How to get your science on at the Sydney Summit and beyond with the SIG.

Whether you’re interest is in research in production, high-powered computing, machine learning, or storage there’s something for you in Sydney.
The OpenStack Scientific Special Interest Group (SIG) has been hard at work to organize mind mashups and to curate content at the Sydney Summit.
The SIG is dedicated to representing and advancing the use cases and needs of research and high-performance computing atop OpenStack. (It’s also a great forum for cross-institutional collaboration. If you are (or would like to) run OpenStack to support researchers/scientists/academics and/or HPC/HTC, you can find out more about how to join them the mailing list or be a part of the regular IRC meetings here.)
Stig Telfer, co-chair of the SIG, tells Superuser that group members will “be out in force” at the upcoming Sydney Summit adding: “I haven’t heard talk yet of evening beers, but that’s inevitable, trust me.”
Drinks aside, here’s you’ll find them:

SIGs are a relatively new development in OpenStack. Neither operator-focused nor developer-focused they’re open groups, with documented guidance on how to get involved. “They have a scope, a clear description of the problem space they are working to address, or of the use case they want to better support in OpenStack,” says Thierry Carrez, VP of engineering at the OpenStack Foundation.

Other active SIGs as of this writing include APIs, Ansible, Kubernetes, Public Cloud and Self-Healing as well as a “Meta” one for discussing the work of SIGs in general. You can find a complete list and information about how to create them here.