[AstroPy] next astropy coordination meeting
perry at stsci.edu
Fri May 18 09:23:07 EDT 2012
Just a reminder that the poll closes today
On May 3, 2012, at 11:24 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:
> 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
> week has been given as a choice to indicate you can make the meeting
> 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
> - 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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