[AstroPy] AstroPy Coordination Meeting this fall

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille at gmail.com
Tue Aug 9 22:01:45 EDT 2011

Hi everyone,

It seems that the October dates work best for people, so this is just
to confirm that we will hold the AstroPy coordination meeting on
October 12-13th 2011 at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for
Astrophysics. In addition to finalizing decisions and coordinating the
next development steps, we thought it might be fun to get going on
some coding, so we are planning to have an optional coding sprint on
the Friday (October 14th) for anyone interested in staying an extra

We've created a preliminary page on the GitHub wiki and have included
the list of people who said they would be able to make those dates:


Feel free to add or remove your name as necessary (you will need a
GitHub account) or send me an email if you want me to do it.

A preliminary agenda and logistical information will follow. If you
have ideas or suggestions for the agenda, please feel free to send me
an email (or post a reply to this message).

We look forward to having you over at CfA in the fall!


On 26 July 2011 18:38, Thomas Robitaille <thomas.robitaille at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> Following the poll on a coordination meeting this fall, it looks like
> the CfA is convenient for the most people, so Tom Aldcroft and myself
> have been looking into when/how we could organize this. We are
> envisaging a two-day AstroPy development coordination meeting for
> AstroPy (not a general Python in Astronomy meeting, which could happen
> as a AAS splinter for example). We've come up with a couple of dates
> that would be best in terms of logistics, namely September 8-9th and
> October 12-13th.
> Note that this would be more of an informal meeting than a conference
> (no 'official' catering for example). We're planning on booking a
> meeting room big enough for 30-40 people with a projector, tables, and
> (of course) internet. We will also try and make sure that we can hold
> meetings in smaller sub-groups for coordination relating to specific
> components on one of the days.
> We've created a poll at the following URL where you can indicate your
> name and preferences:
> http://www.doodle.com/7ea9i6frm95tekv9
> If neither of the dates work, please indicate it so we can discuss this further!
> Thanks!
> Thomas
> ps: In case this is relevant to some of you, the AAS HEAD meeting is
> 7-10th September in Rhode Island, which would conflict with the first
> set of dates.

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