Presentation on theme: "Geant4 Workshop 2004 Maria Grazia Pia, INFN Genova Training by INFN and not-INFN collaborators Maria Grazia Pia INFN Genova on behalf of an international."— Presentation transcript:
Geant4 Workshop 2004 Maria Grazia Pia, INFN Genova Training by INFN and not-INFN collaborators Maria Grazia Pia INFN Genova on behalf of an international (not-only-INFN) training team
Geant4 Workshop 2004 Maria Grazia Pia, INFN Genova Background Geant4 training was raised as a crucial issue for Geant4 at the 1 st Geant4 Workshop of the post-RD44 era –See E. Daly’s and MGP’s talks at Geant4 Workshop 1999 (at ESTEC) The need of a coordinated, collaboration-wide effort to provide a coherent set of training material triggered the development of a Geant4 Training Kit and the organization of Geant4 courses by the Geant4 Collaboration
Geant4 Workshop 2004 Maria Grazia Pia, INFN Genova Recent courses 2004 Geant4 Short Course at IEEE NSS-MIC, Roma, 17 October 2004 –Katsuya Amako, Gabriele Cosmo, Giuseppe Daquino, Susanna Guatelli, Aatos Heikkinen, MGP, Dennis Wright Introduction to Geant4, National Software School, Alghero, June 2004 –MGP Geant4 Tutorial at NPL (MCNEG), Teddington, March 2004 –Susanna Guatelli Geant4 Tutorial, CPS Innovation, Knoxville (TN), January 2004 (industry) –Susanna Guatelli 2003 Geant4 Tutorial at Medical Physics School, Archamps, November 2003 –Susanna Guatelli Geant4 Finnish User Workshop, Helsinki, October 2003 –Aatos Heikinnen & Finnish team, Petteri Nieminen, MGP Geant4 Short Course at IEEE NSS-MIC, Portland, Usa, October 2003 –Katsuya Amako, Makoto Asai, (Gabriele Cosmo), Susanna Guatelli, MGP, Dennis Wright Geant4 Tutorial at Alenia Spazio, Torino, July 2003 (industry) –Susanna Guatelli
Geant4 Workshop 2004 Maria Grazia Pia, INFN Genova Geant4 Training We lack a coordinated Geant4 Training plan –Training is left to spontaneous improvisation –No reference for the users wishing to learn Geant4 Agree and coordinate a Geant4 Collaboration training plan –Regular courses –Dates and locations fixed well in advance Our training material is scattered and outdated –The Training Kit is not maintained –There is confusion about the reference training material –Some training material is not in a generally usable format Update and maintain the reference Training Kit material –Identify a responsible team for the maintenance of training material –Coordinate the team Do we have a common vision for Geant4 training?
Geant4 Workshop 2004 Maria Grazia Pia, INFN Genova Beyond the Training Kit Complementary training techniques and tools –Web-based self-training –Executable exercises –Training CD –Training videos What is compatible with the available resources?
Geant4 Workshop 2004 Maria Grazia Pia, INFN Genova Sharing responsibilities The same core people doing (attempting to do) everything –Mostly still the former RD44 category coordinators… Get more of our younger collaborators involved in training activities –Share workload and responsibilities (and visibility) –Develop training expertise –Extend the contacts between users and the Collaboration