We had a productive discussion about the yt workshop today. Our conclusions are summarized in this Google doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-SVt6In7w5jpWCm9Co6nT07-owimrFDOvNjN445u...
We've settled on March 6-8, with some possible spillover on Saturday March 9th. We'll be focused on yt, and have decided to not include science talks in the interest of having more time to work on coding sprints. We'll also have short ~30 minute talks on key portions of the code so that the leads for those portions can describe advanced features, point out areas for improvement, and solicit help from the other developers. Most of the time will be spent in coding sprints, which we will track using some of the Atlassian agile programming tools we've recently been given access to. Hopefully by the end of the workshop, we'll have an automatically generated list of accomplishments that we can point to.
Chris Moody had volunteered to write up a draft of the proposal. He'll also be talking to Joel to get some more details on the size of the funding request and how to focus the proposal. We also need to decide who will be the PI - it's not clear if it's appropriate to have grad students in charge of the grant.
We'll be colloboratively finishing up the grant starting the week of November 2nd.
Please let me or Chris know if you have concerns about the format or the way we're progressing.