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SciPy 2020, the 19th annual Scientific Computing with Python Conference will be held this July 6th-12th in Austin, Texas.  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.


Mon July 6th - Tues July 7th, 2020

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​

Wed July 8th - Fri July 10th, 2020

The SciPy 2019 general conference will be 3 days.  During the presentation days 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:

  • High Performance Python

  • 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:

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

  • Biology and Bioinformatics

  • Materials Science

  • Earth, Ocean, Geo and Atmospheric Science

  • SciPy Tools 

  • Maintainers Track

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


Sat July 11th - Sun July 12th, 2020

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.

We look forward to a very exciting conference and hope to see you all in Austin this summer!

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