[AstroPy] Proliferating py-astro-libs

Thomas Robitaille thomas.robitaille at gmail.com
Mon Jun 13 17:14:48 EDT 2011

Just to put the suggestion out there, Tom A. and I would be happy to try and host the meeting at CfA if there was interest for this, preferably in the fall. We have webcast capabilities for the talks (I like the idea of 'lightning' talks), though it would be harder to have remote participation for the hands-on part.

Of course, we're also open to other locations, so if anyone else interested in hosting this, please feel free to suggest!


On Monday, June 13, 2011 at 4:53 PM, James Turner wrote:

> > I agree with the idea of a workshop! (but with few talks, and
> > discussing/deciding/planning/coding would be the majority). I think
> > face to face would be much better than teleconference. I also like
> > the idea of a dedicated workshop, not a splinter.
> We could do both (a face-to-face workshop with video connections or
> whatever to whomever else wants to dial in; I wouldn't want to shut
> out students or people in far-flung continents).
> I agree that we'd keep the talks brief, just for context (1 day?)
> and focus on things like how to contribute, actually doing so and
> organization.
> > I suggest that those of us interested in a small workshop see what
> > would be possible in our own institutions. I think in the end we
> > should keep this focused on the development (rather than a general
> > python in astronomy conference). Keeping it small will also make it
> > easier to organize and manage.
> Chile would be nice but is probably a bit too far for people(?). As
> someone pointed out, Baltimore and Harvard seem relatively accessible
> for people from the US and Europe.
> Cheers,
> James.

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