ANN: SciPy 2006 Conference
Travis N. Vaught
travis at enthought.com
Tue Apr 11 22:10:30 CEST 2006
The *SciPy 2006 Conference* is scheduled for August 17-18, 2006 at CalTech.
A tremendous amount of work has gone into SciPy and Numpy over the past
few months, and the scientific python community around these and other
tools has truly flourished. The Scipy 2006 Conference is an
excellent opportunity to exchange ideas, learn techniques, contribute
code and affect the direction of scientific computing with Python.
Conference details are at http://www.scipy.org/SciPy2006
Python language author Guido van Rossum (!) has agreed to be the Keynote
speaker at this year's Conference.
Registration is now open.
You may register early online for $100.00 at
http://www.enthought.com/scipy06. Registration includes breakfast and
lunch Thursday & Friday and a very nice dinner Thursday night. After
July 14, 2006, registration will cost $150.00.
Call for Presenters
If you are interested in presenting at the conference, you may submit an
abstract in Plain Text, PDF or MS Word formats to abstracts at scipy.org --
the deadline for abstract submission is July 7, 2006. Papers and/or
presentation slides are acceptable and are due by August 4, 2006.
Several people have expressed interest in attending a tutorial session.
The Wednesday before the conference might be a good day for this.
Please email the list if you have particular topics that you are
interested in. Here's a preliminary list:
- Migrating from Numeric or Numarray to Numpy
- 2D Visualization with Python
- 3D Visualization with Python
- Introduction to Scientific Computing with Python
- Building Scientific Simulation Applications
Please rate these and add others in a subsequent thread to the
SciPy-user mailing list. Perhaps we can pick 4-6 top ideas and
recruit speakers as demand dictates. The authoritative list will
be tracked here:
If anyone would like to arrive earlier (Monday and Tuesday the 14th and
15th of August), we can borrow a room on the CalTech campus to sit and
code against particular libraries or apps of interest. Please register
your interest in these coding sprints on the SciPy-user mailing list as
well. The authoritative list will be tracked here:
Mailing list address: scipy-user at scipy.org
Mailing list archives:
Mailing list signup: http://www.scipy.net/mailman/listinfo/scipy-user
 Some stats:
NumPy has averaged over 16,000 downloads per month Sept. 05 to March 06.
SciPy has averaged over 3,800 downloads per month in Feb. and March 06.
(both scipy and numpy figures do not include the 2000 instances per
month downloaded as part of the Python Enthought Edition Distribution
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