As a community, SciPy advances scientific and analytic computing through the development and promotion of open source Python software; Python usage continues to grow significantly in scientific and analytic computing thanks to the efforts of this community.
The annual SciPy Conference brings together academic and industry users to present their latest work, learn from skilled users and developers, and collaborate on advancing the ecosystem. Attendance in 2013 grew 70% to 330 people; our goal for 2014 is 500+. And based on feedback from last year’s attendees, we’ve increased the length of the conference by one day to accommodate all the events and talks.
2-days of Tutorials
We provide two days of expert-led tutorials at the start of the conference. These tutorials are very popular, with an introductory track for attendees new to Python, and intermediate and advanced tracks for experienced users.
3-days of Talks, BoFs, Poster Sessions and Mini-symposia
Authors share their juried presentations and poster papers covering the latest developments in the use of Python in science during the three main days of the conference. Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, Mini-symposia presentations, Lightning talks and Keynote presentations provide a wide variety of opportunities for attendees to participate and learn.
2-days of Sprints
Each year, two days of sprints wrap up the SciPy Conference and provide an opportunity for collaborative coding and problem-solving on SciPy open-source projects. Last year’s sprints contributed real, significant progress for many packages and tools. The Matplotlib sprinters alone checked in close to 10,000 lines of code.
Your sponsorship helps us build a financial foundation for the conference and the community, providing more opportunities for the community to build out the Python scientific computing tools and packages.
New this year is the SciPy Job Fair. We will be hosting this event one evening of the general session so everyone has a chance to attend. Sponsors who choose to participate will have a chance to meet with attendees and discuss opportunities and potential fit. SciPy brings together some of the best minds in scientific and analytic computing, 25% of them students; you’ll be hard-pressed to find this kind of audience anywhere else.
SciPy offers scholarships for students and researchers who contribute to the community. In 2013 we were able to pay the travel, registration, and lodging costs for 15 applicants selected for their outstanding contributions to open source scientific Python projects. In the last 8 years over 70 students have attended from countries around the world.
Sponsorships also help us to keep this meeting very affordable compared to many others.
At SciPy 2013, sponsorships increased 50% over 2012 thanks to the generosity of Los Alamos National Lab, Google, Continuum Analytics, GitHub, indeed, Kitware, NumFOCUS, Python Software Foundation, Schrodinger, wise.io, WingWare, and our Institutional Sponsor, Enthought. Media and Community sponsors included Computing Science & Engineering, no starch press, O’Reilly, pyladies and Python Weekly.
|Sun – Mon: Tutorials||Mon evening: Enthought Offsite Reception|
|Tue: General Session Day 1||Sponsored Students + Sponsors breakfast Morning refreshment break
Afternoon refreshment break
Main Event Reception - Book signings
|Wed: General Session Day 2||Morning refreshment break Lunch
Afternoon refreshment break SciPy Job Fair and happy hour
|Thu: General Session Day 3||Morning refreshment break Lunch
Afternoon refreshment break Sponsor offsite happy hours
|Fri: Sprints Day 1||Sprint sponsor
Friday evening happy hour / dinner
|Sat: Sprints Day 2||Sprint sponsor|
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or to reserve your Sponsorship Package.