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/
Follow up to the above
Important Talk & Poster Dates:
(Sorry for the cross-post; but I can't be sure how much overlap there is between Scikit-HEP and PyHEP.)
Less than a week until the deadline for submitting GSoC project ideas !
We are sending this gentle reminder targeting people who are planning to submit a proposal for this year's GSoC, but who did not make yet a pull request in the HSF repository. The deadline is next Tuesday, Feb 4 as announced already few times. We have less than 10 proposals so far, only 5 published and the rest being reviewed; last year we had 54 proposals! Please do not let this submission for the last minute since there is also a review process.
For convenience, here are the instructions (https://hepsoftwarefoundation.org/gsoc/guideline.html) for submitting a proposal. In case you have problems doing this yourself, do not hesitate to send the proposal content (following the format from the guideline) by e-mail to the admin team.
PyHEP 2020 Workshop, July 11-13 2020, Austin (Texas), USA
We are pleased to announce the third PyHEP workshop organised by the HEP Software Foundation (HSF). The PyHEP, "Python in HEP", workshops aim to provide an environment to discuss and promote the usage of Python in the HEP community at large.
PyHEP 2020 will be held in Austin (Texas), USA, on 11-13 July 2020. The workshop will take place in the same city as the SciPy 2020 conference ((https:/www.scipy2020.scipy.org/) on scientific computing in Python, and will slightly overlap in time with it, to facilitate inter-community exchanges. We encourage HEP participation in SciPy.
The workshop will be a forum for the participants and the community at large to discuss developments of Python packages and tools, exchange experiences, and inform the future evolution of community activities. There will be ample time for discussion.
The agenda will be made available on the workshop indico page (https://indico.cern.ch/e/PyHEP2020/) in due time. It is also linked from the PyHEP WG homepage (http://hepsoftwarefoundation.org/activities/pyhep.html).
We encourage community members to propose presentations on any topic (email: email@example.com). We are particularly interested in participation that diversifies the backgrounds of attendees - non-LHC communities, neutrino experiments, etc.
Registration will open in Spring and we will provide detailed travel and accommodation information at that time. There will be no workshop fees, thanks to our sponsors.
Some partial travel support based on need is available for some USA/UK participants, in particular for students and postdocs. We thank IRIS-HEP, the University of Liverpool and the UK Software Sustainability Institute (SSI) for this. Details on how to apply for these will be provided once registration opens.
Looking forward to your participation!
Eduardo Rodrigues - University of Liverpool (Chair)
Ben Krikler - University of Bristol (Co-chair)
Jim Pivarski - Princeton University (Co-chair)
Chris Tunnell - Rice University
Matthew Feickert - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Peter Onyisi - The University of Texas at Austin
@Ojaswy Are you asking about PyCon or PyHEP? The PyCon abstract-submission must be closed because acceptances had already been announced (like @reikdas's).
As for PyHEP 2020 in July, we haven't said much publicly yet because we're still figuring out the new format, but it will be held as an online workshop. (That much, at least, has been established. How we're going to have online interactions with the same quality as face-to-face interactions is a problem we're still working on.)