US Research Interest Group Meeting [June 2022]
Date: June 7, 2022
Meeting Agenda: Student project presentations
1. Knitting Web App (15 min)
Speakers: Kelly Ly and Erika Salas, UMass Lowell. Mentors: Prof. Paul Downen and Prof. Amanda Redlich
Summary: Our project is an open-source knitting visualizer web application that makes it easy for knitters to see pattern designs. We created an intuitive desktop app that is downloadable and easily portable using Electron. Users can design patterns and see them expressed in real-time as they would appear on a potential garment. In future work, they will also be given the option to export the visualization as knitting instructions or flat visualization.
2. Rekor/Koji Integration (15 min)
Speaker: Claire Burkhardt, Emory University. Mentor: Tom Rix, Red Hat
Summary: I’ve been working on the design, proposal, implementation, and hand-off of a Koji plugin that will allow the RPM build system to utilize a Rekor transparency log in an automated signing process. This presentation will overview the work I’ve done & why it matters, do a demo, and discuss next steps for the project.
3. Extending Elastic Secure Infrastructure Capabilities (15 min)
Speaker: Aman Batra, Northeastern University Mentors: Gagan Kumar, Tzu-Mainn Chen, Red Hat
Machines don’t get tired and need a break, so why should servers sit idle in data centres, when they can create extra value for their owners? With the Elastic Secure Infrastructure project (ESI),we aim to make this possible. The users of ESI would have an option to lease their hardware to other parties who might need it to create their own private network to form a cluster. Scaling this service requires a lot of research, engineering, security and testing effort.
ESI Github: https://github.com/CCI-MOC/esi
Project Task Board: https://github.com/CCI-MOC/esi/projects/1
4. Operate First Open Source Web Development (15 min)
Speaker: Bryan Montalvan, UMass Lowell Mentor: Leo McGann, Red Hat
Summary: My project was to improve the Operate First website. The community side of Operate First came together to create a more intuitive and streamlined version of our website. The new website is being developed using Gatbsy and React based component libraries. During my presentation I will talk about my process for this work, along with showing demos. At the end of the presentation I will hold a Q&A for any and all questions.