[AstroPy] next astropy coordination meeting

Kathleen Labrie klabrie at gemini.edu
Thu May 3 13:38:41 EDT 2012

Hi Perry,

I am a bit disappointed that there are no slots around ADASS.
For those of us who come from afar, combining trips helps
reduce the cost of travel and makes it a lot easier to participate
to efforts like astropy.


On May 3, 2012, at 5:24 AM, Perry Greenfield wrote:

> We would like to hold the second Astropy Coordination meeting in  
> October at
> STScI (the first was held last October at CFA; the minutes can be  
> viewed at:
> https://github.com/astropy/astropy/wiki/CfAMeeting2011Minutes.)
> The goal for the meeting is to coordinate software efforts in  
> improving and
> expanding astropy. It is planned as a two-day meeting. Currently these  
> three
> sets of dates are available:
> Tuesday - Wednesday  Oct. 2-3
> Tuesday - Wednesday  Oct. 9-10
> Tuesday - Wednesday  Oct. 23-24
> We'd like to know who is interested in attending the meeting and which  
> dates
> are acceptable. A doodle poll has been set up; only the first day of  
> each
> week has been given as a choice to indicate you can make the meeting  
> that
> week. Please fill out the poll if you are interested in attending the
> meeting but can't make any of dates. The poll will be kept open for  
> just over
> two weeks and will close at the end of Friday, May 18.
> The link to the poll is: http://www.doodle.com/auvfbs6f4iiyt9cb
> Tentative topics to be addressed at the coordination meeting
> (subject to revision depending on interest of attendees):
> * The current state of the Astropy core package
> - What subpackages need to be improved?
> - What new subpackages need to be made?
> - How should we phase out stand-alone versions?
> * Advocacy and communication to the community
> * Highest priorities for additions to astropy
>  - who will be the advocate/coordinator for each?
> * What existing packages should we target for making affiliated  
> packages?
>  - What offer will they not be able to refuse?
> * Improving interoperability of affiliated packages
>  - E.g., supporting standard data objects (ND-datasets, spectra...) and
>    metadata conventions
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