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TIER at 2016 TechEx in Miami

Nov 03, 2016, by Bill Kaufman
Tags: 2016 Technology Exchange, Technology Exchange, TIER, Trust & Identity, Trust and Identity in Education and Research

The 2016 Internet2 Technology Exchange in Miami, September 25-29. provided an opportunity for the TIER community to share progress and plans. TIER Activities at TechEx included:

“The TIER demonstrations at TechEx provided a great forum for learning, Q&A and further expansion of community engagement and influence of TIER.”

—Michael Gettes, Penn State

TIER Demonstrations at TechEx

It’s safe to say that the TIER demos were among the star attractions for the Trust and Identity community at TechEx. These demos provided a valuable in-depth view of the work being done to address community requirements.

The demos included:

  • A functional IAM infrastructure integrated into the Demo Workbench, including a cross-reference with the TIER Reference Architecture as one of many narrative use cases (overview)
  • ​Consent-informed Attribute Release (CAR) service live demo (overview)
  • IdMatch service and its integration into the Demo Workbench
  • Preview of COmanage v1.1.0 including capabilities for loading external source records (overview IDMatch & COmanage)

To learn more about the Demo Workbench, read The Landscape of DevOps within TIER.

Several community members generously devoted their lunches and breaks to conducting the TIER demos, including:

  • Rob Carter and Mary McKee, Duke University
  • Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Benn Oshrin and Scott Koranda, Spherical Cow Group
  • Warren Curry, University of Florida

“The TIER demonstrations at TechEx provided a great forum for learning, Q&A and further expansion of community engagement and influence of TIER,” commented Michael Gettes, Penn State. “They were also examples of some of the tangible and useful deliverables TIER is producing in response to community requirements. The consent work, for example, shows tremendous progress from the original vision.”

The TIER development team looks forward to future opportunities to share the progress with the community, and is already thinking ahead to the Internet2 Global Summit in April 2017.

Rob Carter and Mary McKee

(Above) Rob Carter and Mary McKee, Duke University, demonstrating Consent-informed Attribute Release (CAR)

Keith Hazelton shares TIER developments

(Above) Keith Hazelton, University of Wisconsin-Madison and chair of the TIER Data Structures and APIs Working Group, shares TIER developments with an interested crowd at TechEx

We would love your feedback! If you attended the TIER demonstrations at TechEx, please take this brief survey, which will help us improve the demonstration format and develop new demonstrations focused on community needs.