Debian Science and Math Track at DebConf 10
See DebConf10/Tracks for information about other tracks.
The Science and Math Track is scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday, August, 5th, see the official schedule
You can participate via gobby (version 0.5) on gobby.debian.net, channel dc10-science-track and on IRC on irc.debian.org in channel #debconf-interschool.
At this point, there will be five dedicated events:
- 14:00-15:00 Overall presentation of Debian Science and Debian Math
Sylvestre Ledru will present the general Debian Science team and its past and ongoing actions, including its work on various subjects like MPI management or the improvement of the linear algebra libraries system.
David Bremner will present Debian Math.
- 15:00-16:00 Debian: The ultimate platform for neuroimaging research
Michael Hanke and Yaroslav Halchenko will present Debian from two perspectives: 1. neuroscience researchers and 2. software developers in neuroscience research.
- 16:00-17:00 New developments in science packaging
This slot will have three mini-talks about:
MPI packaging (Adam C. Powell, IV) Linear Algebra Libraries packaging (Sylvestre Ledru) Citation/Reference infrastructure (Yaroslav Halchenko and Michael Hanke)
- 17:00-18:00 debian science round-table
This round-table will bring together packagers and developers of the various science-related communities in Debian. Participants on stage will include:
Michael Banck (debichem) David Bremner (mathematics) Michael Hanke or Yaroslav Halchenko (neuro-debian) Sylvestre Ledru (debian-science/pkg-scicomp) Adam C. Powell, IV (debian-science/pkg-scicomp)
refocus tasks (some are quite big right now) merge on packaging best-practises (dh7, quilt, etc.) non-free vs. free-for-acedemic-use with respect to tasks etc. supporting non-free compilers (like Intel icc/ifc)
If you are interested in joining, or would like to propose an agenda item for discussion, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org or edit this wiki-page
- 11:30-12:30 Mathematical Software in Debian BoF
David Bremner will get together people interested in mathematical software in this BoF
If you have anything to add feel free to do so if you're not the original author. If you're the original author, your penta entry before the talk deadline is the preferred location for such edits.
(the ordering is subject to change but it is a possible scheduling for the track)