The workshop will cover basic usage of yt, including the yt data model, yt's field system, low-level data inspection, basic visualization workflows, and data analysis and reduction tasks. We will also cover more advanced usages like generating simulated observations, halo finding and halo analysis, volume rendering, advanced 3D visualizations, and advanced data analysis and reduction tasks. Finally, we will cover how to modify and extend yt, as well as the development and contribution process.
In addition, there will be time set aside for exploring data you bring to the workshop, along with opportunities to work directly with yt developers to load and explore your data.
The workshop will take place at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications building on the north end of the UIUC campus. The NCSA building is about a block away from the conference hotel and is next door to a parking structure that offers metered all-day parking. There are a number of food trucks nearby, a university-run cafeteria about 2 blocks away, and a university business district with many good lunch restaurants about a half a mile away.
We are planning to offer funding for hotel and travel for those requesting support. If you request funding, you will be notified of available funds by September 15. Travel awards will be made in the form of arranged lodging and airfare, with reservations being made by the conference organizers.
We hope to see you there.