Spreading the Word: Technical Operations at CSC

CSC Activity | Tue, Aug 18th, 2020

Peter Lee and Matt Jewell discuss Council Tech Ops

The aim of the Technical Operations Committee of the Council on Superconductivity is to make sure that all of the good work done by our many volunteers has a quality presence on the World Wide Web. Practically speaking, this means that we update and maintain the CSC website, as well as a relatively modest social media presence on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Over the years, and thanks to the hard work and forethought of many of you affiliated with the Council, the CSC website has become an important repository of a number of unique resources that serves the broader superconductivity community in a substantive way. If you haven’t visited our website recently, please take a few minutes to browse the latest issue of the Superconductivity News Forum, read an Oral History of one of the distinguished senior members of our community, or learn about a new topic from our extensive video library of conference plenaries and other highlighted presentations. You can also get involved in our extensive awards program, request a virtual lecture from our current Distinguished Lecturer, or see what conferences are going virtual due to COVID-19 in our upcoming events listing. Additionally, we use the website to report on milestones and achievements within the superconductivity community, and to host a web presence for IEEE journals with which the Council is affiliated. All of this is maintained with the help and support of a great professional web team at Conference Catalysts who host our website and provide design and implementation support.

What I enjoy about chairing the Technical Operations Committee is that I get to see and interact with so many pieces of what is happening in every corner of the Council. For example, we’re currently working on a new user-led wiki of superconductivity properties that will bring together several of the existing properties databases, into one easily searchable location on the CSC website. Stay tuned for more details about this effort later this year.

We’re always looking for help to keep things current and relevant for our community! If you’d like to lend a hand with social media, interact with committee chairs and help them provide current content for their pages on our website, or if you have a new idea that you would like to see come to life, please contact me for further information.

Cheers,

Matt Jewell
IEEE CSC Technical Operations Committee Chair