[Baypiggies] Motion | Andrew to speak on Scientific computing?

jim jim at well.com
Mon Oct 12 21:21:02 CEST 2009

comments interspersed below: 

On Mon, 2009-10-12 at 20:15 +0200, Andrew Dalke wrote:
> On Oct 12, 2009, at 6:34 PM, jim wrote:
> >    so far what we've got is tentative. this seems
> > a good candidate for our november 19 meeting (the
> > third, not the fourth thursday of november).
> I would like to do this.
> >    glen, can you run with this: is he really free
> > to give this talk on that date?

> I am, but I would like to know soon as I'm putting my Thanksgiving  
> travel together now.
JS: we're saying "yes"; please confirm you'll give 
a talk at the VCafe in Mountain View on November 19. 
meeting starts at 7:30 PM. newbie nugget presentation 
from 7:35 to 7:45 or so. main presentation (your talk) 
after newbie nugget until done, typically 45 to 60 
minutes, can go a bit longer. 

> > seems to me we
> > like talks with code examples and techniques: what
> > important modules are there, any caveats to their
> > use? got code snippet examples?
> My plan was to cover some of the software involved in computational  
> chemistry and biology, give an idea of a few of the basic problems  
> from a programming sense, and perhaps some commentary about what it's  
> like to develop software for scientists. It would be a modification  
> of my EuroSciPy 2008 talk, at
>    http://www.euroscipy.org/download/2008/ 
> euroscipy2008_dalke_chemistry.pdf
> As for code examples, there's not much I can show off since it really  
> requires some knowledge of the science.
JS: main thing is a python-orientation. remember that 
those in the audience who are in other fields are likely 
more interested in your talk if there's a python twist 
to things here and there. 
> How much time would I have? 
JS: hopefully at least 45 minutes and welcome to more, 
probably not much over 60; the time is there for you. 
better a little long than rushed.  
> If Glen shows up then he could help show off some of the software  
> involved. PyMOL makes for some great demos, but I haven't used it for  
> much since I'm no longer in that subfield. 
JS: i certainly hope glen shows up: maybe he could 
cook up a PyMOL newbie nugget. 
> 				Andrew
> 				dalke at dalkescientific.com

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