound solutions that ultimately strengthen our … [Read more...]

Seven Women in IT Chosen to Get Hands-on Experience Building, Managing World’s Fastest Computer Network – SCinet

Seven women who work in IT departments at research institutions around the country have been chosen to help build and operate SCinet, the world’s fastest, high-capacity computer network, under the Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program taking place at SC16, the premier international conference showcasing the many ways high performance computing, networking, storage and analysis and lead to advances in scientific discovery, research, education and commerce. Seven women who work in IT … [Read more...]

WVNET in West Virginia and KINBER’s PennREN Network in Pennsylvania Establish New Cross-Connection Between Networks

WVNET in West Virginia and KINBER’s PennREN Network in Pennsylvania Establish New Cross-Connection Between Networks HARRISBURG (June 22) - The Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER) and West Virginia Network (WVNET) recently turned up a new fiber-optic peering connection between the two networks in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. KINBER, Pennsylvania’s statewide research, education and community network and trusted technology partner, provides advanced … [Read more...]

Women In IT Networking at SC (WINS) Call for Participation

Women In IT Networking at SC (WINS) Call for Participation SC16 Salt Lake City, UT Please apply or encourage women in the research & networking IT community to apply. I. SUMMARY The Women in IT Networking at SC (WINS) program, introduced in November 2015 at the SC15 conference in Austin, Texas, developed as a means for addressing the prevalent gender gap that exists in Information Technology (IT) particularly in the fields of network engineering and high performance computing … [Read more...]

KINBERCON 2016 Advances Efforts to Use Technology for Innovation and Economic Development in Pennsylvania

KINBERCON 2016 Advances Efforts to Use Technology for Innovation and Economic Development in Pennsylvania Harrisburg (April 26) - In mid-April, nearly 300 leaders and technologists gathered in Philadelphia to attend KINBERCON 2016, the fifth annual conference of the Keystone Initiative for Network Based Education and Research (KINBER). New for 2016 was a format featuring more than 24 breakout sessions and a full day of technical training workshops as well as KINBER’s diversity initiative, … [Read more...]