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SciPy 2021, the 20th annual Scientific Computing with Python Conference will be a virtual conference July 12-18.  SciPy® is a community dedicated to the advancement of scientific computing through open source Python software for mathematics, science, and engineering.  The annual SciPy Conference allows participants from all types of organizations to showcase their latest projects, learn from skilled users and developers, and collaborate on code development. The full program will consist of two days of tutorials followed by three days of presentations, and concludes with two days of developer sprints on projects of interest to attendees.


Monday, July 12 - Tuesday, July 13

Multiple interactive half-day tutorials will be taught by community experts. The tutorials provide conceptual and practical coverage of tools that have broad interest spanning from an introductory to an advanced level. 


General Conference​

Wednesday, July 14 - Friday, July 16

During the conference SciPy is proud to host the following event and talk types:

  • Keynotes

  • Expert Panels

  • Short Talks

  • Poster Presentations

  • Birds of a Feather Sessions

Specialized Tracks

This year we are happy to announce two specialized tracks that run in parallel to the general Conference:

  • Data Visualization and Image Processing

  • Scientific Applications of Machine Learning and Data Science

Domain-specific Mini-symposia

Introduced in 2012, mini-symposia are held to discuss scientific computing applied to a specific scientific domain/industry topics during a half afternoon after the general Conference. Their goal is to promote industry specific libraries and tools, and gather people with similar interests for discussions.

Mini-symposia on the following topics will take place this year:

  • Biology and Neuroscience

  • Computational Social Science and Digital Humanities

  • Earth, Ocean, Geo and Atmospheric Science

  • Physics and Astronomy

  • Maintainers Track

  • SciPy Tools

General Conference

Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) Sessions

Birds-of-a-Feather sessions are self-organized discussions that run parallel to the main conference. The BoFs sessions cover primary, tangential, or unrelated topics in an interactive, discussion setting. This year, some of the BoF sessions will be scheduled and announced ahead of the conference.

BoF Sessions


Saturday, July 17 - Sunday, July 18

A hackathon environment is setup for attendees to work on the core SciPy packages or their own personal projects. The Conference is an opportunity for developers that are usually physically separated to come together and engage in highly productive sessions. It is also an occasion for new community members to introduce themselves and receive tips from community experts. This year, some of the sprints will be scheduled and announced ahead of the conference.

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