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SciPy’07 Dates Announced

According to, The SciPy 2007 Conference will be on August 16-17 this year; tutorials and sprints will run on the 14th, 15th, and 18th.  I won’t be able to attend (new baby), but I’d like to organize a half-day or one-day session to update and extend the Software Carpentry notes.  Lots of modules need writing, both on Python-specific stuff and on general software engineering skills for scientists and engineers.  I’d particularly like to see:

  • A lecture or two on NumPy (used to have one, it fell behind Travis Oliphant’s coding, and it’s probably now the biggest gap in the lectures)
  • A whole lecture on the subprocess module, job control, and remote execution
  • A second lecture on security
  • Some screencasts on Python IDEs (Wing 101, IDLE, Eclipse, and Komodo)
  • A lecture on connecting to C and Fortran
  • A lecture on design patterns
  • A lecture on professional ethics and responsibilities
  • And stuff on requirements, traceability, data lineage, and, oh, what else do you want?

If you’re interested, please let me know…


Written by Greg Wilson

2007/03/11 at 09:50

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  1. […] Titus Brown will be teaching “Intermediate and Advanced Software Carpentry with Python” at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory this spring, and is open to teaching it elsewhere after that.  Meanwhile, Chris Lasher has put together some more debugging material for the course.  As mentioned previously, they’re planning to run a writing spree at SciPy’07; hope to see lots of people there. […]

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