Today we had a meeting in IRC to discuss a potential 2012 yt workshop. I think it was very successful, and rather than having long, high-turnover discussions over email it seems like IRC would be a better venue. I've summarized the important points below, and the full logs can be found online at:
The important points:
1) The FLASH center has *very* graciously offered to host us in Chicago, thanks to John ZuHone's efforts. 2) We are currently exploring the following dates, in order: Jan 23-26, Jan 31-Feb 3, or Feb 6-Feb 9. JohnZ will be looking into availability of hotel blocks. 3) A draft agenda has been posted here:
which is available for commenting. Please leave comments if you have them, using the 'commenting' feature.
4) If anyone has any ideas about potential funding sources, please contact Stephen Skory or me. 5) We'll have presentations from some local (UC/FLASH/ANL) HPC experts as well.
The current action items:
1) Figure out hotel situation with candidate dates (JZ) 2) Continue iterating on agenda (Britton, everyone else) 3) Investigate funding (SS, anyone else that has leads)
Please feel encouraged to reply to this list with any thoughts you have. As new items develop we'll continue updating this list, and hopefully we will be able to begin advertising it and shoring up participants/support soon.
Best wishes, and thanks to everyone who participated! This workshop should be fun, and I'm really excited about the energy I was getting in the chat room -- about topics, development, learning, sharing code, everything.