Open Grid Forum

About OGF: Get Involved
In addition to joining OGF as an individual member, consider the following as ways to engage in OGF based on your responsibility or area of interest:

RESPONSIBILITY WAYS TO ENGAGE
Builders and Users
Product Developer
Software Engineer
Vendor
Join or preview a standards group by subscribing to its email list
Read and comment on recent draft specifications
Attend a Vendor Workshop
Architects
IT Manager
Enterprise Architect
Share your expertise and learn from others in an Enterprise community group
Attend an Enterprise session at the next OGF event
Facilitate your company becoming an organizational member of OGF
Researchers
Scientist
Professor
Attend an e-Science session at the next OGF event
Network with other researchers in an e-Science community group
Decision Makers
CxO
Senior VP
Division/General Manager
Engage in the leadership of OGF
Encourage the technical talent in your company to engage in OGF work
Attend a session articulating the business value of grid at an OGF event
Gain visibility for your company by sponsoring an OGF event
Influencers
Reporter
Analyst
Marketing Manager
Regional Manager
Network with grid leaders at the next OGF Event
Subscribe to OGF's e-newsletter
Engage in the Marketing Strategy Committee as an Area Director
Communicate grid and OGF value in EMEA and APAC regions


Join or audit a standards group by subscribing to its email list

The primary standards work of the OGF is done in its working groups. By joining or auditing a working group you can keep abreast of, or participate in, key discussion topics and document development. You may audit or join as many working groups as are of interest to you. To do so, browse to www.ogf.org/mailman/listinfo, click on the list you wish to subscribe to, enter your email address and hit the subscribe button.

Read and comment on recent draft specifications

The primary products of the Open Grid Forum are the specifications and best practices that result from working group and research group activities. When a group has reached consensus on a draft document (called a Grid Working Draft or GWD), it is submitted and begins to move through a prescribed process toward publication. Draft documents are available for viewing in the "Public Comments" section on the OGF website.

Attend a Vendor Workshop

Vendor workshops bring vendors and developers together with OGF standards representatives to identify issues and constraints to adopting OGF standards. Vendor workshops are intended to ensure that standards reflect the economic interests and practical concerns of vendors & developers who implement the standards. Bring your perspective as a vendor/developer and help influence the important standards that are being developed by OGF for grid implementations worldwide.

Share your expertise and learn from others in an Enterprise community group

The Enterprise functional area is responsible for working with business, IT and vendor communities to enable productive forums to identify and align requirements; workshop solutions; and share progress. Much of the work of the Enterprise community is done in its group activities. By joining or auditing a community group you can keep abreast of, or participate in, key discussion topics. To do so, browse to www.ogf.org/mailman/listinfo, click on the list(s) you wish to subscribe to, enter your email address and hit the subscribe button.

Attend an Enterprise session at the next OGF event

OGF meets several times a year in various global venues that provide an excellent opportunity to network with grid veterans. At least once per year, the OGF has an event with a grid program consisting of tutorials, workshops, keynote talks and panels presenting grid insights pertinent to commercial and research enterprises. Additional events are geared primarily toward standards building activities within OGF's groups, but also provide workshops and informational talks about trends and advancements in grid computing. For more on upcoming OGF events, visit the "Next Event" page of the OGF website.

Facilitate your company becoming an organizational member of OGF

OGF organizational members are leaders in the grid industry - driving broad adoption of grid technologies and solutions. As an independent voice in the grid landscape, OGF provides organizations opportunities to influence and educate a broad spectrum of users while increasing visibility for your brand, products and solutions. For more information on how to join, see the "Organizational Membership Program" page on the OGF website.

Attend an e-Science session at the next OGF event

OGF meets several times a year in various global venues and provides an excellent opportunity to network with grid veterans. At least once per year, the OGF has an event with a grid program consisting of tutorials, workshops, keynote talks and panels presenting grid insights pertinent to commercial and research enterprises. eScience programs include sessions by long standing groups such as interoperability, applications, and reliability; spontaneous panels and workshops organized with a short lead time; and refereed workshops on major topics organized with a long lead time to ensure top quality. OGF highlights summary reviews and journal special issues that capture best practice in the field. For more on upcoming OGF events, visit the "Next Event" page of the OGF website.

