[AstroPy] AstroPy BoF meeting at SciPy

Matt Davis mrdavis at stsci.edu
Fri Jul 8 18:13:05 EDT 2011

James, thanks for organizing! I'll just warn you that of the 9 people who have signed on at the wiki, six of us are developers at STSCI. Though I am planning to drag in another outside voice in the form of an astronomy grad student.

As someone who does not do research I'm very curious to learn more about what astronomers would actually find most useful in astropy. Maybe one thing we could do at SciPy is brainstorm some features we think are likely to be the most popular in astropy (and provide the best foundation), and then we can poll the community for input before the fall meeting.

Looking forward to SciPy!

Matt Davis

P.S. I will be around during the sprints.

On Jul 8, 2011, at 4:50 PM, James Turner wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> The results of the SciPy BoF poll were evenly split between Tues,
> Wed & Thurs evenings as the preferred time. Given the organizers'
> plans and Perry's availability, I have asked for a slot on
> **Thursday evening**. It looks like one person who voted can't make
> that time, so please do feel free to grab the rest of us for a chat
> before then.
>   http://astropy.wikispaces.com/SciPy+2011
> I don't have any rigid agenda in mind for this; it was clear from
> previous discussion that people wanted to meet at SciPy, so I have
> just set up a time that everyone knows about. Following on from the
> AstroPy vision noted down by the co-ordinators, we might have some
> more detailed discussion on how to organize collaboration, who is
> willing to contribute what, ideas for the proposed meeting later
> this year, consensus views on some of the questions that have come
> up in the last week etc. I think it would be good if people could
> also very briefly (in a couple of minutes) summarize what they're
> working on. I'll think about priorities some more on the way.
> Whether or not you will be at SciPy, if you have specific topics you
> think it would be useful to discuss and provide input to the AstroPy
> co-ordinators on, feel free to reply to this and propose something.
> Tom and Erik, I believe you won't be there, so let us know if
> there's something you'd like input on. Of course we'll probably only
> have an hour or perhaps two so we can't solve all the problems of
> the Universe or do anything very concrete just yet (unless anyone
> wants to use sprint time on Fri-Sat for that).
> Cheers,
> James.
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