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This forum is being used to collect session topic ideas for the 2019 CDI Workshop. Session ideas do not need to be fully finalized - the purpose of this forum is for community members to view, comment, and suggest ways for these sessions to be the most productive and useful to the community. Sessions are 1.5 hours and are open format to what suits your goal - you can have short presentations, discussions, or working sessions. We encourage a mix of formats for an engaging session. Session proposers are responsible for finding speakers, but you can ask the CDI facilitators for help (reach us at

Our plan is to review the topics in early March, do any merging or splitting, and in collaboration with the session proposers, come up with a meeting agenda. 

Early submission and discussion will help us! So please get these ideas in before March 1, 2019, and if possible, before February 15, 2019. 


  1. Please login and create a "New Topic" to submit your session idea(s) or to comment on a session.
  2. Important: save your description text on the first page. If you run into an error when clicking "next", try entering just a text snippet like "text" into the description box and advancing to the second page before pasting in your full description. We are working on fixing this issue.
  3. On the second page of the template, you will be able to specify the title of your session idea as the title of the page. 
  4. Email if you have any questions.

Proposed Sessions



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Training / Special Events

ISO Metadata Content Specifications WorkshopWalworth, Dennis H.Mar 01, 2019
High Performance Computing 101Gordon, JaniceMar 01, 2019
USGS Software Release PracticumEverette, Anthony L.Feb 28, 2019
Introduction to RPlatt, Lindsay RFeb 28, 2019