Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series – Training Virtualization

September 23, 2021 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Ashley Barker

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and transition to remote work, ECP and the IDEAS Productivity project launched the panel series Strategies for Working Remotely, which explores important topics in this area.


  • Many organizations abruptly transitioned from a primarily on-site to a primarily remote work experience last spring.  However, organizations still have training needs that were once largely accomplished through in-person events such as workshops, hackathons, and tutorials.  This panel shared what they learned during the past year in their efforts to bring more virtualization to what historically has worked for in-person training events.  What worked well?  What did not work?  This panel shared their insights about lessons learned over the past year and how those  experiences will inform plans moving forward when organizations can safely offer in-person training again.


  • Kelly Barnes, The Carpentries
  • Helen He, NERSC, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Julia Levites, Nvidia Corporation
  • Thomas Papatheodore, OLCF, Oak Ridge National Laboratory


  • Ashley Barker, Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Osni Marques, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory