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Workshop : EGI Training Marketplace[edit]

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Event date[edit]

Wednesday, July 29, 2011, 9:00AM - 05:00PM

The EGI will hold a Workshop on the Training Workplace on July 29 from 9:00am ECT until 2:00pm, at the EGI Head Quarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and via Web meeting. [...]


The new EGI Training Marketplace went live on the 7th of June and the time has come to promote this potentially great addition to the EGI tool box. The EGI Training Marketplace exists as a service to coordinate training across communities, projects and national teams. It enables trainers to advertise events and resources, and users to locate, comment on and suggest training material and events that meet their needs.

Is someone in your community preparing to run a training event or has something related to offer? Get them to publish it. Point them to the TraIs one of your team searching for specialist training?ining Marketplace to find a suitable course or to publish their training wish. Interested in a University course? The Training Market place may have something for you. Do you provide a training infrastructure, training portal or any other service that trainers could use? Advertise them in the marketplace! Wherever and whoever you are within the grid’s many communities, please help by encouraging those around you to make this “the world's largest collection” of grid training materials, events, resources and services …. promoted by and for users like you and me.[...]

Workshop Objectives[edit]

Using the Training Market place couldn’t be simpler. It has been set up using the Drupal open source Content Management System and is embedded into a frame of the EGI website. This workshop will address the following topics:

Search engine This function accesses over 9000 records of past training events that stretch as far back as the EGEE project era. At the top level, the function provides a broad set of search results which can then be refined through a more granular advanced search capability.

Browse engine The new ‘Browse’ function provides users with 4 options, the most immediately visual of which is titled ‘Events’ which opens up a map of the EGI partnering nations. Training events that have been loaded into the database will appear under the parenting nation as the mouse pointer hovers over that nation. Alternatively there are the more traditional Calendar and List displays for the same Training Events information. One important addition to what has gone before is the feedback function which now emulates the rating system that has become increasingly common on the internet – users who have attended a Training Event can anonymously ‘Rate’ the course they attended. To enhance this cataloguing of published Training Events, there are functions for listing available Training Resources and University Courses and even an area where users can publish their ‘Training Wishes’. These are currently empty containers but once supported by users, these will become important parts of this Training Marketplace.

Advertise engine

The ‘Advertise’ function which naturally complements ‘Browse’ by providing the method for trainers and users to load Training Events, Training-related Resources, Wishes and University Courses into the system’s database. This is a completely new functionality and enables members of the EGI community to advertise training-related services for EGI and beyond. Training VOs, training portals, training CAs, training frameworks or any other item can be registered and offered via this new service.


The agenda for the workshop can be found in the following Indico link.


Science Park 140

1098 XG Amsterdam

The Netherlands

You can find more information how to reach the workshop venue here.