2015 AMS Python Symposium and Short Courses

Fyi, here’s the program for the Fifth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python. The Symposium is only one day, Monday, January 5, 2015, but it’ll be
really packed :) !

Two short courses will be offered, a Beginners and an Advanced course (both are two days and are offered concurrently, January 3-4, 2015). See the registration information/links page and the description of the courses page for details.

Everything is at the AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ. Hope to see folks there!

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Unidata Python Workshop

Unidata is offering a two-day workshop “Using Unidata Technologies with Python”, October 21-22, 2014, at UCAR’s Foothills Lab 4, Room #1201, in Boulder, CO. Information is available at: http://www.unidata.ucar.edu/events/2014TrainingWorkshop/.

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AMS 2015 Python Symposium Abstract Deadline Extended

Just fyi, if you were interested in submitting an abstract to the AMS 2015 Python Symposium but hadn’t gotten around to it, the submission deadline has been extended to August 21. See here for the Call for Papers (along with details regarding the Best Student Paper Prize for the Symposium). Thanks!

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Submit an Abstract to the 5th AMS Python Symposium!

Just wanted to just invite you to submit an abstract to the 5th AMS Python Symposium to be held next year in Phoenix! See the call for papers for details. The abstract deadline is August 1. (Sorry I’m posting this so late.)

We encourage students to submit papers. There is a prize for the best paper. Details are available on the student prize flier. The abstract deadline for students is later, August 21.

Hope to see y’all in Phoenix!

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The Future of Visualization in Python

Jake Vanderplas has a neat post (written last year) on the future of visualization in Python and where Matplotlib fits into it: http://jakevdp.github.io/blog/2013/03/23/matplotlib-and-the-future-of-visualization-in-python/.

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AMS 2014 Presentations are Available Online

Recorded talks (with any extended abstracts/handouts) for the Fourth Python Symposium at the 2014 AMS Annual Meeting are available online. Enjoy!

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UCAR Software Engineering Assembly Conference in April 2014

From Davide Del Vento, posted today to the mailing list:

Folks,

I know most of you are focused on the upcoming AMS meeting (where
unfortunately I can’t go), but I want to make sure you are aware of the
next SEA conference, which will be held in Boulder in April.

The deadline for submitting paper/posters is Friday of next week. Please
consider submitting one! You just need a title and short abstract (which
you can change later on if you need to).

Check it out! https://sea.ucar.edu/conference/2014

Cheers,
Davide Del Vento,
SEA Chair http://sea.ucar.edu/

I was able to attend in 2012; this is an awesome conference!

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Learning/Teaching Python Town Hall at AMS 2014

At the AMS meeting next week, we’ll have a Town Hall on learning and teaching Python: Tuesday, 4 February 2014, 12:15-1:15 pm, Room C302. Here are some more details. Safe travels to everyone who’s going to Atlanta!

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“Building the PyAOS Community” Workshop at AMS

Scott Collis is organizing a workshop on this topic at the 2014 AMS meeting! Here’s the email with details that he sent to the PyAOS mailing list: Continue reading

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Stages in Learning to Code

Andromeda Yelton has a very insightful article on the stages in learning to code and the implications for teaching programming to newbies.

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