[Numpy-discussion] Tutorials at Scipy 2008

Carl Trachte ctrachte@gmail....
Thu May 29 22:59:08 CDT 2008

On 5/29/08, Fernando Perez <fperez.net@gmail.com> wrote:
> [ This is meant as a heads-up here, please keep the discussion on the
>  SciPy user list so we can focus the conversation in one list only. ]
>  Hi all,
>  Travis Oliphant and myself have signed up to coordinate the tutorials
>  sessions at this year's SciPy conference.  Our tentative plan is
>  described here:
>  http://scipy.org/SciPy2008/Tutorials
>  but it basically consists of holding in parallel:
>  1. A 2-day hands-on tutorial for beginners.
>  2. A set of 2 or 4 hour sessions on special topics.
>  We need input from people on:
>  - Do you like this idea?
>  - If yes for #1, any suggestions/wishes?  Eric Jones, Travis O and
>  myself have all taught similar things and could potentially do it
>  again, but none of us is trying to impose it.  If someone else wants
>  to do it, by all means mention it.  The job could be split across
>  multiple people once an agenda is organized.
>  - For #2, please go to the wiki and fill in ideas for topics and/or
>  presenters.  We'll need a list of viable topics with actual presenters
>  before we start narrowing down the schedule into something more
>  concrete.
>  Feel free to either discuss things here or to just put topics on the
>  wiki.  I find wikis to be a poor place for conversation but excellent
>  for summarizing items.  I'll try to update the wiki with ideas that
>  arise here, but feel free to directly edit the wiki if you just want
>  to suggest a specific topic or brief piece of info, do NOT feel like
>  you have to vet anything on list.
>  Cheers,
>  Travis and Fernando.
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Assuming I'm approved by my employer to attend, I could benefit from
either the intro or some of the advanced topics.  If the mayavi one is
for hard core mayavi users, I would probably spend the day doing the
intro one.  If there are examples that can be followed without being a
mayavi wizard, I would probably attend that one.  Either way I see it
as a win.
Thanks for your efforts in getting the conference together.
Carl T.

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