Network with other researchers in an eScience community group

The eScience function is responsible for working with scientific, engineering and educational communities to identify and align requirements; workshop solutions; and share progress. The scientific, engineering and educational communities are critical to the success of the OGF. Much of the work of the eScience community is done in its group activities. By joining or auditing a community group you can keep abreast of, or participate in, key discussion topics. To do so, browse to www.ogf.org/mailman/listinfo, click on the list(s) you wish to subscribe to, enter your email address and hit the subscribe button.

Engage in the leadership of OGF

The OGF is an open, community driven organization with leadership that represents the priorities and interests of its participants. Participating in a leadership capacity provides an exceptional opportunity to influence the direction of OGF. Members can participate in all activities of the new organization, including leadership of groups (Group Chairs); areas (Area Directors) and functions (Vice Presidents). Members are eligible for nomination for At-Large Board of Director seats along with Advisory Committee, Nominating Committee and select Technical Strategy Committee positions.

Encourage the technical talent in your company to engage in OGF work

Leading business, government, academic and scientific organizations from around the world join OGF to accelerate the adoption of grids. Technical talent is critical to the success of our mission. Working together, we develop standards, share information, prioritize requirements, and champion the application and adoption of grid worldwide.

Attend a session articulating the business value of grid at an OGF event

Grid technology has already established significant momentum in the enterprise across many segments including financial services, pharmaceutical, telco, EDA, government, manufacturing and others. OGF provides a means for these organizations to collaborate on solving real business problems using Grid technology. OGF meets several times a year in various global venues that provide an excellent opportunity to network with grid veterans and attend grid programs consisting of tutorials, workshops, keynote talks and panels all presenting grid insights pertinent to commercial enterprises. For more on upcoming OGF events, visit the "Next Event" page of the OGF website.

Gain visibility for your company by sponsoring an OGF event

As an independent voice in the grid landscape, OGF provides organizations opportunities to influence and educate a broad spectrum of users while increasing visibility for your brand, products and solutions. By sponsoring an OGF event, your organization will get recognition as a leader in the grid industry driving broad adoption of grid technologies and solutions. To learn more about OGF event sponsorship opportunities, email events@ogf.org.

Network with grid leaders at the next OGF Event

OGF has a global community of grid experts and practitioners developing architectures, specifications, best practices and educational material to accelerate grid adoption. Gain access to this expertise through OGF events, interactive briefings, presentations and documents providing access to a unique and unparalleled set expertise on a variety of important grid topics. For more on upcoming OGF events, visit the "Next Event" page of the OGF website.

Subscribe to OGF's e-newsletter

OGF sends its e-newsletter and other important announcements each month to subscribers of its grid-announce list. To subscribe, simply browse to http://www.ogf.org/mailman/listinfo, find and click on the grid-announce list, enter your email address and hit the subscribe button.

Engage in the Marketing Strategy Committee as an Area Director

The Marketing function develops key messages and marketing-related content to promote the value and progress of the OGF to our target audiences and grid solutions in the broader context of the distributed computing industry. Marketing manages communication activities and relationships with external marketing firms and PR agencies. Marketing manages event planning and strategy and facilitates comprehensive event planning, including financial and attendee satisfaction metrics. Marketing also teams with other functions of the OGF and outside firms to execute programs and events. To learn more about OGF marketing activities, contact marketing@ogf.org.

Communicate grid and OGF value in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions

OGF has EMEA and Asia Pacific regional areas lead and staffed by members that have special interest or focus in those regions. Regional activities consist of recruiting membership in the region, promoting and marketing OGF objectives and activities in the region, driving regional standards adoption, liaisoning with relevant regional organizations, and proving feedback on regional requirements for standardization.






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