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SciPy 2013 Tutorials - Call for Submissions
SciPy 2013, the twelfth annual Scientific Computing with Python conference, will be held this June 24th-29th in Austin, Texas. SciPy is a community dedicated to the advancement of scientific computing through open source Python software for mathematics, science, and engineering. The annual SciPy Conference allows participants from academic, commercial, and governmental organizations to showcase their latest projects, learn from skilled users and developers, and collaborate on code development.
To get the most out of the tutorials, you will need to have the correct
software installed and running. Specific requirements for each tutorial
are specified in the detailed description for each tutorial. But it's
best to start with one of the scientific Python distributions
to ensure an environment that includes most of the packages you'll need.
The conference always kicks off with two days of tutorials. These sessions provide extremely affordable access to expert training, and consistently receive fantastic feedback from participants. This year we are expanding the tutorial session to include three parallel tracks: introductory, intermediate and advanced.
The new introductory track specifically targets programmers with no prior knowledge of scientific python and to ensure a consistent overall experience, the topics for these sessions have been fixed.
We are now accepting tutorial proposals from individuals or teams that would like to teach a tutorial at SciPy 2013
Whether you are a major contributor to a scientific Python library or an expert-level user, this is a great opportunity to share your knowledge and offset some of the costs of your SciPy 2013 attendance.
Tutorials should be focused on covering a well-defined topic in a hands-on manner. We want to see attendees coding! We encourage submissions to be designed to allow at least 50% of the time for hands-on excerises even if this means the subject matter needs to be limited. Tutorials will be 4 hours in duration and will be assigned to one of the three tracks.
For examples of content and format, you can refer to past tutorials from past SciPy tutorial sessions (SciPy2012_, SciPy2011_, SciPy2010_). We are looking for awesome techniques or packages, helping new or advanced python programmers develop better or faster scientific applications.
Submissions to the intermediate and advanced track are open to all topics but for submissions to the introductory track, please choose from one of the 4 topics listed below:
- Introduction Scientific Python Basics (Numpy and IPython)
- Introduction to plotting with Matplotlib
- Overview of Scipy
- Software Carpentry
In recognition of the effort required to plan and prepare a high quality tutorial, we give at least a $750 stipend to each instructor (or team of instructors) for each half-day session they lead. This may stipend may increase to $1000 depending on availability of funds.
To submit your tutorial proposal, please go to: http://conference.scipy.org/scipy2013/tutorial_submission.php and fill the form, or in case you prefer so, send the materials to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will need the next:
- A short bio of the presenter or team members, containing a description of past experiences as a trainer/teacher/speaker, and (ideally) links to videos of these experiences if available.
- Which track the tutorial would fit best in Intermediate or Advanced if an open submisssion, or which of the 4 introductory topics otherwise.
- A description of the tutorial, suitable for posting on the SciPy website for attendees to view. It should include the target audience, the expected level of knowledge prior to the class, and the goals of the class.
- A more detailed outline of the tutorial content, including the duration of each part, and exercise sessions. Please include a description of how you plan to make the tutorial hands-on.
- A list of Python packages that attendees will need to have installed prior to the class to follow along. Please mention if any packages are not cross platform. Installation instructions or links to installation documentation should be provided for packages that are not available through easy_install, pip, EPD, Anaconda, etc., or that require third party or compiled libraries.
- If available, the tutorial notes, slides, exercise files, ipython notebooks, that you already have, even if they are preliminary.
Accepted tutorials will be announced on April 15th. Final tutorial materials and instructions for attendees will be due on May 24th. This will include final version numbers of required software and a test script that can be run by attendees to ensure that they have sufficient time to prepare their laptops before the conference.
- Feb 27th: Calls for tutorial submissions
- Apr 8th: Tutorial submissions due
- May 1st: Speaker and Schedule announced
- May 6th: Early registration ends
- May 24th: Final submission of tutorial materials, software version numbers and test scripts.
- Monday-Tuesday, June 24 - 25: SciPy 2013 Tutorials, Austin TX
- Wednesday-Thursday, June 26 - 27: SciPy 2013 Conference, Austin TX
- Friday-Saturday, June 27 - 28: SciPy 2013 Sprints, Austin TX & remote
We look forward to very exciting tutorials and hope to see you all at the conference.
The SciPy 2013 Tutorial Chairs
- Francesc Alted, Software Architect at Continuum Analytics Inc.
- Dharhas Pothina, Water Informatics Lead at the Texas Water Development Board