The Python in Astronomy 2018 meeting will take place from April 30th through May 4th, 2018, at the Center for Computational Astrophysics at the Flatiron Institute in New York, New York. The workshop will be restricted to roughly 55 participants, and we are soliciting applications for participation. You will be informed by mid-January whether you have been selected.
The workshop encourages collaboration between participants rather than competition and provides extensive opportunities each day for participants to work with each other. As an example, the schedule for day from the 2016 workshop is here: http://openastronomy.org/pyastro/2018/example_pyastro_day/
In addition to sharing information about state-of-the art Python Astronomy packages, the workshop will focus on improving interoperability between astronomical Python packages, mentoring open-source contributors, and developing educational materials for Python in Astronomy. The meeting is therefore not only aimed at current developers and users, but also educators or others who are interested in being involved in these efforts.
Participant selection will be made with the goal of enhancing the Python in Astronomy community and we particularly encourage requests to attend from junior astronomers and people who are new to contributing to open source software. Effort will also be made to select participants who have a demonstrated potential to contribute meaningfully to the Python in Astronomy infrastructure via providing educational materials, documentation, and/or coding. This conference is neither intended to be an introduction to Python nor only for expert-level Python developers.
Applications will be open until 23:59 UTC Dec 9th 2017.
If you would like to propose a talk or tutorial, please be prepared to submit the title and abstract as part of your application.
A PDF copy of the form questions is here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B8BllHJSoO-kTW52dEplbGdvaFU/view?usp=sharing