A panel with Guido/python-dev on scientific uses and Python 3 at Google HQ, March 2nd

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A panel with Guido/python-dev on scientific uses and Python 3 at Google HQ, March 2nd

Fernando Perez
Hi all,

I wanted to point out to you folks, and invite any of you who could
make it in person, to a panel discussion we'll be having on Friday
March 2nd, at 3pm, during the PyData workshop that will take place at
Google's headquarters in Mountain View:

http://pydataworkshop.eventbrite.com

The PyData workshop is organized by several developers coming from the
numerical/scientific side of the Python world, and we thought this
would be a good opportunity, both timing- and logistics-wise, for a
discussion with as many Python developers as possible.  The upcoming
Python 3.3 release, the lifting of the language moratorium, the
gradual (but slow) uptake of Python 3 in science, the continued and
increasing growth of Python as a tool in scientific research and
education, etc, are all good reasons for thinking this could be a
productive discussion.

This is the thread on the Numpy mailing list where we've had some
back-and-forth about ideas:

http://mail.scipy.org/pipermail/numpy-discussion/2012-February/060437.html


Guido has already agreed to participate, and a number of developers
for 'core' scientific Python projects will be present at the panel,
including:

- Travis Oliphant, Peter Wang, Mark Wiebe, Stefan van der Walt (Numpy, Scipy)
- John Hunter (Matplotlib)
- Fernando Perez, Brian Granger, Min Ragan-Kelley (IPython)
- Dag Sverre Seljebotn (Numpy, Cython)

It would be great if as many core Python developers for whom a Bay
Area Friday afternoon drive to Mountain View is feasible could attend.
 Those of you already at Google will hopefully all make it, of course
:)

We hope this discussion will be a good start for interesting
developments that require dialog between the 'science crowd' and
python-dev.  Several of us will also be available at PyCon 2012, so if
there's interest we can organize an informal follow-up/BoF on this
topic the next week at PyCon.

Please forward this information to anyone you think might be
interested (I'll be posting in a second to the Bay Piggies list).

If you are not a Googler nor already registered for PyData, but would
like to attend, please let me know by emailing me at:

[hidden email]

We have room for a few extra people (in addition to PyData attendees)
for this particular meeting, and we'll do our best to accomodate you.
Please let me know if you're a core python committer in your message.

I'd like to thank Google for their hospitality in hosting us for
PyData, and Guido for his willingness to take part in this discussion.
 I hope it will be a productive one for all involved.

Best,

f
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