I've been working on a PR (https://github.com/yt-project/yt/pull/2286) that converts yt's testing framework from nose to pytest. I believe that it's mostly ready to go, so I was writing to see what everyone's thoughts on this change are, if there is any feedback on my implementation, and if anyone would be willing to help review it, since there are quite a few changes. Thanks, and have a good weekend!
It is my pleasure to announce that applications are now open for Python in Astronomy 2020, to be held 20 - 24 April 2020 at Trinity College, Dublin in Dublin, Ireland.
Though the application form will be open until 23:59 UTC on 6 January 2020, I encourage you to complete the form soon to make sure you don’t miss the deadline.
The application form is at: https://forms.gle/mtdm6QKENdY8Y1Ph9
More information about the conference, including links to past years, is available at: http://openastronomy.org/pyastro/2020/
Finally, a brief excerpt from the description of the conference:
In addition to sharing information about state-of-the art Python Astronomy packages, the workshop will focus on improving interoperability between astronomical Python packages, mentoring current open-source contributors, and developing educational materials for Python in Astronomy. The meeting is therefore not only aimed at current developers, but also educators and research group leaders who are interested in being involved in these efforts.
Participant selection will be made with the goal of enhancing the Python in Astronomy community and we encourage requests to attend from all career levels. Effort will also be made to select participants who have contributed meaningfully to the Python in Astronomy ecosystem via providing educational materials, documentation, and/or code contributions. This conference is neither intended to be an introduction to Python nor only for expert-level Python developers.
On behalf of the SOC: Monica Bobra (co-chair), Andrew Leonard (co-chair), Will Barnes, Clara Brasseur, Juan Luis Cano, Rebecca Lange, Sophie Murray
I wanted to share with you a job posting to work with us at the
University of Illinois. It’s available at:
The short description is that we’re looking to invest in the yt
infrastructure, and bring it more closely in line with the modern
pydata ecosystem. This would mean working to utilize and interoperate
with libraries like dask and xarray, and will include designing and
documenting software changes and infrastructure. Plus, it will also
involve working with libraries used throughout both the scientific
ecosystem and in industry in modern data science. And, you’ll get to
work with fun people in both yt community *and* the pydata community!
All the work will be open source and this project is committed to
contributing to the broader ecosystem *wherever* we can.
I hope you’ll consider either applying, or passing this along to
someone you know that might be interested. All of the information in
the job posting should be considered authoritative, rather than this
email. If you’ve got any questions (including about specifics of the
job, the application process, etc) please do reach out to the contact
person on the form!
The frontend for AMRVAC (http://amrvac.org/) was just merged, thanks to the
persistence of that frontend's authors. Both of them have been working with
us on github and the yt slack and have shown an interest in further
improving support and yt in general.
To empower that I'd like to nominate them as project members. We'll need
three other project members to reply with a +1. When that happens I'll add
them to the website and give them a commit bit.