I am pleased to announce that the Python Software Foundation is sponsoring 10 students' travel, registration, and accommodation for the SciPy 2009 conference (Aug. 18-23). The focus of the conference is both on scientific libraries and tools developed with Python and on scientific or engineering achievements using Python. If you're in college or a graduate program, please check out the details here: http://conference.scipy.org/student-funding
About the conference --------------------
SciPy 2009, the 8th Python in Science conference, will be held from August 18-23, 2009 at Caltech in Pasadena, CA, USA. The conference starts with two days of tutorials to the scientific Python tools. There will be two tracks, one for introduction of the basic tools to beginners, and one for more advanced tools. The tutorials will be followed by two days of talks. Both days of talks will begin with a keynote address. The first day’s keynote will be given by Peter Norvig, the Director of Research at Google; while, the second keynote will be delivered by Jon Guyer, a Materials Scientist in the Thermodynamics and Kinetics Group at NIST. The program committee will select the remaining talks from submissions to our call for papers. All selected talks will be included in our conference proceedings edited by the program committee. After the talks each day we will provide several rooms for impromptu birds of a feather discussions. Finally, the last two days of the conference will be used for a number of coding sprints on the major software projects in our community.
For the 8th consecutive year, the conference will bring together the developers and users of the open source software stack for scientific computing with Python. Attendees have the opportunity to review the available tools and how they apply to specific problems. By providing a forum for developers to share their Python expertise with the wider commercial, academic, and research communities, this conference fosters collaboration and facilitates the sharing of software components, techniques, and a vision for high level language use in scientific computing.
For further information, please visit the conference homepage: http://conference.scipy.org.
Important Dates ---------------
* Friday, July 3: Abstracts Due * Friday, July 10: Announce accepted talks, post schedule * Friday, July 10: Early Registration ends * Tuesday-Wednesday, August 18-19: Tutorials * Thursday-Friday, August 20-21: Conference * Saturday-Sunday, August 22-23: Sprints * Friday, September 4: Papers for proceedings due
Executive Committee -------------------
* Jarrod Millman, UC Berkeley, USA (Conference Chair) * Gaël Varoquaux, INRIA Saclay, France (Program Co-Chair) * Stéfan van der Walt, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa (Program Co-Chair) * Fernando Pérez, UC Berkeley, USA (Tutorial Chair)