PyAstro 2018 schedule

  Monday
09:00am Coffee
09:30am Welcome talk (Kelle Cruz, LOC)
10:00am Introductions (everyone)
10:30am
11:00am Coffee
11:30am Karl Gordon: How Python in Astronomy has Impacted My Professional Life
12:00pm Pitches for unconference sessions
12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm
1:30pm Unconferences/tutorials
2:00pm
2:30pm Unconferences/tutorials
3:00pm
3:30pm Coffee
4:00pm Summary of unconferences
4:30pm Lightning talks
5:00pm
5:30pm  
6:00pm Wine and cheese
  Tuesday
09:00am Coffee
09:30am Adrian Price-Whelan: Astropy Overview
10:00am Danny Ryan: SunPy Overview
10:30am Coffee
11:00am

Will Barnes: A Complete fiasco - The Difficulties of Dealing with Atomic Data and a Possible Pythonic Solution

Juan Luis Cano: Catch that asteroid with poliastro

Nick Earl: [The Struggles of] Developing Python Packages for Spectroscopy

11:30am
12:00pm Pitches for unconference sessions
12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm
1:30pm Unconferences/tutorials
2:00pm
2:30pm Unconferences/tutorials
3:00pm
3:30pm Coffee
4:00pm Summary of unconferences
4:30pm Lightning talks
5:00pm
5:30pm  
6:00pm  
  Wednesday
09:00am Coffee
09:30am

Arfon Smith: How to get career credit for writing software

Monica Bobra: Predicting Solar Flares Using Machine - Learning Methods

Manodeep Sinha: More Usable Flops per Watt: A Story About a Highly-optimized Correlation Function Code

10:00am
10:30am Coffee
11:00am

Pey Lian Lim: Data Analysis tools for JWST

Bas Swinkels: The role of Python in the first detection of Gravitational Waves

Stuart Mumford: Developing End User Tools for DKIST Data Analysis

11:30am
12:00pm Pitches for unconference sessions
12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm
1:30pm Unconference
2:00pm
2:30pm Coffee
3:00pm Summary of unconferences
3:30pm Hack day pre-pitches
4:00pm Public talk reception - tea/snacks
4:30pm
5:00pm Kelle Cruz: Collaborations in the Extreme: the rise of open code development in the scientific community
5:30pm
6:00pm
  Thursday
09:00am Coffee
09:30am Hack day introduction and pitches
10:00am Hack shopping
10:30am Coffee
11:00am Hacking
11:30am
12:00pm
12:30pm Lunch
1:00pm
1:30pm Hacking
2:00pm
2:30pm
3:00pm Coffee
3:30pm Hacking
4:00pm
4:30pm
5:00pm Hack check-in
5:30pm
6:00pm Conference dinner
  Friday
09:00am Coffee
09:30am Unconferences
10:00am Unconferences
10:30am Coffee
11:00am Hacking (finishing and tidying up hack day projects)
11:30am
12:00pm Lunch
12:30pm
1:00pm Hack day project presentations
1:30pm
2:00pm Wrap-up, summary and survey
2:30pm Coffee
3:00pm Talk (Daniel Foreman-Mackey)
3:30pm
4:00pm Wine and cheese
4:30pm
5:00pm  
5:30pm  
6:00pm  

Below are some notes on some important aspects of the conference program:

Unconference sessions
Unconference and tutorial slots will include some planned sessions but attendees are encouraged to propose their own sessions during the pitches. These will run in parallel with the pre-organised sessions.
Lightning talks
These will provide an opportunity for attendees to make short (3-5 minutes) presentations on any topic.
Hack day
Thursday's schedule is deliberately free of talks and unconferences to allow attendees to spend the whole day hacking on a project of their choice. Rough ideas for projects can be presented for discussion on Wednesday afternoon, and there will be time to discuss ideas and choose a project on Thursday morning after more detailed pitches. Hacking traditionally continues into the evening after the conference dinner. There will also be time to tidy up any unfinished projects for presentation on Friday.