I think we needed to give one more minute to the lightning talks and have fewer of them.
I disagree with this, I think the lightning talks were just fine and we should have had more of them.
DON'T USE PYTHON 2!
this field has evolved from enthusiast working in isolation 2 real interactivity in just a year or two. It's amazing how quickly that happened.
pythonin macOS Catalina, the header at the top of Python’s startup says:
WARNING: Python 2.7 is not recommended. This version is included in macOS for compatibility with legacy software. Future versions of macOS will not include Python 2.7. Instead, it is recommended that you transition to using 'python3' from within Terminal.
Yes the lightning talks were a lot about a way to get everyone to introduce itself to everyone else. I was hoping for more such talks but in the end I guess people were a bit shy … maybe because the session was a first? For sure we will do this again.
I think so, it is new and people don't yet know how to deal with this, but they will learn.
pyhepmcI thought we could fold this into scikit-hep
@henryiii I found out about this through an email sent to PyData meetup members (PyData is under NumFOCUS). This is a fixed-duration campaign, like an NPR pledge break, not an open repository for donations, like Wikipedia.
To be clear, I'm not saying it's good or bad—I'm just a little surprised. It could be an attempt to diversify their funding sources so that it's not all corporate. I just don't know, so I thought of sharing it here, given that we depend strongly on these projects.
Hi all. Tomorrow is the first day of the SciPy 2020 call for proposals: https://twitter.com/SciPyConf/status/1204141195095662594
I will be submitting one for pyhf and I hope that other people will be making submissions for talks and posters as well. It is a highly competitive candidate pool where they annually get hundreds of applications for a few tens of speaking spots (last year there were 168 applications for 60 spots), so I'd encourage everyone applying to take a look at talks from previous years (up on the Enthought YouTube channel) and applications to see what successful talks looked like.
If it is of interest, I have my proposal for a pyhf talk last year up on GitHub. It wasn't accepted for a talk, but it reviewed well enough that it was invited for a poster anyway. The reviewer comments are also included. https://github.com/matthewfeickert/SciPy2019-Proposal/
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