The (nominal) due date for submissions for SciPy2014 is next Friday:
. I think we should aim to
have a strong presence there -- I've heard from a couple people they
plan to be there, which is awesome. For various reasons, I am only
going to be traveling to the yt workshop in Santa Cruz and SciPy for a
little while, so I am planning to be there the entire duration. There
are a few things I think we should consider:
- A joint talk introducing yt 3.0, where everyone in attendance
either participates in the talk or acts as ambassadors. I want this
to be submitted to the general track. I do not have any particular
interest in acting as the primary presenter.
- Sprints! For sure.
- Possibly a talk submitted to the astro track about domain-specific
stuff, like Hilary's spectrum generator, or John's Chandra generator,
or the integration with Rockstar, or even AGORA.
- We should participate in the WSSSPE workshop, which will be on
Thursday afternoon. Looks like right now I'll be co-chairing this.
- We may consider submitting a poster in addition, which emphasizes
things like outreach using yt.
Here are my drafts of the sprint and talk abstracts. You should be
able to provide comments on them by right-clicking. If you want
direct edit privs, let me know.
Options I think we should pass on:
- yt-centric tutorial: we will get to the point that I think this is
a good idea, but I don't think we'd get enough people signing up for
- yt-BOF. It might be worthwhile to consider setting up a BOF for
data analysis of spatial data, though. (Not just GIS.)
I will be submitting a talk about ZeroPy as well.