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Keep up to date with the organisation of the EuroSciPy conference.

EuroSciPy 2011: deadline approaching & poster session

2011/05/04 by Tiziano Zito

The deadline for the call for presentation for the EuroScipy 2011 conference is on Sunday May 8th!

This year the conference features, together with the usual basic and advanced tutorials and scientific talks, a brand new poster session.

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Euroscipy 2010 is over: please fill in the feedback form!

2010/07/24 by Emmanuelle Gouillart

If you attended Euroscipy 2010 (tutorials and/or conference), we're very interested in getting your feedback on the event. We have set up an anonymous feedback survey. It will take you only a couple of minutes to answer a dozen of questions on the tutorials, the talks, the practical organization, your wishlist for Euroscipy 2011, etc.

Up to now, 35 people have filled in the form (many thanks to them!). If you have not yet filled in the feedback survey (there were 170+ participants to Euroscipy 2010!), make your voice heard now!


EuroSciPy 2010 is over

2010/07/13 by Admin Istrator
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EuroSciPy 2010 was a fun conference to organize and we think we can call over 150 participants a success.

Thank you to every delegate and speaker that joined us to face the heat.

Thank you to Ecole Normale Supérieure for hosting us.

Read about the reports and send us yours if you want it added to the list.

EuroSciPy 2011 will be in Paris again. We hope to see you there!


Euroscipy tutorials: practical information

2010/07/04 by Emmanuelle Gouillart
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The tutorials are closing in, here are a few practical details!

Venue and schedule

The conference will take place at the Ecole Normale Superieure (ENS), 45 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris. The registration desk will be located in front of the Dussane room where the Advanced tutorials will also be given. All participants should first check in at the registration desk, which will be opened from 8.15 on Thursday 8th. We expect 140 participants to show up, so please arrive well before the the first tutorial at 9.00! The introduction tutorials will be given in a different building (Jules Ferry room, 29 rue d'Ulm, 75005 Paris) but all participants should go first to the registration desk in front of the Dussane room.

To reach the Dussane room, enter the main building of the Ecole Normale Supérieure, and take the corridor on your left.

There will be some wifi access in the Dussane room (although we don't know how it will stand up to dozens of computers connecting at the same time), but not in the Jules Ferry room.

All coffee breaks will take place in front of the Dussane room.

Pre-requisites

As most tutorials will be hands-on, you need to install all the required software on your computer before next Thursday. For the introduction tutorials, a list of required softwares and Python modules (Python, Ipython, NumPy, SciPy, Matplotlib) is given on http://www.euroscipy.org/conference/euroscipy2010, together with links to distributions (Python(x,y) and EPD) that install all these packages at once (and many others). For Windows users, we recommend installing one of these distributions. Would you install Python(x,y), make sure to install the full version. If you are using Linux, all these modules are packaged for most Linux distributions and can be installed in a few clicks with the package manager.

If you have problems installing the software, you may contact us for help, but please try first to get help around you or browsing the Internet, as we expect to be quite overwhelmed as the conference is closing in. Nevertheless, it will a save a lot of time if everybody arrives with a laptop well setup, so don't hesitate to ask questions.

For the advanced track, please check on the tutorials description if other packages or softwares are mentioned (Mayavi, SymPy, PyTables, Cython, etc.), and if so, install them in addition to the base packages listed above (or check if they come with your scientific Python distribution).

Also try to take a computer with a long battery lifetime, as we won't be able to plug more than a fraction of the computers at the same time. (Yes, we do have some extension cables, but the electrical circuits of the rooms are not sized to supply power to 80 laptops at the same time).

For any questions, please write to info@euroscipy.org.

We are looking forward to seeing you next Thursday!

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EuroSciPy 2010 Tutorials in the works

2010/06/25 by Nicolas Chauvat
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The tutorials are being worked on at github and discussed on a mailing list. If you want to join us and contribute, subscribe to euroscipy-tutorials and fetch the source from the repositories: first and second.

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Payment system is now working

2010/06/24 by Nicolas Chauvat
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The long overdue payment system is now working. If you have already created a registration, you should now be able to confirm it by following the link in the box at the top of the left column.

You will be redirected to the server of the bank and we will be notified if the payment is successful. We will never have access to your credit card information.

Please contact us directly by e-mail if you have any problem with the payment system.

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EuroSciPy 2010 schedule is out !

2010/06/06 by Admin Istrator

Dear EuroSciPy (future) delegates,

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The review has been a long process, but we now have an official schedule for the conference.

We received 46 talk proposals and chose to select 30. Rejecting a third of the talks was not easy, for the quality of the submissions has been improving over the years.

As conference chairs, we like talks that go right to the point, so each selected talk will have a 15 minutes time slot. Only 6 talks will be given twice that time with a 30 minutes slot. The talks we had to reject are interesting too, and we invite them to the lightning talk session where every participant will get a 5 minutes slot.

These time slots include questions, so speakers please rehearse your talks and make sure you get your main message through during your short time on stage, then discuss the details during the breaks. We will also have a place dedicated to open collaboration and last-minute sprinting.

We hope you will enjoy this conference. Please tell everyone about it and register before we reach the numerus closus or june 30th (we have 100 people registered already and will not be able to accommodate more than 200).

See you there!

photography under CC by François Maillot

Call for papers for EuroSciPy 2010 is now closed.

2010/05/24 by Admin Istrator
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The call for papers, talks and tutorials for EuroSciPy 2010 is now closed.

Over 40 proposals where received. The conference chairs assigned two reviewers per proposal. If you submitted an abstract, you should get news from your reviewers really soon now.

We expect the reviewers to be able to reach consensus on the final program within a week. Read this blog to get updates and register for the conference if you have not done so yet.

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EuroSciPy website bug-fixes on May 21st

2010/05/21 by Admin Istrator

Dear EuroSciPy web surfers,

Please keep the comments about the website flowing in. We will improve it thanks to your feedback.

Some bugs were fixed today with the deployment of euroscipy 0.6.1 and shoppingcart 0.2.1.

We will now continue to work on the review process.


EuroSciPy website upgrade

2010/05/19 by Admin Istrator

Dear EuroSciPy enthusiasts,

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The EuroSciPy website was upgraded tonight to take into account the comments made by the user over the past week. We hope this new version will be easier to use, especially when it comes to create an account, submit an abstract and register for the conference.

Those interested in the details or willing to help can take a look at the project tracker.

We will now be working on the on-line payment system and try to make sure that the review process goes smoothly.

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